MusicTech Focus is the high quality, special edition magazine from the publishers of MusicTech. Each issue takes a leading music production software package or key technique, and dedicates 132 pages to giving the reader practical, hands-on information to master the subject. MusicTech Focus takes the very best of MusicTech's normal software or technique coverage, and adds brand new workshops, interviews and hardware round-ups to give readers the complete guide to that subject.

The guides can be bought separately in-app or multiple guides can be purchased at reduced bundle prices.

The guides available inside this app are as follows:

-Ableton Live 8
-Cubase 4
-Cubase 5
-Guitar Tech
-Guitar Tech v.1
-Logic Pro 9
-Logic Pro 9 v2
-Mastering v1
-Mastering v2
-Native Instruments
-Pro Tools
-Reason 5
-Masterclass Recording and Production


This is a free app download with paid content within. The current issue, back issues and future issues can be purchased within the app.

Subscriptions are also available within the application. When a recurring subscription is purchased the latest issue will become available to download immediately.

Available subscriptions are:

6 months: £8.99/ US$ 11.99 [2 issues]
12 months: £16.99/ US$ 22.99 [4 issues]

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period, you will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased

Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us:


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What’s New

Version 6.0.0

Improved reading experience
iPhone X support
Bug fixes and other improvements

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Ratings and Reviews

1.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

CaptainFearful ,

Terribly written app, good content

This app still doesn’t support Pro iPads which is not good considering what this is, a magazine reading app.

It is full of bugs, has some really bad UI (clearly not written by someone who has read the Apple Human Interface Guidelines) and is buggy too.

I know a lot of digital magazines use the same toolkit, which is a real shame since those toolkits are very poor quality.

orangesider ,

Same info always - takes ages to release new issues

Not sure if this is part of Future, but you can see they don't spend much time on it, or rather they out their energy on the wrong subjects to release their specials. For the past 3 years you get the same... Learn logic, learn live, the only thing they change is the number of the year. Nothing about other techniques, or daws. In addition, they take ages to release a new issue of the same, again, when it is not logic it's live. I haven't seen an issue on cubase in years. Boring magazine and expensive for what you get.

Mujah ,

On the iPad: nice! On the iPhone: uh...

The iPad version of this app works great! However, on the iPhone, this app looks like it wasn't even designed with pre-Retina Display iPhones. The rendering quality is so poor that I can't read a thing.
Aside from that, there also seems to be an issue with registering an account right now (tells me to check my Internet connection as I'm downloading my free issue without a problem), which makes it difficult to invest in any more issues because I don't know if they'll be restorable purchases. All in all, the app has potential, but has to address some fundamental problems first.
The magazine, however, is Grade-A information. If you have an iPad, get it for the "free" issue (you pay for the app, right?); get more after they fix the app.


BandLab UK Limited
12.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Ableton Live 8 $7.99
  2. Synthesis $7.99
  3. Cubase 5 $7.99


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