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Casio has launched Chordana Tap and Chordana Viewer, two new apps designed for all current iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad). Chordana is Casio’s own music analysis technology, and the apps harness this by detecting musical chord progressions through analysis of the frequency characteristics and temporal changes of an […]

Casio Chordana Tap and Viewer iOS Apps









Introduction The Apple iPad is quickly becoming a go-to portable music device for many musicians, whether they’re composing, sequencing, performing, DJing, notating, or crafting sounds. Thanks to the iOS 4.2 upgrade, MIDI is now very much a feature of all iOS devices. There’s now a huge range of apps available, […]

How to connect a music keyboard to your iPad


Amidio, maker of noise.io, Star Guitar and JR Hexaton Pro, has just released its latest iOS app — a virtual acoustic steel guitar for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Simulating a six-string acoustic steel guitar based on the legendary vintage 1979 Martin & Co dreadnought, the app contains 76MB of […]

Pearl Guitar virtual acoustic steel guitar launched by Amidio [iOS ...



Akai Professional has just launched its iMPC app for iOS devices, offering them a virtual music production environment based on Akai’s hardware controllers. It comes with over 600 samples, 47 editable programs and 80 editable sequences, and features an exclusive iMPC sound set plus classic Akai Professional sound library. Users […]

iMPC launched by Akai Professional [iOS App]


Apart from winning the prize for the longest titled app we’ve seen in a while, we’re wondering whether the Sound Effect+Music+Ringtone: Player, Downloader, and Recorder! from MobileVideo.TV is a decent iOS app. It claims to include over 200 high-quality sound effects, music snippets and ringtones, which are updated regularly. Categories […]

Free Sound Effect+Music+Ringtone: Player, Downloader, and Recorder! [iOS App]


EarWizard is an app designed to train your ear into recognising and recalling musical chords. It’s modelled on the “Simon” game, in that you have to repeat back an increasingly long sequence of music chords. The app has been developed by Jordan Rudess and Felipe Peña. Features include: Three levels […]

EarWizard [iOS App]



Fans of Neo-Soul Keys, from the Gospel Musicians, will be pleased to hear they’ve just launched two new electric pianos for the app. Neo-Soul EX5 uses the synthesis technology from the Yamaha EX5 synth, sampled through the FDSP engine of the EX5 to simulate the modelled expression of an EP […]

Neo-Soul Keys gets two new electric pianos [iOS App]


After featuring Drum Pads 24, we now show off EasyBeats 3 Pro Drum Machine, a full-featured drum sequencer/live performance instrument for iOS devices. Claiming to be the “quickest and easiest way to create great sounding beats”, it boasts the following features: 16 responsive sample pads Use the inbuilt sample kits […]

EasyBeats 3 Pro Drum Machine [iOS App]








A major feature at this year’s NAMM show is that of interaction between digital keyboards / pianos and mobile devices, in particular Apple’s line of iPad, iPhone and iPod products. Yamaha is debuting a range of new apps for iOS-based devices, seeking to help musicians get the most from their […]

Yamaha iOS apps for music playing, arranging, organising, recording, editing ...


Cables and connectors aren’t particularly exciting, but they are essential particularly in the evolving world of music making using tablet PCs such as the Apple iPad. To this end, Yamaha has introduced its i-UX1 MIDI interface cable that enables quick, easy, seamless connection between the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch and MIDI instruments. […]

Yamaha i-UX1 iOS to MIDI instrument connector [NAMM13]


Sonoma Wire Works has just announced an update to its GuitarJack interface. Named the GuitarJack 2, this hardware will let you record far more than just guitars onto your Apple mobile device. Key features include a 1/4-inch input with configurable modes, a 1/8-inch stereo output with increased drive for headphones, […]

GuitarJack 2: audio recording on-the-go with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch



Native Instruments has announced that iMASCHINE is now available in the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The first ever Native Instruments app is an intuitive beat sketchpad based on MASCHINE’s groove production studio concept. iMASCHINE is perfect for developing song ideas anytime, anywhere. Play and record drums […]

iMASCHINE for iPhone/iPad launched by Native Instruments


Yet another couple of apps in the growing list of software for DJs. This time, LifeVision Studios has brought out its Dubby and Dubstep Pro+ apps for Apple devices. As the names might signify, these two bits of software are related to one another. Dubby is the ‘lite’ version (though […]

Dubby and Dubstep Pro+ come to iPad, iPod touch, iPhone


There are plenty of mobile DJ applications coming to the market particularly for Apple’s popular iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices. Now DJ David Guetta has put his unique sound on an app. djay – David Guetta Edition is packed with his own beats and sounds. This special edition of […]

djay: David Guetta Edition launched in App Store



The classic Beyer piano instruction books make their way to Apple’s mobile devices courtesy of the My Piano Lite app. Now it’s possible to watch and learn from the Beyer 1 book for free: “My Piano” remembers the lesson you were practicing last time and automatically jumps up to this […]

Beyer Elementary Piano Lessons come to Apple mobile devices



The award-winning Alchemy software comes to an Apple device near you, as Camel Audio announces an iOS version is now available to download from the App Store. Here’s a run down of the main features: Touch Remote for Alchemy on Mac/PC With the Pro Upgrade ($19.99/€15.99/£13.99), you can remotely control […]

Alchemy Mobile comes to iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad



Propellerhead has released ReBirth 1.2 for the Apple iPad. Version 1.2 adds WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology developed by Korg). WIST uses a Bluetooth signal to simultaneously start two compatible iPad or iPhone apps. The free update to current owners is available now from the iTunes AppStore. ReBirth 1.2 users can […]

Propellerhead Adds Wireless Sync-Start (WIST) to ReBirth for iPad and ...


TASCAM has announced its iXZ mic/instrument interface which will turn any iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone into a high quality mobile recording studio. It can be used with a variety of audio apps already installed on Apple’s handheld devices. Features include: Switchable mic/line input Phantom power Gain control 1/8” headphone output […]

TASCAM announces iXZ mic/instrument interface for iPad / iPhone / ...


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There are plenty of music creation apps for iPad but they don’t all necessarily have the ability, on their own, to interface with other equipment. Enter iConnectMIDI, a MIDI interface designed specifically for Apple’s portable products. The box can be connected up to an iPad, iPod touch or iPhone’s dock, […]

iConnectMIDI: link musical gear to Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod touch [NAMM11]