From new analog synths to creating the perfect pre-party mix, we take a look at some of the apps of the month this past February 2016.

Most applications come in iOS versions, unless otherwise specified. Did we miss any? Let us know what your favourite apps from the past month were.

Analog Synth X | iOS

Analog Synth X is a 5-voice virtual analog polysynth, featuring dual morphable VCO oscillators that is a a free and open source synth. Built with the AudioKit 3.0 framework for extra power and control.

iSpark | iOS

iSpark is an all-inclusive beat-making solution allowing to create rich tracks from A to Z while experiencing a smooth workflow. It includes a large variety of drum kits and individual instruments based on the most renowned drum machines and top-notch sound design. iSpark allows you to play drum patterns in-real time and to tweak your sound on-the-fly. Its optimized and performance-oriented layout gives you a direct access to an extended range of sonic parameters. It also integrates a powerful and flexible 64-step sequencer enhancing your creative freedom and effectiveness.

Mixer | iOS & Android

Mixer is advanced touch control for Traktor, based around five pages covering EQ, FX, BPM, Cues, and Looping. Just Mixer into your iOS or Android tablet and start experiencing the future of mixing with the same level of control in hardware that would cost hundreds. Practice on a plane, mix on the couch, trigger hotcues from another room. What is possible is now up to you. Lemur and an iOS or Android tablet device to run Lemur. A computer running the latest version of Native Instruments’ Traktor is also needed.

Pyro | iOS

Serato wants to automate DJing with a simple phone app. The New Zealand software company’s new iOS music player app mixes streaming music from Spotify’s 30 million song library and users’ own mp3s in iTunes into a single app for a seamless playlist. Meant more for the pre party than the actual event, Pyro acts like a digital DJ using Serato’s pitch and time technology to slow or speed a track to beat match and transition.