If you love making music, then you’re in the right place. If not, then next week I promise to write more about some non-music apps again — if the developers release some. Until then, we can bomb the bass, make some tunes with Tune Maker, get Unisonic with JAX, and take control of our stereo widths, all with the tap of a touch-screen.
If you love raw, deep, dirty bass, then Outta Bass is for you. If you love looking at a user-interface that makes 1990s Playstation games look tasteful, then Outta Bass won’t hurt your eyes too much.
Download: Outta Bass from the App Store (iOS)
Tune Maker is a universal app that makes is super easy to get your musical ideas down. It has sections for beats, and for melody, where you draw in the notes as the music is playing. You can then add chords (harmonize) the melody, as well as building your song out in sections.
Choose instruments, use arpeggios, and record the result. You can even output your song as a MIDI file to use in GarageBand, Ableton Live, and so on.
Price: Free with in-app purchases
Download: Tune Maker from the App Store (iOS)
JAX Unisonic (Audio Unit)
Unisonic takes a musical input, and then adds additional voices to it. Play a note, and it can be turned into up to 8 notes, all with different pitches. You can also detain the results, for a huge, analog synth-like sound.
Download: JAX Unisonic (Audio Unit) from the App Store (iOS)
Stereo Width Control
This tool is a musical scalpel. It lets you limit the stereo width of a song based on sound frequency. So, you can condense the bass in the middle, and free up all the stereo space it leaves for other instruments. Or you can use it for special effects. It’s a pretty essential tool for mixing your own music.
Download: Stereo Width Control from the App Store (iOS)