Make music and beats on your iPhone

By terry church

Apple’s iPhone ain’t just a pretty mobile device, it’s a powerful computer that can be hacked to run applications.

So it was only a matter of time before some nerds came up with ways to use the iPhone to make and play music.

Here’s a roundup of some of the best iPhone music hack videos we’ve found on YouTube.

Demo of iPhone freeware Midi Bridge

These nerds demo their i3L software ( ),’s freeware iPhone to Midi Bridge based on Masayuki Akamatsu’s aka.remote application ( ) for the iPhone.

iPod Touch step sequencer

A boffin explains how he developed a step sequencer for the iPod Touch/iPhone.

iPhone to control Max/MSP

A brainbox uses his iPhone to control Max/MSP software.

Supercollider control with iPhone

A Japanese girl makes electro pop on her iPhone.

Beatphone iPhone Groove Machine

Load your own samples in to this sampler / groove machine.


This concept is on point. The piano sounds… sadly, are not.

Pro Tools iPhone Touch Controller

This Pro Tools controller allows you to be the recording engineer and the recording artist at the same time. Change recording / monitoring levels without ever leaving the isolation booth.