We report on the latest developments in phone and tablet music making
Kind of a (re)rebirth
Cut from the same kind of digital cloth as Propellerhead’s legendary ReBirth, Dmitrij Pavlov’s Pure Acid is a bassline and drum machine that draws its inspiration from classic 80s hardware. We’re talking sounds like the legendary TB-303 bassline synth and TR-range of drum machines.
Designed for “fast and fun” music making, Pure Acid comes with built-in patterns and also enables you to create your own, with effects and X/Y pad control alongside sequencing capabilities. It costs £9.99/$9.99 for both iPhone and iPad. jimaudio.pro
You want Jarre forever?
It seems like Jean-Michel Jarre has ripped a page from the Brian Eno playbook with EōN, an “infinite music app” that will keep coming up with evolving tunes and visuals for as long as you want it to. These are based on beats, melodies and chords that were created by Jarre; the rest of the creative legwork is taken on by a mysterious algorithm, which can work offline, too. EōN costs £8.99/$8.99. jeanmicheljarre.com
Your new rhythm friend
Cem Olcay’s RhythmBud is a MIDI effect app that creates patterns based on incoming MIDI data, then sends them out to another app or MIDI device. There’s a timeline for editing, a variety of MIDI transformation settings and support for the AUv3, AudioBus 3 and Inter-App Audio standards. RhythmBud can be all yours for just £4.99/$4.99. keybudapp.com