The 7 Best Music Apps for Android
Written by Luke Patrick
One of the things we hear most about the Android system is that it doesn’t provide as much creative output as something like an iPhone.
Now, we might admit that this was the case back when the platform first launched: but things have changed considerably and now an Android device is all you need.
Your Android phone or tablet can be a rocking, deejay-style powerhouse, second to none.
Don’t believe us? Then peep these Top 7 Best Musical Apps for Android.
To get all the details and more, just scroll on down below the break.
Spotify: Free – Don’t give us that look! If you’re going to be making music on your Android device, you’re going to want to hear some of it first.
At least, we sincerely hope you’re looking for influences! Otherwise, you’ll likely end up the laughing stock of BandCamp.
To us, that is very much a useful part of the music-making process.
SoundCloud: Free – Likewise, if you’re going to be making music you’ll probably want a convenient way to post it as well.
This is made a whole lot easier using SoundCloud. It’s been the gold-standard in track sharing and social musical interaction since day one.
In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more versatile and user-friendly option.
So before you get rolling with your garage band demo sets, make sure to have a friendly spot at SoundCloud ironed out.
djay: Free – I have spent so much more time with this application than I’d probably be willing to admit.
The app is incredibly easy to use, though getting the hang of deejaying in a virtual environment will likely take you as much time as it would in real life.
Still, this free edition of the incredible, pro-level dj mixer will have you remixing, scratching, looping and burning your way to success.
Just grab any two songs off your phone, and then have at it. As a fair warning, however, a remix of the Brady Bunch theme song and “Don’t Stop Believing” will not be a hit.
Perfect Vocal: Free – Want that to sound exactly like T-Pain?
Don’t have the change to spill for an actual vocoder or complicated ProTools rigs?
Then go ahead and grab this free, small miracle of an application from the Google Play Store.
Perfect Vocal enables you to record anything you want to sing, and then turns it into pitch corrected (or even pitch shifted) music that will match exactly what you need every time.
This is especially useful if you’re just demoing, or even if you’re just playing around.
edjing: Free – This is another deejay focused option, but one with a slightly different bent that might actually make it more useful for the average human being.
The app has a clearer focus on the masses, making it slightly simpler to get into the deejaying realm.
If you’ve ever been curious about how to mix your own music, this is the gateway drug you need.
Before long, we promise you’ll be nodding your heading and saying, “Oh, yeah! That’s the BPM!”
Music Maker Jam: Free – Now it’s time to start bringing it on home with some apps designed to up your music-making game to the producer level!
The first in this category is Music Maker Jam, which a lot like edjing, attempts to make complicated music production a snap on your Android device.
It enables users to pick from a variety of genres, and then make detailed, equalized music without much effort. You can add your own voice, adjust rhythms and sounds, and produce a final mix to be proud of.
In a lot of ways, it’s the GarageBand for Android you’ve always wanted. But considering how essential it is to any Android music experience, we feel even that comparison is a bit thin.
FL Studio Mobile: $19.99 – Lastly, but certainly not least, we have this behemoth music editor.
It brings the whole thing home for us, allowing users an insanely detailed look at the realm of audio engineering.
Its desktop counterparts are fairly accurately depicted here, creating an environment that’s lushly designed, feature-packed, and ready for any budding Moby to have a crack at.
There’s a free demo version for anyone to try, though the full whammy is easily a steal at $20.
If you’re deadly serious about making music on the Android platform, there is no better avenue to explore than this one right here.
The 7 Best Music Apps for Android — published by AndroidAppsReview.com