These days people have the power to do anything and one of the reasons it's possible is because of the amount of iPad apps available. I've given people a list of 5 great apps they need to check out if they love making music.
If you're into music and you don't have an iPad you should go out and get one right now. The reason they are great is because people keep coming out with amazing apps that will satisfy all your music needs. There has been no other time in history that making music has been so fun and easy. It's really magical to think you can compose great songs while you sit on your couch chilling out at night. If you're looking for some great apps we can look at some of the most popular ones right now.
If you're not quite sure how to play music yet you should definitely start with this app because it's very friendly to the newbie. There are lots of instruments built into the app and you can play them using the iPad's multi-touch input. If you feel like a little jam session with a few of your friends you can even connect to each other and make music together. Once you're finished you can give it a quick edit before uploading it to YouTube for the world to hear.
You're not always going to be sitting next to your computer and what do you do when you want to record a song? Maybe a moment of genius will strike you and you need to get something down straight away. Studio Track will take care of you because you can do anything on the go. You can easily import tracks into the app and there is a mixer and multi-track recorder with easy-to-use buttons to play around with. There are also enough features to make sure whatever you create will sound great.
This is the best piano app in the world and it brings a professional grade instrument straight to your fingertips. If you wanted to buy a full-sized piano you'd be looking at thousands of dollars, but you can have this one for five bucks. You can even set up the layout so you have access to 88 keys. It comes packed with 16 recorded instruments and it's an easy way to compose brilliant music.
DM1 – The Drum Machine
You've probably heard that drummers get all the chicks. I don't think this applies to an iPad app, but DM1 is definitely the coolest drum app on the planet at the moment. You can now make all the great songs you like without the neighbors banging on the walls. Inside, you have 64 mastered drum kits and you can add lots of special effects to give your songs a personal touch. You can even tap out the beats and use the sequencer to turn them into a song, so you'll find it easy to use.
If you want to make some great songs from scratch you will love studio.HD because it has a simple editor that won't take you long to pick up. If you think of something while you're out it has a pretty cool feature that lets you use the in-built mic to record vocals even though you might get funny looks singing into your iPad as you're walking down the street. Plus the icing on the cake is that there are over 900 loops that you can download for free and they cover all genres.
Jean Parker, the author of this post, works at Addicted to Audio, an online website that sells gadgets like players, microphones, mini systems, Dj headphones, etc. Besides claiming to be a massive music fan, he also has a passion for writing guest posts.