It’s October, and if there’s one thing you shouldn’t be scared of this month its exploring your smartphone or tablet to start using the latest and greatest music apps! We have 3 more of our favourite apps from soundLINCS HQ this month as part of App Share for you to play and explore.
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? Samplebot uses a grid of coloured tiles to represent audio clips, which can be recorded live or imported from elsewhere. Clips can then be played back with a touch, or recorded and layered with other sounds using the app’s sequencer function.
Why do we love it? It’s so accessible and fun to use for all ages. Open to all abilities, more experienced producers can create some great tracks using the app, whilst it is also great for children to explore their environment, creating samples and songs using noises from toys and objects around them.
Perfect For: Ages 5+.
What is it? Every superstar DJ starts somewhere, and for the big names of the future Crayola DJ might be the answer. The app allows you to mix loops, add fun sound effects and the face the music as you perform in front of an audience and receive points for mixing and scratching.
Why do we love it? For a genre of music performance that can be made to feel technical and daunting, Crayola DJ does a great job of welcoming in the younger audience whilst not diluting the skillset. It uses tools such as crossfaders, sound effects and tempo sliders whilst maintaining a fun and engaging feel.
Perfect For: Ages 7+.
What is it? Soundtrap is something of a ‘one-stop shop’ for several great music app features. You can load in a samples provided to create a track, play out some melodies using the built-in instruments (similar to Garageband), or use the app to record your own vocals and instruments.
Why do we love it? It’s free! Soundtrap is a great entry point to people who are interested in apps like Garageband but dissuaded by the price. It’s easy to navigate and gives a good wealth of options that make it great to play with and begin to build your knowledge.
To view more of our favourite apps and start app-lying yourself to music technology visit our App Share page.