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jerryo 10th February 2012 02:57 PM

My wife has just treated me to a new ipad2 so I was wondering whether there were any good audio related apps worth downloading.
Signal generators
Spectrum Analyser
PCB software etc,etc
This sort of thing.


jerryo 11th February 2012 05:09 PM

I have obviously looked through some that are available through Apple but I was wondering if there are other downloads available anywhere else that are iPad friendly.

It is an amazing piece of kit compared to the Packard Bell PC that I have been used to.

planet10 11th February 2012 06:50 PM

Something happened, here, there should be a post of mine between your 2.Check out Studio Six.


DBMandrake 11th February 2012 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by jerryo (
I have obviously looked through some that are available through Apple but I was wondering if there are other downloads available anywhere else that are iPad friendly.

You won't find any iPad apps anywhere else than the app store - that's the only place you can download iPhone/iPad apps.

For audio related software you could try the following:

Faber Acoustical

They have a whole bunch of software like signal generators, spectrum analysers etc, some cheap, some quite expensive. The only ones I've tried from that site are the iPhone versions of Signal suite which is a sine/square/noise generator and Signal Scope which is a spectrum analyzer.

On an iPhone size screen the latter is probably more of a cool toy than a useful tool, but on an iPad it may be a more serious tool.

Another one is iCircuit:

About - iCircuit - The Realtime Circuit Simulator and Editor

Which is a simple spice circuit simulator. Again I've only tried it on the iPhone, its quite neat for a phone app but again is a bit hampered by the limited screen size so would probably be more usable on an iPad.

Jsixis 11th February 2012 09:25 PM

Studio Six as previously mentioned is worth the buy. Just the stock package you get an analyzer, db meter, sound generator and some other nice things I haven't figured out yet.

planet10 11th February 2012 09:33 PM

The stock studio six SPL meter quickly paid for itself. The Godson (6 yo) plays gams on the wife's MacBook. At 1st there was onlt one vol, all the way. I fired up the meter, put it between him and th eputer and said, if the number gets over 80 you are damaging your ears. Now all i have to do is put it where he can see it and if too loud e turns it down.


jerryo 12th February 2012 04:22 PM

I have had a look at Studio Six. Looks very good, so I will go with that one I think. The interface that they sell would be a nice addition but at 399.00 Dollars it is too much for me.
What sort of results would I get using just the inbuilt microphone. Addequate? or would I need a fully calibrated mic. If so, where would I get one which has the right input for an ipad2
Thanks for the suggestions.

jerryo 22nd February 2012 04:44 PM

Would it be possible to use a USB microphone with a flat frequency response with the Studio Six ap for the iPad. This would go in via the Apple HDMI/USB accessory and would, if I am correct, avoid the filter that is applied via the inbuilt mic which limits the frequency response!?

jrenkin 22nd February 2012 04:59 PM

Studio six apps are good, but with the built in mics, they are pretty useless below 80Hz or so. Doesn't matter that they try to correct, that just means that the data in the low Bass region is useless. If you are ok with that I have found them super fun and useful. But to look at room nodes or help tune a sub, you need a real mic.

jerryo 23rd February 2012 01:42 PM

Hi Jenkins,
From what I can gather (from a YouTube clip) it is entirely possible to use a Behringer ecm8000 measurement mic with a USB mic adaptor.....for instance a Stageline Dma-1USB powered by a USB powered hub going into the iPad via the Apple USB adaptor. The guy on the YouTube clip demonstrated this set up seemingly working perfectly. This is all I am looking for at the moment for a bit a speaker measurement.
Has anyone tried this?

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