Music App Blog ’25 apps’ guide updated – free guide for email subscribers now in 4th edition :-)

The Music App Blog has an email newsletter system and, if you want to get a weekly fix of iOS music news and a concise round-up of news, views and reviews from the blog - plus automatic entry into all our promo code giveaway draws - then you can sign up to receive all of this in a convenient email format. Anyway, one of the incentives offered for becoming a subscriber is the Music App Blog guide '25 iOS music apps to get you started' and, if you are new to the wonderful world of iOS music … [Read more...]

iPad Pro review – going ‘Pro’ for iOS music making?

Well, the rumours were doing the rounds for months, and it’s been two months since the actual official announcement, but, finally, as of today, the iPad Pro is officially with us. Having stuck with my iPad Air 1 when the Air 2 was launched this time last year, I knew I was just about ready for an iPad update this time around (how else am I going to keep the Music App Blog up to date? Well, that’s my excuse anyway….) so I flexed my credit card and pushed the 'buy now' button.... By ‘Pro’, what … [Read more...]

iPad Pro announced – Apple ‘go large’ with the iPad format

How geeky are you about your Apple addiction? Well, while I’m happy to admit to a certain level of fan-boy status, equally, in the name of ‘research’ for the blog, I do like to keep myself aware of what’s happening in terms of those product lines that are most interesting to the mobile music maker. OK, so that’s my excuse for spending a couple of hours yesterday evening (European time) watching the latest Apple Special Event via live stream… :-) And I suspect a good number of you may have … [Read more...]

Music App Blog newsletter – free guide when you signup

The Music App Blog has an email newsletter system and, if you want to get a weekly fix of iOS music news and a concise round-up of news, views and reviews from the blog - plus automatic entry into all our promo code giveaway draws - then you can signup below to receive all of this in a convenient email format. Subscribing to the Music App Blog newsletter will - hopefully :-) - help the blog build a community of users who can share their iOS music making experiences. In signing up for the … [Read more...]

iPad Air – good for music apps?

Apple packed a lot into their launch event on October 22nd and, while there was lots of stuff to please all round Apple geeks, for iOS-based musicians, it would have been the new iPad Air and the update to Garageband for iPad that were of most interest. As ever with Apple’s product launches, it was incredibly slick and professional and, if you allow yourself to be carried along by the wave, it’s all to easy to find yourself in a ‘I want one of those’ frame of mind by the time it is all over….  … [Read more...]

Music App Blog article – No toys allowed

I was exchanging email with an music app developer a few days ago and, aside from saying some kind things about the blog (which is always nice), he made an observation that iOS music apps needed some ‘serious reviews’ so that they could overcome their ‘toy status’. It's easy to see where he was coming from; all that work developing an app and it gets set alongside the Angry Birds clones. And because of the almost pocket money pricing of many apps, they can’t really be more than just disposable … [Read more...]

Music App Blog article – Where are the audio editor apps?

I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly surprised – and in a good way – by what music app developers can make happen on my smartphone and tablet computers. Apps like GarageBand, NanoStudio, AmpliTube, Figure, iMS-20 and V-Control Pro always make me smile when I fire them up – so cool and so capable – and these are just a few examples I could have picked as there are many, many others I could add to this list. In a very short time, the world of mobile music software has become a surprisingly … [Read more...]