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What’s It Like? 

Auxy is a digital-music-creation app for iOS that focuses on beats and electronic music. It’s gorgeously designed, offering a simple-to-hop-into experience that has tons of depth.

Price: Free

Grades: 7-12

Rating: 4/5

Pros: The possibilities feel endless. It’s incredibly cool to create your own loops and songs from scratch.

Cons: With tons of features to choose from and limited direction, some students may burn out quick.

Bottom line: A stellar, approachable tool for constructing your very own digital beats and tracks.

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.