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Apps Of The Month: July 2016

Published On 01/08/2016 | Gear

From Discogs finally on Android to a new music discovery tool, we took a look at some of the top apps and updates over the month of July 2016.

This month we see apps for iOS and Android and, for the first time, we also see Virtual Reality in the mix. Did we miss any? Let us know what your favourite apps from the past month were.

Discogs | Android

Already available for iOS, Discogs mobile app has now been released for Android. Simply, scan a barcode with your phone’s camera, or manage a search results by swiping to add or delete to your wish list.

LOST | iOS

A free new music discovery app, LOST integrates streams from the likes of Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube and SoundCloud, as well as branded playlist curators. In addition to the stream, LOST has also partnered with the ticketing app Songkick so you buy tickets directly in app.

Skram | iOS

From the people behind the Lemur controller, Skram solidifies the iPad as the go to device for tablet production. Now adding four new sounds including heavy 808s and melodic synths, specifically for the Miami bass or trance aficionados out there. Additionally, the Skram updates allows connectivity with several outside production apps including Garage Band, Cubase, and Ableton Link for multi person digital jam sessions.

Soundstage | HTC Stream

Soundstage allows user to play drums, patch synths, load samples, and control effects and parameters, all within the room-scale virtual environment. The app was inspired by the 80s era synth networks frequently seen on stages, attempting to capture this tactility while also presenting a playful virtual interface of airbrush paintings and 80s computer graphics. So far the sandbox style app has a positive rating via HTC and is available for Early Access trials now.

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About The Author

Steve comes to Amsterdam by way of Brooklyn, Connecticut, Mumbai, and Tokyo. He researches media culture at UvA, while already holding degrees from UCONN (CT) and The New School (NYC). Aside from DHA, Steve is the Senior Editor for cinema platform IndieNYC.com, and writes on issues relating to film, culture, politics & electronic music. Every so often he also dabbles in photography and filmmaking.