DJ and producer David Guetta has worked with a veritable who’s who of pop stars recently: Rihanna, Kylie, Madonna, and the Black Eyed Peas to name but four. Wikipedia even claims he’s worked with Dane Bowers.
Now he’s got his own iPhone and iPad app, which goes way beyond the increasingly numerous ‘remix a track or two’ music apps on Apple’s store. ElectroBeats by David Guetta is a fully fledged music sequencer, with more samples and virtual pads than you can shake a stick at.
Dave has also called in some favours from his celebrity chums, meaning the app includes samples from the new Rihanna single, which he produced.
If you’ve played with apps like Beatmaker, you’ll feel at home: the app is deceptively powerful when it comes to putting together your own patterns, while aiming to keep things accessible (sample App Store blurb bulletin point: “Default quantization for instant gratification”).
Tracks can be saved and exported from the app via iTunes, as well as in formats to be imported into full music tools like ProTools, Cubase and Logic. At £5.99 it’s pricey compared to the average artist app, but decent value when set alongside other music creation apps on the App Store.