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Rap-Creation App AutoRap Gets a Redesign, Adds Integration with Smule Nation

Posted by Tre Lawrence on March 28th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

AutoRap, the fun app that is able transcribe words into auto-tuned rap music using beats from popular musicians from Smule, is getting a sizable update.

The update includes a full re-design of the app. One big feature added is integration with Smule Nation, the developer's own social community; this allows users to collaborate with each other. There is also a Rab Battle feature that allows AutoRap users to challenge others, and the ability to use the app to generate a Mixtape.

AutoRap is available for free (with optional paid in-app content) on the App Store.

E3 2013: Zya Offers Music Creation, Mashups, All On iOS

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on June 12th, 2013

Today at the EA event, we got to see a slick new game that's part music creation, part social free-to-play game, part music mashup engine. Called Zya, it lets you pick beats, bass lines, and sing melodies, choosing from a wide variety of professional sounds and performances from all different types of music, including a bunch that you've heard on the radio recently.

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Figure Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Chris Kirby on January 16th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SIMPLY STUNNING
It's easy to Figure it out!
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SampleTank for iPad 1.1 Update Adds MIDI Recorder

Posted by Greg Dawson on December 21st, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

SampleTank, a professional quality sound and groove workstation, recently announced a new update, which now makes it a universal app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. More importantly, it now features a built-in 4-track MIDI recorder, which is an essential tool for any music enthusiast or professional as it enables the mobile musician to record beats, grooves or complete songs anytime and everywhere. The new recorder features quantize and loop functions, export to audio and integration with the built-in pattern player making it a full-featured mobile sound and groove workstation.

Additionally, its drum pads interface was enhanced for easier use and now includes a total of 136 instruments as well as an another few hundred available as in-app purchases. The update also added more than 1,000 patterns as well as made the app compatible with any audio dock. The SampleTank music app is available for $19.99 on the App Store.

KORG iKaossilator Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on November 7th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: LIMITLESS LOOPING
This app version of the popular KORG Kaoss synthesizer lets players control the music with the touch of a finger.
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Blowup!! Review

By Jason Wadsworth on October 26th, 2011
Take a matching game, juice it up with techno beats, fast-paced gameplay, some robots, and this is what you get.
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soundTable for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on July 29th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: AURALLY INTRIGUING
It's not the most sophisticated beat-creation app in the app store, but its interface encourages a pick-up-and-play experimentation that's good to see (and hear).
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O-Gawa Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on May 19th, 2010
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: CONFOUNDING PLAYTHING
Want to be frustrated with zen-like efficiency? Give O-Gawa a spin.
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One Man Band

Posted by Chris Hall on March 7th, 2010
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

I was reading my Twitter feed a few minutes ago and saw this tweet from @wmcraver: This app reminds me of something @imogenheap would use...http://bit.ly/9T0hPJ Pretty amazing!

I haven't messed with the app at all (yet), but thenextweb.com (the site the video came from) says that it has a "fairly steep learning curve" i.e. I should probably never touch it. Regardless, this video is awesome and really shows off the iPhone's ability as a music device. Enjoy!

Star Guitar

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on April 9th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: INSPIRED
Muses don't schedule appointments. They aren't fine with being told to "please hold." If you don't have time for her at the moment, there are plenty of buskers down the street who will. Left your guitar at home? Not her problem. Of course, she might think
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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on August 11th, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Part fun tool and part drum beat composer, this application is lots of fun for anyone who likes to think they have a little bit of hidden musical ability.
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