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!
SampleTank is $11.00 ($19.99) and select IAP’s are up to 40% off
UPDATE #2 –
GeoShred 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…. – yup, you read that right MIDI!
UPDATE #1 –
IK Multimedia apps –
iLectric – $11.99 ($19.99)
iGrand – $11.99 ($19.99)
VocaLive – $11.99 ($19.99)
iSem Synthesizer – $4.99 ($9.99)
Arturia iSpark – $9.99 ($19.99)
iProphet 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 – $19.99 ($39.99) – Want some gorgeous piano and electric piano sounds?
Korg 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 – $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!
ORIGINAL POST FROM 9AM Christmas Eve Day STARTED HERE
Cubasis 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!
Symphony 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 – $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 – $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!
djay 2 – $0.99 ($4.99)
djay 2 for iPhone – $0.99 ($2.99)
Model 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 – $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 for iPhone – $2.99 ($5.99)
Addictive Pro – $11.99 ($19.99)
Tera Synth – $11.99 ($19.99)
76 Synthesizer – $0.99 ($1.99)
Galileo Organ – $4.99 ($9.99)
Organ+ – $0.99 ($2.99)
iCathederal Organ $13.99 ($19.99)
Oriental Strings $6.99 ($9.99)
Magellan – $6.99 ($14.99)
Magellan JR – $1.99 ($4.99)
Laplace Resonator $3.99 ($5.99)
Lorentz Synthesizer $3.99 ($5.99)
Mersenne Melodic Percussion Synthesizer $3.99 ($5.99)
microTERA – $4.99 ($9.99)
Poseidon Synth $11.99 ($19.99)
VoxSyn – $6.99 ($9.99)
iVoxel – $4.99 ($6.99)
HarmonyVoice – $4.99 ($6.99)
Cube Synth $7.99 ($11.99)
Addictive Pro – $11.99 ($19.99)
Tera Synth – $11.99 ($19.99)
GuitarCapo+ – $2.99 ($4.99) – Most amazing acoustic guitar app!
Steel Guitar – FREE
Elastic Drums – $4.99 ($9.99) – amazing synth drum machine now with a BRAND NEW SAMPLER built-in!
GlitchBreaks – $1.99 ($4.99)
Alternative Interface Music Making Apps
Sector – $6.99 ($8.99)
Sliver – $1.99 ($5.99)
NOIZ:Make Epic Music $0.99 ($1.99) – Now THIS is straight out fun!
Cubasis 2 – $24.99 ($49.99) – Yup, I’m gonna mention it again down here!
musicIO: 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 $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 – $9.99 ($14.99) – An app that has been around for a long time and is a great DAW
midiSequencer $3.99 ($6.99)
Genome MIDI Sequencer $7.99 ($9.99)
EFX APPS (Stick these into the effects slot and add some great flavor to your music!)
silQ Equalizer – $2.99 ($4.99) – a 32 band EQ for your iPad! Yes, I’m serious.
Stereo Designer – $2.99 ($4.99) This really helps open up those mono recordings from your iPad mic
Echo Pad– $2.99 ($4.99)
Johnny – $2.99 ($4.99) Play guitar, want some tremolo?
Loops and Pad Type Apps (SO MUCH fun!)
Fugue Machine – $4.99 ($9.99) – Yeah, if you haven’t seen this you need to!)
iMaschine 2 – $4.99 ($9.99)
Infinite 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 – $5.99 ($9.99)
LoopTunesHD – $2.99 ($6.99)
Apps to Control your apps and DAW’s
Sonic Logic – $4.99 ($9.99)
MIDI 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!
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Thanks for your support, thanks for you comments, and most of all – Have a great Christmas!