Rhythm Studio is an electronic music production app for your iPad. It houses a 4-track recorder alongside a collection of vintage synthesizers and drum machines. All of the app’s virtual instruments and processors aim for that ‘hardware’ feel and simplicity; one knob controls one parameter.
iSequence is a beat making app for your iPad. It has an 8-track sequencer, on board effects, and 160 instruments to choose from. Instruments range from a collection of acoustic kits to leads, pads, and more. You can also expand your sound library via the app store with additional sound sets for $1.99. Available effects include Filter, Reverb, Flanger, Delay, Ring Modulator, Equalizer, LO-FI crusher, live looper, Distortion.
Propellerhead’s Rebirth has been a popular desktop production tool for many years, so I knew it was just a matter of time before it made its way to the iPad. Rebirth is a beat making app built around the popular TB-303 and TR 808 and 809 drum machines. The groove engine behind all three of these modules is a programmable step sequencer with various effects. You’ll get a Compressor, Tempo-synced Delay, Distortion, a Pattern Controlled filter, and Mixing section for polishing your creations.
OscilloScoop is a unique beat making app for the iPad. It comes with 6 beat sets and the ability to save presets from your creations. The thing that makes OscilloScoop unique is its visual interface and sound engine. Three spinning crowns allow for the manipulation of tone/pitch, filter, and volume. As the crowns spin you can morph these effects by sliding your fingers vertically across them.
Electrify is a virtual Groovebox for your iPad. It makes use of sampling and step sequencing to create music. The on board sample library contains more than six hundred samples and gives you the ability to import your own as well. Export your songs in high quality .WAV format. Electrify also comes with 8 effects processors and 7 editable parameters for each step in your sequence allowing for detailed editing and tweaking. Audio copy and paste functions make it compatible with other music making apps as well.