Music Apps

App Focus/Use Comments
Symphony Pro Symphony Pro
Symphony Pro lets you compose complex orchestrations, lead sheets, chord charts, and guitar tabs on the iPad and instantly hear them played back.
Record a part in real-time with the built-in keyboard, guitar, or bass guitar to quickly capture a musical idea and have it automatically transcribed into sheet music.
GarageBand GarageBand
GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go.
Use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to play or record live over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with up to three of your friends.
Pro Keys Pro Keys
Pro Keys is a multi-instrumental polyphonic keyboard equipped with sounds of legendary pianos, organs and synthesizers.
Additional features like overdubbing, loop player and vocal recorder make it a perfect tool for song writers, beatboxers or just for fun.
ThumbJam ThumbJam
ThumbJam is a powerful musical performance experience with over 30 high-quality real instruments multi-sampled exclusively for this app.
ThumbJam makes use of tilt and shake to add vibrato, tremolo, note bends, and volume swells for more realistic and expressive results.
DrumJam DrumJam
DrumJam is a whole world of percussion and drums for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Shakers and congas, Indian ghatam, Carnatic kanjira, Cuban bongos, Latin cowbells, rock drum kit and many more!
DrumJam supports export via iTunes file sharing, open directly in another app, email, AudioCopy, and export to SoundCloud.
Notion Notion
An incredible composition app, NOTION gives you the ability to compose, edit, and playback scores using real audio samples performed by The London Symphony Orchestra.
In app purchases required to get all the instrumental sounds. Also see Progression which is guitar tab editor from the same company.
JamPad Plus JamPad Plus
JamPad+ is a digital jamming machine for the iPad. Play up to 4 tracks at the same time without needing a live band to accompany you.
Has autoplay rhythm guitar machine and a drum beat maker with preset beats.
Figure Figure
Figure gives you drums, bass and lead synth, controlled by an incredibly easy to use touch interface that gets you sounding great literally in seconds.
Note that if you have rotation lock enabled, the app locks at the red "pitch" screen on the iPAD 3 on start up.