Although I usually list in apps alphabetical order, I’m listing the one I use more first.

iCamera: Free built-in app

When it became clear that my flip camera was going “out” and the latest iPad (3) would be featuring an HD camera, I broke down and purchased one. Wow, I have not been sorry. It is SO, yes SO easy to film students at the keys. They can watch the tape and receive immediate feedback. With a tap or two, I can trim the movie and with a few more taps I can email, text or send the video to YouTube. After it uploads the movie to YouTube, there’s a prompt to share the video. I then type in the parents email and before the student returns home, a movie of their latest perform awaits in their inbox. Since I have my own channel it is easy to organize and protect all videos.

Others apps that feature recording opps:

Garage Band $4.99

GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy a range of Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug an electric guitar into your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Gather your friends to play and record like a real band with Jam Session.* Use the built-in microphone or a guitar to record or capture any performance. Then mix up to eight tracks to create a song you can share in email or send directly to Facebook, YouTube and SoundCloud.

HD+ Recorder Plus ($4.99)

Barbara’s favorite because I teach both voice and piano lessons and really was looking for a great app that would produce good quality recordings.  After being introduced to this app by a voice teacher friend, we decided to give it a try to see what it could do.  It works great with the iPad built-in speakers alone and even better with a USB microphone.  I am able to do a little editing, cutting and splicing and clean up the sound fairly easy.  What I really like about it is that I can quickly email the file, share on Facebook or use other methods to transfer the recording.  Working on my NCTM certification projects right now and it’s the perfect tool!


iTalk Free

“iTalk Recorder is a full-featured recording app with a streamlined and intuitive user interface. Press the big red button to record; press it again to stop. You can append to existing recordings, choose from three levels of recording quality (11.025, 22.05, or 44.10 kHz sample rates), and manage your recordings, all with just a fingertip.

You can email recordings straight from iTalk  and it also supports direct file sharing through iTunes.

Notability $1.99

My blog (and second blog) about this remarkable and versatile app which will replace reams of paper and maybe save a tree or two.

Tonara Free includes in-app purchases

Tonara listens to your playing, tracks your position in the score and turn the pages for you (No foot pedal needed!), making it an easy to use solution for all things sheet music.

Voice Memos

Record unlimited, high quality audio with Voice Memos for iPad using the built-in microphone, your headset, or an external mic. Voice Memos can even continue to record while you’re using other apps.

Sharing & Exporting.
Send memos to your friends via email. Memos you record can also be transferred to your Mac or PC via USB.

Upload to SoundCloud (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare), Dropbox.


Here’s a “heavy-duty recording app” Blog from iPad and Music Technology.

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