What are the best iPad apps for recording music?

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    GarageBand is a music making software and app for Mac and iOS respectively. It offers a sound library with software instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and virtual session drummers. Users can access piano and guitar lessons.


    Mac, iOS


    Song Zhou
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "GarageBand is the music-making app that anyone can pick up and use to compose a great sounding tune. There are a great selection of 'virtual instruments' to choose from and I love pulling it out whenever a tune comes to my head and saving it real quick in GarageBand."
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    #2MultiTrack DAW

    MultiTrack DAW

    Using this app you will be able to create the best songs you could ever think of! There are up to 24 audio tracks available, one for each instrument, and many other settings to make sure you have everything you need.



    $9.99- with in-app purchases

    David Romero
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "MultiTrack DAW is an incredibly robust software packaged as an app. This app is entirely capable of completing complex editing and mixing audio. The effects suite is impressive and comprehensive. It has met my needs on several occasions and I have barely learned many of the skills, and all from my iphone."
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    #3Music Studio

    Music Studio

    This app will allow you to record your songs in a quality similar to the one you would get in a professional studio. It has its own built-in effects, so you will be able to add everything you need in every track. 



    $14.99- with in-app purchases

    Daniel Bryant
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "My band has had the hardest time getting a recording contract from a major studio. With this app, we were able to bypass the studio and record our album ourselves! Now, we're all fat and rich and happy. "
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    DM1 is a virtual drum machine for iOS that makes interesting and fun the process of creating your own music directly from your mobile. It includes a step sequencer, drum pads, a mixer, and more.



    Reyansh Pillai
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "I love this app, you can add drum beats directly to any tracks you make. You can also add several cool effects and it has a mixer! "
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    BandLab is a social music maker app perfect to create outstanding pieces. This application allows people to record, edit, share and find any great music. 


    Android, iOS


    Alfredo del Ángel
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "This can be a fun application to use, if you're willing to pay. This simple features are fun to dink around with but they only go so far. It can be useful for trying things out, but I used this for a few days before I found an alternative. "
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    Vectorscope is an indispensable app for music producers, mixers, engineering students or recording artists, and is the perfect tool to analyze your stereo material. It's Audiobus compatible and accepts audio from an external. 




    Nancy McDonald
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I would not have much use for an app like this. I'm sure people who record music would find it useful."


Best What are the best iPad apps for recording music
1GarageBandSoftware 4 Free
2MultiTrack DAWApps 3 Paid
3Music StudioApps 3 Paid
4DM1Apps 2 Paid
5BandLab Apps 0 Free
6VectorscopeApps 0 Free

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