First iPad music-making software revealed

BleepBox for ipad

BleepBox for ipad

Having asked whether it'll be possible to make music on an Apple iPad, we now have our first answer in the shape of a pre-release screenshot of the tablet version of White Noise Audio's bleep!BOX.

This follows the iPhone/iPod touch release of bleep!BOX, and White Noise Audio tells us that it hopes to have iPad iterations of this and bleep!Synth ready for the launch of Apple's new hardware.

"The bigger interface will allow for a better 'heads up' display of the full tune you are working on, as well as global access to things like the mute buttons," says developer David Wallin. "Navigation will also be a lot easier. After the first release, I will work on adding some additional features (aside from just enhanced UIs)."

This may be more of a conversion than an all-new app, but it's good to see that music software developers are already starting to explore the possibilities afforded by the iPad. This is surely just the beginning…

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Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.