Best Apps, Hardware & Resources for Musicians

There is no doubt that the explosive success of the iPhone and iPad, combined with the maturation of iOS, has provided a whole new level of convenience, potential, and utility for musicians and audio engineers.

Whether it’s recording on a whimmusical calculations, or training your ears — it’s hard not to get swept up by the mobile music revolution.

Here is a list of some great iOS apps, hardware, and resources:

Apps:

  • RODE Rec: Professional audio field recorder
  • Quiztones: Frequency ear training for audio engineers, producers, and musicians
  • Figure: A fun music-making app for instant inspiration
  • NodeBeat: An intuitive and fun visual music app for all ages
  • Tabletop: A modular audio environment for iPad
  • Backline Calc: A full-featured musical calculator
  • Tone Target: An intervactive music game
  • Shazaam: Quickly identify and tag any song you hear
  • Songkick: Track concerts and get instant tour dates from your music library
  • AudioBus: Live, app-to-app audio streaming for iOS (coming soon)

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What are your favorite iOS apps and hardware?

Dan Comerchero

Dan Comerchero

I'm Dan, founder of The Pro Audio Files and Quiztones ear training apps. You can find me compulsively refreshing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+.
  • http://www.unreelsound.com Rob Lemieux

    Tabletop looks pretty sick. I might have to give that a download this evening. From the screenshots in iTunes it looks like there is a recorder connected to a track on the mixing board. Do you know if the recorder is limited to a single track? It would be great if there were some multi-track capabilities for audio in addition to the MIDI multi-tracking. Sometimes when I’m on the go and I get a theme in mind, I’ll hum it into my phone recorder and then compose it later on my Mac. Being able to create multi-track scratch tracks and demos on-the-fly anywhere, even just by beat-boxing and making silly mock-instrument sounds with my voice, would be awesome. I guess the GarageBand mobile app has multi-track audio, but I’m not a huge fan of the desktop version and Tabletop looks way cooler.

  • http://www.dahtrump.com DAH Trump

    Do you know any great music apps for mac? Good info here, though.

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