Time for another top 10, and today’s is from Zachary, and an interesting selection too:
My Top Ten iPhone Music Apps, alphabetically
8Bitone Lo-fi gameboy rock fun, even if it’s a bit confounding to understand.
Aura Lots of controls in this app to create ambient soundscaping.
BeBot Tweakable and infinitely playable, it’s THE live instrument for when your theremin is in the shop.
Bloom Even without Brian Eno’s name attached to it, it’s a great little sound machine. Good one to let play itself. The most relaxing thing ever.
Buddha Machine In contrast to Bloom: why do loops that sound so soothing give me nightmares?
RjDj Thoroughly weird stuff. My surroundings never sounded like this fascinating. Someone called it “augmented reality for sound” and I couldn’t agree more.
SoundGrid Hands down the best matrix sequencer on the iPhone, and it just keeps getting better.
Star6 I hate it when remix apps say they’re “designed for creativity” then restrict you to their small bank of samples. Not this one. Load your own samples and glitch ’em up good. Accelerometer-based control so you don’t look like you’re just texting when you play live.
technoBox Surprised that nobody has mentioned this yet. Amazing 303/808/909 emulation, and the closest you’ll get to ReBirth on the iPhone. The first music app I bought, and I still come back to it for my acid fix.
TweakyBeat So in love with analog-style fully moddable drum sounds, I don’t even care that it’s monophonic. Instant microhouse in a free app.
An interesting collection and one without Beatmaker included. This top ten seems more ‘instrument’ focussed. Thanks again Zachary.