My last question in this area got some good responses, but also posed this question:
I’d like to propose this question … for all around music creation, what 2 apps are worth mastering? For one, I think maybe NanoStudio and for the other maybe Nave … but I’d love to know what others think.
So, what’s really worth the effort?
Review and audio demo of Propellerhead’s brilliant Thor synth for iOS. For a full review of the app see the Music App Blog website at www.musicappblog.com
A review with audio demos of the Nave iOS wavetable synth by Waldorf. For a full review of the app see www.musicappblog.com
I know it’s in September, but it’s worth getting your tickets early to show support. They’re available on Eventbrite.
Android 1.1 Features:
- NEW Custom kits can be created from wave or compressed audio files within the step sequencer
- NEW Custom instruments or kits can be created from user samples (from zipped wave files)
- 133 high quality instruments, drum kits & sliced-loop beats
- All instruments have FL Studio desktop counterparts for FL Studio desktop import and extension
- Step sequencer for fast percussion programming and sliced-loop reworking
- Configurable virtual piano-keyboard
- Configurable drum pads
- Browser with preview button and logical sorting into Instruments, Synths, Drum kits & Loops
- Pan, volume, release and attack time configurable per instrument
- Pitch bend via accelerometer
- Latency optimized (depending on the device), high quality, battery-friendly audio engine
- Drum loops and sliced loops ready to start your project with a cool beat
- Effects include Limiter, Reverb, Delay, EQ, Amp simulator & Filter to enhance your mix.
- 99 track sequencer and intuitive editing options
- Per-track mute, solo, effect bus, pan and volume adjustment
- Edit at the level of tracks, bars or down to individual notes
- Piano roll editor for manual entry of note & chord sequences or detailed editing of recorded performances
- Undo and redo for all editable screens
- Metronome with tempo & time-signature settings
- Intuitive positioning of screens with the slide gesture and resize with the pinch gesture
- Save and load your songs, export to WAV and AAC
- MIDI file import/export
- Share your songs via Email or Dropbox
- In-app user manual
Android System Specifications
- OS: Android 2.3.3 or higher.
- Screen resolutions: Works with all screen resolutions but is optimised for 1280×800, 800×480, 960×640 and 480×320.
- CPU: Multi-core supported. The faster your Android device the more you can do with FL Studio Mobile.
The feature-set of the Android and iOS versions will be harmonized in future updates, including the addition of the following features to the Android version:
- Audio tracks and wave editor
- Background audio (playback while the app runs in the background)
- SoundCloud upload
- Full screen view on all devices
- In-app shop
While projects, .flm format, are compatible between Android and iOS, if audio tracks are present they are ignored. If instruments are not avaiable the MIDI data is loaded and the a default instrument is used.
What do you use for field recording? Apps? Hardware? I’m really interested in what works for people when making recordings. Partially just out of interest, but also to help me with how I record.
Waiting to hear from you …
Very useful indeed if you use both. You can read the whole post at iOS Music and You.
I wrote something about it over here a little while ago, so if you want to know more about this book click here.
Two of Yonac’s apps, SHREDDER and Steel Guitar in the Aug issue of Guitar World. Nice one Yonac!