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Best Of 2018: iOS Apps For Musicians
2018 has been a great year for new, expanded and upgraded music-making apps on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Here are some of the best, from beat makers to full DAWs.
Dec. 26, 2018
8 Productivity Hacks For Making Music On The Move
Making music on the move has never been easier, whether on a laptop, phone or tablet. Here are 8 ways to make it easier and more fun to create music on the go.
Jul. 23, 2018
Designing an Interactive Museum Exhibit as an iPad App
Tasked with creating an iPad app that was stylish but easy to use, Iain Anderson combined design, programming and various different software to make it happen. Here's how.
Jul. 21, 2018
5 Reasons Your Main Music Production Platform Can Be An iPad
Long gone are the days when the iPad was a mere sketchpad. Now, it really can be the heart of your music-making setup, as Hollin Jones explains.
Feb. 8, 2018
iOS: 10 Years In As A Musician
In the decade since its invention, iOS has gone from simple to supercharged. For musicians, that has meant a change from a novelty to a serious production platform. Matt Vanacoro recaps...
Nov. 11, 2017
Music and iCloud: Using the Cloud for Music and Production
iCloud provides a number of ways in which you can streamline your workflow and get access from any device to your music and sample libraries. Here are some ways that the cloud can change your life.
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Oct. 20, 2017
Recording Dialogue And Voice Over With MetaRecorder
MetaRecorder is an iOS app that goes above and beyond what many similar audio recording apps can do. Matt Vanacoro found it changed his whole approach to recording voiceover.
Sep. 6, 2017
Can Apple Win Over Musicians With The iPhone 8?
The next iPhone will be faster, but that's not all Apple needs to do to make its phones more appealing to musicians. Hollin Jones thinks the problems lie not with hardware but elsewhere.
Jul. 21, 2017
Music Producer Workflow: iPad To Desktop
Moving between iOS and desktop has got easier and smoother than ever with the advent of AirDrop and iCloud Drive. Here’s how it works, including a couple of Logic tricks you may not have known about.
May. 10, 2017
Six iOS 9 Features You’ll Quite Like
Iain Anderson delves into iOS9, the next incarnation of the operating system for Apple's iPhone and iPad. Here are six features he feels are worth mentioning above the others.
Jun. 28, 2015
Roaming Data: How it Can Go Wrong Overseas
Using roaming data on your phone overseas can keep you connected and get you out of a tight scrape (probably for more money than you'd like). However, here's a tale of how it can go very wrong.
Sep. 27, 2014
12 Innovative Ways Apple Watch Could be Used by Musicians & DJs
Though not designed primarily as a standalone device, the Apple Watch could be a useful controller, recording tool and metering analyser for musicians and DJs. Can you think of any more uses?
Sep. 10, 2014
DJ & Producer Tips: Staying Creative On The Road
Whether you're playing live as part of a band, solo or as a DJ, traveling can seem like a drain on your creative process. So, here's some tips to staying creative on the road by DJ/Prodcer, Noah Pred.
Aug. 17, 2014
Shooting Low Budget Multi-Cam Videos for Live Shows and Music Videos
Once you've completed your track, got it mixed and mastered and are ready to perform it, shooting a music video can help to promote it. Keith Crusher looks at the options on a budget.
Aug. 1, 2014
Making an iPhone shopping list using Apple Numbers
With this tutorial you'll learn how to make a shopping list spreadsheet for your iPhone. Sounds useful? Then dig in and find out how!
Jul. 8, 2014
5 Tips to Make Your Digital World More Visually Accessible
Need help when looking at your computer screen? Stop squinting (assuming you can read this ok) and start living! Francesco Schiavon shows how to make your digital devices more visually friendly.
Jun. 24, 2014
Adding Free Sound Effects to GarageBand for iOS
There's more to GarageBand for iOS than meets the eye (and ear)! If you've explored all it has to offer, now's a good time to add some free sound effects, and Mike Watkinson shows how.
Jun. 7, 2014
A Guide to Songwriting on Smart Phones
Whether you're on Android or iOS, did you know your smart phone is a really useful songwriting tool? Andy Bowen explores the increasingly mobile occupation for getting song ideas from head to screen.
Apr. 17, 2014
Using Apple Pages Across Multiple Platforms
The latest version of Apple Pages is everywhere! Whether on Mac, iPad, iPhone or even using a cloud version (without an Apple device) you can make excellent documents. Here's how it works.
Feb. 26, 2014
How Tech Enables Non-Verbal Learners to Become Singers
Adam Goldberg, music teacher in a Special Needs environment, shares useful experiences from the classroom where he uses tech to enable learners to become vocalists they didn't believe they could be.
Dec. 15, 2013
Incorporating your iOS Synth into your Ableton Live Projects
With the multitude of synths available for iOS, making music on an iPad or iPhone has never been easier. But how do you incorporate these into your Ableton Live setup? Tadhg Leonard shows how.
Nov. 20, 2013
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