Ícaro’s top 10 apps

I’ve been meaning to post this top 10 from Icaro.

Just to introduce myself, I’m a Icaro Ferre, DJ and producer from Brazil.

  1. NanoStudio: This might be the best music app! It has so many features! It’s also nice to see how the developer is focused on making this the best app out there.
  2. Flare: As a DJ, I can’t say a negative point about Flare. I think its one of the first apps to use the music from your library without actually importing it.
  3. ThumbJam: Incredible app, it has tons of instruments and you can even create your own.
  4. Looptastic Producer: Great tool for live performance.
  5. DrumTrack8: my favorite drum machine. It has all the classic kits as well as some new ones. The app features audiocopy and beat shuffling, thats all I need.
  6. ProChords – This is my favorite music tool, it helps me a lot when it comes to finding good progressions.
  7. NanoLoop – Sometimes it’s minimalism maximizes my creativity.
  8. DubSiren Pro – I came from a Drum’n Bass background so I loooove reggae music. It’s always fun to play with the dub siren, as well as all the samples that it had.
  9. TouchOSC – I’ve been using it since it was released. Best OSC app out there!
  10. JR Hexatone – The most diferrent drum machine I’ve seen. It’s randomness is what keep this app away from being deleted from my iPod, even tho the app lacks audiocopy/paste so it’s kind of useless.

Thanks Icaro. If you want to know more about Icaro the check out his site.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/icaroferre
SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/icaro-ferre

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  1. This is pretty close to the top 10 on my iphone….. Eventhough I don't think I have 10 appz even installed anymore.

    In no particular order:

    – Nanoloop (gotta dig those FM lofi sounds)

    – Sunvox (still the most powerful music app on the idevices, love the modular setup for the synths)

    – Flare Scratch (coming from a turntablist/scratching background this app is just pure fun. Love to import my own things to scratch. The time coded vinyl emulation is nice too cuz I can use with Virtual DJ on the PC)

    – Voice Memo (I use this app to monitor my input signals for when I sample. * since nanostudio lacks this function)

    – ThumbJam (great set of sounds and very easy to use/jam out on)

    – DopplerPad (I love being able to make custom scales and play along with music I've already made on my hardware)

    – BeatMaker (ugggg this app is a love hate relationship. It's been on my idevice nearly 3 years now… but I'm using it less and less. Did I mention how I hate intua's stance on treating customers and their community?) Kinda-sorta looking forward to BM2, but I doubt I'll support Intua.

    – Nanostudio (not much to say about this one that hasn't been said already. It's my favorite app and my workhorse. I find myself making multiple tracks everyday with this. For a while it was my only installed app when I got my new itouch)

    – Jasuto (got this app back in the day from a free promo code. Didn't use it for a year, but when I did I was amazed at the crazy sounds that was being produced! Love this app just for sampling into my hardware)

    – Multitrack DAW (not much to say here either. Copy/Paste support and 8 tracks. It compliments nanostudio well.)

    Last but not least I gotta give credit to two more appz that help my musical endeavors.

    1. Safari Download manager (this allows me to download files on my idevice)

    2. iFile (this allows me to cut,copy,paste files to and from any directory on my idevice. It also unzips and unrars!)


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