Through their connectivity with iTunes, their fluid touchscreen interface and high processing power, iPhones provide their users with a device tailor-made for navigating the musical landscape. Here are some of the best Apps to help you do so.
Though there are a number of turntable-DJ apps, what really sets Mixmeister apart from the rest is that it comes with a function that allows you to scratch a range of vinyl scratch effecs over the top of one of your own songs, fading it up or down at will. And it’s free, which always helps.
An App that basically, for £2.50, lets you start a band. It comes with drums, piano, bass, blues and electric-guitar, plus a few more, and also has its own mixing function to help you finesse the end product once you’ve laid down all the respective tracks.
With a distinctly 60s vibe, and a pricetag of £2.50 attached, Bloom gives you the chance to unleash your inner music-making spirit. Using the iPhone’s touchscreen, as different images appear, which can be adjusted according to your moods, you tap on whichever ones piques your interest, and a melody is created. Stunning for the artwork alone, the sounds themselves are hypnotic, and if you’re somewhere private or have headphones, this is the kind of App that can steal away hours from you.
Tuner Internet Radio:
Perfect for ex-pats who want to have a slice of the old country with them, foreign language students, or those who just like to hear what exactly Brazilian or Phillipino music sounds like, this App gives you access to 1000s of radio station from across the world. It’s clearly and practically designed, with functions to let you bookmark your favourites, and browse the available channels according to different genres of music.