Archives for December 2016

iOS music in 2017 – the Music App Blog wishlist

Well, that was different wasn’t it? For some (OK, not all), 2016 is welcome to exit – stage left – never to be seen again. It has been a year of political uncertainty that, wherever you live in the world, the ripples are going to reach you in some form or another and at some stage during 2017. We also lost some significant musical talent starting with David Bowie in January and ending with George Michael in December. Whatever your musical tastes, the odds are that we lost someone whose work you … [Read more...]

Igor Vasiliev app giveaway – 5 bundles of Igor Vasiliev’s iOS sound design and effects apps to be won

I've reviewed a number of Igor Vasiliev's iOS music apps here on the blog including Audio Mastering, AltiSpace, Master FX, Master Record and SoundScaper  All these apps are excellent and deliver excellent performance combined with equally excellent value for money in a straightforward, no fuss, fashion. SoundScaper was  bit of a departure from the more conventional audio effects processing apps Igor had previously released but it proved very popular with sound designers and more experimental … [Read more...]

Poison-202 giveaway results – 5 winners of excellent compact iOS synth from JimAudio

As I tried (and probably failed) to summarise a while ago in my synth app roundup, there are a large number of very good iOS synth app available to us users. The list keeps growing as well and one recent addition that's well worth paying attention to is Poison-202 which I reviewed on the blog just after it was released in September.....   and also made it into my personal 'top 10 iOS music apps of 2016' list a few days ago. Poison-202 is a vintage-style iOS synth, inspired by some of the … [Read more...]

Top 10 iOS music apps of 2016 – the Music App Blog selection

2016 has been another interesting year of iOS music making. As ever, we have had to deal with the annual cycle of both hardware and software updates from Apple. Fortunately, the introduction of iOS10 went pretty smoothly and, while the iPhone had a pretty substantive update, things were a little more muted for the iPad itself. Maybe evolution rather than revolution…. and, for me at least, I’d say that was a good thing. At a personal level, perhaps the only real disappointment is that we are … [Read more...]

Poison-202 giveaway – 5 copies of excellent compact iOS synth from JimAudio to be won

As I tried (and probably failed) to summarise a while ago in my synth app roundup, there are a large number of very good iOS synth app available to us users. The list keeps growing as well and one recent addition that's well worth paying attention to is Poison-202 which I reviewed on the blog just after it was released in September. Poison-202 is a vintage-style iOS synth, inspired by some of the classic synths from the 80s and 90s, paying homage to the synth sounds found on tracks from The … [Read more...]

Cubasis giveaway results – 5 winners of Steinberg’s brilliant Cubasis iOS DAW/sequencer

As regular readers here will know, I'm a bit of a Cubasis fan. Cubasis offers a slick interface and a well focused feature set that lets you get on with the core tasks of recording and mixing audio/MIDI music productions. And, as a Cubase user on the desktop, for me at least, Cubasis makes a perfect platform for capturing initial ideas that can then easily be moved across to the desktop if they make the grade as something worth developing further. A personal opionion I know but, for me, Cubasis … [Read more...]

DM2 giveaway results – 5 winners of Audionomy’s excellent iOS drum synth app

I was hugely impressed when I reviewed DM2 drum synth from Pascal Douillard's new Audionomy development team when I reviewed it straight after release back in April here on the Music App Blog. DM2 made a brilliant debut and, while it has enough features to keep the more experienced drum programmers happy, it is also very accessible to those new to drum machine programming or drum synthesis. The team have also kept a steady stream of updates arriving since the initial release, with v.1.2 arriving … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays! – another round of iOS music app bargains :-)

Well, Black Friday has come and gone....  but, if you still have a little bit of flexibility in your flexible friend then the seasonal holiday/New Year period is now upon us and, whether Christmas is a festival where you are or not, it certainly seems like a time that many app developers (and, frankly, almost anyone that sells anything!) will have a bargain to offer you. I've already mentioned a few of this in individual posts but, as more get added (and I suspect they will), then I'll try to … [Read more...]

Magellan update – Yonac update their iPad synth with Ableton Link support

Yonac's Magellan synth has been around on the iTunes App Store for a long time - it was released back in August 2012 - and, while it was one of the first iOS music apps that I purchased for my iPad, much to my shame, I've never got around to reviewing it for the Music App Blog (although I have reviewed Yonac's ToneStack and Steel Guitar apps, both of which are rather good). Magellan is a bit of a classic in iOS music app terms and, graphically, it has the vibe of an retro analog hardware … [Read more...]