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Reviews of hot music and recording apps for iOS and occasionally Android devices.

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    Wolfgang Palm PPG Infinite

    Synthesizer App [iOS]

    Wolfgang Palm is undoubtedly a bit of a synth super-hero to many. He was the man behind wavetable synthesis back in the 1970s...

    Reviews Jan 2018
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    Korg iMono/Poly

    Synthesizer iOS App

    Korg's latest soft synth is an iOS version of the Mono/Poly, which appears to be so similar to previous versions that it can swap patches with them...

    Reviews Dec 2017
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    Audio Damage Grind Distortion

    Distortion Effect App For iOS

    Audio Damage have started to take a pretty serious interest in iOS, porting a number of their desktop plug-ins to the mobile platform.

    Reviews Nov 2017
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    Bram Bos Ripplemaker

    Synthesizer App For iOS

    With Apple’s AU plug-in format for iOS finally beginning to gain some serious ground, I reviewed the excellent...

    Reviews Oct 2017
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    RT60 iDrumTune Pro

    Drum Tuning App For iOS

    Almost four years ago I reviewed a drum-tuning app for iOS from RTSixty Ltd. Essentially a ‘guitar tuner’ for...

    Reviews Oct 2017
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    Audreio

    Formats: Mac & PC AAX & VST; Mac AU

    It is sometimes the simplest of ideas that catch your interest. Audreio is such an idea: a way to stream and record audio from a desktop DAW straight to another device, without having to leave your DAW.

    Reviews Sep 2017
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    Sugar Bytes Unique

    Synthesizer App For iOS

    When it comes to virtual effects and instruments, Sugar Bytes don’t really do ‘normal’. Even Unique, on the surface a pretty conventional-looking software synth, manages to pack in a twist or two...

    Reviews Aug 2017
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    Reactable Systems ROTOR

    Modular Synth For iOS

    ROTOR is the latest release by Barcelona-based Reactable Systems, and brings another slice of their attention-grabbing virtual modular synth to a wider audience.

    Reviews Aug 2017
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    Audiobus 3

    Audio & MIDI Routing System For iOS

    Audiobus is compatible with Inter-App Audio as a host, and can make use of node apps in the same way as apps written to support Audiobus natively. Version 3 introduces two new areas of functionality: MIDI pipelines and a built-in mixer.

    Reviews Jul 2017
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    Living Memory Software Layr

    Multi-timbral Synth App For iOS

    If you are a fan of iOS synths that allow you to get your programming hands dirty, then Layr is going to be of considerable interest.

    Reviews Jul 2017
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    VirSyn ReSlice

    Audio Slicing & Triggering Instrument [iOS]

    Slicing audio samples based upon transient detection is a well-established technology, however, VirSyn have added two very interesting further twists that up the ante considerably in creative terms...

    Reviews May 2017
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    Audio Evolution Mobile Studio

    DAW/Sequencer For iOS & Android

    While we have a large number of DAW/sequencers to choose from in the desktop world, mobile music producers are perhaps less well served. Enter AEMS...

    Reviews May 2017
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    Bram Bos Troublemaker

    Synthesizer App For iOS

    With Apple’s AU plug-in format for iOS finally beginning to gain some traction, we check out Bram Bos's 

    latest ‘this is not a 303’ offering...

    Reviews Apr 2017
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    Allen & Heath Qu-SB

    iPad-controlled Digital Mixer

    The stagebox-cum-mixer format has proven popular over the last couple of years, and now Cornwall’s finest have joined the party!

    Reviews Mar 2017
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    Apple GarageBand For iOS 2.2

    DAW App For iOS

    GarageBand For iOS continues to impress as it becomes more sophisticated; and while you likely won’t finish a full production with this app, it’s becoming an increasingly good sketchpad — especially with the increased Logic interoperability.

    Reviews Mar 2017
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    Blue Mangoo Drum Session

    Virtual Acoustic Drum Instrument For iOS

    For those wanting realistic acoustic drum parts, we don’t yet have a candidate for ‘EZ Drummer in an app’. Which is something that Blue Mangoo, the developers behind the excellent iFretless apps, are trying to achieve with Drum Session.

    Reviews Mar 2017
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    MoMinstruments Fluxpad

    Sequencer App For iOS

    It’s getting harder and harder to produce an iOS sequencer with enough personality to stand out from the crowd, but it’s just possible Fluxpad is such an app.

    Reviews Feb 2017
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    Klevgränd Produktion Haaze

    Stereo Widening Tool For iOS

    Haaze is a simple to use tool for manipulating stereo width in an audio signal — and it's cheap as chips.

    Reviews Feb 2017
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    Steinberg Cubasis 2

    DAW App For iOS

    Steinberg update Cubasis 2 with real-time time-stretching and a “carefully redesigned user interface”, which amounts to a flatter, cleaner design that’s a little crisper and more pleasing to the eye than previous versions.

    Reviews Jan 2017
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    VirSyn Addictive Pro

    Synthesizer App For iOS

    Addictive Pro adds more complex oscillator configurations, a better effects implementation and a hot-rodded arpeggiator, but has surprisingly dropped the very useful four-track looper of the original Addictive Synth.

    Reviews Jan 2017
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    Apple iPhone 7

    Smart Phone

    A numerical increase in a new iPhone’s name is usually representative of a significant change in the device’s physical design. The iPhone 7, however, breaks with this tradition and looks remarkably like the 6 and 6s models of the past two years. So what has changed?

    Reviews Dec 2016

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