Aurora sound Studio HD is the best music making app to come out so far by a long shot.
One of the greatest musical apps on iPad"
Whether you are an experienced musician or don’t have a musical bone in your body, you can make great music on your iPad
Aurora is our pattern based musical sequencing software. By simply choosing a musical scale every note you play is in perfect tune, leaving you to make your own great sounding music.
If you are a more accomplished musician you simply switch Aurora to advanced mode and you get full control over the built in instruments and effects, as well as many advanced modes such as the Atomizer and XY Mode which allows you to manipulate sound in real-time. You can create your own instrument from recordings made using the built in microphone. Just think, a full drum kit of you beatboxing into the microphone!
Aurora allows a mixture of pattern based recording and live performance. You can piece together complete compositions or simply improvise a performance. All of which can be captured to a file, for use as a ringtones, or to share with others.
An integrated mixer, combined with the ability to add audio effects and layer automation means that you achieve a sophisticated sound in a fun and user friendly way.
The online Aurora Song Library allows Aurora users to share their tracks with the rest of the Aurora Community. Browse the library to download the latest tracks, or search the library to see what your favorite Aurora Artist has published. The Aurora Song Library can be found at http://aurora.4pockets.com/
The program includes a comprehensive help facility and video tutorials are available on YouTube.
14 Instrument tracks
12 Notes polyphony per track
4 Independent Engines - Drum Machine, Analog Synth, Pad Synth and Sampler
32 Patterns per song
Chain up to 199 Patterns in Song mode
3 Effect sends per track.
9 Effects including – Delay, Reverb, Chorus etc
Allows creation of custom instrument patches.
Splice and Dice Audio with Atomizer Mode
Inbuilt Sample Recording
Export Songs as WAV and AAC
Aurora for the iPad expands on the iPhone version making use of the extra screen size to offer additional functionality such:
Full Screen Mixer
New Effects Rack View
Ability to Solo and Mute Individual Layers
New Layer Mix Palette
Synth Engine Features Combined into Single Screen
File Sharing via FTP
Use Accelerometer to Control XY Mode
Upload and Share Songs on the Online Song Library
A PDF version of the user manual is available at www.4pockets.com/support/manuals.php
For anyone remotely interested in what the iPad and iPhone can do for music creation, Aurora’s probably the best thing you can buy.
A powerful and flexible composition tool that’s even plausible as a small-scale production suite.
Review from Australia
I can't begin to tell you how much I love this program... I have to stop myself using it in bed because it just keeps me up all night.
I have bought almost all the iPad music apps I could find and Aurora is by far the most innovative and the best! On top of that, no other I have found lets me get right into the sounds like Aurora.
A truly inspiring production environment. If you're an iPad owner in the market for a portable production tool, you definitely won't want to pass this one up.
DJ_Simples - 5 Stars
Simply awesome, I thought the iPhone version was great, but this is in another league.
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Upgraded to 64bit.
Fixed several issues with iOS10.
Ratings and Reviews
Expensive but Powerful.
This app has upsides and downsides. It is professionally put together and is comprehensive in it's function and usability.
There are some bugs in this version however and I have experienced three crashes so far after owning it for a couple of days.
The library is not as extensive as it could be but the addition of synthesiser parameters in advanced mode give the sounds more flexible and dynamic properties.
I think the price is expensive for the facilities it offers in comparison to other iPad apps but if looked at objectively in the larger scheme of things then it is not too unreasonable. I hope the developers have plans to extend the scope of this app as it has great potential. Just one other minor niggle , the display can become too flashy at times and I have not found a simple way to stop the animated light-show that accompanies the programming of the sequencer.
In summary - expensive but has potential to be an excellent method of creating tunes.
I've been looking for an app that gives the same kind of sound and functionality of a certain device that many people will be familiar with (but may not have the money to afford) and I think I may have found it. Yes, its quite expensive, but having now bought it and started to explore all the options, I can safely say that its money well spent and hundreds of pounds cheaper than the device I was *almost* going to purchase. There are some good tutorials available online which will certainly help but I've already managed to created some pretty impressive songs using the controls intuitively... its going to keep me occupied for a long time :-)
Great and intriguing experimental music app
This is a very impressive app for creating music from short loops. It is obviously "inspired by" the Yamaha Tenori-On although it doesn't have the alternative modes that the Tenori-On has; that doesn't matter, though, as it makes up for it with far more useful features Ike an inbuilt sampler and filters. The problem is the same that the original had; it's too hard to transpose in the middle of a song and things end up sounding a bit samey.
- Limelight Software
- 15.4 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), and iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.