Omar Khokher: My top 10 favourite iPad apps
In our latest blog we welcome back Omar Khokher. Omar is Head of Music at Severn Vale School in Gloucester, and is currently helping MMG with creating a secondary teachers’ network and finding out about the needs of secondary schools around the County.
Here Omar tells us about his favourite iPad music apps:
“I’m often asked to recommend music making apps for iPad, so here is my list. This is not a top ten. Just those apps which I tend to use most often and find useful for productivity and music making. Enjoy.
1. Garageband. This is the ‘daddy’ of music making apps for iPad, (well it is Apple!). Create multi track recordings using audio, virtual instruments, loops, and hook up a midi keyboard through the camera kit.
2. Roland Air Recorder. Use the built in microphone of your iPad or iPhone to record and export in MP3 format. A nifty portable recorder.
3. Jam Player. Allows you to change the speed and pitch of tracks in your iTunes library. Great for making tweaks to backing tracks.
4. Launchpad. A great and fun iPad (and iPhone 6) version of the Novation Launchpad, also has interactivity with the Launchpad mini.
5. Launchkey. A great synth based on the Novation Launchkey synth engine.
6. Tape. A great recording app by Focusrite. Easy to use 2 track recording software from the team that brought you the Scarlett 2i2 interface. Effective built in mastering for a freebie, and you can bounce the track straight to MP3 and then email. I use this quite extensively for recording in the classroom and emailing to students straight away.
7. Auxy. I ntroducing a new way to make electronic music. Create your own drums, bass lines, and synth melodies. Auxy is modern beat making without distractions.
8. Take. A creative vocal recorder. Originally for iPhone, but works great on iPad. Record three different layers and add fx on the fly. A great piece of creative kit.
9. AmpliTube for iPad. Turn your iPad into the ultimate mobile guitar and bass multi-FX processor and DAW recording studio with AmpliTube! Play, practice and record with a massive collection of virtual amplifiers, cabinets, stompboxes and more from the leader in analog gear modeling.
10. Vocalive. VocaLive provides singers and vocalists with a suite of 12 real-time professional vocal effects along with a capable recorder for studio quality sound in a portable package. The effects can be combined into a chain of 4 processors and saved as presets. A collection of up to 50 presets is included to get you up and running immediately.”
That seems like a quite an exhaustive list! However, if you know of any other music apps that you think we’ve missed, do get in touch and tell us all about them.
Posted on June 7, 2016, in Uncategorized and tagged gloucestershire, learning music Gloucestershire, Make Music Gloucestershire, music education, music education Gloucestershire, music education hub Gloucestershire, music education hubs, music hub glos, music hub Gloucestershire, musical engagement, Omar Khokher, Severn Vale School, young people and music Gloucestershire. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.