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Asking fans of Propellerhead’s Reason software what keeps them coming back, you’ll hear a lot of answers about how modular it is, how creatively inspiring…but you’ll also hear about Thor.

The flagship synth has been the heart and soul of Reason since its introduction in version 4 of the desktop software, and now we can harness that power wherever we go with Thor for iPad. But does the mobile music world have room for another synth? We put Thor through its paces to find out!

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As excited as we get about apps that raise the bar for professionals, the iPad has always been respected as a tool for educators and their students, and this applies to the musical space as much as any other. Back in July, Nathan Snelgrove took a look at a new app from MiQ Limited designed to help budding musicians wrap their heads around some of the theoretical underpinnings of good songwriting.

I found Jamn to be a superb tool for picking up chord theory and kickstarting your songwriting, and the latest update brings with it a brand new feature that builds on the visual learning methods of the first. Is it enough to make Jamn the de-facto app for iPad songwriters? Let’s find out!

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I think it’s safe to say that my collection of iPad synthesizers is becoming ridiculous. It can’t be helped though, as more and more inspiring instruments are released for everyone’s favourite tablet.

Most recently, the venerable German audio gurus, Waldorf, have distilled their famous wavetable synthesis technology into a modern, elegant, and incredibly powerful iPad app called Nave. Hugely anticipated in the audio community, we’re excited to dig into Nave’s capabilities and see what we find!

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It’s time to turn the dial up to 11 on professional iPad audio. We’ve been here before — me telling you that a new app takes audio production on your tablet to the next level — but whereas many successful apps focus on instrument functionality, or creative sound design, the folks over at Steinberg dreamt bigger.

They pushed the envelope to bring us what is nearly a fully-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) like Logic or their own flagship Cubase, in a portable and touch-oriented form. Cubasis is the result, and we take an in-depth look at it after the jump.
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Have you ever needed to access your home PC or Mac when out and about? What about your large video and/or music collection? Wouldn’t it be great to stream that directly to your iPad in your hotel while on holiday?

For out-and-about access to your home desktop, and all its multimedia files music and games, AVStreamer HD could just be what you need. Lets look in detail at some of the many possibilities this app provides after the jump. (more…)

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