Top 10 Best Music Making Software For iPad

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Do you know that professional quality music can now be done on your iPad? This is possible with the use of some of the best music making software applications available.

If you want to start making music now, we would like to recommend our top ten choices on this software category:


10. Studio Track

Studio Track

Studio Track has a multitrack recorder and mixer with built-in tools such as faders, calibrated meters, bounce and mix and stereo output meters.

Among its notable features is its Wi-Fi synching capability as well as its ability to import and export files via email. You can use it to record music while on the go. This application costs $9.99.


9. StompBox


Using StompBox, music enthusiasts will be able to create music on their iPad complete with digital effects. It can make guitar effects using any of its 17 digital tools including flangers, phasers, reverb, pitch shifter, chorus and many others.

With this application, you can also record loops with up to four tracks and play them back using an external amp.


8. Garageband


If you like to create music with friends and easily broadcast it on social networks, one of the most suitable programs to use is Garageband. If you have this application, you can access various types of known instruments and play them in your iPad.

Garageband also has an amazing feature called Jam Session which lets you connect with other musicians through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. You could record your music then edit and mix before sharing it on social media including YouTube.


7. FL Studio Mobile HD

FL Studio Mobile HD

Originally available for desktop, the FL Studio Mobile HD premium application is now also available for iPad users. It is packed with more than 100 instruments as well as loops, drum kits and a virtual piano which is readily configurable.

Also, it has a sequencer with 99 tracks and MIDI in and out. One of its important capabilities is allowing you to make custom sounds and kits using its built-in Sampler. It is also easy to use, requiring only a moderate learning curve.


6. ReBirth for iPad

ReBirth for iPad

Rebirth for iPad can emulate three devices that made a significant impact in the rap music and dance world, namely the Roland TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines and the Bassline Synth TB-303.

Its other features include mixer, compressor, distortion unit, pattern sequencer and many other features for recording and editing music.


5. Pianist Pro

Pianist Pro

As its name suggests, Pianist Pro is a software application that lets you get hold of a professional grade piano without actually using one. It has 16 different recorded instruments such as guitars, pianos, synths and organs, just like in an electronic keyboard.

You can also configure your iPad so that you can get a display of the whole 88 piano keys. Using this application, you can also use MIDI keyboards, record music and export them via WAV files back in the studio.

Only $5, this is one of the most inexpensive yet comprehensive music making applications available.


4. DM1 – The Drum Machine

DM1 - The Drum Machine

Drum Machine is also a good application to use for creating music on the iPad. It has five important sections composed of useful tools for recording, editing and mixing music to make original and professional quality music.

One of its five main features is its step sequencer which lets you make cool beats and beautiful rhythms easily. Another feature is its drum pads for playing and recording beats. Its other features are mixer, FX track pads and song composer.


3. studio.HD


studio.HD is perhaps one of the most popular iPad music making applications. This app allows users to make 24 tracks then edit and mix songs quickly and easily.

One of its advantages is its built-in microphone for recording vocals. It also has 900 free music loops on almost all genres.


2. Synth


With its 40 built-in instruments, sampler, metronome, pitch-blend wheel and other cool features, Synth is also a music making application worth considering.

Its many features allow you to make music with ease. Synth is also free to download.


1. Korg iMS-20

Korg iMS-20

Available at $30, Korg iMS-20 may be an expensive option compared to other music making applications on our list, but it has also many great features to beat.

It has the MS-20 synth, a 16-step sequencer, a drum machine with six pads, and a mixer with seven channels and 14 digital effects.


Your Turn

Now that you know what we consider as among the best music making software for iPad, let us know if you have used any of them including your experience using it.


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