Navichord giveaway – 10 copies of chord/harmony exploration app to be won

I did a full review of Navichord here on the Music App Blog some time ago but, as I've also posted more recently, the app had had a whole series of updates since launch and has considerably expanded upon its feature set as a consequence. These included the most recent update - to v.2.5.0 - just a few days ago that added further new features such as improved preset saving, new colour themes and improved pad editing features. While the original release was designed to do one job – it allowed … [Read more...]

midiSTEPs giveaway results – 5 winners of beautifully designed four-part iOS MIDI sequencer

I reviewed midiSTEPs on the blog just after it was released. There is some considerable iOS pedigree behind midiSTEPs as the developer is Art Kerns who will be well known to regular iOS musicians through apps such as midiLFOs and Funkbox, both of which I’ve reviewed here on the Music App Blog in the past. MidiSTEPs, at one level, is a fairly conventional step-based pattern sequencer with patterns featuring up to 64 steps (with control over step-length relative to the musical grid) and you can … [Read more...]

Ops giveaway results – five winners of Jonathan MacKenzie’s new iOS modular synth

I make this confession regularly on the blog – I’m no great expert when it comes to synth programming – and such a confession is all the more apt when we are taking about not just programming synths but actually designing your own synth from scratch. Yes, modular synths, of which we have a good few examples available under iOS, are something that are, at any detailed level, well out of my comfort zone. That doesn’t mean I’m not interested though and I reviewed an excellent new modular synth … [Read more...]

midiSTEPs giveaway – 5 copies of beautifully designed four-part iOS MIDI sequencer to be won

I reviewed midiSTEPs on the blog just after it was released. There is some considerable iOS pedigree behind midiSTEPs as the developer is Art Kerns who will be well known to regular iOS musicians through apps such as midiLFOs and Funkbox, both of which I’ve reviewed here on the Music App Blog in the past. MidiSTEPs, at one level, is a fairly conventional step-based pattern sequencer with patterns featuring up to 64 steps (with control over step-length relative to the musical grid) and you can … [Read more...]

Ops giveaway – five copies of Jonathan MacKenzie’s new iOS modular synth to be won

I make this confession regularly on the blog – I’m no great expert when it comes to synth programming – and such a confession is all the more apt when we are taking about not just programming synths but actually designing your own synth from scratch. Yes, modular synths, of which we have a good few examples available under iOS, are something that are, at any detailed level, well out of my comfort zone. That doesn’t mean I’m not interested though and I reviewed an excellent new modular synth … [Read more...]

ReSlice giveaway results – 3 winners of VirSyn’s new audio slicer instrument

As I posted a week or so ago, VirSyn's most recent addition to their iOS music app line up - the brilliant ReSlice - has already been updated bringing some fixes and some significant new features....  impressive progress given just how recently the app launched and makes an already excellent app even better. As the name might suggest, this is an app for 'slicing' your audio samples and, as I outlined in the full ReSlice review a posted a few days after launch, this is a seriously creative … [Read more...]

ReSlice giveaway – 3 copies of VirSyn’s new audio slicer instrument to be won

As I posted earlier today, VirSyn's most recent addition to their iOS music app line up - the brilliant ReSlice - has been updated in the last few days. The update brings some fixes and some significant new features....  impressive progress given just how recently the app launched and makes an already excellent app even better. As the name might suggest, this is an app for 'slicing' your audio samples and, as I outlined in the full ReSlice review a posted a few days after launch, this is a … [Read more...]

Troublemaker giveaway results – 5 winners of Bram Bos’ 303 inspired iOS synth

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in doing a full review, Bram Bos has just delivered a new iOS music app to the App Store to tempt us with. The choice of name - Troublemaker – suggests this is going to be an app with a certain amount of attitude. It doesn't disappoint and I think this might already be a strong contender for my 'top 10 iOS music apps of 2017' selection (and, if it's not, then we are in for a heck of a year!). Bram is building an impressive collection of iOS music apps. I … [Read more...]

Troublemaker giveaway – 5 copies of Bram Bos’ 303 inspired iOS synth to be won

As I mentioned last week in doing a full review, Bram Bos has just delivered a new iOS music app to the App Store to tempt us with. The choice of name - Troublemaker – suggests this is going to be an app with a certain amount of attitude. It doesn't disappoint and I think this might already be a strong contender for my 'top 10 iOS music apps of 2017' selection (and, if it's not, then we are in for a heck of a year!). Bram is building an impressive collection of iOS music apps. I reviewed his … [Read more...]