So many iOS music making apps are released these days that it’s sometimes hard to keep track of what’s making waves. Auria is definitely one of 2012’s standout releases, though, setting a new standard for iPad multitrack audio DAWs.
It offers 24-bit/96kHz recording (interface permitting), up to 24 inputs and 48 tracks, and specially converted VST effect plug-ins built by genuine heavyweight developers.
Despite a few limitations (no MIDI being the most obvious) Auria feels like the real deal. If you want to record and mix audio on your iPad, it's well worth the price. We had no trouble at all recording a full, professional quality production from start to finish, and without a single crash.
FULL REVIEW: WaveMachine Labs Auria
Also in the running
Liine Lemur iOS
Apple GarageBand For iOS 1.2
VirSyn Addictive Synth
Moog Music Animoog