FreeThere are great music tools for iOS with a number of them creating authentic looking digital musical instruments. Musyc Pro isn’t one of those apps, and instead provides a music creation engine that is all about shapes. You can create physics puzzle type layouts that translate into musical arrangements. Rather than tapping virtual keys, or strumming digital strings, you’re dragging and dropping shapes to bounce into wood structures, and one another. The app is all about letting you visualize your music to see how each note actually looks through circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles bouncing into wood blocks that you place.
It’s a completely new idea for music creation, and it allows anyone to start making actual tunes and melodies without any musical knowledge. The speed, and size of the shapes dictates the tone and pitch of the notes, and the position on the grid background changes the scale. The physics engine is absolutely superb to provide the interaction of the shapes, and the sound engine is equally intricate to offer great sounds in response to the physics action. The art design is also outstanding allowing you to really appreciate the musical playback and visual feedback. The most amazing aspect of the app is that after the three stage tutorial, you can make such detailed constructions, so instinctively. The only limits of the app are your own creativity, and that is evident from the included demo creations by the developers.
The entire experience couldn’t be more accessible with a brilliantly designed user interface for every item and layout effortlessly constructed through touch. The more you use the app, the more you will come to appreciate it as you can start making good tunes in seconds, and dive into so much depth afterwards. One of the neatest aspects is composing a scene, and having it translate into a particular piece of music. In addition to the base elements there are also repeaters, two effects channels, real time audio recording, and multiple export options of the recordings.
Musyc Pro ($3.99 -> Free, Universal) is the definition of creative design that provides such a deluxe tool, while removing the barrier to entry. The Pro version is the full feature set, and it’s on sale for free for a limited time.