Digital music turned music lovers into DJs, but mobile devices will make them look even more professional. For  a small investment of $120.00, you can get a mini DJ controller for your iPad with accompanying free apps from Novation. Make beats and loops all evening to impress friends with your music abilities. I especially like the small, portable size – an added bonus since hauling gear is the perfect way to ruin a good party.

Even if you don’t want to add gear to your arsenal of digital music, Novation has a selection of apps to offer – try them out for free. The Launchpad app comes with a selection of content library from Loopmasters to get you started with your own beats and the Launchkey app is a synthesizer for your iPad with 80 synth sounds on a digital keyboard interface.