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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby Chris-French » Thu May 23, 2019 2:55 am

Michiel wrote:Korg iMS-20 (iPad only; €12.99 until 31/01/2011 double thereafter) is the coolest one I've so far got! Always wanted to own a real MS-20 when I was a lot younger.
I actually like and constantly use all of the KORG apps for the iPad -- iMS-20, iWavestation, iM1, both Electribe drum machines. They're really well done, sound good, and are a great bargain.
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby kingmoot » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:40 pm

I've been trying out a couple of Brian Eno ipad apps, namely:
- Bloom 10 Worlds
- Scape

Both apps sound fantastic. You basically draw something on screen and the app does the rest - quite impressive how the music subtly changes over time.

http://www.generativemusic.com/

He's made a few more apps too, but just these two are enough for me right now.

You can't save what you've created in Bloom, but you can in Scape. Not sure about how his other apps work. If you like Brian Eno's music generally you're likely to enjoy these apps.
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby redlester » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:14 pm

Dave.P wrote:I us an Alesis iO Dock II to connect everything up.
Seems this was discontinued a while back so there may be some second hand deals around.
Be aware that earlier ones did not come with a lightning connection as standard.
Fortunately my iPad Pro 1st generation fits in pretty well.
In Cubase, the iO Dock shows up as the target for the midi from whatever device I choose so can even make it follow the chord track.
Audio comes back in via a stereo pair to my interface.

Totally agree that you need to set up an Aggregate Device.

This dates back almost a year, but just wanted to update and say thanks. I finally got round to getting an iO Dock II off eBay, and it works perfectly with my iPhone and my wife's iPad Mini (which, much to her bemusement, now has a couple of Moog apps on it!) :mrgreen:
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby MOF » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:31 pm

Garage Band especially now it has Alchemy incorporated.
My wish list is small, I’d like a ‘loop’ function.
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby Dave.P » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:44 pm

redlester wrote:
Dave.P wrote:I us an Alesis iO Dock II to connect everything up.
Seems this was discontinued a while back so there may be some second hand deals around.
Be aware that earlier ones did not come with a lightning connection as standard.
Fortunately my iPad Pro 1st generation fits in pretty well.
In Cubase, the iO Dock shows up as the target for the midi from whatever device I choose so can even make it follow the chord track.
Audio comes back in via a stereo pair to my interface.

Totally agree that you need to set up an Aggregate Device.

This dates back almost a year, but just wanted to update and say thanks. I finally got round to getting an iO Dock II off eBay, and it works perfectly with my iPhone and my wife's iPad Mini (which, much to her bemusement, now has a couple of Moog apps on it!) :mrgreen:

Good to know!
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby Forum Admin » Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:47 pm

Can't pass up the opportunity to post a link to the SOS website's repository of App reviews, which you can find here:

https://www.soundonsound.com/apps
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Re: iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

Postby The Elf » Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:31 pm

Then I will take the opportunity to mention a few of my favourite musical iOS apps...

- MIDI Designer Pro (the reason I own an iPad!)
- Cubasis (clever, but very wearing to use on an iPad)
- AUM (turns the iPad into a usable virtual instrument host)
- StreetlyTron Pro (sublime noises)
- Enso (great little looper, only lacking an undo/re-do feature, IMO)
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