Ultra Cool Music-Making Apps for iPhone / iPad





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Jetset Extra report: Jordan Rudess and Uri Nieto demonstrate the latest must-have music creation apps.


Here's a list of some of Jordan's favorite music apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

JR Hexatone Pro ($9.99) from http://www.Amidio.com - The first-ever music creation application that bears Jordan's name. Jordan states, "JR Hexatone specializes in sound sequences that are perfect for the Drum-n-Bass, Glitch, Techno, and electronic scene. For hard rock and heavy metal beats to jam to, I like a program called Thump." ($3.99) from http://www.mrkbrz.com/thump/.

FourTrack ($4.99) for the iPhone and StudioTrack ($9.99) for iPad from http://www.SonomaWireWorks.com -- Trey Anastasio of Phish stated in Rolling Stone Magazine, "I'm obsessed with this FourTrack recording app -- a super powerful studio in your pocket. I can record basically anywhere."

Looptastic (Free to $14.99) from http://www.soundtrends.com - Jordan states, "This suite of apps allows you to mix together a variety of cool loops and loop sets without a lot of effort, and add a wide array of cutting-edge effects, some of which I helped them create. It's the best way to get a lot of cool sounds and loops happening quickly from a very user-friendly, easy, and fun environment."

Music Studio ($14.99) from http://www.xewton.com -- Jordan states, "Music Studio is a very powerful and serious App that is almost like having Apple's Garage Band on your iPhone. For anybody who's traveling, this is the most serious, must-have, all-in-one music app."

GuitarStudio and iShred ($4.99) from http://www.FrontierDesign.com - "And not to leave out guitarists," Jordan says, "there are a lot of guitar apps, but these two are so easy, fun, and clear that will have you up and running quickly, and the sampled guitar sounds are excellent."

Bebot from http://www.normalware.com, now only $1.99.

ThumbJam, which Jordan calls "a total joy," from http://www.thumbjam.com, $8.99.

Trope and Bloom from http://www.generativemusic.com at $3.99 each.

Ocarina from http://www.smule.com at $.99.

Pianist Pro from http://www.moocowmusic.com at $4.99.

InstantDrummer apps from http://www.SonomaWireWorks.com at $2.99 each.

Beyond iOS, check out:
Jordan Rudess: Keyboard Wizdom video tutorial from http://www.macProVideo.com, at only $19.50.


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