iOS (iPad and iPhone) Apps of worthiness!!

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Post by kingmoot »

I've been trying out a couple of Brian Eno ipad apps, namely:
- Bloom 10 Worlds
- Scape

Both apps sound fantastic. You basically draw something on screen and the app does the rest - quite impressive how the music subtly changes over time.

http://www.generativemusic.com/

He's made a few more apps too, but just these two are enough for me right now.

You can't save what you've created in Bloom, but you can in Scape. Not sure about how his other apps work. If you like Brian Eno's music generally you're likely to enjoy these apps.
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Dave.P wrote:I us an Alesis iO Dock II to connect everything up.
Seems this was discontinued a while back so there may be some second hand deals around.
Be aware that earlier ones did not come with a lightning connection as standard.
Fortunately my iPad Pro 1st generation fits in pretty well.
In Cubase, the iO Dock shows up as the target for the midi from whatever device I choose so can even make it follow the chord track.
Audio comes back in via a stereo pair to my interface.

Totally agree that you need to set up an Aggregate Device.

This dates back almost a year, but just wanted to update and say thanks. I finally got round to getting an iO Dock II off eBay, and it works perfectly with my iPhone and my wife's iPad Mini (which, much to her bemusement, now has a couple of Moog apps on it!) :mrgreen:
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Garage Band especially now it has Alchemy incorporated.
My wish list is small, I’d like a ‘loop’ function.
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Post by Dave.P »

redlester wrote:
Dave.P wrote:I us an Alesis iO Dock II to connect everything up.
Seems this was discontinued a while back so there may be some second hand deals around.
Be aware that earlier ones did not come with a lightning connection as standard.
Fortunately my iPad Pro 1st generation fits in pretty well.
In Cubase, the iO Dock shows up as the target for the midi from whatever device I choose so can even make it follow the chord track.
Audio comes back in via a stereo pair to my interface.

Totally agree that you need to set up an Aggregate Device.

This dates back almost a year, but just wanted to update and say thanks. I finally got round to getting an iO Dock II off eBay, and it works perfectly with my iPhone and my wife's iPad Mini (which, much to her bemusement, now has a couple of Moog apps on it!) :mrgreen:

Good to know!
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Can't pass up the opportunity to post a link to the SOS website's repository of App reviews, which you can find here:

https://www.soundonsound.com/apps
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Post by The Elf »

Then I will take the opportunity to mention a few of my favourite musical iOS apps...

- MIDI Designer Pro (the reason I own an iPad!)
- Cubasis (clever, but very wearing to use on an iPad)
- AUM (turns the iPad into a usable virtual instrument host)
- StreetlyTron Pro (sublime noises)
- Enso (great little looper, only lacking an undo/re-do feature, IMO)
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The Fugue Machine, a four playback head sequencer, ideal for those Terry Riley moments. Love it to death on iPad.
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Yes great fun and a major time suck in the best way!
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Streetly Tron, worth it just for the Rhodes.
Animoog, worth it just for one preset, you can’t say that about much, soft or hardware.
Synth One, one synth challenge standing on one leg.
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