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.
8Bitone MICRO COMPOSER

Aura
Lots of controls in this app to create ambient soundscaping.
Aura

BeBot
Tweakable and infinitely playable, it’s THE live instrument for when your theremin is in the shop.
Bebot - Robot Synth

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.
Bloom

Buddha Machine
In contrast to Bloom: why do loops that sound so soothing give me nightmares?
Buddha Machine

RjDj
Thoroughly weird stuff. My surroundings never sounded like this fascinating. Someone called it “augmented reality for sound” and I couldn’t agree more.
Reality Jockey Ltd.

SoundGrid
Hands down the best matrix sequencer on the iPhone, and it just keeps getting better.
SoundGrid

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.
Star6

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.
technoBox (303 808 909 studio)

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.
TweakyBeat

An interesting collection and one without Beatmaker included. This top ten seems more ‘instrument’ focussed. Thanks again Zachary.

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2 comments

  1. Urgh, I HATE 8bitone. I can't use it. I can't do the long notes (I know you have to hold shift. It doesn't seem to work) and I just don't enjoy using it like I do most of my other music apps. I can't play keyboard, I think that's probably why I can't utilise this app much. Like fiddling with it tho…

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