Music apps on Ipad?

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Music apps on Ipad?

Post by re:dream » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:30 pm

If, for example, one was bored and at an airport, and did not have access to one's laptop...

... are there some nice sound producing / beat making / baby DAW apps that can run on an IPAD?

Any recommendations would be welcome 8)

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Re: Music apps on Ipad?

Post by su » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:40 pm

Korg Gadget is getting the most use here. I like the sounds and the sequencer is very usable. One of the main reasons I get on with it because it's like a mini Reason. It's not modular like Reason, but it is self contained. Hence, there's no dinking around with connecting a synth up to a daw, syncing things, constantly hooking things up through audiobus, etc. For me that's a plus, for others maybe a minus. Not trying to self promote, but my latest tune was 100% Gadget sounds and about 80% sequenced in Gadget.

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Re: Music apps on Ipad?

Post by yur2die4 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:02 pm

There is so much.

A day at the airport simply isn't enough!

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Re: Music apps on Ipad?

Post by Tarekith » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:14 pm

Gadget, figure, BeatMaker2, dozens and dozens of good apps for this.

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Re: Music apps on Ipad?

Post by panten » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:14 pm

The iPad music making app that I have the most fun using is without a doubt 'Samplr'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQUrXaDIZNo

Also another +1 for Figure.. That thing is INSTANT GRATIFICATION

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Re: Music apps on Ipad?

Post by beats me » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:39 pm

panten wrote:The iPad music making app that I have the most fun using is without a doubt 'Samplr'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQUrXaDIZNo

Also another +1 for Figure.. That thing is INSTANT GRATIFICATION

But can you produce an entire song with Samplr?



and a +1 to Gadget from me.

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Re: Music apps on Ipad?

Post by panten » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:48 pm

I use Samplr as an instrument which I will record over to BeatMaker2 using AudioBus or if I'm at home record straight into Live.

You 'could' make an entire track on Samplr but you'd need to be a bit mad.

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Re: Music apps on Ipad?

Post by Lil Linux » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:51 pm

Tabletop is free. You can create songs with the free dozen music devices it comes with. There are paid devices you can add if you want.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nobQnEJDkw

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Re: Music apps on Ipad?

Post by Tarekith » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:52 pm

You could make a whole tune in Samplr, but maybe not the traditional way.

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Re: Music apps on Ipad?

Post by H20nly » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:05 pm

i like Figure and triqtraq a lot.

you can also get Fruity Loops for iPad.

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Re: Music apps on Ipad?

Post by panten » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:17 pm

Avoid Cubasis, as far as I know you can't import your own samples to create kits. (as far as I know)

RE: Tabletop I think it's a great idea but I didn't like the lack of Timeline Arrangement view. You seem to be locked to 'Scenes'
The DrumMachine is pretty cool though and has some nice stock samples.

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Re: Music apps on Ipad?

Post by ezelkow1 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:34 pm

Theres an insane amount of apps out there for this

Besides those mentioned a ridiculous amount of synths and effects as well:
alchemy, z3ta, cassini, magellan, ituttle, isyn poly and other virsyn, thor, animoog, nave, nanologue, modular, and thats just the synths off the top of my head

Sugarbytes has alot of their effects out there like turnado, wow, effectrix, plus thesys for some midi fun

Personally I agree that gadget might be the best thing around right now though, for an all in one package it really cant be beat. Plus they will be adding more and more gadgets. Theres also rebirth if you feel like getting some old school software recreation going. I also like cubasis but I was never really concerned with the kit import as i can use a builtin kit just for messing around (it may also be possible to import your own Ive just never tried)

Theres also electrify nxt, glitch breaks, and a few others for some loop mangling fun

Id go through the www.discchord.com articles, great blog for ios music apps

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Re: Music apps on Ipad?

Post by H20nly » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:37 pm

hell, there's also Garageband.


when/if you get tired of making music... try a game called Threes 8)

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Re: Music apps on Ipad?

Post by Lil Linux » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:38 pm

panten wrote: RE: Tabletop I think it's a great idea but I didn't like the lack of Timeline Arrangement view. You seem to be locked to 'Scenes'
The DrumMachine is pretty cool though and has some nice stock samples.
This is true. But, the absence of arrangement view can be a good thing sometimes :)

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Re: Music apps on Ipad?

Post by yur2die4 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:25 pm

The iPad can be used for more than just production. There is also the ability to use it as a 'performance instrument'. And when you write a piece for performance, it often times leads to great songwriting!

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