If you sit on the Apple side of the great debate, you're probably already familiar with our sister sites Mac.Appstorm and iPhone.Appstorm. These sites bring you helpful reviews and summaries of fresh software to check out every day. And from time to time they cover some great apps for musicians, music producers and audiophiles.
Here are 117 of the best audio apps for Mac, iPhone and iPad from our Appstorm sites and previous Audiotuts articles. Whatever your needs and interests, you'll find something here that fits the bill. Which apps do you use?
The Ultimate Mac Setup for Musicians
There’s no disputing the fact that OS X is a brilliant platform for musicians and music lovers. Apple has invested a huge amount into the music industry and, whether or not they’ve left a good impression, it has lead to an abundance of useful software on the Mac.
Today we’ll be looking at a huge selection of software for musicians and music lovers alike. Whether you produce, record and mix music – or whether you just love listening to it – we’ll have something for you. Read on to learn about a few new applications that can fill your life with music!
Apps reviewed: GarageBand, Ableton Live, Logic Studio, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Cubase 5, Ardour, Tracktion, Finale, MuseScore, Sibelius, Tablatures, Audacity, Wave Editor, Reason, Native Instruments, Ivory, GrooveMaker, ReCycle, IK Multimedia, Battery, DrumThing, iDrum, Musing, Archibald, Katsura Tuners, Guitar Shed, Perfect Pitch, Cleartune, Guitar Toolkit, iTunes, Songbird, Spotify, Last.FM, VLC, Grooveshark, AudioFinder.
The Big Collection of DJ Software for Mac
If sitting in front of two turntables and a microphone is your idea of the perfect way to spend a Friday night, this roundup is for you.
We’ve gathered 20 applications that allow both professional and wannabe disc jockeys to scratch, mix and loop their way into musical bliss. Whether you’re looking for fully loaded and professional or free and fun, there’s an below app that will suit your needs.
Apps reviewed: djay, DJ-1800, AccuBeatMix, presetDj, DJ Mixer Professional, Virtual DJ, Traktor Pro, Mixxx, UltraMixer Professional, Torq, Beatler, Aria, MegaSeg, Scratch Live, MixMeister, Rapid Evolution, FutureDecks Pro, Alphabet Soup, Disco XT, Radiologik DJ.
7 Feature-Packed Audio Recording Apps for OS X
Today we’re going to be taking a look at several audio recording applications for OS X. Although GarageBand has become the bundled application for sound recording, we’ll also be investigating a number of smaller and more specialised pieces of software.
If you ever need to record audio – be it for a podcast, interview, radio broadcast, or for any other reason – some of these apps may be particularly interesting!
Apps reviewed: WireTap Studio, Audio Hijack Pro, GarageBand, Twisted Wave, Audacity, Radioshift, Snowtape.
8 Powerful Mac Audio Tools
For many people, the audio functionality of their Mac is something that just works – there’s no need to mess with it, and no real requirement for anything more advanced. If you’re willing to spend a few minutes looking at what’s on offer, however, you may well stumble upon a few apps which can really enhance your experience of music and radio.
This roundup will take a look at a variety of different tools allowing you to better record audio, try an alternative to iTunes, listen to satellite radio, have your Mac speak to you, or stream music around your house.
Apps reviewed: LineIn, Audio Hijack Pro, Airfoil, Make Your Mac Speak, EasyWMA, Audacity, Pulsar, Songbird.
20 Amazing iPhone Apps for Music Enthusiasts
Music is an art which exists in different forms around the globe. It varies depending upon culture and society, but always has a distinct style and feeling. Today, it has become a huge industry and evolved with the development of technology.
If you intend to learn any kind of music instrument, you don’t necessarily need to pay a tutor or buy that instrument at the outset; technology in the form of iPhone applications is there to instruct, guide, and assist you. Today we’ll be looking at a selection of different software for music enthusiasts – whatever instrument you specialise in!
Apps reviewed: My Guitar, Touch Cords, ChordMaster LE, PocketGuitar, GuitarToolkit, Drum Kit Lite, easyBeats LE, 3D Drum Kit, theDrumDictionary, GrooveMaker, DJ Mixer Lite, I Am T-Pain, Finger Piano Lite, Amazing Piano Free, Cleartune - Chromatic Tuner, TuneORama, NLog Free Synth, miniSynth, Ocarina.
25 Tempting Music Apps for the iPad
What would it take to tempt you to grab an iPad? These 25 apps might just whet your appetite. And if you can’t afford to buy an iPad, read on for how you can win one in AudioJungle’s new competition.
When iPads were first announced, we asked whether they would revolutionize music production. We – and many of you – couldn’t see it becoming the hub of our musical world, but thought that it might be a good peripheral device or controller.
Well, they’ve been out for a while now, and it’s time to round up a list of useful audio apps. How have they influenced your music making?
Apps reviewed: Pianist Pro, Synth, Pro Keys, Magic Piano, Guitar Lab, iElectribe, Looptastic HD, Piano Accordio Pro, iBone, Easybeats LGR, SunVox, bleep!BOX, Bowls HD, StudioMini XL, TouchOSC, Drum Meister Grand, forScore, ProRemote, ELECTRIFY, AC-7 Pro Control Surface, StudioTrack, TabToolkit, Nota HD, iSequence, iRig.
Well, that's a massive list of 117 varied and useful apps for you (with some duplication). Did you discover an app here that you've been searching for? Which apps have you made part of your production workflow? Did we miss your favorite? Tell us about it in the comments!