Bolasol WerkBench, 4.99/$6.99
WerkBench is a live sampling step sequencer built around a pleasantly whimsical-looking interface. It also features pitch control, low pass filter and envelopes - all of which the app description refers to as ‘Fancy Controls’, a description we enjoy.
Detune I Am Sampler, 69p/$0.99
I Am Sampler is, somewhat unsurprisingly, a sampler - albeit a nicely simplified one. The interface is largely image based, with lots of white space, with the aim of offering a simple, intuitive user experience.
Drew Beatsurfing, 7.99/$11.99
Beatsurfing is an app that allows users to draw their own MIDI control surface. The app is then played by either bashing the colourful shapes you draw on screen or by running a finger across the iPad and ‘surfing’ between them, triggering MIDI information as you go.
Digitags iDrumming, Free
iDrumming is a free, sample-based drum pad app. The app comes with 11 free samples included - plus the ability to record your own - but 200+ extra samples are available as an in-app purchase for 69p/$0.99.
76 Synthesizer 2.0, 1.49/$1.99
76 Synthesizer is a virtual analogue mono-synth inspired by retro ‘70s instruments. Version 2 adds the ability to record and export files, along with several bug fixes.
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