Making music usually requires a professional with deluxe equipment. That doesn’t always have to be the case, as we have seen some inventive music based apps for iPad. Auxy is a new one that is all about making electronic music with layer bass, drum kit, and synths. Loop based sequences aren’t new on iOS, but they usually require some knowledge of what you’re doing. Auxy gets rid of the barrier of entry to let anyone start tapping around to create their own great sounding beats.
The app is first, and foremost made for touch allowing you to tap the grid to place notes, drag to lengthen notes, and then tap and hold to rearrange. The grid is arranged in scaling pitch, and logical progression to position notes to play in sequences at alternating pitches with ease. You have four different instrument types to make sequences for with drum, bass, and two synths, and each one has a few different styles to choose from. The best part of Auxy, is that you’re given a live preview of your composition to base each added note on what you already have. You can create ten different loops per instrument to then switch between, and build upon with the other instrument loops.
Once you set up a few different loops, you can record a piece by tapping on the different loops in sequence. The main screen offers four colored columns, and each of your created loops is indicated on screen with a thumbnail of the notes. You can actually compose a beat by tapping on the thumbnails, and switching between different loops of a given instrument. All of it is so touch friendly, and it’s so simple to just start tapping around until you have something that sounds good. The main highlight of Auxy is that it’s just fun to hear a beat come together while experimenting with such simple tools. Despite how easy it is to control, you still have professional sounding quality that can be exported to e-mail, other apps, or iTunes. There’s such a powerful music engine included, and fashioned for the iPad for anyone to use, and that fact can’t be understated.
Auxy (Free, iPad) is an outstanding music utility that lets anyone create great sounding beats in a touch friendly package that is a joy to interact with. It’s a must have app that is also completely free without any in-app purchases, or ads.