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Smartsong Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Michael Carattini on February 4th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: EASY SONG WRITING
Smartsong is a barebones app that allows for quick song writing by choosing suggested chords and recording vocals.
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Play Along or Create Custom Tunes with Dr. Seuss Band - For Free!

Posted by Rob Rich on February 22nd, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Ridiculous and physically impossible musical instruments, with equally ridiculous and physically impossible names, can only mean one thing: Dr. Seuss. Or in this case, a Dr. Seuss Band.

Players can choose from a set of five different horns, then decide whether they'd like to mess around making their own music or try to go for the high score while recreating tunes from one of ten original songs from Hop on Pop to The Cat in the Hat. The sounds each horn makes can be tweaked by adding bizarre attechments such as fishbowls and train whistles, which fits right in, honestly. It's even possible to exchange various horn parts to create some truly weird... things that make noise.

This suitable-for-all-ages piece of musically interactive childhood has just recently seen a price drop, so now anyone can compose their own Seussian melodies on their iOS device for free. Sounds awfully tempting...


NanoStudio - Synth For Synth Geeks

Posted by Chris Hall on August 2nd, 2010
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

I always amazes me what people can do with various music programs on the iPhone. To me, it would require some seriously heavy duty equipment to make a good synth beat, but I'm no music expert.

NanoSynth is the iPhone equivalent of the heavy duty equipment that I was talking about. Combining "sampling, synthesis, sequencing and mastering in a single application", NanoSynth just about does it all.

"Record your ideas in real time, mix synth layers with samples, compose and arrange your tune using the powerful sequencer and bring the mix alive with real time effects such as reverb, waveshaping and delay. You can use your own samples or record them using the microphone. NanoStudio's low latency audio engine is custom engineered for iPhone, capable of delivering an amazing 48 voice polyphony in CD quality stereo."

Check out the promo video that they made for the app and see its awesomeness for yourself. Enjoy!

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