Have an iPhone or iPod touch? Love creating music? A new app from the folks at Makayama lets you write songs on your smartphone.
Transform your iPhone or iPod touch in a portable music studio with TuneMaker, a $1.99 application from the App Store (part of iTunes) that gives you a number of instruments at your fingertips.
You’ll get access to a synthesizer, sampler and drum machine, allowing you to compose songs on the fly, and then save (and share) your creations.
As with most programs of this kind — er, usually on a Mac or PC – you’ll likely start with a drum rhythm and then layer some bass tracks, followed by gutiar and sythns and so on.
TuneMaker ships with 16 different instruments, and youll use your fingertip to lay down the notes or beats and then record or playback up to 16 tracks.`
For those just starting out, there are 40 preloaded rhythms and songs covering an array of genres (rock, hiphop, classical, pop) and so on. Plus, to keep things simple, you’re limited to five notes (instead 12, as on a full piano).
Here’s a little video to demonstrate the product: