The holidays have come and gone and it’s time to go back to school. So whether you’re looking for something to bribe the kids to bed on time or something to play with now you have the house to yourself again we have 3 more brilliant apps for you to explore that we’ve been using at soundLINCS HQ this month.
Auxy Music Creation (Free on iOS)
Perfect for: Ages 12+.
What is it? Auxy is a simple sequencer-type app to make modern electronic, music. The app allows you to create your own drum and synth loops from one to four bars. From there you can tweak and edit them to get the perfect sound before uploading to the internet and sharing your creations with friends and family.
Why do we love it? The minimalist look and feel of Auxy really sets it apart from similar apps. With stripped down graphics and an easy to manoeuvre interface, including a helpful tutorial – it really lacks the imposing look and over-complicated options of many other apps.
Perfect for: All ages.
What is it? Vio is a vocal modification app that allows you to easily alter the style and pitch of your voice. The app allows your singing to be in tune and harmonised easily and also has a range of advanced options, allowing you to explore looping, adjustable keys, scales, tempos and more.
Why do we love it? The brilliant range of things to play with is the stand out appeal of Vio, as the sheer number of ways to modify and manipulate your voice can keep you entertained for hours. There’s a whole range of sounds to use on your voice; from bumblebee to blues boogie and classical to 8-bit.
Perfect for: Ages 5+
What is it? TC-Performer is a software synthesiser with fantastic multi-touch performance options. You simply start touching the screen wherever you like and sounds are generated based on your movements.
Why do we love it? The many ways to manipulate the sounds within TC-Performer are really impressive, making it so much more than a tap-to-play virtual instrument. You can pull, tap, drag, twist, and stretch your touches on the screen to create a variety of sounds, with plenty of additional pads and effects to add as well.
To view more of our favourite apps and start app-lying yourself to music technology visit our App Share page.