• Allen Davis

    iKaossilator, anyone?

  • david Khan

    Congratulations winners

  • David Khan

    Did I win :-P

  • Stefan Gisler

    Lately I’ve done my first iOS-Concert: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UClvW2mzIGzQnP1sK4MWEC5A

    iOS: 2 iPad 2, ipad Mini, iPod touch 5G
    Apps: Alchemy, SunrizerXS, Magellan, iGrand Piano, improVox, JamUp, MidiBridge, TouchOSC

    I’ve tested about 400 Music-Apps. “Nave” would be one of the next Synth for my setup.

    Still I use a MacBook for TotalMix and VJing, but all the sounds are from the iOS-Devices.

  • Anonymous

    I’m in!

  • Aaron David Lee

    Wow it’s easy to see that the uprising of ios producers are all rocking it in their own groove, there is no hard and fast rules anymore because the options are vast, this is a breath of fresh air to the art, with ios 7 on the horizon, this will open up the realm of posabilities even further, as ‘inter app audio’ will mean all those obscure little samplers and mic fx will be able to be incorporated into your rig, audiobus started the revolution, but now little apps like ‘all day sampler’ will making its way into my production chain. Making music is more fun than ever.

    My ios7 setup will be 2x ipads, 1 running traktor/playable instruments, the other all day sampler-fx-cubasis.

    The hardware may be a monopoly but the apps are absolute freedom.
    I forgot Protein, also a mad app.

  • squanto

    The share button for Facebook wont work and when you copy the link Facebook wont let you post it because they think it is spam.
    I still entered, just letting you know.

  • Morrison

    can you use this apps with anyr tablet or only with ipad ?

  • Dave.

    I’m a bit surprised that DJ Tech tools doesn’t have Tracktor listed.

  • Tauciu5

    Where is reactable???

    • Dave.

      On my device. Why ;)

  • d1monster

    Would you like to wright the similar review for Android?

  • yourmom

    everytime there’s a roundup article on DJTT there’s endless cries of ‘why isn’t x included? without x this article is stupid!’

    some of u guys need to shut it and learn to appreciate an article for what it is. or go write one yourself.

  • itsdjdurty

    Would it be possible to use pioneer Cdjs in HID mode alongside this mixer?

  • jollyjumper

    1)lemur
    2)tabletop
    3)electribe

  • Dave.

    Great. Don’t know if it took my entry or not. Any way to find out?

  • Dave.

    If I win, I’m giving away my copies of Audiobus,Animoog,Magellan,Physynth,Nodebeat, and iMini, since I already have ‘em. But I doubt I’ll win, because RAFFLECOPTER WON’T FINISH LOADING!

  • Anonymous

    Just to clarify: This list is based on what I’ve personally used, and is not meant to indicate they’re better at what they do than apps I haven’t listed. There’s dozens more which are worthy of mention. Since I’m a late adopter, there’s a lot I’ve missed over the years. I also haven’t tried many percussion-based apps, since the latency in iOS makes it difficult to play them directly on the glass when compared to a USB pad controller triggering an instance of Kontakt or Battery (depending on your style of playing). For studio productions where beats are being quantized afterwards, it wouldn’t matter, but for live playing you can feel the lag. That is not a criticism of the app developer, and latency will improve across all apps as iOS becomes more stable at lower audio buffer sizes. Rebirth is mentioned due to personal nostalgia of its initial release on CD-ROM in the late 1990′s, when I first started working in music retail. Again, this is a list of apps I personally tried, but there’s plenty more which are worthy of mention. -Rheyne

  • Guest

    Just to clarify: This list is based on what I’ve personally used, and is not meant to indicate they’re better at what they do than apps I haven’t listed. There’s dozens more which are worthy of mention. Since I’m a late adopter, there’s a lot I’ve missed over the years. I also haven’t tried many percussion-based apps, since the latency in iOS makes it difficult to play them directly on the glass when compared to a USB pad controller triggering an instance of Kontakt or Battery (depending on your style of playing). For studio productions where beats are being quantized afterwards, it wouldn’t matter, but for live playing you can feel the lag. That is not a criticism of the app developer, and latency will improve across all apps as iOS becomes more stable at lower audio buffer sizes. Rebirth is mentioned due to personal nostalgia of its initial release on CD-ROM in the late 1990′s, when I first started working in music retail. Again, this is a list of apps I personally tried, but there’s plenty more which are worthy of mention.

    • Anonymous

      (sorry for the double post… feel free to delete this!)

  • jtwild

    You forgot fl studio has an app to and its pretty good

  • Shape of Sound

    It all sounds great, but then when you actually play with an iPad synth you realize why it is only $5, the first iPad synth I bought was really fun to play with but it doesn’t sound like a real piece of harware, it was more like a cheap imitation of a real synth, there are a lot of free reaktor ensembles that are better. Other synths were touted to be astonishingly powerful but compared to Sylenth 1, Gladiator or Massive sounded like a toy. Yes they are $10 and so there is a reason, the app market demands very low cost and thus the quality of offerings are much reduced from the desktop market. As long as you work with a cable MIDI connection to a desktop PC then you have a viable way to create professional sounds with an iPad, or alternatively working with existing loops made on a desktop. DJ Sasha mentions using grain synthesizers to get results from existing loops on the iPad on an interview in dubspot. genres like Chiptune being an exception here.

  • Anonymous

    should have Touch-Able in this list as a necessity if you use Live

    • Gues

      Lemur and live control2 now just soar over touchable though

      • Anonymous

        Well.. not really. Live control 2 still only supports ONE iPad at a time. The suggestion from the Liine guys I got to resolve the situation did not and they admitted it probably wouldn’t fix it. All touchable needs is full M4L support and its coming in the update.

  • OnDal BaBo

    I’m all done. 3 entries earned.
    How can I get something?

  • Anonymous

    The list loses credibility at rebirth, the worst port known to man. It’s ok though, the writer hasn’t been using iOS long enough to remember how bad rebirth for iphone was, and is likely using the iPad version. Thankfully, the iPhone version was put out of its misery just last week and shouldn’t cause confusion… Still, rebirth for iPad, although great nostalgia, is far from being worth the money compared to other apps with more function. I mean, where the fuck is beatmaker2 on this list? It’s an amazing MPC style production environment and sampler… Was sampling direct from vinyl using a u-mix44 interface a couple weeks ago. Fun. Also, where’s ikaossilator and figure? Figure makes up for rebirth and then some., like, it’s a $1 app I love so much I’d pay $20 for it.

  • rafiq

    One of the most revolutionary apps that was left out here, in my humble opinion, is Beatsurfing.

    You even raised the point about touch interfaces being an acquired taste to people who are used to tactile feedback, yet you neglected to bring up the only app so far which attempts to use the glass touch screen in a more organic way – sliding your fingers across notes instead of striking the screen.

    Good write up though, either way.

    • Dan White

      Agreed, Beatsurfing is pretty awesome! Like Lemur it’s a great innovative control surface. We’ll explore it in a future article.

  • DJ Abide

    To not have Samplr on this list is WEAK. It is without a doubt the coolest audio app on the iPad.

  • Charles Mykid

    In case anyone is looking for more apps Dubspot just shared an article about it http://blog.dubspot.com/use-your-ios-device-as-an-effects-processor-irig-hd-istudio-is202-turnado-livefx/

  • Scotty

    Check out Rheyne on YouTube! Been following him since day one, each and every video of him is totally inspiring!.. Hope I manage to win WaveGenerater. http://www.youtube.com/user/RheyneMusic

  • bftucker

    As Rheyne said: He only recommends apps that he personally uses and use them he does. Please check out his youtube and soundcloud accounts if you want iPad inspiration.

  • Ztronical

    My take on this so far… which may change depending on my personal progression.
    Touch apps and iOS is just that. For me I need control. And control so far seems to be best when a tactile and ability to look away is my “control”.

    I played with many of the apps mentioned here and still seem to be strongest with controllers. Not an app to look away at and touch at the right spot. But I do think the innovation is a must. We will see further and cleaner apps/controllers to come.

    What’s next.
    Pressure sensitive knobs
    Faders with top buttons
    Jog wheels detecting 1/2/3/4/5 fingers for modes?
    My point is controllers seem to be so much more versatile.
    But then again “touch ” apps could work the same.
    1/2/3/4/5 finger modes and much like touch pads for what happens to add the ability to look away or be more of an extension.
    Sorry to ramble…
    Take a look or look away.
    Manipulation is what we want. And to look good doing it.

  • http://iClif.me/ iClifDotMe

    If Alchemy’s not in your top 14, you’re doing it wrong :)

    • Dave.

      Or they haven’t upgraded to pro.

  • djmetalgear610

    Where is Beatmaker 2?????? or FL Studio? or iMaschine? or iMPC???

  • cat

    very easy to use, is the “FL Studio” (fruity Loops)
    - for Android (14,95€)
    - iPhone, iPad (17,99€)

    http://www.image-line.com/documents/flstudio.html

  • wardtf

    *Me doing stuff to join the giveaway*…. “Wait, i don’t have any apple product”
    *facepalm*

    • Dan White

      Not an iPad owner myself, but seriously considering getting one after checking out all of these apps. Rheyne is really inspiring.

  • Softcore

    Massive respect to Rheyne! Each and every video of him is totally inspiring!

    Oh, and go get Lemur like, NOW! lol

  • STVER

    AWESOME – so good to see iPad apps getting some love on TechTools – and Rheyne seems like a total boss!!!

  • Polygon

    Three things you COMPLETELY forgot here:

    1) Wavemachine Auria, a MASSIVE daw for ipad
    2)Blip Nanostudio: allrounder daw with great synthesis, useful for putting down some ideas.
    3)Steinberg Cubasis: Great little idea maker, can export to cubase to continue the project.

    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately I haven’t tried any of the DAW apps since I lack a proper audio interface, but thanks for the heads-up! Having used Cubase for 10+ years, I’d probably find myself gravitating towards Cubasis, especially if it exports to Cubase.

  • Ogama8

    Sad to see Sunvox left out of this list.

    • Anonymous

      It was only left out because I never personally tried it, but I hear it’s awesome!

      • lala

        dont bother, the ui is shit