The Top 10 Grossing iPad Music Apps of 2010

To join our top 10 photography grossing iPad apps of 2010, we have this brand new hot list of the top grossing music apps for your magical device. Take a look at these…

djay

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Ready to take the party with you? Introducing djay, algoriddim’s award–winning and highly acclaimed DJ software, now on the iPad!

djay transforms your iPad into a full–fledged DJ system and seamlessly integrates with your iPod music library, giving you direct access to all your favorite tracks and playlists. A hyper–realistic touchscreen interface and ultra low–latency converge to offer you a true professional mixing experience, all with your own music. You can perform live, record mixes on–the–go, or enable Automix mode and let djay mix your favorite playlist from your iPod library auto–magically!

With unprecedented ease–of–use and innovative multi–touch mixing features, djay for iPad brings DJ’ing to the next level, offering a unique experience for beginners and professionals alike.

$19.99/Download

AmpliTube for iPad

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Turn your iPad into the ultimate guitar and bass multi-effects processor plus recording and production studio. Use the iRig interface adapter to connect your guitar or bass to your iPad and you are ready to rock!

Play, practice and record anytime, anywhere with world-class guitar and bass tones plus full recording and processing capabilities, in a powerful portable app, all from the leaders in analog gear modeling software for professional recording studios.

* Multi-FX Processor for Guitar, Bass or any Other Instrument

With AmpliTube for iPad, you have an entire guitar and bass rig at your fingertips. You get 4 stompbox effects running into an amplifier head with effects, plus cabinet and a microphone. Choose from 11 built-in stompbox effects (delay, fuzz, overdrive, wah, envelope filter, chorus, flanger, phaser, octave, noise filter + distortion once registered), 5 amps (clean, crunch, lead, metal, bass) with full controls, 5 speaker cabinets and 2 microphones (dynamic and condenser). Plus you can expand your rig a-la-carte with more effects like compressor, reverb, parametric EQ, graphic EQ and limiter (available as in-app purchase), a suite of effects also suitable for any other types of instruments and vocals. Plus you can name, save and recall up to 36 ‘full rig’ tone presets for quick sound sculpting.

* Recording and Production Studio Expandable to 8 Tracks with Master Effects

Capture your ideas quickly by recording your performances with the built-in recorder, then share your track by exporting high quality audio files or M4As.
The built-in single track recorder can be expand to a full-fledged professional multi-track studio by adding the 8 track recorder plus master effects section (available as in-app purchase) to produce complete songs and compositions.
Each track features a record button, an insert effect (the amp and effects chain), volume, pan, solo and mute, plus 2 send effect controls for adding ambience and depth with selectable reverb, chorus and delay from the master effects section. The master effects section also features a 3-band parametric EQ and compressor for final sound tweaking and polishing. The “re-amping” functionality allows you to change the sound and tone of your recording, without having to re-record your performance.
You also have the ability to import audio directly into each track and the “bounce” feature lets you bounce all tracks down to one, thus freeing up track space, giving you unlimited recording ability.

* Learning and Practicing Tool with Speedtrainer

Now you can play along with songs or backing tracks by importing them directly from your iPod library in your device or from your computer. AmpliTube for iPad now also features our popular SpeedTrainer learning/practice feature which allows you to slow down or speed up the tempo of audio material (1/2 speed, or 2x speed) without affecting the pitch. A digital chromatic tuner and metronome are also included making AmpliTube the perfect practice/learning tool.

$19.99/Download

KORG iMS-20

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KORG iMS-20 is an analog synth studio; a complete recreation of the Korg MS-20 analog synth, an analog sequencer, a drum machine, a mixer, and even Korg’s Kaoss Pad technology. Plus, you can share your songs online via the SoundCloud network!

The regular price is US$ 32.99; a special introductory price of US$ 15.99 is being offered until January 31, 2011.

iMS-20 is a complete music production app for iPad. It consists of a complete recreation of the legendary Korg MS-20 analog synth with the patching capability, plus a 16-step analog sequencer based on the Korg SQ-10, a six-part drum machine which can create drum parts by simply tapping the buttons, and a seven-channel mixer with 14 types of effects.

iMS-20 is a complete music production app for iPad, consisting of a complete recreation of the legendary Korg MS-20 analog synth with patching capability, a 16-step analog sequencer based on Korg’s SQ-10, a six-part drum machine with dedicated pads, and a seven-channel mixer with 14 types of effects.

In addition, iMS-20 offers dual Kaoss Pads allowing you to generate music by simply stroking the pad and moving your fingers over it. Experiment to come up with wild musical phrase! And with access to the SoundCloud audio platform*, you can publish your songs, or collaborate on ideas with people anywhere in the world from within the app

$15.99/Download

KORG iELECTRIBE

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Korg’s ELECTRIBE·R has been coveted by dance musicians for ten years running. Today, this indispensable instrument has been reborn as a dedicated iPad app – the KORG iELECTRIBE virtual analog beatbox!

With the iELECTRIBE, sound creation is easy, fun and intuitive – just as on a vintage analog synthesizer. Simply choose a part (or sound) and touch the 16-step sequencer to quickly build a groove. This easy-to-use interface combines forces with the iPad’s 9.7” multi touch display to offer an intuitive "hardware" feel, sure to inspire and captivate the imagination of any user.

The iELECTRIBE faithfully recreates the historic ELECTRIBE·R’s entire sound engine and sequencer capabilities. In addition, it provides advanced Motion Sequencing, eight supercharged effect types, plus 64 new preset patterns that instantly allow the user to create music in a wide variety of dance and electronic music styles. Get started today!

$19.99/Download

Glee Karaoke

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he #1 music app in 21 countries, Glee Karaoke makes you sound like a star. Sing your heart out to songs from the hit TV show while a little magic helps you sound amazing.

Do you have what it takes to make it to the top? You’ll find out as you compete with people all over the world! Enjoyed over 8 million times, Glee Karaoke lets you sing, compete and share with the world.

**NEW SEASON 2 SONGS: "Don’t Go Breaking My Heart," "Hey Soul Sister," "Valerie," "Sway," "Le Jazz Hot" and "Lucky"!**

New Gleek Of The Week Contest! Sing the song of the week for a chance to win FIVE FREE songs. Two winners are chosen daily! New song each Tuesday!

>>>#1 music app in 21 countries including the US, Canada, Australia and Mexico
>>>Top 10 music app in 74 countries
>>>#1 music iPad app of 2010

"The thrill begins once you start singing into this app. You cannot sound bad. Period." – David Pogue, NY Times

SOUND LIKE A STAR
Can’t carry a tune? Don’t worry, Glee Karaoke enhances your voice with pitch correction, harmonies, and a little reverb to sweeten the deal. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and let loose!

PERFECT YOUR VOICE
Glee Karaoke gives you real-time feedback so you’ll sound better each time you sing. Starbursts and colorful guides show you how well you are singing so you can improve as you go. Look for helpful comments and encouragement from Gleeks all over the world!

$0.99/Download

Magic Piano

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***Magic Piano is on sale for the holidays! Get 66% off now!***
Experience the world’s most popular piano for iPad with the #1 music app in 80 countries. Play timeless pieces on spiral, circular or regular keyboards, or follow beams of light – mastery requires only imagination. Designed exclusively for the iPad by Smule, creators of Ocarina, I am T-Pain and Glee Karaoke, Magic Piano was inspired by the world-renowned pianist Lang Lang.

$0.99/Download

Music Studio

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Music Studio offers a complete music production environment on the iPhone/iPod touch with features and a sound quality previously only known to desktop applications and expensive audio hardware.

It combines a piano keyboard, 40 studio-quality instruments with sustain, a fully fledged 128-track sequencer, extensive note editing, reverb, real-time effects and much more on a user-friendly interface.

$14.99/Download

ReBirth for iPad

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ReBirth is back! Propellerhead Software’s legendary Techno Micro Composer has been resurrected and customized for the iPad. ReBirth faithfully emulates dance music’s three backbone devices: The Roland TB-303 Bass synth and the Roland TR-808 and 909 drum machines. Combine these with FX units, fully featured pattern sequencers and a gorgeous-looking interface and you’re ready to make killer tracks on your iPad. Share your music with friends on Facebook, Twitter and more using the built in sharing features.

$14.99/Download

Pianist Pro

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- Full recording and overdub facility.
- Live MIDI control of external synths via MIDI Mobilizer interface, or wirelessly via OSC or DSMI.
- Standard MIDI File import and export.
- Audio (WAV) file export.
- Multiple instruments.
- Built-in effects, arpeggiator and drum machine.
- Pitch bend, modulation, volume pedal.
- Soft and Sustain pedals, and velocity based on key strike position.

 

Pianist Pro is a virtual piano designed specifically for the iPad, with the same great interface and style that has made Pianist the best known piano on the iPhone, and a whole host of new features too.

Containing the full 88 keys of a professionally sampled piano with configurable soft and sustain pedals, up to 11 keys can be pressed at once and react to the touch just like a real piano. Choose between single or dual keyboards with a configurable key size.

Pianist Pro has full MIDI import and export capability, allowing you to record song ideas while on the road and export them via MIDI to your Digital Audio Workstation back at the studio. You can also use Pianist Pro as a great master MIDI keyboard, either with the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer interface, or via Wi-Fi. Drive your soft or hard synths wirelessly from the sofa, or even from another room. Pianist Pro can even be used as a MIDI sound source, driven by an external hardware keyboard or your DAW.

$9.99/Download

TabToolkit

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TabToolkit for iPad is an Apple Design Awards 2010 winner! TabToolkit is an incredibly powerful guitar tablature and music notation viewer, now with multi-track playback! An essential tool for learning and practicing music, TabToolkit includes an audio synthesis engine so you can listen to and control the audio for all tracks individually.

TabToolkit also provides playback tempo control, a metronome, and a tab upload and download manager. The app is a perfect fit for guitarists and musicians of all skill levels. Take your tabs and sheet music with you wherever you go!

FEATURES
- Supports the following tab formats: Guitar Pro, Power Tab, PDF and text.*
- Audio synthesizer with multi-track playback. Listen to all instruments simultaneously and re-assign the midi instrument for any track.
- View both standard music notation and tablature notation.
- Automatically scroll through music with tempo control.
- Turn on a metronome with a wide range of sounds.
- Display a fretboard (guitar or bass) or keyboard that shows finger positions.
- Upload tab files directly from your Mac or PC.
- Download tabs from the Internet using a built-in web browser.
- Portrait and landscape screen orientations with an option to lock the orientation.
- Built in help, news and feedback support feature.
- Lefties welcome! Lefty-mode inverts the fretboard to display correct finger positions.

$9.99/Download

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Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer.com. A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, BIPP, as well as a Professional Journalist, specializing in Technology. A contributor to National and International publications, including DPreview.com, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Professional Photographer, NikonPro, Graphix, Digital Arts, Readers Digest, Popular Photography & Imaging and Which? consumer magazine and ePhotozine.com. Joanne most recently became a Columnist for Vogue Magazine writing about mobile Photographers - http://theappwhisperer.com/2014/08/07/new-mobile-photographer-column-with-vogue-by-joanne-carter/