Using nothing but an iPhone, it’s possible to entertain friends with fresh music tracks you create yourself. That’s only one of the many activities you can complete with music-related iPhone apps that help you hone your love of music or even improve your own musical skills.
Want to mix up your own beats, create your own tunes, and impress all your friends? There are a lot of apps for that.
- Aurora Sound Studio allows you to create your own electronic music. The app is a full digital studio offering: drum beats, synthesizers, even a mixer with full effects. Use the multi-touch grid to create brand-new electronic songs.
- Use the Music Studio app to copy and paste audio, record sounds on the iPhone using the mic, insert new instrumentation and drum pads to tunes, and even add effects to your music. The menu has a MIDI export/import function as well.
- Get the PocketGuitar app to create sounds from a classical guitar, electric guitar, acoustic-electric guitar, muted guitar, bass guitar, and even a ukulele. You will literally have the option of playing your iPhone like a guitar — one of several, in fact.
- Download Drum Kit Lite, a free iPhone app, to find out what it’s like to be a drummer. Made for both experienced and beginner drummers alike, Drum Kit Lite offers a full 6-piece digital drum kit with 4 times, a snare, a bass, hi-hat, crash, ride and splash. You’ll get visual feedback as you tap. Create your own beats or play along with existing music using the app.
- The Ocarina app turns your iPhone into a flute. Use the touch screen to tap out the notes while blowing into your phone. It’s the next best thing to actually owning a flute, and way more affordable.
- Get the Cleartune app to easily tune up any musical instrument. The chromatic tuner shows you a visual note wheel, and a fine-tuning meter, to help you find the correct pitch and tune for whatever instrument you’re working with at the time.
Using Music-Related Apps
Using music-related apps to create your own sounds may seem like a waste of time, but every famous musician started out small. Rapper J. Cole record hit songs in bedroom studios, according to his own lyrics. Both “Premeditated Murder” and “See It to Believe It” reference that he made music in the bedroom. Now, Cole is a Grammy-nominated recording artist. If J. Cole Recorded Hit Songs in Bedroom studios, why can’t you start out with cool music-related iPhone apps? Maybe one day, you’ll be the one getting the awards.