It may be February, but forget the Power of Love for a second, this month we’re getting deep into the Power of Apps! 3 more of our favourite tools for your tablet or smartphone to help you take the next step in your music-making 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: Ages 11+.
What is it? Whether you’re inspired by seeing Ed Sheeran in full flow or just want to add another level to your music, Quantiloop is a fantastic recreation of a hardware loop pedal all inside an app. Make it as complex or as simple as you need, creating up to 4 tracks with endless layers of overdubs to build your performance.
Why do we love it? What’s great about Quantiloop is its ability to accommodate musicians across a whole range of abilities and available resources. You can attach a MIDI foot controller and use it as a fully operational loop pedal, or if not just preset your loops, start recording and achieve great results hands free!
Perfect For: Ages 7+.
What is it? Created by Apple for their devices, Music Memos is a very clever little app that helps take your early compositions to the next level! You can record and save performances of any musical instrument or vocal on to the app, which then detects your tempo, rhythm and chords and lets you instantly hear your musical idea accompanied by realistic sounding drums and bass.
Why do we love it? A great little addition to the app is the auto-record feature, which detects through the device’s microphone the moment that music starts to be played in its vicinity. It then saves the recording for you to revisit later, meaning a momentary glimpse of creative inspiration should never be lost again!
Perfect For: Ages 11+.
What is it? Chordbot is a songwriting tool that lets you create and play complex chord progressions in different arrangements easily. Just add some chords, select a style and hit play. It is easy to use and can cover the whole range of usage, from just some fun exploration to piecing together complex backing tracks.
Why do we love it? Chordbot offers a fantastic amount of depth in terms of the variety of tools available. With over 60 types of chord, over 70 composing styles and almost 500 instrument tracks, it should definitely have enough options to keep you busy!
To view more of our favourite apps and start app-lying yourself to music technology visit our App Share page.