The iPad is a very capable tool when it comes to making music, as seen in the video above by Geoff Kaiser. It’ll create the sounds of just about any musical instrument if you know where to look.

The list below contains some of the apps you might want to use, along with a short description explaining what each one does. Remember you can also add higher quality vocals to your music by connecting an external microphone.

Garageband

A full-featured recording studio with support for up to 32 tracks. Instruments include guitar, drums, piano and more.


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Spotlight Drums

Spotlight Drums puts you in the spotlight, rockin’ out on a fully animated 3D drum kit on stage.


GuitarToolkit

GuitarToolkit delivers all your essential guitar tools — tuner, metronome, chords, scales & arpeggios.


Touchbells

TouchBells is an easy to use carillon musical instrument featuring Xylophone and Vibraphone sounds.


Mallets

Mallets contains three major instruments: Vibraphone, Marimba and the Xylophone.


Pocket Organ C3B3

Pocket Organ C3B3 is a beautiful sounding keyboard that simulates the Hammond Organ.


Violin Magical Bow

A realistic violin app that includes features for learning as well as playing games.


Dynamic Bongo Drums

A fun set of Bongo drums where the harder you tap, the louder the drums become.

Funkbox Drum Machine

Funkbox contains all your favorite vintage drum machine sounds that you can use to compose, record and play your songs live.

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