n-Track Studio updated – n-Track Software’s multi-platform DAW/sequencer gets some tweaks

As regular readers here will be aware, my own use for iOS music technology is focused more on music composition and/or music recording than live performance. All of which makes it perhaps surprising that I had not, until recently, reviewed n-Track Studio DAW/sequencer (now something I've put right) for the Music App Blog. n-Track actually exists on the desktop (Windows and OSX), iOS and Android. This multi-platform approach might well make it very appealing to some potential users as it means … [Read more...]

n-Track Studio review – n-Track Software’s multi-platform DAW/sequencer in its iOS format

As regular readers here will be aware, my own use for iOS music technology is focused more on music composition and/or music recording than live performance. All of which makes it perhaps surprising that I have not, as yet, reviewed n-Track Software’s n-Track Studio DAW/sequencer app for the Music App Blog. This is perhaps all the more surprising given that n-Track has actually been around in one form or another for quite some time on the App Store…. very much ‘my bad’! n-Track actually … [Read more...]

Composer’s Sketchpad update – quirky composition tool from Alexei Baboulevitch gets some tweaks

One of the things I enjoy most about running the Music App Blog is that it can expose me to a wide variety of iOS music apps. While some can be great, but perhaps conventional, others are based around a core idea that is interesting or innovative in some way. One such app is Alexei Baboulevitch’s Composer’s Sketchpad that I reviewed on the site a few months ago. The app is iPad-only, requires iOS8.2 or later and is a 140MB download. The launch price is discounted at currently sits at just … [Read more...]

Fugue Machine SALE – bargain price on brilliant iOS sequencer concept from Alexandernaut

I reviewed the rather wonderful Fugue Machine from developer Alexandernaut when it was launched back in October. The app has caused quite a buzz online amongst the die-hard iOS music making faithful. The app is something familiar – in this case, a fairly simple piano-roll-based MIDI sequencer – but delivered with a considerable twist; multiple playheads. If you have not yet seen the app in action, then read the full review and watch the video below. Once you have seen it, you wonder why nobody … [Read more...]

Music Studio giveaway results – 5 winners of Xewton’s iOS DAW/sequencer

As I posted a week or so ago, Music Studio from Xewton has received a fairly substantial update recently including now becoming available to users on the Android platform. The iOS app has been around on the App Store since 2010, way before the Music App Blog came into being, but it has always struck me as a very functional recording platform. Currently priced at UK£10.99/US$14.99, it allows both audio and MIDI recording/editing in up to 127 tracks (although I suspect most iOS devices might … [Read more...]

Music Studio giveaway – 5 copies of Xewton’s iOS DAW/sequencer to be won

As I posted a few days ago, Music Studio from Xewton has received a fairly substantial update this week including now becoming available to users on the Android platform. The iOS app has been around on the App Store since 2010, way before the Music App Blog came into being, but it has always struck me as a very functional recording platform. Currently priced at UK£10.99/US$14.99, it allows both audio and MIDI recording/editing in up to 127 tracks (although I suspect most iOS devices might … [Read more...]

Music Studio updated – Xewton tweak their iOS DAW/sequencer and bring Android support

While I'm happy to admit to being a confirmed Cubasis user for my own iOS DAW/sequencer needs (it makes sense for me as I also use Cubase on my desktop), it is far from the only option when it comes to this class of iOS music app. One such alternative is Music Studio from Xewton and developer Alexander Gross. The app has been around on the App Store since 2010, way before the Music App Blog came into being, but it has always struck me as a very functional recording platform. Currently priced … [Read more...]

Composer’s Sketchpad update – quirky composition tool from Alexei Baboulevitch gets some tweaks

One of the things I enjoy most about running the Music App Blog is that it can expose me to a wide variety of iOS music apps. While some can be great, but perhaps conventional, others are based around a core idea that is interesting or innovative in some way. One such app is Alexei Baboulevitch’s Composer’s Sketchpad that I reviewed on the site a few weeks ago. The app is iPad-only, requires iOS8.1 or later and is a 140MB download. The launch price is discounted at currently sits at just … [Read more...]

Composer’s Sketchpad giveaway results – 5 winners of quirky composition tool from Alexei Baboulevitch

One of the things I enjoy most about running the Music App Blog is that it can expose me to a wide variety of iOS music apps. Some of these are both mainstream, come packed with features and are, in their own specific category, already the real deal. However, there are also other apps that are perhaps less obviously mainstream, a little bit more experimental and, perhaps, not quite fully developed…. but based around a core idea that is interesting or innovative in some way. One app that falls … [Read more...]