What are the best music effects apps?

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    #1JamUp

    JamUp

    JamUp is a music sound effects app for guitar and bass developed by Positive Grid, Inc. which features integration with BIAS Amp, running several effects models, and phrase samplers. This also gives users an access to ToneCloud.

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    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jason James
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "I created my presets here for noise gate stock box a filter then reverb and delay. The app makes it easy for me to change my presets to suit the mixes I want. The jam tab really is an amazing feature as I can adjust a loaded song in terms of volume speed or pitch. So yes this is good."
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    #2AmpliTube for iPad

    AmpliTube for iPad

    AmpliTube is an essential music app that lets you use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to process, play and record your guitar, bass or other instruments while on the go.

    Apps

    iOS

    $19.99- with in-app purchases

    Scott Kim
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "I was really excited when this app first came out. I tried firs the lite version and bought some add ons then eventually migrated to the actual version of the app. I'm an amateur guitarist and this app added power to my music."
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    #3BIAS AMP 2

    BIAS AMP 2

    BIAS AMP 2 is a virtual amp music sound effects app developed by Positive Grid, Inc. which features 36 amp models, 9 reverbs, noise gate, and other customizations. This app works with GarageBand and other related apps.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Eugene Barnes
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "I'm impressed on the first version of this amp so I had no second thoughts when I downloaded BIAS 2. Got plenty of preset options to suit the effect I want to achieve."
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    #410 Band Equalizer

    10 Band Equalizer

    10 Band Music Equalizer and Bass Booster is a music sound effects app for Android. It features built-in music player, customizable volume, bass, treble, and mono, as well as presets such as normal, classic, heavy metal, and hip-hop options.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Arjun Yadav
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "I like how this is more sensitive and got a lot more range compared to other effects apps I've tried before. This works decently both for my earphones or speakers."
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    #5AUFX:PeakQ

    AUFX:PeakQ

    AUFX:PeakQ is a stereo equalizer app which features 32-bit DSP engine, low and high shelf filters with frequency and gain, controllable MIDI, and background audio. This also allows users to save, play, and save presets.

    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Kenneth Ramos
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "This pack will complete my AUFX package. Although when I first had this it took me some getting used to to actually be comfortable to this app. But once you're over that, you're on your way to producing the music you want."
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    #6Italizer

    Italizer

    Italizer is a dub siren app developed by Kai Aras which features a monophonic synth voice, tape echo, tempo sync, and touch controls. This app requires iOS version 9.0 or later for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Emma Mendez
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "I want to be a good music producer like daddy. he showd me italizer i look at the controls its hard at first so he teaches me how to use this. Now we are finishing a jam together"
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    #7AmpKit+ Guitar Amps & Pedals

    AmpKit+ Guitar Amps & Pedals

    AmpKit+ Guitar Amps & Pedals is an app which users can use for adding effects and amplification to their music. This includes a free tuner and metronome, with record sharing through SoundCloud, AirDrop, and email.

    Apps

    iOS

    $19.99

    Anthony Price
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "Been having some error with this app but until now their devs are not responding to my concern. It's been weeks already I can't get any music done here. I want a refund."
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    #8Z+ Music

    Z+ Music

    Z+ Music is an app developed by Hans Zimmer of Remote Control Productions which features an immersive 3D music experience. This app requires iOS version 6.0 or later, and compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Randy Brewer
    Written on September 6, 2018
    "This sounds so good and adds awesome panoramic audio quality to a music. Man of steel is an example."
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    #9TC Electronic Ditto X2

    TC Electronic Ditto X2

    The TC Electronic Ditto X2 Looper is a loop pedal that upgrades the usual single-stomp micro-loopers by giving additional new features. It can record up to five minutes of looping and also cuts speeds in half to perfect your desired loop.

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    #10Fulltone OCD

    Fulltone OCD

    Fulltone OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Drive) is one of the best-selling distortion pedals on the market at a relatively affordable price. It has simple controls allowing for adjustments in overall volume, drive and tone. It also offers true bypass switching, essential for any tone switches.

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    #11Dunlop GCB95 Cry Baby Wah

    Dunlop GCB95 Cry Baby Wah

    The Dunlop Cry Baby pedal is the best wah pedal which originated in the 60’s. It has been used for some of the best guitar solos ever written. This reiteration of the original Cry Baby pedal is the most precise one to produce that great wah sound. 


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    #12Boss DD-7

    Boss DD-7

    The Boss DD-7 is the latest edition of digital delay pedals from BOSS. It incorporates the tools used with the previous delay releases and adds a new modulation delay and classic modeled analog delay mode for more delay time.

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    #13Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer

    Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer

    The Ibanez TS808 Tube Screamer is the original overdrive effects pedal of its kind. It features the classic thick and overdriven tube-style tone. It specializes in loud, pushing tones to create a distinct heavy tone. 

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    #14Wampler Tumnus

    Wampler Tumnus

    The Wampler Tumnus is one of the best pedals modeled after the famous Klon Centaur. This is a  versatile pedal that adds a subtle boost to push other pedals, a slightly dirty boost to push your amp, and also works as a full-on overdrive pedal. 

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    #15Strymon BigSky

    Strymon BigSky

    The Strymon BigSky is a Reverb multi-effects pedal that offers a wide assortment of reverb effects currently on the market. It features twelve different types of reverb and comes with a twist of a knob to edit and pre-set effects.

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Summary

Best What are the best music effects apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1JamUpApps 19 Free
2AmpliTube for iPadApps 14 Paid
3BIAS AMP 2Apps 13 Free
410 Band EqualizerApps 9 Free
5AUFX:PeakQApps 8 Paid
6ItalizerApps 6 Paid
7AmpKit+ Guitar Amps & PedalsApps 3 Paid
8Z+ MusicApps 1 Free
9TC Electronic Ditto X2Electronics 0 Paid
10Fulltone OCDElectronics 0 Paid
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