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January App Share

What’s your New Years resolution? If it’s to start making music or to use your iPad for more than just Netflix then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got 3 more exciting apps for you 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!

impaktor-the-drum-synthesizerImpaktor (£4.99 on iOS)

Perfect For: Ages 8+.

What is it? Impaktor is a drum synthesiser that interacts with your surroundings, turning the world into one large percussion instrument. You just slap your desk, legs, floor or friend like you would a real drum. The real acoustical impulses from the built-in microphone then relay to Impaktor which simulates  membranes, cymbals, metallophones or strings.

Why do we love it? Using your environment to create sounds brings a brilliant element to this app and makes it a joy to explore. The easy ability to record, re-record and layer means you can be turning your room into a great composition in no time.

notion3-scoreNotion (£14.99 on iOS)

Perfect For: Ages 11+.

What is it? Notion is a notation editor and playback tool. It contains an interactive piano keyboard, fretboard, and drum pad, as well as handwriting recognition, which make it a great place to get started composing your music.

Why do we love it? The opportunities to expand and build are great with Notion. There are dozens of different platforms and methods of exporting or uploading your tracks to different devices, whilst it can also easily be dropped across to PC based composition tools to take your creation to the next level!

thicket2Thicket (Free on iOS)

Perfect For: All ages and SEND.

What is it? Thicket is a soundscape app, which offers a moodier and darker experience than many of its competitors. Interact and react with your audio and visual environment, controlling both simultaneously with touch and gesture.

Why do we love it? It is easy to navigate and use, and comes with a good range of parental locks and features that mean it is an app you can easily allow your children to get immersed in without having to peer over their shoulder!

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

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