One of the classroom tasks that has been transformed the most with the introduction of the iPad is making music. The intuitive interface of many of the apps developed for music means that even a determined amateur can easily produce music of professional quality. Expensive as these apps may seem they allow you to create professional quality music for a fraction of the price of actual recording equipment.
iMS-20 is a complete music production app for iPad. It consists of a complete recreation of the legendary Korg MS-20 analog synth with the patching capability, plus a 16-step analog sequencer based on the Korg SQ-10, a six-part drum machine which can create drum parts by simply tapping the buttons, and a seven-channel mixer with 14 types of effects.
GarageBand: $4.99 AU
GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy a full range of Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro
Looptastic HD: $15.99 AU
Create your own remixes and compositions in an intuitive way. Simply drag and drop loops, mix it up with a DJ-style mixer and add effects with Touch Pad control. Record your moves and export the performance as CD-ready audio files. Contains over 900 loops across major dance styles (Trance, Hip Hop, Dubstep, Ambient, Breakbeat, Minimal, Progressive House, and Reggaeton, etc).
Korg iElectribe: $20.99 AU
With the iELECTRIBE, sound creation is easy, fun and intuitive – just as on a vintage analog synthesizer. Simply choose a part (or sound) and touch the 16-step sequencer to quickly build a groove. This easy-to-use interface combines forces with the iPad’s 9.7” multi touch display to offer an intuitive "hardware" feel, sure to inspire and captivate the imagination of any user.
miniSynth Pro: $5.49 AU
miniSynth PRO offers many features to render music making easier. They include a dedicated arpeggiator module, dual individually adjustable keyboards, user control matrix with configurable assignments, and 82 presets designed by actual musicians. Users are able to record their own performances, as well as save and recall any number of their own presets in our brand-new patch design format?
Pianist Pro: $5.49 AU
Pianist Pro is a virtual piano designed specifically for the iPad. It features full MIDI import and export capability, allowing you to record song ideas while on the road and export them via MIDI to your Digital Audio Workstation back at the studio. You can also use Pianist Pro as a great master MIDI keyboard, either with USB, the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer interface, or via Wi-Fi.
AmpliTude 2: $20.99 AU
With AmpliTube for iPad, you have an entire guitar and bass rig at your fingertips. You get 4 stompbox effects running into an amplifier head with effects, plus cabinet and a microphone. Choose from 11 built-in stompbox effects (delay, fuzz, overdrive, wah, envelope filter, flanger, phaser, noise filter + distortion once registered), 5 amps with full controls, 5 speaker cabinets and 2 microphones.
MorphWiz: $10.49 AU
Their goal was to create an instrument that would allow the seamless morphing of the audio and visual domain while delivering a seamless musical experience. I believe the iPhone/iPad multitouch platform opens up a whole new world of creation of electronic musical instruments and we’re proud MorphWiz is our first major offering.
touchAble: $25.99 AU
touchAble allows live users to perform live from anywhere within Wi-Fi range. Play your favorite synths with the unique double keyboard or record your rhythms with the 16 drum pads. Extend your creativity with the multi dots XY Pad and record, play and morph your movements. Tweak the same set with two iPads with the unique Dual-User-Mode.
Sequence is a music creation studio designed for iPad. It has a 8-track sequencer, tons of instruments, flexible mixer with DSP effects you can easily program and record profesional loops, beats and melodies. Record tracks and control movement in real-time, edit them using step sequencer and automation editor, switch between instruments, tracks and views without stopping playback.