Caustic update – Single Cell Software’s electronic music production app gets some new features

If you like the 'all-in-one' approach to electronic music production, for my money, three iOS apps would be top of my list of contenders; NanoStudio (the original under iOS), Gadget (ultra slick interface) and Caustic (almost an early version of Reason 'lite' designed for iOS). I've reviewed all three of these apps here on the blog in the past and they all have their particular set of strengths and weaknesses. Yes, there are others (including a particular favourite of mine, the … [Read more...]

Beatwave update – Collect3’s iOS music app gets updated

I did a 'catch up' review of Collet3's rather nice iOS music app Beatwave some time ago here on the Music App Blog. The app is an interesting take on the pattern-based sequencer meets the generative music app meets the all-in-one music composition tool. The minimalist design is rather pleasing on the eye and, once you have found your way around the various options, it is generally very easy to use. An minor update to Beatwave appeared on the App Store yesterday taking the app to v.2.6.1. This … [Read more...]

Beatwave update – Collect3’s iOS music app gets some further tweaks

I did a 'catch up' review of Collet3's rather nice iOS music app Beatwave a short while ago here on the Music App Blog. The app is an interesting take on the pattern-based sequencer meets the generative music app meets the all-in-one music composition tool. The minimalist design is rather pleasing on the eye and, once you have found your way around the various options, it is generally very easy to use. An update to Beatwave appeared on the App Store yesterday taking the app to v.2.6. Aside … [Read more...]

Beatwave update – Collect3’s iOS music app gets some further tweaks

Just a few days ago, I played a bit of 'catch up' and reviewed Collet3's rather nice iOS music app Beatwave. The app is an interesting take on the pattern-based sequencer meets the generative music app meets the all-in-one music composition tool. The minimalist design is rather pleasing on the eye and, once you have found your way around the various options, it is generally very easy to use. An update to Beatwave appeared on the App Store this morning taking the app to v.2.5.1. Aside from the … [Read more...]

Beatwave review – generative music meets pattern-based sequencer meets all-in-one music composition app from Collect3

Over the last few months I posted a number of ‘round up’ articles here on the blog each of which has taken a look at a particular group of iOS music apps and identified some of my own personal favourite apps within that group. Two of these articles have looked at generative music apps and all-in-one electronic music production apps and there are some brilliant apps within both of these categories. There are also a few apps that perhaps fall into both and one further contender – courtesy of a … [Read more...]

iOS all-in-one electronic music production apps roundup

When it comes to making music – whether the platform is hardware based, desktop-based or mobile-based – there are limitless different ways you can get the job done. However, for electronic music production, where the focus is placed upon synths, samples and sequencing, there are all sorts of software options that can allow you to do the whole task within a single environment. On the desktop, perhaps the classic example of this is Propellerhead’s Reason. While Reason now includes audio … [Read more...]