Every game console needs a killer racing title, something that delivers envelope-pushing graphics and freewheeling fun. For the PlayStation, it’s Gran Turismo. For the Xbox, it’s Forza Motorsport. And for the iPhone? Sadly, it’s not GTS World Racing. Although the game offers pretty graphics, perfect controls, and some nice touches, it’s far too repetitive. Plus, it has some gameplay issues that, pardon the pun, drive you crazy.
It’s not the value of the dollar; that graph is charting live audio.
SignalScope is a real-time signals analysis program that displays information about the structure of sound. Audio/video professionals, musicians, engineers, and scientists could use it to measure frequency, waveform, and other audio attributes, displaying that data in graphs on the iPhone.
If the Olympics has you dreaming of smashing records with split-second timing - only without all that unsightly sweating - those dreams can be achieved with your iPhone or iPod touch. Brain Challenge may look like it’s just a clone of Nintendo’s Brain Age or Big Brain Academy games (and, let’s face it, it is) but it’s still a good time in its own right.
This iPhone instrument group struggles with creative differences.
Apple’s GarageBand works as a program that doesn’t require musical skills, yet still lets you create some decent songs. Despite a valiant effort to do the same on a handheld platform, Band only occasionally hits the right notes.
BeatMaker takes songwriters from start to finish, crafting sample-based music on an iPhone or iPod touch. Record and then edit patterns using drum hits and loops, then arrange, mix, and export songs. BeatMaker can even load your own audio samples through a Mac or PC utility. This is the app beat-lovers have been waiting for, but even beginners can find their way through this powerful tool.
Shrink expensive, sought-after, vintage drum machines down to iPhone size.
Anyone who’s shaken their booty more than a few times to techno, hip-hop or R&B in the past 25 years owes a little something to the classic Roland TR-909 and TR-808 drum machines. And whether you’re a skilled beatmaker or a total noob, Roventskjj’s homage to those beat boxes, IR-909, lets you make sweet-sounding, butt-jiggling rhythms in the palm of your hand.
Apply DJ-style scratching over music and annoy girlfriends, free of charge.
What do Katy Perry and Lindsay Lohan have in common? If you said “not enough wiki-wiki sound effects in their music,” then two things: 1) Thanks for not paying attention to girl/girl kissing hype and 2) MixMeister Scratch is the free app for you.
iPhone and iPod touch owners are no longer constrained by their iTunes song library thanks to the iTunes App Store. With services from Pandora Radio, AOL Radio and Last.fm, all deliver streaming music to iPhones and iPod touches, the dance party never has to stop because of a lack of tunes. We groove to each service to help you find which one is right for you.