iPad Music Apps?


yeah but I’m talking elektron-tier here, you know plocks, sounds locks, trigless locks, swing trigs, mute trigs… Those are the things I’m personally lacking from software systems.

ah, you mean the output section… yeah, only two inputs there… what do you need more for? Can’t you just use the mixer?


+1 Aparillo

+1 Noir. I would also add Axon 2 for drum synthesis


There are a lot of ways to use it. My workflow is the mixer for submixing to 2 different filters, then running other stuff through the peak/notch, then I want to mix 3-4 different sources all the way at the end of the chain.


Okay then. For anything that complex, I use multiple AU3 instances and layer it up myself. YMMV as always though


Welcome to IOS app addiction!

You will always feel there is at least one more app to buy. That’s just how it is for IOS musos.


Yeah. That won’t work for what I’m going for, but hopefully they’ll do an update one day with more inputs :slight_smile:


New app Cality looks like loads of fun:

  • Modify midi performances or sequencers
  • Add swing and accents
  • Filter notes by probability
  • Quantize to scales and chords
  • Transform midi notes bringing techniques from granular synthesis into the world of midi

Cality is a creative midi processor allowing subtle rhythmic enhancement, controlled chaos and everything in between. Add swing or accents, quantise the pitch of notes, use a probability gate or use the cloud module to add addition notes all under midi control

The cloud section takes techniques common in granular synthesis and brings them to the realm of midi notes. It adds additional notes to the ones you are playing. This can be a simple rhythmic accompaniment or it can bring new textures from your synths by generating a cloud of tiny notes almost entering the realms of black midi.

The note sections gives a fully automatable/midi controllable note quantiser with a range of scales, a transposer and the ability to constrain to simple chords as well

The tempo section allows the addition of swing and accents to incoming midi notes as well as providing a probability gate

Cality is great for bringing life to simple midi loops or patterns or for taking you deep into creative realms.

Cality is the second release from Pagefall Software following up on the success of the Autony generative sequencer. Pagefall aims to bring together musicians and technology to create simple but powerful and highly playable apps and plugins with the music coming first.

Cality is available for all iOs devices today. It is priced at £5.99 (or the equivalent in other territories) It generates a MIDI output suitable for driving soft synths or hardware synths with a suitable interface. It requires an AU host like AUM or Cubasis.


Found one!



There’s a lot of info here, so forgive me for not wanting to go through every post.

Any recommendations for a drum synthesis app?
I have patterning and a couple of others. Not looking for a sequencer, just a space to create drum sounds.




Anyone know of a 2in 2out audio interface that can power an iPad Pro 3rd gen through its USB C connector?



Yeah? Why do you recommend that one? Is it flexible (no pun)?


No specific reason other than it synthesizes it’s drum sounds. I just had a quick look at my drum apps for ones that Synth-ed.

Ruse maker noir, also.


I have these synth apps but I don’t use them so much. Sometimes I connect the NDLR and that’s fun.


Ah cool. I shall give it a look then!



so you want an audio interface that charges your iPad while connected?

Not sure one exists yet, but you could get the AV multiport dongle and you will then have one USB 2.0 port and a USB-C port for connecting the charger to, so basically the same thing, just one extra dongle…


I think the arturia audiofuse does. Maybe the iconnectivity ones do. I think the novation audio hub does but its only got rca ins


This is not related to any apps in particular, just Apple/iOS in general:

Does anyone else have the USB-C headphone adapter dongle? I just got my new beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro headphones, and listening to music sounds terrible. Is the problem with the 19€ headphone DAC or does Apple music and iTunes AAC just destroy audio fidelity?

What I’m hearing is this grainy, washed out sound… I don’t think impedance is the issue here. Maybe I need to test again with WAV files to be sure its not the audio compression itself…

But suspecting the headphone dongle at this point… Any thoughts welcome


I find Elastic Drums to be kind of lacking in a lot of ways. I have yet to find a drumsynth app that I really like besides Ruismaker Noir, and even then, I don’t totally consider that a drum synth.