It’s January and the New Year is upon us so what are your resolutions for 2017? More exercise? Healthier eating? Discovering some fantastic new music apps on your iPad? We can’t help with the first two but if it’s the 3rd one then you’re in luck! Here are 3 more of our favourite apps from soundLINCS workshops this month.
Let us know if you’ve used any of these apps and what you thought of them, plus what you’ve been using recently. Contact us on Facebook or Twitter with your favourites, and visit App Share to see more of ours!
Perfect For: All ages.
What is it? Like a theremin you can carry round in your pocket. AirVox is an app controlled without touch, using the devices camera to allow you to make music with hand gestures and motions. Your movements are tracked and control note and pitch across 50 musical scales.
Why do we love it? The fact that no musical knowledge is needed! Anyone can be an instrument with just the slightest movement. However, there are options for very specific customisation and fine movement that mean more experienced users can create greatly honed sounds.
Perfect For: Ages 10+.
What is it? The iKaossilator is a synthesiser app. It uses the X-Y interface, so you can play and create sounds just by moving your finger around your device’s screen. You can compose tracks, control loops for DJ-style performances, and even sync with other iPhone users so you can produce music together.
Why do we love it? With 50 loops and 150 sounds there is a great, diverse range of options in the app to shape your creations. The sharing functionality is also fantastic, as you can easily record or export your creations, and even loop them back into the app. Easy connection to soundcloud is also a big bonus.
Perfect For: Early Years and SEND.
What is it? From the people behind the excellent Bloom, Trope allows you to create immersive soundscapes by drawing onto the screen, with varying tones playing to mirror your movements.
Why do we love it? Trope can be a really engrossing experience, allowing anyone to feel their influence over music with just the tap of a screen. There is also a listen mode which provides an ambient, relaxing experience without the need to engage.
To view more of our favourite apps and start app-lying yourself to music technology visit our App Share page.