The International Consumer Electronics Show kicks off Tuesday in Las Vegas, where a gaggle of new technology products have already been unleashed over the weekend. Computer music technology firm IK Multimedia decided to save their announcements for opening day, with a volley of iOS accessory hardware for DJs and musicians alike.
One of the more popular iPad-only apps on the App Store is developer algoriddim’s djay (lower caps are theirs!), a $19.99 app offering pretty much a full DJ experience on your tablet. Now, the developer has whipped out their shrink ray and is now offering a small-screen version for the iPhone and iPod touch.
If you've ever doubted the iPad as a musical instrument, wait until you see this app. Artikulator is a musical app that allows you to slide your fingers across the screen to create audibly pleasing music, all the while creating visually stimulating animations on screen.
If you've ever wondered what it takes to be an iPad DJ, it might be best to start with the right apps. We met up with the world's first iPad DJ, Rana Sobhany, to find out what apps it takes to make the kind of electronica, drum and bass, and dub step dance beats she churns out with her favorite iDevice. Check out the video after the cut as she demoes four of her favorite music-making apps that she uses in her own live shows, and then head on over to the App Store to start creating your own tunes.