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5 iPad Apps For Producing Quality Music


Ipad-keyboardBy freelance tech writer Reese Jones.

Back in the day, producing quality music requires a lot of work to do. You have to go to a music studio to record your songs and mix them altogether. You even have to spend hundreds of dollars just to get things right. Nowadays, we now have the iPad that just does the task, and little to no costs. All it takes is one simple download from the iTunes store and you’ll get useful apps that will help you produce your music with the same quality as the ones those popular music idols produce. Here are those apps:

 
Garageband-appGarageBand

Don’t have a band yet? Then no worries, while you’re still on your way to get other great musicians like yourself, you can have GarageBand for now. GarageBand is a useful app that turns the iPad into different instruments like a keyboard, drums, and other string instruments. Record your produced audio so you can sing and play your own instrument while you listen to your recorded songs. There’s also a guitar amp included. You can even make your own ringtones with this app. Priced at $4.99, this app surely does wonders when you lack other instruments to play with.

Improvox-appImproVox

Having difficulties singing? Here’s Improvox, as its name implies, it improves how you sing. And it really works. All you have to do is move your fingers on the touchpads on your iPad and you can correct your voice’s pitch. You can even add different vocal effects like echo, flanger, reverb, and the fun auto-wah. With a $3.99 price tag, you’ll get closer to perfect your singing.

Songwriters-pad-appSongwriter's Pad

Songwriter’s Pad is a fun and helpful app that helps your creative juice flowing. This app will simply eliminate that annoying writer’s block for you when you can’t find the right words to express your emotions. Be it happy, sad, angry, or scared, this app has it all. You can even find rhyming words if you want to write poems or you want your songs to end in a creative fashion. Priced at $14.99, this app will let you get the right words to get you on the mood for writing.

Amplitude-appAmpliTube

Forget those heavy amps for your guitar; it’s heavy enough as it is. You’re recording music so you still don’t need earache audio, yet. Priced at $19.99, Amplitube is an app that makes your iPad act like a guitar amplifier. It has noise filters, delay, fuzz, and over drive functions. Plus, there’s also a guitar tuner and a metronome to get your desired tuning and tempo. And since it’s connected to your iPad, you can jam with songs on your music library so you can practice songs you want to cover. Although note that you need a device like the GuitarConnect Cable or the AmpliTube iRig to connect your guitar to your iPad.

Sunvox-appSunVox

If you want to make music into a career, then SunVox is an essential app to have. With SunVox, you can compose music anywhere you want. Also known as the most powerful music creation tool, this nifty sequencer offers top of the line features for a very low price of $4.99. Present in-depth customization and synthesizing music, you’ll give your music the best quality it can have. It’s also available in other devices like PC, Android, and Mac so you can work on your music whatever device you’re using.

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About the Author

Reese Jones is a tech and gadget lover, a die-hard fan of iOS and console games. She started her writing venture recently and writes about everything from quick tech tips, to mobile-specific news from the likes of O2, to tech-related DIY. Find more about her and her work at Reese+ and tweet her @r_am_jones.

 

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9 Comments

  1. A poorly written intro, 5 apps chosen seemingly at random, and 5 descriptions sparsely rewritten from the iTunes descriptions provided by a “writer” who seems to have no musical background whatsoever. What happened, hypebot? Did you lose a bet?

  2. Can you show me one professional guitarist (that’s full time) who’s using Amplitube instead of the real deal?
    By the way, still in the day, producing music takes just as much time and probably more given todays distractions.
    And it still takes hundreds of dollars to record. You gotta buy that iPad right?
    I agree with the first commentator that some qualification/experience would have been nice as I think the piece comes across like a jingle.

  3. I actually used my phone to play my guitar through on a small gig while I was traveling. It was very convenient, and did the trick, but I would never use it in a truly professional setting. By the way, I’ve looked and listened to a bunch of apps for guitar, and for me, by far, the best-sounding is JamUp. (unsolicited endorsement!) Amplitube gets a lot of press, but I’ve never been able to get very many useable sounds out of it.

  4. Twitter recommended this article to me, congratulations.
    Although I’m used to reading articles which don’t cause me to have stop and puzzle out the meaning of the words and think about tense and stuff, this is a refreshing change.
    How do these apps compare to the expensive old gear then? Have lots of successful music been made this way?
    Back in the day I like good journalism.

  5. Those apps are good for beginners to play with, but when it comes to professional use they can’t be used. At least some of them are cheap.

  6. If you are interested in GarageBand, I just release the first comprehensive manual “GarageBand for iPad – How it Works”, not just a QuickStartGuide. It is self published and available on my website http://www.DingDingMusic.com/Manuals. It explains Apple’s popular music production application “GarageBand for the iPad” with rich illustrations and diagrams that are not found in any other manual. I even cover new concepts like iCloud and iTunes File Sharing in great details and that knowledge is extremely useful for other applications too.

  7. The desktop version gets used in the studio and live all the time ( http://www.amplitube.com ). There are people who gig with AmpliTube on iOS devices too, but really the most popular use by professionals for the iOS versions would be the hotel-room writing session. That’s how we started working with Slash (and how many artists contact us – “hey I use AmpliTube on my iPhone to write and warm up…”). Live, we’ve had our desktop bass models used in front of hundreds of thousands, even counting only Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews Band alone. In the studio, there’s a great many who like to blend amp sim and real tube amps every day.

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