Apps on sale for Musicians

It is that time of the year again for one last chance to grab some amazing apps at an amazing price! I try to focus on apps that I have found useful as a musician and as a music educator. There are so many apps on sale for Christmas that this is not a complete list but hopefully a more focused list! I list the sale price then the normal price in ( ) so you can get a feel for how “good” of a sale these are. Traditionally the next sale is a LONG ways off so act now!

Update #3-

SampleTank is $11.00 ($19.99) and select IAP’s are up to 40% off


geoshred-iconGeoShred will be on sale Christmas Day – $19.99 – This app is just sonically amazing, allowing for expression in playing like never before! Jordan Rudess is one of the driving forces behind this app and has done many videos of himself playing it. It is just magnificent with the headphones on especially! PLUS it is now at version two and here is the NEW logo, see if you can guess what they have added…. GeoShred 2 MIDI.png – yup, you read that right MIDI!


IK Multimedia apps –

iLectric icon smalliLectric – $11.99 ($19.99)

iGrand icon smalliGrand – $11.99 ($19.99)

VocaLive for iPhone smallVocaLive – $11.99 ($19.99)

iSEM Small IconiSem Synthesizer – $4.99 ($9.99)

ispark-iconArturia iSpark – $9.99 ($19.99)

iProphet LargeiProphet Synthesizer – $4.99 ($9.99)

KORG SALES ARE STILL ON! (How could I forget THAT!) Here are the best of the Korg Apps… All the Korg apps are up to 50% off until Jan 5 as are the IAP purchases! This means you can pick up the best apps available along with loading the up with some the best IAP sound banks possible for a TON cheaper than normal. For instance – the iM1 IAP’s are something like $3!

Korg Module SmallKorg Module – $19.99 ($39.99) – Want some gorgeous piano and electric piano sounds?

Korg Gadget Small IconKorg Gadget – $19.99 ($39.99) – All in one music producing machine. It takes a bit to catch on to the interface of this one but this is the only app some people are using!

Korg iM1 LargeKorg iM1 – $14.99 ($29.99) – This app is an amazing app that will give you a TON of playable sounds RIGHT NOW to control with your keyboard controller or a DAW!

BRAND NEW KORG APPS – korg-iwavestation-iconKorg iWavestation $19.99 and korg-arp-odyssei-iconKorg ARP ODYSSEi $19.99


Cubasis small iconCubasis 2 – $24.99 ($49.99) – I’m going to keep saying it folks – If you don’t have this app yet and you are a music teacher than get it NOW! This is one of three app choices if you want to get serious about recording anything on your iPad. STOP using the audio memos app!

Music Notation

SymphonyProV3Symphony Pro  – $7.99 ($9.99) – this app has come so far! It is one of several choices you have for music notation on iPad/iPhone/iPod and it is a great choice these days!

Notetracks SmallNotetracks – $4.99 ($9.99) – not music notation but this app is so crazy useful! It allows you to take notes for audio on your iPad. Marching Band Directors, Choir Teachers, Color Guard and DrumLine Instructor, composers, vocalists, and well…. just go check it out and see what it can do!


djay pro icon.pngdjay Pro – $9.99 ($19.99) – Do your own school dances! Make money. Train kids to do it and let THEM make the money instead of paying out to an outside source! 2 – $0.99 ($4.99)

dJay2 iPhone.pngdjay 2 for iPhone – $0.99 ($2.99)

Synth Apps

Model 15 Icon200pxModel 15 – $14.99 ($29.99) – This is one of those apps that came out this year and is on everybody’s short list to make app of the year!

Animoog Small IconAnimoog – $14.99 ($29.99) – this is one of the apps that really started a revolution of wonderful music apps on the iPad – amazing sounds and the ability to play music with something besides a key on a piano. So many sweet ways to manipulate the sounds, so responsive.

Animoog Small IconAnimoog for iPhone – $2.99 ($5.99)

addictive-pro-iconAddictive Pro – $11.99 ($19.99)

Tera Synth SmallTera Synth – $11.99 ($19.99)

76 Synthesizer76 Synthesizer – $0.99 ($1.99)

Galileo OrganGalileo Organ – $4.99 ($9.99)

organ-iconOrgan+ – $0.99 ($2.99)

icathederal-organ-iconiCathederal Organ $13.99 ($19.99)

Oriental Strings IconOriental Strings $6.99 ($9.99)

MagellanMagellan – $6.99 ($14.99)

MagellanMagellan JR – $1.99 ($4.99)

LaplaceLaplace Resonator $3.99 ($5.99)

LorentzLorentz Synthesizer $3.99 ($5.99)

Mersenne IconMersenne Melodic Percussion Synthesizer $3.99 ($5.99)

microtera smallmicroTERA – $4.99 ($9.99)

Poseidon SynthPoseidon Synth $11.99 ($19.99)

VoxSynVoxSyn – $6.99 ($9.99)

iVoxel SmalliVoxel – $4.99 ($6.99)

HarmonyVoice SmallHarmonyVoice – $4.99 ($6.99)

CubeSynth SmallCube Synth $7.99 ($11.99)

addictive-pro-iconAddictive Pro – $11.99 ($19.99)

Tera Synth SmallTera Synth – $11.99 ($19.99)

Guitar Apps

GuitarCapo+ LargeGuitarCapo+ – $2.99 ($4.99) – Most amazing acoustic guitar app!

Steel GuitarSteel Guitar – FREE

Drum Apps

Elastic Drums LargeElastic Drums – $4.99 ($9.99) – amazing synth drum machine now with a BRAND NEW SAMPLER built-in!

GlitchBreaksGlitchBreaks – $1.99 ($4.99)

Alternative Interface Music Making Apps

SectorSector – $6.99 ($8.99)

Sliver Small IconSliver – $1.99 ($5.99)

noize-iconNOIZ:Make Epic Music $0.99 ($1.99) – Now THIS is straight out fun!

DAW/Sequencer Apps

Cubasis small iconCubasis 2 – $24.99 ($49.99) – Yup, I’m gonna mention it again down here!

musicio-iconmusicIO: Audio and MIDI – $5.99 ($8.99) – Audio and MIDI over USB between your iPad and computer. Still blows my mind when I do this – I can use my iPad as an extension to my laptop DAW and it is all over one USB cable!

fluxpad-iconfluXpad $3.99 ($7.99) – Newer app that uses an innovative approach to making music (elementary teachers – this would be a blast with your kids!)

Music Studio IconMusic Studio – $9.99 ($14.99) – An app that has been around for a long time and is a great DAW

midiSequencer Small IconmidiSequencer $3.99 ($6.99)

Genome MIDI Sequencer SmallGenome MIDI Sequencer $7.99 ($9.99)

EFX APPS (Stick these into the effects slot and add some great flavor to your music!)

SilQ EQsilQ Equalizer  – $2.99 ($4.99) – a 32 band EQ for your iPad! Yes, I’m serious.

Stereo Designer Mini - Holderness MediaStereo Designer – $2.99 ($4.99) This really helps open up those mono recordings from your iPad mic

Echo Pad - HoldernessEcho Pad– $2.99 ($4.99)

Johnny TremoloJohnny – $2.99 ($4.99) Play guitar, want some tremolo?

Loops and Pad Type Apps (SO MUCH fun!)

Fugue MachineFugue Machine – $4.99 ($9.99) – Yeah, if you haven’t seen this you need to!)

iMaschine 2iMaschine 2 – $4.99 ($9.99)

infinite-looper-iconInfinite Looper $14.99 ($19.99) – There are some SWEET updates coming soon for this app – like the ability to take audio input and turn it into MIDI data!

quantiloop-iconQuantiloop – $5.99 ($9.99)

looptuneshd-iconLoopTunesHD – $2.99 ($6.99)

Apps to Control your apps and DAW’s

sonic-logic-2-iconSonic Logic – $4.99 ($9.99)

MIDI Designer Pro 2 Icon.pngMIDI Designer Pro 2 – $14.99 ($24.99) – This app controls everything! You create your personal layout that you need to control your apps/hardware and make it do what you want!



As always – all links on my blog are affiliate links. This means that I get a small portion of Apple’s profit when you purchase an app using my links! This takes nothing from the developers but gives a little bit back to encourage me to keep writing my blog.

Thanks for your support, thanks for you comments, and most of all – Have a great Christmas!


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