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This article was published on December 18, 2015

Create pro-quality music on your phone with Noise 5D

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Noise 5D is a keyboard-style app on iOS that makes full use of Apple’s 3D touch to help you create multidimensional music.

 

To create the multi-tonal sounds, you just need to strike, press, glide, slide and lift your finger on the on-screen keys. You can choose to have 13, 17 or 25 keys on the screen and customize the layout to suit.

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It comes with 25 pre-loaded sounds, including Smoky Rhodes, which is a reinterpretation of the classic Fender Rhodes piano. There are also five faders to help you fine-tune the track. If the 25 pre-installed sounds aren’t quite up to scratch, you can also buy additional packs.

And while it’s designed to take advantage of Apple’s 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s, it still works just as well on the iPhone 5 and 5c.

Compatible with MIDI controllers and the Seaboard Rise (from the same creators of the app), Noise 5D will suit music-makers of all levels.

➤ Noise 5D [via Engadget]