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25/04/2011 / iPad, iPhone, openFrameworks, Sound

NodeBeat is a generative music app for the iPhone and iPad in the style of apps like Bloom. In it, gently drifting nodes interact with pulsing triggers producing minimal soundscapes. It offers several options to tailor the parameters of the ...

08/10/2010 / iPad, iPhone, Sound

The reactable got it it's start before the iPhone and iPad brought multitouch to the masses. It began as an experiment into new forms of computer interaction, both for music applications and multi-user, multi-touch applications in general. The first iteration ...

26/05/2010 / iPhone, Sound

Shapeless: The Drum Machine can be looked at two ways - one the one hand, it's a drum machine with 10 different sample kits. On the other hand, it's a new form of interactive album that is just starting to ...

11/05/2010 / iPhone, Sound

Circuit Synth is a very simple and fun modular synthesizer for the iPhone. It allows you to hook up to six modules up in any order. The interface is very easy and friendly and even people not familiar with synthesis ...

26/03/2010 / Flash, Sound, WebApp

Audiotool is a fantastic example of why Adobe Flash is still relevant in a world where many web developers are calling for it's early demise. is a fairly complete electronic music studio in web app form. It's something that ...

15/03/2010 / iPhone, openFrameworks, Sound

From the author of Thump comes his latest app Sampletoy. As it's name would imply, Sampletoy is about having fun with sound. At it's core, Sampletoy is a simple sampler. It lets you record audio using the iPhone microphone and ...

06/02/2010 / iPhone, Sound

ProLoop is an audio loop playing and sound experimentation app from Trapcode. It features a pretty cool looking interface that shows the waveform of each loop as it plays. It can play up to 6 loops and you can mix ...

28/01/2010 / Featured, iPhone, News

Today Apple announced it's long rumored new product, the iPad. Hype has been reaching epic proportions leading up to the launch, though I would say that the device meets expectations without really offering anything truly groundbreaking in terms of technology. ...

29/12/2009 / c++, iPhone

iPhone development is red hot right now, with thousands of individual developers and big brands trying to carve out a miniscule piece of the Apple's rather large pie for themselves. Aside from the profit aspect, there are many creative programmers ...

09/12/2009 / iPhone, Sound

It's well known that I am a fan of analog drum boxes - especially quirky ones like Tweaky Beat. Tweaky Beat allows you to make loops of analog drum sounds (generated ones, not samples). In terms of functionality, this app ...

02/11/2009 / iPhone, Sound

SunVox is a modular sequencing application that has been ported to almost every platform under the sun (sorry, terrible pun). It's especially targeted to mobile platforms - in addition to working on Windows, Mac and Linux, it also works on ...

12/10/2009 / iPhone, Sound

Star6 is a DJ or perfomance oriented music app that allows you to play loops and control several different effects on said loops. It's very much geared towards glitchy music since the included effects allow you to slice, chop, stutter, ...

08/09/2009 / iPhone, Sound

Euphonics is a relaxing musical toy in the style of Bloom. Like Bloom it features a large space for tapping out piano notes. Multitouch is supported (yay!). By default, notes are locked to a specific scale, so no matter what ...

29/08/2009 / iPhone, Sound

Created by Retronyms, DopplerPad is an iPhone sound application that allows you to quickly create and perform musical hooks, phrases and loops with a variety of custom synth and sample-based instruments. DopplerPad offers a unique take on mobile music production. It's clear ...

17/08/2009 / iPhone

Sonar Ruler, as it's name might imply, is an app that allows you to measure distances using "sonar" pings. It works similar to how bats find their way around - by making little clicks and listening for the echoes that ...

10/08/2009 / iPhone, Sound

Jasuto is an iPhone music app (and a VST Plugin) that can rightly claim to be the first modular synthesizer on the platform. Jasuto lets you build your own patches or synths similar to how you would in Reaktor or ...