So, here we are three months (or almost three months) after the launch of the iPhone / iPod Touch app store, how have music applications developed?

Prior to lunch there were a number of jailbreak music apps, and some of those have moved over to 2.0 (now 2.1) applications, Notably:

IR 909
Band

Some that haven’t moved over to 2.0:

iPhone Synth
BeatPhone

Since launch there has been a huge number of new applications popping up every day, and surprisingly, a large number of music based apps too. Here are some of my favourites:

BeatMaker
BtBx
Thereminator
Cosmovox
iDrum (both versions)
Guitarist
Pianist
ITM Apps
ProRemote / ProRemote Light
Pocket Guitar

These are are the apps that I think are probably most worthy of note, although there are others too.

Of course, there are a few apps that have been announced but as yet haven’t arrived:

PianoFly from miniMusic, together with the other apps that miniMusic will be releasing.

Noise IO which is about a month overdue now.

And not to forget the new app called miniSynth from Yonac that was announced yesterday.

There are of course other apps out there being developed and as time goes on I hope that we’ll see even more high quality music apps for this platform.

Of course, one area that has seen a lot of activity is around controllers. There have been lots of controller apps released, in all sorts of different varieties. This is quite interesting, multi-touch seems to fit very well for these apps.

What I’d really like is to see a wider use for this platform, not just controllers. I’m hoping for lots more in the next three months . I’m especially hopeful of the miniMusic suite of apps.

So, for a new platform I think that this is a really good start. It’ll be interesting to see how it matures and where the more complex apps come from. So far we’ve not seen an equivalent to Griff or Bhajis Loops, perhaps we won’t, perhaps it will be something quite different and more performance driven.

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