10 music apps to download this weekend

There's more music talent to mobiles than just playing MP3s. Here are 10 of the best apps for creating your own top tunes... RjDj iOS, £freeBecome a

There's more music talent to mobiles than just playing MP3s. Here are 10 of the best apps for creating your own top tunes...

RjDj iOS, £free

Become a reality jockey. Weird – but super-cool – app that turns ambient noise (or anything else you feed into the mic) into dubby splashes laid over background grooves.

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Korg iElectribe iOS, £11.99

This beautiful recreation of the legendary Korg Electribe-R turns your iPad into a virtual analog beatbox. Twiddle to your heart's content and bask in the not-very-warm glow of those virtual valves.

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Uloops Music Composer Android, £free

Free music composer choc full of features, the coolest being the ability to use the mic for live recording on the go. Another nifty feature is listening to, rating and editing efforts from the community. A heap of effects, 14 instruments and a sequencer are just the tip of the features iceberg.

Dübreq iStylophone iOS, £2.39

Rolf Harris may have made the Stylophone recognisable, but you have the chance to make it cool. This accurate simulation brings the authentic sights and sounds of the little synth box to your iPhone.

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Baby Scratch iOS, £free

Fancy spinning the wheels of steel, without needing actual wheels or steel? Get this turntable scratching app and you can wiki-wiki-wa with the built-in tracks or samples you record.

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Magic Piano iOS, 59p

Play classic piano tunes by following a beam of light. Awesomely silly and yet still somehow rewarding. Includes such seminal pieces as Fur Elise and, er, Final Fantasy Prelude.

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Solo Android, £1.50

Fancy a quick strum? Keep your guitars – nylon acoustic, steel acoustic and electric – in your pocket. Solo gives you strummable virtual strings and a choice of chords.

BeatMaker iOS, £5.99

So, you've got a drum machine, a sampler, a sequencer – all in your mobile phone. The built-in sound library includes drum & bass, hip-hop and rock samples, plus loads more.

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Korg iElectribe iOS, £11.99

This beautiful recreation of the legendary Korg Electribe-R turns your iPad into a virtual analog beatbox. Twiddle to your heart's content and bask in the not-very-warm glow of those virtual valves.

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FourTrack iOS, £5.99

As the name suggests, this is a four-track recording app for laying down some serious sounds. As well as some powerful editing features, there's the ability to whizz your recordings over Wi-Fi to a computer.

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For a load more creative apps, look out for the November 2010 issue of Stuff, on sale 30 September.

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