iPhone / iTouch music applications suggestions

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iPhone / iTouch music applications suggestions

Post by redchapterjubilee » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:39 pm

I bought my wife an iPhone for Christmas this year and I inherited her iTouch. I know there are lots of music applications out there but I was wondering if any VSE'ers have used any and could make any recommendations.
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Re: iPhone / iTouch music applications suggestions

Post by Umbe78 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:43 pm

I have Virtuoso for piano sounds and the amazing Nlog synthesizer for synths ... 8-)
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Post by Hugo76 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:45 pm

Akai SynthStation seems interesting:
http://www.akaipro.com/synthstation

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Re: iPhone / iTouch music applications suggestions

Post by modulator_esp » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:10 pm

some of my favourites:
android
argon
bebot
curtis heavy
igendyn
jasuto pro
manetron
nlog
noise.io
soundscope space
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Post by rharris07 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:30 pm

Euphonics is a bit fun.

Mobilesynth isn't too bad.

nLog has to be the best softsynth i have ever seen/heard.

Rjdj's apps are a bit fun...Trippy and Shake are the two i have. i'm not sure they're good for much creation, but they're definitely fun.

iGendyn is very cool too...if you're into abstract, avant garde type noise making machines.

Star6 - this is pretty intricate, but really easy to use too. a lot of fun, and you can make some cool sounds with it. mostly a sampler type software tho, you're playing with pre-loaded loops, but i believe you can download more and create your own.

Bloom won't really allow you to create anything you could use elsewhere, unless you ran it thru tons of effects to lose the original sound - but as far as having fun creating something for the then and there moment, its pretty great.

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Re: iPhone / iTouch music applications suggestions

Post by Hugo76 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:37 am

What's the sound quality of the iphone/itouch like?

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Post by rharris07 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:46 am

i haven't done any serious recording with my iphone yet - buuuut i've hooked it up a few times to my hard disk recorder and the nLog synth sounded pretty damn good. a h**l of a lot better quality than i had previously assumed it would be.

i will say though that i have yet to find any drum app thats worth a damn.

there are several good piano apps, including Virtuoso (which sounds actually pretty amazing when a little reverb/delay is thrown on it).

iRockGuitar can sound pretty good if you need just single distorted guitar notes. the same goes for Steel Guitar (which actually sounds and feels pretty impressive).

Kalimba is also an interesting, not very useful albiet, app featuring the odd instrument.

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Re: iPhone / iTouch music applications suggestions

Post by skweeegor » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:54 am

Beatmaker is pretty good; can import your own samples, the mpc style pads are pretty usable with the multitouch, and the sequencer is pretty logical. Can also interface with noise.io.

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Re: iPhone / iTouch music applications suggestions

Post by redchapterjubilee » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:39 pm

Beatmaker is the one I'm definitely looking at. I'm kinda intrigued by Akai's Synthstation too but I'm assuming that will cost a lot. thanks for all the suggestions!
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Post by Hugo76 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:52 pm

Is there somewhere a site which lists the different music softwares for the ipod? I may get one just for music making. Also; can anyone comment on the Akai Synthstudio - is it any good?

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Re: iPhone / iTouch music applications suggestions

Post by Entropy Farmer » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:57 am

TouchOSC turns your phone into a mini Jazzmutant Lemur

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Post by mute » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:53 am

I used to use a ton of iphone music apps, but i almost exclusively use bleep!box now. there's nothing as complete, powerful and easy to use imo. groovebox/electribe-ish style app that has multiple realtime va synths w. automatable params, step sequencers, live performance controls, song mode, etc. : http://www.bleepboxapp.com/

also has a vst version coming out soon that can load/save/share data with the iphone/touch version.

very awesome.

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Re: iPhone / iTouch music applications suggestions

Post by skweeegor » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:33 pm

Forgot to mention "technobox".

It's a 303, 808 & 909 emu, from the same folks that made ABL/ABL2, so it sounds pretty good. And you can have an 808/909 beat going while you play with the 303 - it's pretty fun if you're into that sort of thing.

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Re: iPhone / iTouch music applications suggestions

Post by space6oy » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:46 pm

Entropy Farmer wrote:TouchOSC turns your phone into a mini Jazzmutant Lemur
that's awesome.
rharris07 wrote:nLog has to be the best softsynth i have ever seen/heard.
isn't its LPF cutoff really limited though? only tried the free version...

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Re: iPhone / iTouch music applications suggestions

Post by redchapterjubilee » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:35 pm

I pulled down Beatmaker and Bleep Box. I've only messed around with the latter. It's pretty cool though limited. I definitely can use it for what I want it for, but it's by no means a replacement for your main sequencer.
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