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.
NLog Synth Pro is a virtual synthesizer for your iPad. Its most noted for its quality sound bank and flexibility. With 224 presets, core MIDI support, virtual MIDI, and WIST compatibility, this app is a strong contender for Korg’s IMS-20. Four oscillators with twenty waveforms give you extensive sound editing and design capabilities. Add that to a long list of effects like frequency modulation, ring modulation, filters, LFO’s, envelopes, chorus, flanger, distortion, reverb, EQ, and you have a powerful virtual synthesizer at your finger tips.
miniSynth Pro is a virtual analog synthesizer with some great features and cool sounds. It has FM and Subtractive synthesis as well as monophonic and polyphonic capabilities. The newest update is version 1.6 and has some great additions like virtual MIDI support, which allows you to use the app’s interface as a MIDI keyboard in conjunction with other programs. It has re-sizable keyboards, audio copy and paste, and the ability to create and save presets.
NanoStudio became known for its success on the iPhone as being one of the best music making apps in 2010, but the iPad makes even better use of this software because of a bigger screen. There are a lot of reasons why this feature-laden program is a special one. First and foremost, the depth of NanoStudio, makes it one of the most complete iOS production app’s available.
The Geo Synthesizer is a collaborative creation from several noteworthy names in the iOS music world. The ever popular Jordan Rudess and Kevin Chartier of Wizdom Music and Rob Fielding who gain a reputable name with development of the app Mugician. These three powerhouses came together to create the Geo Synthesizer – a revolutionary synth for the iPad.
The Korg iMS-20 is an analog synth workstation modeled after its popular hardware predecessor the Korg MS-20 (monophonic synthesizer). The iMS-20 is a little different in that it houses a vitrual Korg SQ-10, which is a drum machine/sequencer, and a built-in mixer.