iOS Roundup: 5 iPad Music Apps for Music Production, Live Performance, and Audio Mastering

In this iOS Roundup, Dubspot’s Rory PQ shares five impressive iPad music apps for music production, live performance, effects processing, and audio mastering.

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Moog Filtatron | Filter and Effects Engine

Designed by developers at Moog Music Inc, Filtatron is a real-time audio filter and effects engine modelled after the same four-pole resonant Moog Ladder Filter that gives Moog instruments their classic warm, thick sound. The latest version of Filtatron can act as a source, destination, or a filter for audio from other compatible apps and can also be controlled from hardware controllers or external sequencers. Filtatron also comes loaded with an array of loopable samples, all-new presets to kick-start your sound, and feature-packed FX module to sweeten everything up. When you’re ready, you can share files from the Samples directly to SoundCloud. Visit the Moog website for additional details and download a copy on the App Store for $5.99 here.

Tabletop | Musical Environment

Developed by Retronyms Inc, Tabletop is a modular environment where you can mix and match different devices. You can select from over 40 in-app devices including samplers, mixers, effects, sequencers, and more. The app also allows you to access powerful Tabletop-Ready Apps including iMPC, iMini, and iProphet. You can connect multiple devices and control every parameter with any MIDI-compatible hardware or customize control mapping with Midi Learn mode. Tabletop is truly an audio playground where you can create beats, compose songs, mix live, make mashups with samples, and so much more. Check out the full feature list here or download Tabletop FREE on the App Store here.

Korg iELECTRIBE | Analog-Synth

Developed by Korg Inc, the iELECTRIBE is a virtual analog beatbox that faithfully recreates the historic ELECTRIBE·R’s entire sound engine and sequencer capabilities. In addition, it provides advanced Motion Sequencing, eight supercharged effect types, plus 64 new preset patterns that instantly allow the user to create music in a wide variety of dance and electronic music styles. The iELECTRIBE has an easy-to-use interface offers an intuitive “hardware” feel, making it fun and intuitive to use as on a vintage analog synthesizer. Simply choose a sound and touch the 16-step sequencer to quickly build a groove. Visit the Korg website to learn more about this analog-synth style beat maker and download a copy for $19.99 here.

Diode-108 | Drum Machine

Engineered by Vibrant Digital Engineering Inc, the Diode-108 Drum Machine is marketed as the only iPad drum machine on the market with direct control over every effect. Diode-108 comes loaded with a variety of built-in vintage, classic, and acoustic kits that can easily be mixed and matched to make custom kits. You can also import .wav files for even more variety. Once you’ve built your groove, DIODE-108’s drag-and-drop effects make it fun and easy to add multiple effects on individual beats to create completely new sounds. The latest version includes microphone sampling, choke groups, and loads more. Get busy making beats and download a copy for $2.99 here.

Audio Mastering | Mastering Application

Developed by Igor Vasiliev, Audio Mastering is marketed as the first fully functional audio mastering application. This all-in-one tool gives you all the features you need to add a professional level of clarity, punch, and warmth to your mix. Audio Mastering is also capable of converting audio formats, changing sample rates, converting bit depth, recording a track, and apply fade-in and fade-outs. Moreover, with an external audio interface, you can use this application as a powerful sound processor with 32 bit / 96 kHz processing in your studio and integrate it with other studio equipment. In addition, the easy-to-use interface lets you tweak all the controls in real time while auditioning the result as you make parameter adjustments. Add the finishing touch to your music and download Audio Mastering for $12.99 here.

 


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