Gear4 Pocket Loops keyboard wants to meet your iPod

This app-cessory gem from IFA likes iPhones too

Just because you didn't get piano lessons as a kid, that doesn't mean you don't have bags of musical talent just waiting to get out. With or without talent, any iPhone or iPod Touch wielder can spend £50 on the cheap and cheerful Pocket Loops keyboard, download the free app and get some "tracks laid down" in five minutes flat. 

We got to listen to some new-fangled dubstep from Gear4's DJs on the IFA showfloor and fell for Pocket Loops' idiot-proof charms. Create and record loops on the app's four track sequencer – and don't be afraid of the keys. Once you've prodded a few notes, you can then turn them into something resembling a chart-topping mega hit.

Landing in the shops in October or November, if this takes your fancy then keep your eyes peeled in the next month – Gear4 are planning a giveaway of free Pocket Loops keyboards plus a competition to win a day in a recording studio.

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