GarageBand update – Apple bring ‘free’ status to their iOS DAW/sequencer

While I'm more than happy to recommend recording apps such as Cubasis, Auria Pro or Gadget to more experienced iOS musicians, if you are just taking your first steps with the platform (and particularly if it represents your first serious encounter with recording/music technology in any form), Apple's GarageBand for iOS is actually pretty hard to beat. Even if you just use it as an audio sketchpad, it would be worth the price of entry and, if you also happen to use GarageBand or Logic Pro X on … [Read more...]

GarageBand update – Apple bring some Alchemy to their iOS DAW/sequencer

While I'm more than happy to recommend recording apps such as Cubasis, Auria Pro or Gadget to more experienced iOS musicians, if you are just taking your first steps with the platform (and particularly if it represents your first serious encounter with recording/music technology in any form), Apple's GarageBand for iOS is actually pretty hard to beat. Even if you just use it as an audio sketchpad, it would be worth the price of entry and, if you also happen to use GarageBand or Logic Pro X on … [Read more...]

AUFX:Space giveaway results – 3 winners of Jonatan Liljedahl’s excellent reverb app

Jonatan Liljedahl makes some exceedingly good iOS music apps....  and the latest app to be joining the Music App Blog summer giveaway roster is AUFX:Space. As part of the compact - in form and price - AUFX audio effects/processor app series, AUFX:Space provides a high quality reverb effect is a very easy to use format. There are, however, all great apps and the price (AUFX:Space is UK£3.99/US$4.99) belies just what they are capable of. Anyway, having already provided copies of both … [Read more...]

AUFX:Space giveaway – 3 copies of Jonatan Liljedahl’s excellent reverb app to be won

Jonatan Liljedahl makes some exceedingly good iOS music apps....  and the latest app to be joining the Music App Blog summer giveaway roster is AUFX:Space. As part of the compact - in form and price - AUFX audio effects/processor app series, AUFX:Space provides a high quality reverb effect is a very easy to use format. There are, however, all great apps and the price (AUFX:Space is UK£3.99/US$4.99) belies just what they are capable of. Anyway, having already provided copies of both … [Read more...]

GarageBand update – Apple do some fine-tuning to their iOS DAW/sequencer

While I'm more than happy to recommend recording apps such as Cubasis, Auria Pro or Gadget to more experienced iOS musicians, if you are just taking your first steps with the platform (and particularly if it represents your first serious encounter with recording/music technology in any form), Apple's GarageBand for iOS is actually pretty hard to beat. Even if you just use it as an audio sketchpad, it would be worth the price of entry. With the release of iOS9 - and its inclusion of the new … [Read more...]

Garageband update – Apple finally add AU support to their iOS DAW/sequencer

While I'm more than happy to recommend recording apps such as Cubasis, Auria Pro or Gadget to more experienced iOS musicians, if you are just taking your first steps with the platform (and particularly if it represents your first serious encounter with recording/music technology in any form), Apple's GarageBand for iOS is actually pretty hard to beat. Even if you just use it as an audio sketchpad, it would be worth the price of entry. With the release of iOS9 - and its inclusion of the new … [Read more...]

iFretless updates – Blue Mangoo complete the iOS9 updates on their music apps

I've looked at all of Blue Mangoo's iFretless iOS music apps at one point or another here on the blog; iFretless Bass, iFretless Guitar, iFretless Sax and iFretless Brass.  All use a variation on the same excellent touchscreen performance interface that, for guitar or bass players, will feel very intuitive. All of the apps also come with an excellent sample base and variety of patches. In terms of virtual instrument recreations of this particular sub-set of musical instruments, each is top of … [Read more...]

iFretless updates – Blue Mangoo bring further tweaks their iOS music apps

I've looked at all of Blue Mangoo's iFretless iOS music apps at one point or another here on the blog; iFretless Bass, iFretless Guitar, iFretless Sax and iFretless Brass.  All use a variation on the same excellent touchscreen performance interface that, for guitar or bass players, will feel very intuitive. All of the apps also come with an excellent sample base and variety of patches. In terms of virtual instrument recreations of this particular sub-set of musical instruments, each is top of … [Read more...]

iFretless updates – Blue Mangoo bring further tweaks their iOS music apps

I've looked at all of Blue Mangoo's iFretless iOS music apps at one point or another here on the blog; iFretless Bass, iFretless Guitar, iFretless Sax and iFretless Brass.  All use a variation on the same excellent touchscreen performance interface that, for guitar or bass players, will feel very intuitive. All of the apps also come with an excellent sample base and variety of patches. In terms of virtual instrument recreations of this particular sub-set of musical instruments, each is top of … [Read more...]