I’ve had an iPad since July and have been making some cool music with it these past few months. I’ve found some apps that I really enjoy so I thought I’d share my thoughts on them, as well as some sounds, loops and music that I’ve made.
The very first music-making app I ran across when I was exploring the App Store for the first time was Beatwave. With an interface very similar in design to the Yamaha Tenori-On, Beatwave is essentially a 4-part multi-timbral step sequencer. I found it to be a very intuitive app. I was up and making music on my iPad in literally seconds. The free version has a very limited sound set but the $7.99 upgrade to Beatwave Pro gives you a whole bunch of new sounds that I’ve found very inspiring.