Reviews of hot music and recording apps for iOS and occasionally Android devices.
Ableton’s first app puts a Live‑compatible ideas machine in the palm of your hand.
Koala Sampler makes sampling simple again.
Could this natty iPhone app help you structure your songs and make better demos?
PlayScore 2 is an iOS and Android app that performs OMR (optical music recognition) via a device’s camera or graphics‑type file import.
FAC Drumkit is a flexible drum synth and sample player.
Woott is described as a ‘dynamic hype enhancer’ , which suggests we are in for a bit of not‑so‑subtle compression...
The Soundbrenner Core is a smartwatch made for musicians.
Steinberg’s mobile DAW just got even better!
Sugar Bytes bring their powerful drum machine to iPad.
Metagrid lets you control multiple pieces of software from a single iPad app.
Can Steinberg recreate the Cubasis DAW experience on Android?
Looperator takes any audio source and slices it into 16 steps, applying a series of effects to any step that include filters, stutters, slices, distortion, tape stops, volume modulation and looping.
What more can this plug‑in offer than the hardware that inspired it?
Although described as the world's most intelligent metronome, Drummer ITP is primarily an accuracy training app for drummers...
Pen-based input devices have been sadly neglected in music software. The StaffPad notation app reminds us why they're cool!
This dedicated 64-step sequencer can be run stand-alone or within a host that supports MIDI-based AUv3 plug-ins, such as Audiobus or AUM.
For those who want an iOS workflow that closely follows established desktop conventions, Cubasis is probably the most popular DAW/sequencer app currently available.
Eventide's first venture into iOS territory brings us three effects processors. All offered as iOS AUv3 plug-ins as well as working via IAA or in stand-alone mode.
This twin–oscillator FM synth is aimed firmly at those who like a more experimental approach to sound design.
Fishman's wireless TriplePlay guitar-to-MIDI system has a strong reputation for fast and accurate tracking, and the company now offer these benefits in TriplePlay Connect for iOS.
Riffer is a randomising MIDI melody generator plug-in from AudioModern and is available as a VST/VST3/AU & AAX plug-in for Mac OS, Windows and as an iOS app.
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