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We re­port on the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in phone and tablet mu­sic mak­ing

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iPad Pro

It was the iPad Pro’s turn for an up­date last month, with 11- and 12.9-inch mod­els get­ting a re­fresh. No­tably, each now has an ‘all-screen de­sign’ and a Liq­uid Retina Dis­play, with the mil­i­tary-sound­ing A12X Bionic chip giv­ing horse­power. Plus, they’ve ditched both the Light­ning and head­phone ports, re­plac­ing the lat­ter with… noth­ing. Start­ing at £769 and £1119 re­spec­tively, that might just sting a lit­tle. ap­ple.com/ipad

Au­dioKit Dig­i­tal D1

Fans of 80s and 90s dig­i­tal synths will love the Au­dioKit Dig­i­tal D1, a vir­tual ana­logue/ PCM synth for iPad. This 64-voice in­stru­ment fea­tures Hy­brid Dig­i­tal Poly Syn­the­sis, and 1GB worth of sam­ples. Each voice is dual-layer, there are dual in­de­pen­dent per-layer fil­ters, and you get three LFOs. A vin­tage-style arp/step se­quencer and ef­fects sweeten the deal. It costs £9.99, with pro­ceeds sup­port­ing Au­dioKit’s open-source projects. au­diok­it­pro.com/dig­i­tald1

Loopseque 8

In hon­our of its eighth an­niver­sary, Ca­sual Un­der­ground have re­leased Loopseque 8, an 8-chan­nel ver­sion of the cir­cu­lar beat se­quencer. Two decks let you have two projects rolling at once and cross­fade be­tween them in a DJ-like fash­ion, and sup­port for Able­ton Link means you can sync with other soft­ware, too. Other new fea­tures in­clude a sam­ple editor, re­worked ef­fects and more. £9.99 for iPad. loopseque.com

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