Aspiring musicians were pleased to discover that a new version of GarageBand is also on deck for the updated iLife ’11 package, complete with Groove Matching technology and a host of refreshed features.
Who says that the iPad is about consuming content rather than creating it? Don’t tell that to The iPad Orchestra, a group of four musicians who got together to make beautiful music together using only their iPads.
Apps that take advantage of the iPhone 4's gyroscope, its extra motion axis, are slowly rolling out. Until now, they've mostly been games or augmented reality apps. Gyro Air Drums does something a little different: it uses the gyroscope to make music.
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.