Music software for iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad articles

  • Carmen Rizzo on the Post-Apocalyptic Music Business, Film Scoring, iPad Music and More

    Carmen Rizzo on the Post-Apocalyptic Music Business, Fi… - L.A. Renaissance Man


    Talk about multi-talented: L.A.-based Carmen Rizzo is a two-time Grammy-nominated producer/artist/electronic musician and composer whose credits include Seal, Coldplay, Paul Oakenfold and Ryuichi Sakamato, among many others. He's released 6 solo albums; writes scores for films, video games and TV; has produced numerous artists; and is also the U.S…

  • Cheap Synth Apps with Rich Sound

    Cheap Synth Apps with Rich Sound - Five Cool iOS Synthesizers for Under $10


    The quality and variety of synthesizers available for your iOS device just keeps getting better and better. Although many of the top, name-brand synths will cost you in the range of $20 or even more, there are some great ones on the iTunes Store for half or a quarter of that price. Here are five synths that range from free to $9.99, and offer a lo…

  • Understanding Audiobus

    Understanding Audiobus - A Tool for Using Multiple Audio Apps Simultaneously


    Audio apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are more powerful than ever, but imagine what you could do if you could use your apps together in the same session?

  • How to Control Your Sequencer With an iPad

    How to Control Your Sequencer With an iPad - The Best Control Surfaces for iPad


    I could already hear the outcry when I was writing these lines: "Touchscreen technology will never replace real pots!", "The Wi-Fi latency is huge no matter what!", "Apple isn't the only thing out there...", "Is this for real?"

  • Our favorite sequencers for music production

    Our favorite sequencers for music production - What are the best DAWs?


    The DAW is the heart of modern home studios. A sequencer isn't something you should buy carelessly because it impacts the way you work – the whole process, from the idea to its realization. Here is a brief introduction to the 18 best sequencers on the market, in no particular order of course.

  • Steinberg Cubasis iPad App Review

    Steinberg Cubasis iPad App Review - iCubasis Lite


    Even at its relatively young age, the iPad has already placed itself at the head of an extensive audio software library, running sequencers that are far more than simple toys. The latest arrival in this category, Cubasis from Steinberg, is not without its limitations, but has enough qualities to ensure its rightful place on the podium. See the f…

  • Making Music on the iPad

    Making Music on the iPad - The iPad for Musicians: Present State


    Considered a bulky iPhone by its detractors when it was first presented, the iPad has been revolutionizing the market of mobile computing ever since — and our DAWs as a consequence. A good enough reason to take a stand on the issue. Let's start with an overview of Apple's offering.

  • Audiofile Engineering Quiztones Review

    Audiofile Engineering Quiztones Review - Ear Training for Dummies


    As engineers, we all have particular strengths and weaknesses. Some are musically gifted and play multiple instruments, while others naturally take to composition. However, what about the most basic of skills – our hearing?