Since its launch two months ago, Apple’s iPad sales has already reached over one million units (in the US alone), with users downloading over 12 million apps from the App Store and over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore. As of today, there are almost 200,000 apps available on iTunes for all Apple devices, while more than 10,000 apps of them were written or redesigned for the iPad platform itself. Steve Jobs says “Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers…” – and he does, as Apple already announced its next stage of global roll out, which is allegedly slated to start on May 28. In this post, we have rounded up 11 great (free/cheap) iPad music apps that will let you feel like a pro DJ when using. You can scratch, create loops, remix your audio files, insert samples, play, produce and record your very own audio stuff on-the-go. Check out each app, download it and you’ll be off and running with some great DJ tools in no time. Considering some of this apps can cost dozens, if not hundreds of dollars in desktop/laptops markets, paying a few bucks is a sound investment, in our humble opinion.
GrooveMaker is THE app for creating non-stop electronic, dance and hip-hop tracks in real-time, by anyone, like a professional DJ. Over 120 hi-quality loops included!
This great iPad compatible soundboard has many cool samples that would give you hours of fun, making your own awesome remixes.
Have you been looking for the ultimate sound package for your NEW iPad? Look NO Further!
iTurntable for your joy of scratching. The first real turntable for scratching over a song you’re playing on your iPad. A cheap solution to let you scratch like a real DJ.
iSequence is one of the most powerful music creation studio designed exclusively for iPad. Thanks to intuitive 8-track sequencer, tons of instruments, a flexible mixer with DSP effects you can easily program and record profesional loops, beats and melodies. Now you control every aspect of your music project.
The regular price is $14.99. A special introductory price of $6.99 is being offered until May 30, 2010
BeatSequencer BoomBap is a mobile music production environment that allows you to produce, record, edit and arrange, a song from your phone.
One of my favorite music apps for the iPad. Korg’s ELECTRIBE·R has been coveted by dance musicians for ten years running. Today, this indispensable instrument has been reborn as a dedicated iPad app – the KORG iELECTRIBE virtual analog beatbox!
The regular price is US$ 19.99; a special introductory price of US$ 9.99 is being offered until June 30, 2010. With the iELECTRIBE, sound creation is easy, fun and intuitive – just as on a vintage analog synthesizer. Simply choose a part (or sound) and touch the 16-step sequencer to quickly build a groove. This easy-to-use interface combines forces with the iPad’s 9.7” multi touch display to offer an intuitive “hardware” feel, sure to inspire and captivate the imagination of any user.
Create your own non-stop remixes in an incredibly intuitive way. Combine over 900 high-quality loops with your own imported samples — without stopping the music! Personalize your performance with 9 touchpad-controlled effects. Capture your moves and export them as CD-ready audio files.
Tek Kit is the addictive dance music app that lets you create amazing techno beats in real time. TekKit has the edge; allowing beat mixing and high quality DJ effects. Everything is manipulated in real time, giving you the ability to create those hypnotic flows. Create beats on two drum step sequencers using high quality stereo samples from classic drum machines including the 808 and 909.
Mix with the DJ Mixer and tweak those sounds with the x-y touch pad controlling the effects to create the perfect mix.
“The Choice for DJs on the Go.” Designed by and made for real deejays, Sonorasaurus Rex is a serious mobile DJ offering that meets the demands of professional and casual deejays alike. Big brother to Sonorasaurus on iPhone, Rex adds exciting new features such as the BPM Tapper and beat-sensitive waveforms to facilitate your beatmatching experience. The user interface has been redesigned to make the most out of the iPad’s spacious screen and to factor in the new features. In addition to the above, Rex sports two independent decks, each with their own dedicated effects module, permanent and temporary pitch controls, level meter, parametric EQ and gain adjustment.
Baby Decks DJ
Baby Decks, the world’s first dual scratch turntable for the iPad. Baby Decks is a fully portable DJ rig for your iPad. Brought to you by Async, the same people who brought you Baby Scratch and Flare Scratch for the iPhone, Baby Decks is the answer to all your mobile DJing needs and will have you scratching at home all day, or rocking the party all night.
ReBirth is back! Propellerhead Software’s legendary Techno Micro Composer has been resurrected and made available for the iPhone. ReBirth faithfully emulates dance music’s three backbone devices: The Roland TB-303 Bass synth and the Roland TR-808 and 909 drum machines. Combine these with FX units, fully featured pattern sequencers and a quick-acting, scalable iPhone interface and you’ll soon be making techno on the train, trance on the tram or beats on the bus.
djay transforms your iPad into a full–fledged DJ system and seamlessly integrates with your iPod library, giving you direct access to all your favorite tracks and playlists. A hyper–realistic touchscreen interface and ultra low–latency converge to offer you a true professional mixing experience, all with your own music. You can perform live, record mixes on–the–go, or enable Automix mode and let djay mix your favorite playlist from your iPod library auto–magically!