I do love drum apps. So it should come as no surprise that I love miniDrum Pro. It has an almost baffling array of controls and functionality to play with so you have to give it your full attention, which does pay off once you’ve got to grips with the app.
This is loads of fun to play with, which I do whenever I can.
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ThumbJam is one of the most expressive instrument apps that there is, and is a joy to play, whether you’re just playing for the sake of it, or using it for recording or live.
I love the sounds in ThumbJam too and how the app seems to have just the right balance between functionality and interface. Not cluttered, always enough around to give you the control you need.
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I have to say that I use either HD or Producer a lot. I love both these apps and I love the fact that in HD I can use loops from more than one set in a mix. I also love that I can move a set from my iPhone to iPad without too much hassle.
Both HD and producer are great to play with, either live or just messing around on your own.
AmpKit might stand out in my list as a little unusual, but the reason I like it is unusual too. I posted a little while ago about using AmpKit for effects processing using files I’ve AudioCopied in from another app, and I’m finding this a really handy use of this app.
I especially like to be able to chain effects exactly the way I want them in AmpKit and then save the set up. I’m finding it very useful for experimentation.
So, not a standard use for an amp simulation app, but a good one in my book.
Another great promo code give away. I have 20! Yes, 20 promo codes for 50 in 1 Piano HD to give away, and all you have to do to enter the promo code give away is answer this question.
Name 1 of the instruments included with the app?
Email your answer to email@example.com by tomorrow at 8pm GMT on the 15th of Feb. Correct answers will be picked at random shortly after that.
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Xewton is awesome. When it first came out people likened it to GarageBand on the iPhone, and in some ways it is. Personally I like to use it for composing rather than ‘sequencing’ if you know what I mean.
I also love the fact that when I export MIDI files from Symphony Pro I can open them in Music Studio and start messing around with them.
Although I can get lost at times editing in Music Studio it is still an app that I go back to time and again.
I love RJDJ. I love a bunch of the scenes and love making recordings. If you’ve never tried RJDJ then you really should. It is a huge amount of fun, and it is free!