January 12, 2013
You may or may not be convinced like everyone else that the iOS is still a decent platform to create and record music on but you can be sure of one thing – there are enough apps out there to go around. The tablet market has opened the doors for cheaper alternatives which end up having two real consequences. For one, developers know that users aren’t willing to pay the same prices they would for a boxed program sold in stores, like they would for a desktop PC or a Macbook. Why is that? Perhaps the users already know that the iPad app can’t possible match the usefulness of a program ported for a standard computer.
The other idea is that app users are less likely to buy one program and stick with it. In other words, they are less likely to call on one program to do everything, …
December 3, 2012
Out of the many fun and useless music apps that are available for iOS devices, Propellerhead’s “Figure” app is one of the more memorable ones. The problem is that it would be hard for someone who is searching for music creating apps to find it, out of the vast sea of apps that are available for download. There’s an app for almost every type of music producing device out there, from hardware synthesizers to emulated software. If you type in “drum pad” into the app store you are bound to find hundreds of apps that do exactly the same thing, with varying levels of quality and development behind them.
“Figure” is special because it takes its cues from a rather complicated piece of software, Propellerhead’s Reason, and packages it up into an app that takes less than five minutes to learn how to use. For those who’ve already spent …