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November App Share

It’s Bonfire Night! So let’s get November off with a fizz and a bang with 3 more Apps we’re using in workshops (and the office) this month!

Let us know what you think of these apps and let us know which you’ve been play with recently. Contact us on Facebook or Twitter with your favourites, and visit App Share to see more of ours!

tech-mobile-app-loopimal-05Loopimal (£2.59 on iOS)

Perfect for: Ages 5-10 (and secretly enjoyed by parents and teachers).

What is it? Simply, Loopimal is a building kit of fantastic animations and sounds to be played with and explored. It’s a colourful, character-based sequencer for kids: drag coloured shapes into place on a timeline to trigger different sounds and animations for the cute animals on-screen.

Why do we love it? The app is just so engaging that it will get the undivided attention of children almost straight away. It’s great fun and quirky whilst helping to build an early understanding of sequences and loops.

caustic-modular-rear-panelCaustic (£7.99 on iOS or Free on Android)

Perfect for: 11+.

What is it? Caustic 3 is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers. You can build and customise your own rack from a choice of 14 machines; ranging from Organ to BeatBox Drum Machine. Then create and edit your own tracks and record them within the app to share with friends.

Why do we love it? Caustic takes a little bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of it the attention-to-detail and options available is hugely impressive. The ability to connect with an external keyboard is also a great plus.

Windows8musicmaker_thumbMusic Maker Jam (Free on iOS and Android)

Perfect for: Ages 7+.

What is it? Music Maker Jam sees you arranging loops and samples – as well as your own vocal recordings – into a variety of songs. There’s a great catalogue of existing samples to choose from and an 8 channel mixer to mean there’s plenty you can do with them!

Why do we love it? Aside from the great selection of samples, styles and customisation offers. Music Jam is really intuitive and simple to use, meaning people of all abilities can leap in and produce some great sounding, original tracks in no time!

To view more of our favourite apps and start app-lying yourself to music technology visit our App Share page.

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