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What apps you can use to make music on the go.
Which ones cater specifically to your production needs.
10 Best Android Apps For Music Lovers & Producers
As music-making on the go becomes more and more popular, mobile music software and apps are becoming increasingly advanced.
We’re now starting to see intelligent beat making music apps which mean, aside from a desk, speakers and monitor, you can make music on your android phone without having to give up anything.
Here we take you through 10 of the best music-making apps for Android.
1. FL Studio Mobile
For music makers who already have a desktop DAW and existing FL Studio users looking to create on the go.
FL Studio is a long established DAW for music makers and the mobile version allows you to record, sequence, edit, mix and render complete songs on the go through its familiar interface and layout.
FL Studio Mobile comes with integrated synthesizers, drum loops, and sampler and can even link up to a midi device for extra control whilst mixing and arranging.
FL Studio Mobile is currently available for $16.69 on Google Play.
2. Groovepad – Music & Beat Maker
For beginner and intermediate beat-makers, or anyone looking for easy introduction to beat making.
Groovepad is a beat-making app that combines a user-friendly interface and high-quality samples. It is one of the more addictive apps on this list.
Open up the app and you’ll have access to a huge range of soundtracks enabling you to create almost any genre from dubstep to EDM to hip hip.
Groovepad is currently available for free on Google Play.
3. KORG Kaossilator for Android
The great thing about the Kaossilator app is it’s easy to use even for non-musicians.
If you’ve ever got your hands on a physical Kaoss Pad you’ll know how fun they are!
Kaoss Pads work by using your finger placement on a touchpad to generate a sound or effect, and the mobile version is no different. Swipe up, down, left, right and horizontal and cycle through beats, synths and pads.
With over 150 sounds included and a built in key/scale feature which eliminates any wrong notes, the time from opening the app to creating an impressive loop is literally seconds.
Download the Kaossilator for Android on Google Play priced at $22.25.
Suited for songwriters, guitarists, singers – anyone creating their own music who wants a quick and simple way to track their demos.
What’s worse than writing the perfect riff, chord progression or solo, then finding an hour later you’ve forgotten it? Literally nothing.
SongMemo is a free to use multitrack recorder style app that offers 4 independent tracks for you to record your demos on (before you forget them).
Each track enables you to do a basic mix of your ideas, with a customisable name, level and pan on each channel. Whilst you won’t be recording your new EP on the app, it will certainly save a lot of time and frustration when you forget your song ideas.
Perfect for vocalists looking to create a starting point for a track, singers who don’t play an instrument or have a backing band.
This app literally ‘does what it says on the tin’. Record your voice and the app will allow you to add backing music to the recording.
Simply record your vocals (or import a recording you’ve already done), select the backing track you wish to use and select smart filtering to add a smooth mix of the two.
Add Music To Voice is available on Google Play for free.
6. Sun Vox
A small and fast cross-platform modular synthesizer with a pattern-based sequencer.
Sun Vox is a creative modular synthesis music creation app with a pattern-based sequencer.
Midi import and export functions are available and the app also utilizes USB in/out (Android 6+ users). Once you’ve created your track you’ll be able to export individual tracks as WAV files should you want to use them in a DAW.
The modular interface may not be for everyone but Sun Vox is definitely a powerful tool for music-making on the go.