Top 10 iOS music apps of 2016 – the Music App Blog selection

2016 has been another interesting year of iOS music making. As ever, we have had to deal with the annual cycle of both hardware and software updates from Apple. Fortunately, the introduction of iOS10 went pretty smoothly and, while the iPhone had a pretty substantive update, things were a little more muted for the iPad itself. Maybe evolution rather than revolution…. and, for me at least, I’d say that was a good thing. At a personal level, perhaps the only real disappointment is that we are … [Read more...]

Top 10 iOS music apps of 2015 – the Music App Blog selection

2015 has certainly been another eventful year of iOS music making. As ever, we have had to deal with the annual cycle of both hardware and software updates from Apple. Fortunately, the introduction of iOS9 proved to be somewhat less traumatic that the arrival of iOS8 twelve months previously. We have also seen the introduction of new iOS hardware with the obvious highlights being the first sight of 3D Touch on the new iPhones and the larger format iPad Pro. There are a few things that also … [Read more...]

Top 10 iOS music apps of 2014 – the Music App Blog selection

2014 has certainly been an eventful year of iOS music making. On the one hand, we had the introduction of iOS8 and, while for the the general user I think this iteration of Apple’s mobile OS has some significant new features, its arrival certainly posed a bit of a challenge for iOS musicians (a challenge that we are, to some extent, still dealing with). Eventually, I’m sure iOS8 will bring benefits for us - you know, just before iOS9 gets launched :-) - but, for many iOS music makers, ‘smooth’ … [Read more...]

Top 10 iOS music apps 2013

Unless you are a bit of a grumpy old s*d, it is difficult to deny that 2013 has been a pretty remarkable year in terms of making music under iOS. While the platform still doesn’t have the power and flexibility of a well-specified desktop music production environment, the introduction of iOS7 (with the benefits of inter-app audio) and the new, more powerful, iPad Air have both contributed to a significant step forward in terms of what is possible using the platform. However, what is perhaps … [Read more...]