Articles and Reviews by Georges Papas



Melodica Light and Sound Combine for Simple Music Creation

Buy Melodica on the App StoreMelodica presents a 16 by 10 surface where the length represents the 4 bars of a 4/4 beat and the height is a set of 10 notes that all harmonize well together. Anyone familiar with arppegiators or sequencers will find themselves at home using the software's interface.

Georges Papas rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Tongue Drum Brings Archaic Music to the Modern Era

The Tongue Drum, the world's oldest form of instrument, has been used for millenia by tribes throughout the world as both a story-telling instrument and war drum. Originally crafted from hollowed out tree bark, it has evolved into a modern instrument with multiple tunings, sizes and variations.

Georges Papas rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


Looptastic Producer Makes Mobile Mashups Mainstream

Buy Looptastic Producer on the App StoreLooptastic Producer - As far as iPhone looping software goes,  it's either a hit or miss.  Some developers seem to over-complicate or oversimplify, while others can find the just the right balance.

Georges Papas rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Tuner Metronome Minimalist Interface Gets it Done

Buy Tuner Metronome on the App StoreFrom the land of sushi and Godzilla comes Tuner Metronome, an app which as the name suggests offers various tuning and tempo tools for everyday musicians. It's developer MIZO claims it to be "the most high quality digital tuner metronome." I wouldn't go so far, but this is certainly a solid application.

Georges Papas rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


FMScreen is Frequency Modulation on the Cheap

Buy FMScreen on the App StoreA couple of months ago, I was given the opportunity to review a number of synth apps for the iPhone. In that round-up, I took a look at noise.io pro, one of the deepest and richest apps I've come across.

Georges Papas rated this app 2.5/5 | Category:


Dynolicious Measures Auto Performance Astoundingly Well

Buy Dynolicious Classic on the App StoreMany of the apps available on the App Store today are aimed at replacing expensive hardware or software on the cheap. With Dynolicious, Bunsen Tech achieves that goal. Simply stated, Dynolicious is just as good as it sounds.

Georges Papas rated this app 5.0/5 | Category: ,


FourTrack is a Big Step in iPhone Music Production.

Buy FourTrack on the App StoreWhen developer Sonoma Wire Works set out to create a multi-track recorder for the iPhone, they enlisted the help of Retronyms, creators of the best selling Recorder iPhone app. Together they built FourTrack, the closest anyone has gotten to creating a rich-featured, studio-quality multi-track recording app for the iPhone.

Georges Papas rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Bebot Chirps Its Way Into Your Heart

Buy Bebot - Robot Synth on the App StoreThe App Store is flooded with a number of inexpensive apps that serve a very specific purpose. A prime example is Bebot, a "Robot Voice Synthesizer." I have to say, I did not have very high expectations for Bebot, mostly because I didn't see the utility of the app.

Georges Papas rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


iTurn is a Dead End

iturniconThere isn't much to say about iTurn. It does what it claims, sort of, but iTurn is just too simple an app without enough options or controls to keep it interesting. After loading iTurn, you're presented with a turntable interface, with the only feature being a volume knob.

Georges Papas rated this app 0.5/5 | Category:


7 Chords is a Chord Book in Your Pocket

Buy 7 Chords on the App Store7 Chords is an iPhone app designed for both beginner and intermediate guitarists. Through a remarkable easy-to-use interface, the user can select what chord's information to display on the screen.

Georges Papas rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


Harmonica is as Close as you'll get to the Real Deal

Buy Harmonica on the App StoreHarmonica is a little app created by Benjamin McDowell, developed in the same vein as Ocarina. It's designed to be used like a real harmonica. Just like the real thing, you place the iPhone in your mouth and slide from side to side to play notes.

Georges Papas rated this app 3.0/5 | Category:


Guitar Rock Tour is a new contender for the rhythm-action title.

Few mobile game developers have garnered as much respect and notoriety as Gameloft. By being the principal game provider for Motorola and others, it has become the EA of the mobile gaming industry. And just like EA, when Gameloft is set to release a new game, people listen.

Georges Papas rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


DigiDrummer Shines in Perfect 10 Performance

Buy DigiDrummer on the App StoreUntil now, I hadn't been convinced that the iPhone stood a chance at being a legitimate replacement for any music production hardware or software. It seems I've been wrong all along. DigiDrummer from Magnick Software is quite simply the greatest drum machine for the iPhone to date.

Georges Papas rated this app 5.0/5 | Category: ,


iDrum Ministry of Sound Runs out of Steam too Soon

Buy iDrum: Ministry of Sound Anthems on the App StoreiDrum: Ministry of Sound, from developer iZotope, is a neat little app that lets you recreate the feel of your favorite beats from different genres. The iDrum series in three different flavors, Club, Hip Hop and the version we're reviewing here featuring unique and original samples from Ministry of Sound.

Georges Papas rated this app 2.5/5 | Category:


FingerPiano takes you from hopeless fan to piano man.

Buy FingerPiano on the App StoreHaving recently toyed around with the MiniPiano app from JYProduct, I couldn't help but think that there was a little something missing from the formula. Don't get me wrong, sliding your fingers across piano keys is great fun, but I felt like there was no objective, no aim, no goal.

Georges Papas rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


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