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...]

Top 10 iOS music apps of 2015 – the Music App Blog selection

2015 has certainly been another eventful 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 iOS9 proved to be somewhat less traumatic that the arrival of iOS8 twelve months previously. We have also seen the introduction of new iOS hardware with the obvious highlights being the first sight of 3D Touch on the new iPhones and the larger format iPad Pro. There are a few things that also … [Read more...]

Top 10 iOS music apps of 2014 – the Music App Blog selection

2014 has certainly been an eventful year of iOS music making. On the one hand, we had the introduction of iOS8 and, while for the the general user I think this iteration of Apple’s mobile OS has some significant new features, its arrival certainly posed a bit of a challenge for iOS musicians (a challenge that we are, to some extent, still dealing with). Eventually, I’m sure iOS8 will bring benefits for us - you know, just before iOS9 gets launched :-) - but, for many iOS music makers, ‘smooth’ … [Read more...]

Best Music Apps – the Music App Blog’s current picks

I always like receiving email from readers here at the Music App Blog, whether they be feedback on the website, suggestions for review items or tutorial topics or questions about something to do with iOS music making. In the latter group, one of the most common questions is 'what are the best music apps for XYZ?' Sometimes, the answer to these types of questions is straightforward but, of course, sometimes it's not. Anyway, given the number of enquiries, I thought I'd add a 'best app' list to … [Read more...]