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14 Apps For Live Producing and Performing on iOS

We’ve all heard the declarations that the age of physical hardware or controllers is at an end in the production world, and that mobile devices and tablets like the iPad will become the primary way that musicians make music and perform it live. But how realistic is this claim? Today, we’ve asked an expert in the iOS live production and performance world – Rheyne – to share some of the apps that make jamming on an iPad more fun and significantly cheaper than buying a ton of analog hardware. Read on to see what’s worth picking up – and to enter a contest to win one of the apps mentioned!

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WHY PRODUCE OR PERFORM WITH IOS?

Having played piano and other keyboard instruments for most of my life, but only been using iOS apps since Dec 2011, I’ve given equal attention over the years to both hardware and software instruments, realizing both have their strengths and weaknesses. To my ears, playing sawtooth wave on my Moog Prodigy with the filter fully open, and playing a sawtooth wave from NI’s Reaktor, it’s hard to tell them apart. You can assign knobs and sliders from a controller to the various synth parameters in something like Reaktor, giving me an approximation of that hardware synth feel.

There are inherent differences in real analog keyboards vs. software instruments which justify owning both, and I couldn’t be more than thrilled at the recent uprising of the affordable “new wave” analog instruments from companies like DSI, Moog, Arturia, and Korg. However, being an owner of keyboards which were manufactured before I was born, all I can say to the hardware purists is if you haven’t given iOS music apps a spin, you have no idea what you’re missing. It took a lot of convincing for me to give it a try, since I was never an “Apple guy” and still stick to my PC roots. But when I was given an iPhone as a birthday present a couple of years ago, I really started to see how smooth and expressive music apps were becoming.

Before we get started, here’s an exclusive video made just for this article – a performance with iOS tools. It’s a live looping improv jam using the DJ TechTools Midi Fighter 3D for note input, and a KMI 12-Step for live looping in Ableton. The four banks of the MF3D are controlling four separate instruments: Native Instruments Kontakt for drums, NI’s Massive for bass, Sunrizer on an iPod Touch, and Animoog on an iPad.

The tilt of the MF3D is controlling separate low-pass filters on the drums, bass, and pad. While controlling Animoog, the tilt controls the orbit time and rate of the path of the “ball” on the XY grid. Physynth’s image and audio output is being sent wirelessly to the left display, and the display’s audio output is being sent to the PreSonus 1818VSL. Animoog is wirelessly receiving MIDI from Ableton Live, with a wired connection to the center monitor. Lemur (displayed on the right monitor) is wirelessly controlling filters, effects, and track volume in Ableton Live.  All loops are recorded live, nothing was pre-recorded.

THE KILLER LIST OF 14 iOS PRODUCTION APPS

In this article I’ll share a few of my favorite apps –  I want to make it clear that this is a list based on my own personal experiences and these are my own opinions on how I apply their functions. None of the developers know I’m writing about them, and I did not receive a “free code” to include them in this list. I paid for all of these, and use them regularly.

(Editor’s Note: DJTT reached out separately from Rheyne’s writing of this list to make an awesome contest to give away a copy of each of these apps – enter at the end of the article or by clicking here!) 

Lemur
Price:
$49.99 in the App Store
Dissatisfied with the layout of a lot of MIDI controllers on the market? Being able to design your own custom MIDI controller is very appealing, especially with the ability to make something customized to the shape of your own hand. The physics engine allows you to bounce any object around the screen infinitely, giving you the ability to apply subtle or drastic continuous modulations to anything receiving MIDI CC input. With the recent release of LiveControl2, Lemur can be a fully-blown animated and expressive tempo-synced musical tool for Ableton Live, similar but different than Push, and with great integration of the physics engine. Lemur will make you wish for a 27″ iPad. $50 is a no-brainer for this app, especially when you compare it to the price of dedicated hardware controllers. It’s worth the price for LiveControl2 alone, even if you never customize a single thing.

Animoog
Price:
$29.99 in the App Store
Animoog might take a while to figure out, but after a couple of YouTube tutorials it starts to make sense. Horizontal rows within the XY grid on the main page is where the sounds for your patch reside. The app lets you scroll through any or all of those rows of sounds by giving you the ability to draw a path through them, triggered by pressing a key. The speed and “orbit” of this path can be controlled by various modulators like LFOs and even the XY gyro in the iPad itself. Animoog gets interesting with its “poly-pressure” vertical keys, where sliding your finger up and down a key is actually an assignable modulator. There’s a lot of great presets utilizing the poly-pressure keys, and you’ll only need to scroll through a few of them to hear how expressive of an instrument it can be. As with all synth apps, you should use headphones or plug in a pair of speakers, as the built-in speaker does not do it justice at all.

NodeBeat
Price:
 $1.99 in App Store / $1.98 on Google Play
NodeBeat is not only pretty to look at, but it becomes a very powerful controller when used to trigger external instruments and plugins.  It can transmit 8-step patterns across four separate MIDI channels in various scales, and the unused surface can be played like a keyboard which can transmit on an additional fifth MIDI channel.  I had NodeBeat wirelessly triggering a Dave Smith Instruments MoPho, a polyphonic pad from NI’s Massive, a second monophonic instance of Massive, and drums from NI’s Kontakt, all with zero issues.  It was interesting for me to hold something which was wirelessly controlling so many instruments in Ableton at once, including a separate hardware synth, all in sync and with a very elegant and visually-appealing interface.

Loopy HD
Price: 
$7.99 (HD) for iPad / $2.99 for iPhone/iPod
Loopy is an excellent live looper for iOS, with great flexibility over meter and bar length on each loop.  There’s also lots of fine-tuning controls and mixer functions unveiled when pressing on a track, all in a very sleek and clean interface.  It can be fully controlled with external MIDI controllers including footswitches, and it’ll accept input from the internal mic (if equipped), a headset, external instruments, or another app running in the background (via Audiobus).  Dub Fx made a video demonstrating it, so that should really be all the convincing anyone needs if anyone’s in to live looping.

SoundPrism Pro
Price:
Free version on iTunes$4.99 for Pro
SoundPrism Pro is another app which becomes very powerful when used as a MIDI controller, and it can transmit notes on two channels at once. Although I’ve seen amazing SoundPrism YouTube vids with single-note playing, I’ve mainly been using it to experiment with different chord combinations and progressions. Your root notes are stacked in thirds, and you can change the notes by a half step in each direction to customize the scale.  When set to trigger 3-note chords, you can start stacking thick and complex “7” and “9” chords with just two fingers, even with little to no understanding of music theory.  It’s not completely automated and you still have to “play” it to make it sound good, which is what I like about it, and since it can control hardware or software instruments via MIDI, it’ll sound as good as your best hardware and software already sounds.

SunrizerXS Synth
Price:
$9.99 (iPad only) on App Store
Sunrizer is a re-creation of a favorite Roland synth, the JP-8000. It’s a virtual analog synth, and in my opinion the app’s output resembles a piece of hardware like the JP-8000 / 8080, with a clean warm sound Roland has been known for. It tracks perfectly with any MIDI controller, the MIDI-learn feature is easy to use, and its effects sound great. I’ve been using this as my main polyphonic pad instead of Massive lately, because it’s easier to tweak something directly instead of going back to the computer each time, but that’s not at the expense of sound quality – Sunrizer sounds superb. The LFOs can be routed almost anywhere, and the filter is excellent. To top it off, you can morph between two snapshots of the panel smoothly and seamlessly.

WaveGenerator
Price:
$19.99 in App Store
WaveGenerator is a wavetable synthesizer developed by Wolfgang Palm, the inventor of the original PPG Wave keyboards. Released after Moog’s Animoog, familiarity with that synth helps the transition to WaveGenerator, since key presses can be set to cycle through banks of waveforms, like Animoog, but to say it goes deeper than that is an understatement. Custom waveforms or “spectra” can be drawn directly on the screen and immediately played, and the app even has the ability to convert a picture in your camera roll into playable spectra. This is another app where I felt like I was in way over my head, but after watching Wolfgang’s personal tutorials and some other YouTube vids, it started to make sense. It has a lot of power for the price, and is a truly deep and complex synth with a wide range of sounds containing lots of layers, details, and high-pitched twinkly textures.

Rebirth
Price:
$14.99 in App Store
For anyone who experimented with virtual software instruments since their initial “mass market” release in the late 90’s, Rebirth is a household name, and the direct predecessor to Reason. During that time, Propellerheads was such a small company they were being distributed by Steinberg, who had also unveiled their first free virtual instrument “Neon” before Cubase was rebooted back to version 1 / SX. It was also one of the first programs to support ReWire, which let you output your entire session across multiple channels in Cubase. Rebirth contained great emulations of a TR-808, TR-909, and a pair of TB-303 “rack modules” linked by a master sequencer. The iOS version of Rebirth is the EXACT SAME THING, right down to the opening demo preset when you first press play. It’s been optimized for touch, and there’s now a new “duo” mode which splits the screen to let two people jam at once, and contains other iOS improvements to its predecessor like easier sync’ing and AudioCopy.

Audiobus
Price:
$4.99 in App Store
Audiobus lets you use apps together like a virtual patch bay or mixer. Your input can be as basic as the internal microphone on your iPhone, and you can run that through something like Moog’s filter and then record the output into something like Loopy. People who’ve experienced stuttering are often not realizing they’re overloading their device the same way you can open too many plugins in a DAW. If you’re running Animoog, Sunrizer, Rebirth, Loopy, and playing a 12-voice pad on Sunrizer with an arpeggio in Animoog, it’s going to choke but that’s not because of Audiobus, it’s just a maxxed-out CPU. iPad 4 owners are naturally going to be able to run more simultaneous and more CPU-intensive apps than iPad 2 owners, so it’s important to experiment with different combinations to find what works best on your hardware.

iElectribe
Price:
$19.99 in App Store
iElectribe is another throwback app, offering an exact recreation of Korg’s Electribe “R” groove box, one of the most widely-used pieces of hardware in electronic music for almost 15 years. The app syncs via WIST, but has also been updated with full CoreMIDI support, so you can not only send it note data and CC messages to control its front panel, but it’ll also sync to an external MIDI clock. I like sending MIDI loops to synths instead of recording audio loops to tweak their front panel to alter the sound while the synth is playing, and since iElectribe receives MIDI clock, it’s great for realtime tweaking in a live jam with other instruments.

Physynth
Price:
$0.99 in App Store
Physynth is difficult to describe without seeing it. Thanks to games like Portal and Angry Birds, physics games are more popular than ever, which gives me hope for the human race by showing we demand more than just button mashing. Physynth lets you create a space where a bouncing balls impact on this space’s walls generates a sound. The bouncing ball is created within this space when you press a key, and you can have four separate “modules” running at once. These spaces or 2D structures have as many walls or openings as you desire, and each wall can create new notes as balls bounce on them, or sustain them, or stop notes entirely. The properties of the balls can be altered by adjusting gravity and the amount of bounce / rebound.

Physynth has a lot of latency and can’t be used for precisely-timed notes, but that’s not what it was invented for, and needs to be seen for what it is. The graphical interface is one of the most impressive to look at when compared to other apps, resembling high-end 3D graphics (the app “tilts” as you tilt the iPad) and has a steampunk / vintage interface you’d find in a video game like Fallout or Borderlands. With four separate modules or “spaces” to assign sounds and patterns, this really becomes a great atmospheric soundscape tool, especially when running through external effects like reverb or played through a good filter.

Geo Synthesizer
Price:
$9.99 in App Store
Geo is yet another app that’s potential is not truly realized until it is used as an external MIDI controller. It’s the predecessor to the keybed / pad layout of Ableton’s Push, and offers a playing surface of chromatic notes with horizontal rows separated by 4ths, similar to a guitar player’s perspective. Also like a guitar, you can bend notes and apply vibrato the same way a guitar player bends strings, and those subtle pitch bends will transmit over MIDI, wired or wirelessly. The grid is resizable and the response is excellent.

Magellan
Price:
$6.99 in App Store
Magellan is another great-sounding virtual analog synth. It also offers two sets of keyboards with either traditional keys or a touchpad where vertical swipes on each key zone will transmit a modulation or CC, similar to Moog’s Animoog.  The main strength is its ability to run two instances of the synth engine which can be used simultaneously with completely different settings on each, either in unison or on separate MIDI channels. MIDI works perfectly, and the synth is stable, punchy, and as clean or as dirty as you’d like it to be.

iMini
Price:
$9.99 in App Store

iMini by Arturia is a recreation of the Minimoog, complete with its hardware predecessor’s arguable “limitations”. It’s a 3 oscillator synth, but to do any sort of pitch or filter modulations, they all need to be controlled from the 3rd oscillator, knocking your patch down to only two sound sources instead of three. This is where people usually feel it’s limited (along with Moog’s consistency in offering only a 3-stage envelope instead of 4 in that era) but to me, a great advantage of using an oscillator as your LFO is you can get much higher into the audio range than a conventional LFO will typically let you, even if that LFO has a “high” setting.

The filter has quite a unique sound when being modulated by Osc 3 in the 8′ or 4′ position, similar to the sounds you’d only get in a modular system where you’re using a separate oscillator as your LFO. Moog is known for their simplicity, especially in synths from that era (my Moog Prodigy is about as basic as you can get) and this is no exception, but being able to use an oscillator as your LFO is very powerful and you’ll be able to create sounds a traditional LFO would never be able to create. It’s great for dialing-in all your traditional synth sounds without needing to flip pages. Page-flipping is necessary for deep, complex routings and effects, but that’s not what this is, and doesn’t need to be or it wouldn’t be a Minimoog re-creation. It sounds awesome, too.

TABLETS ARE THE FUTURE?

Playing on a smooth piece of glass is a very unique thing, especially to a keyboard player who’s used to the hammer-action and sensitivity of a key or pad. Many app developers have utilized the glass as a way to offer a unique and expressive way of playing an instrument, rather than just sending a simple note-on / note-off message. And the affordable price point is a huge bonus – yes, a synth app will cost more than a copy of Angry Birds, but they cost significantly less than a stand-alone virtual instrument for MAC/PC which could run anywhere from $100-200 or more. If you’ve already shelled-out $500 or for an iPad, another $20-30 for a synth app from Moog or Wolfgang Palm is a steal.

Here’s hope this gives you a little inspiration to give a few of these a try, or to give them another try if you already own them but grew frustrated at their complexities when you first bought them. As mentioned, the “hardware only” guys and gals are really missing something if you don’t give a few of these a try, and this is coming from an owner of both modern software as well as keyboards manufactured before my birth!

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  • isaiahroblesisaiah

    Yes, this realistic claim is true. iPad is now turning out the primary way for emerging musician or a fan to perform live on music video. Apps are increasing day-by-day, providing fun and cheaper way than buying a ton of analog hardware to customize music or videos. It’s worth picking up an app like Shimmeo https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shimmeo-music-video-creator/id974747911?mt=8 that makes you able to shoot your own performed video, on your favorite music. It will magically edit your video in perfect sync with the music, which will look professional masterpiece. I believe you should give it a place in your list too.

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  • marc

    Hey Guys, Keyboardist here. Any of you in L.A.? I’m looking for someone to tutor me with this technology and get it going for my live rig. There is money involved. email: marcskane@ya—.com

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  • Cippa Pallavincini

    Checkout this brand new community for app lovers. Here you can find iphone apps for music producers and add your favourite ones:http://www.appeers.com/top_app/iPhone/2/Music-Producer/490

  • DJCactus

    The author is actually a very well informed synthesist. Also, don’t get mad at the number 14, the title never said “best” in fact, if you read in the article at all before the list he goes on to say “In this article I’ll share a few of my favorite apps – I want to make it clear that this is a list based on my own personal experiences and these are my own opinions on how I apply their functions.” This should clear some things up, nice article, thanks.

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  • Allen Davis

    iKaossilator, anyone?

  • david Khan

    Congratulations winners

  • David Khan

    Did I win 😛

  • Stefan Gisler

    Lately I’ve done my first iOS-Concert: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UClvW2mzIGzQnP1sK4MWEC5A

    iOS: 2 iPad 2, ipad Mini, iPod touch 5G
    Apps: Alchemy, SunrizerXS, Magellan, iGrand Piano, improVox, JamUp, MidiBridge, TouchOSC

    I’ve tested about 400 Music-Apps. “Nave” would be one of the next Synth for my setup.

    Still I use a MacBook for TotalMix and VJing, but all the sounds are from the iOS-Devices.

  • Anonymous

    I’m in!

  • Aaron David Lee

    Wow it’s easy to see that the uprising of ios producers are all rocking it in their own groove, there is no hard and fast rules anymore because the options are vast, this is a breath of fresh air to the art, with ios 7 on the horizon, this will open up the realm of posabilities even further, as ‘inter app audio’ will mean all those obscure little samplers and mic fx will be able to be incorporated into your rig, audiobus started the revolution, but now little apps like ‘all day sampler’ will making its way into my production chain. Making music is more fun than ever.

    My ios7 setup will be 2x ipads, 1 running traktor/playable instruments, the other all day sampler-fx-cubasis.

    The hardware may be a monopoly but the apps are absolute freedom.
    I forgot Protein, also a mad app.

  • squanto

    The share button for Facebook wont work and when you copy the link Facebook wont let you post it because they think it is spam.
    I still entered, just letting you know.

  • Morrison

    can you use this apps with anyr tablet or only with ipad ?

  • Dave.

    I’m a bit surprised that DJ Tech tools doesn’t have Tracktor listed.

  • Tauciu5

    Where is reactable???

    • Dave.

      On my device. Why 😉

  • d1monster

    Would you like to wright the similar review for Android?

  • yourmom

    everytime there’s a roundup article on DJTT there’s endless cries of ‘why isn’t x included? without x this article is stupid!’

    some of u guys need to shut it and learn to appreciate an article for what it is. or go write one yourself.

  • itsdjdurty

    Would it be possible to use pioneer Cdjs in HID mode alongside this mixer?

  • jollyjumper

    1)lemur
    2)tabletop
    3)electribe

  • Dave.

    Great. Don’t know if it took my entry or not. Any way to find out?

  • Dave.

    If I win, I’m giving away my copies of Audiobus,Animoog,Magellan,Physynth,Nodebeat, and iMini, since I already have ’em. But I doubt I’ll win, because RAFFLECOPTER WON’T FINISH LOADING!

  • Anonymous

    Just to clarify: This list is based on what I’ve personally used, and is not meant to indicate they’re better at what they do than apps I haven’t listed. There’s dozens more which are worthy of mention. Since I’m a late adopter, there’s a lot I’ve missed over the years. I also haven’t tried many percussion-based apps, since the latency in iOS makes it difficult to play them directly on the glass when compared to a USB pad controller triggering an instance of Kontakt or Battery (depending on your style of playing). For studio productions where beats are being quantized afterwards, it wouldn’t matter, but for live playing you can feel the lag. That is not a criticism of the app developer, and latency will improve across all apps as iOS becomes more stable at lower audio buffer sizes. Rebirth is mentioned due to personal nostalgia of its initial release on CD-ROM in the late 1990’s, when I first started working in music retail. Again, this is a list of apps I personally tried, but there’s plenty more which are worthy of mention. -Rheyne

  • Guest

    Just to clarify: This list is based on what I’ve personally used, and is not meant to indicate they’re better at what they do than apps I haven’t listed. There’s dozens more which are worthy of mention. Since I’m a late adopter, there’s a lot I’ve missed over the years. I also haven’t tried many percussion-based apps, since the latency in iOS makes it difficult to play them directly on the glass when compared to a USB pad controller triggering an instance of Kontakt or Battery (depending on your style of playing). For studio productions where beats are being quantized afterwards, it wouldn’t matter, but for live playing you can feel the lag. That is not a criticism of the app developer, and latency will improve across all apps as iOS becomes more stable at lower audio buffer sizes. Rebirth is mentioned due to personal nostalgia of its initial release on CD-ROM in the late 1990’s, when I first started working in music retail. Again, this is a list of apps I personally tried, but there’s plenty more which are worthy of mention.

    • Anonymous

      (sorry for the double post… feel free to delete this!)

  • jtwild

    You forgot fl studio has an app to and its pretty good

  • Shape of Sound

    It all sounds great, but then when you actually play with an iPad synth you realize why it is only $5, the first iPad synth I bought was really fun to play with but it doesn’t sound like a real piece of harware, it was more like a cheap imitation of a real synth, there are a lot of free reaktor ensembles that are better. Other synths were touted to be astonishingly powerful but compared to Sylenth 1, Gladiator or Massive sounded like a toy. Yes they are $10 and so there is a reason, the app market demands very low cost and thus the quality of offerings are much reduced from the desktop market. As long as you work with a cable MIDI connection to a desktop PC then you have a viable way to create professional sounds with an iPad, or alternatively working with existing loops made on a desktop. DJ Sasha mentions using grain synthesizers to get results from existing loops on the iPad on an interview in dubspot. genres like Chiptune being an exception here.

  • Anonymous

    should have Touch-Able in this list as a necessity if you use Live

    • Gues

      Lemur and live control2 now just soar over touchable though

      • Anonymous

        Well.. not really. Live control 2 still only supports ONE iPad at a time. The suggestion from the Liine guys I got to resolve the situation did not and they admitted it probably wouldn’t fix it. All touchable needs is full M4L support and its coming in the update.

  • OnDal BaBo

    I’m all done. 3 entries earned.
    How can I get something?

  • Anonymous

    The list loses credibility at rebirth, the worst port known to man. It’s ok though, the writer hasn’t been using iOS long enough to remember how bad rebirth for iphone was, and is likely using the iPad version. Thankfully, the iPhone version was put out of its misery just last week and shouldn’t cause confusion… Still, rebirth for iPad, although great nostalgia, is far from being worth the money compared to other apps with more function. I mean, where the fuck is beatmaker2 on this list? It’s an amazing MPC style production environment and sampler… Was sampling direct from vinyl using a u-mix44 interface a couple weeks ago. Fun. Also, where’s ikaossilator and figure? Figure makes up for rebirth and then some., like, it’s a $1 app I love so much I’d pay $20 for it.

  • rafiq

    One of the most revolutionary apps that was left out here, in my humble opinion, is Beatsurfing.

    You even raised the point about touch interfaces being an acquired taste to people who are used to tactile feedback, yet you neglected to bring up the only app so far which attempts to use the glass touch screen in a more organic way – sliding your fingers across notes instead of striking the screen.

    Good write up though, either way.

    • Dan White

      Agreed, Beatsurfing is pretty awesome! Like Lemur it’s a great innovative control surface. We’ll explore it in a future article.

  • DJ Abide

    To not have Samplr on this list is WEAK. It is without a doubt the coolest audio app on the iPad.

  • Charles Mykid

    In case anyone is looking for more apps Dubspot just shared an article about it http://blog.dubspot.com/use-your-ios-device-as-an-effects-processor-irig-hd-istudio-is202-turnado-livefx/

  • Scotty

    Check out Rheyne on YouTube! Been following him since day one, each and every video of him is totally inspiring!.. Hope I manage to win WaveGenerater. http://www.youtube.com/user/RheyneMusic

  • bftucker

    As Rheyne said: He only recommends apps that he personally uses and use them he does. Please check out his youtube and soundcloud accounts if you want iPad inspiration.

  • Ztronical

    My take on this so far… which may change depending on my personal progression.
    Touch apps and iOS is just that. For me I need control. And control so far seems to be best when a tactile and ability to look away is my “control”.

    I played with many of the apps mentioned here and still seem to be strongest with controllers. Not an app to look away at and touch at the right spot. But I do think the innovation is a must. We will see further and cleaner apps/controllers to come.

    What’s next.
    Pressure sensitive knobs
    Faders with top buttons
    Jog wheels detecting 1/2/3/4/5 fingers for modes?
    My point is controllers seem to be so much more versatile.
    But then again “touch ” apps could work the same.
    1/2/3/4/5 finger modes and much like touch pads for what happens to add the ability to look away or be more of an extension.
    Sorry to ramble…
    Take a look or look away.
    Manipulation is what we want. And to look good doing it.

  • If Alchemy’s not in your top 14, you’re doing it wrong 🙂

    • Dave.

      Or they haven’t upgraded to pro.

  • djmetalgear610

    Where is Beatmaker 2?????? or FL Studio? or iMaschine? or iMPC???

  • cat

    very easy to use, is the “FL Studio” (fruity Loops)
    – for Android (14,95€)
    – iPhone, iPad (17,99€)

    http://www.image-line.com/documents/flstudio.html

  • wardtf

    *Me doing stuff to join the giveaway*…. “Wait, i don’t have any apple product”
    *facepalm*

    • Dan White

      Not an iPad owner myself, but seriously considering getting one after checking out all of these apps. Rheyne is really inspiring.

  • Softcore

    Massive respect to Rheyne! Each and every video of him is totally inspiring!

    Oh, and go get Lemur like, NOW! lol

  • STVER

    AWESOME – so good to see iPad apps getting some love on TechTools – and Rheyne seems like a total boss!!!

  • Polygon

    Three things you COMPLETELY forgot here:

    1) Wavemachine Auria, a MASSIVE daw for ipad
    2)Blip Nanostudio: allrounder daw with great synthesis, useful for putting down some ideas.
    3)Steinberg Cubasis: Great little idea maker, can export to cubase to continue the project.

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately I haven’t tried any of the DAW apps since I lack a proper audio interface, but thanks for the heads-up! Having used Cubase for 10+ years, I’d probably find myself gravitating towards Cubasis, especially if it exports to Cubase.

  • Ogama8

    Sad to see Sunvox left out of this list.

    • Anonymous

      It was only left out because I never personally tried it, but I hear it’s awesome!

      • lala

        dont bother, the ui is shit