Guitar Toolkit updated – tweaks for Agile Partners’ Swiss Army knife app for guitar players

As a confirmed iOS music app addict, I have far too many music apps installed on my iPhone and iPad. They are all great and there are occasions when each of them might get called into service. However, there are a few apps that I can pretty much guarantee using every day. For me, Cubasis is one...  but another is Agile Partners' Guitar Toolkit. Guitar Toolkit was one of the first iOS music apps I reviewed on the website back in April 2012. It might not be the most sexy of the apps I own but, … [Read more...]

SongSheet for iPhone – Ghostdust bring an iPhone version of their song and setlist manager app

Whether you are a songwriter, or a musician who plays in a gigging band doing lots of functions (weddings, parties, etc.) and have to have access to a wide repertoire of songs to suit the occasion (or requests from the floor), trying to keep all those songs – and all those chord charts – in your head is an accident waiting to happen. Most of us resort to a notebook or binder/folder of some sort. This is safe... well, safe-ish until you leave it somewhere. The alternative is to use a computer; … [Read more...]

SoundFont Pro for iPhone giveaway results – 3 winners of iPhone-friendly multi-timbral virtual instrument

Music App Blog regulars will be familiar with Azfar Jafri's Soundfont Pro app as I've provided coverage of it here on the blog a number of times. However, as I posted a week or so ago, Azfar has now released an iPhone-specific version of the app. You can, therefore, now take SoundFont Pro with you in your pocket wherever you go....  This is a well-designed app that, depending upon how you configure it, allows you to use it as a four-part multi-timbral sound source. And, as it uses the … [Read more...]

SoundFont Pro for iPhone giveaway – 3 copies of iPhone-friendly multi-timbral virtual instrument to be won

Music App Blog regulars will be familiar with Azfar Jafri's Soundfont Pro app as I've provided coverage of it here on the blog a number of times. However, as I posted earlier this week, Azfar has now released an iPhone-specific version of the app. You can, therefore, now take SoundFont Pro with you in your pocket wherever you go....  This is a well-designed app that, depending upon how you configure it, allows you to use it as a four-part multi-timbral sound source. And, as it uses the … [Read more...]

SoundFont Pro for iPhone review – multi-timbral virtual instrument arrives in an iPhone-friendly format

There are some truly remarkable synth apps available for iOS – Thor, Nave, Arctic ProSynth, iSEM, iMini, Animoog, iMS-20, etc. – all of which defy conventional logic when it comes to working out how they sound so good yet are so modestly priced. However, some of these are quite processor hungry and most (although not all) of the better iOS synths, are not multi-timbral; the majority of these instruments can only make one sound (albeit many notes of that sound) at any one time. Unless you are … [Read more...]

Guitar Toolkit updated – tweaks for Agile Partners’ Swiss Army knife app for guitar players

As a confirmed iOS music app addict, I have far too many music apps installed on my iPhone and iPad. They are all great and there are occasions when each of them might get called into service. However, there are a few apps that I can pretty much guarantee using every day. For me, Cubasis is one...  but another is Agile Partners' Guitar Toolkit. Guitar Toolkit was one of the first iOS music apps I reviewed on the website back in April 2012. It might not be the most sexy of the apps I own but, … [Read more...]

Guitar Toolkit updated – tweaks for Agile Partners’ Swiss Army knife app for guitar players

As a confirmed iOS music app addict, I have far too many music apps installed on my iPhone and iPad. They are all great and there are occasions when each of them might get called into service. However, there are a few apps that I can pretty much guarantee using every day. For me, Cubasis is one...  but another is Agile Partners' Guitar Toolkit. Guitar Toolkit was one of the first iOS music apps I reviewed on the website back in April 2012. It might not be the most sexy of the apps I own but, … [Read more...]

BIAS – Amps! for iPhone updated – Positive Grid add IAPs to iPhone version of their iOS amp creation and modelling app

If you have been around the iOS music app world for any length of time then you will already be familiar with Positive Grid's BIAS - or, to give the app it’s full title – BIAS-Amps! BIAS was released for iPad back in November 2013 (you can read the original review here) and was very positively received. A dedicated iPhone version followed soon after. Compared to some amp modelling software, BIAS brings a slightly different take; it is essentially a sandbox where you can design your own … [Read more...]

Master the muse – building an ‘ever-ready’ music app toolkit for your iPhone

If you subscribe to the Music App Blog email newsletter you might recall that a couple of weeks ago I asked subscribers to let me know what they thought was the biggest bottleneck to their iOS music creativity. I got a whole raft of different answers but there were two themes that cropped up above all the others as causes of productivity blocks. First, several readers suggested their key issue was being able to capture an idea quickly before the tiny spark of inspiration slipped away. … [Read more...]