Launchpad is an iPad and iPhone app that lets students quickly create their own music by combining beats, basslines, melodies, vocals and FX loops. Free, easy-to-use DJ-style FX help you make every tune unique.

At any time, the app can record your music and share it easily to YouTube, Facebook and Dropbox. The music produced is royalty-free, so this would be a great way for students to create tunes to use as background music in other digital projects, such as short films, podcasts and games.

The basic app is free, with additional features such as importing your own audio and additional beat packs available via in-app purchases should you need them. The free version should be good enough for most students to create their own tunes with ease!

Hat tip to Mark Anderson (@ICTEvangelist) who blogged about the Launchpad app here.

Download Launchpad here.