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7 Best Music Making Apps for Android

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The 7 best music making apps for Android are a set of tools any creative person could use. Even if you have already read the iOS variety of this article – 7 Best Music Making Apps for iOS, you should definitely check this one out because not only does it expand on the list with the Android flavors of certain apps but it also introduces new, Android exclusive apps. The apps will be ranked in terms of how much functionality is crammed into them because this is the main challenge one faces with music production on the go.

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Speaking of music production on the go, this is sort of an unfair way to call the use of these apps since it is pretty obvious that you cannot have a fulfilling experience when attempting to compose something on your phone or tablet. Taking a laptop out with you can be better, in orders of magnitude but a laptop won’t fit in your pocket and won’t last a day on a single battery charge. However, having a means of just laying down some groove, melody or rhythm pattern on the go can be priceless for a musician. Being a hobbyist one myself, I can claim for anyone who has had a sudden epiphany-like idea spring into life in the middle of nowhere, writing it down on a scrap of paper can be not only uncomfortable but impossible. Unlike writing lyrics, musical notation can be tough to record on any medium you might have laying around you in the grocery store. That was until apps like the ones on this list became a reality. It’s not that you can’t have a portable recorder or even your phone you can hum into but having the sequencer/piano roll patterns on a DAW-like app is way easier and more comfortable to do, giving you an idea of how things sound and work out straight on the spot. The comfort and ease of use factors are probably the biggest contributions these apps make to the life of anyone who is trying to keep their ideas or anyone just fiddling around while trying to look for inspiration.

On the other hand, having these applications available on smartphones is a great way to introduce people to the concept of music creation or just let them have a good time generating chaotic sequences of incoherent sounds (because sometimes you don’t grow out of the fun of it). This doesn’t only include children or teenagers but adults and the elderly too. Given that everything smartphone-oriented is created in a way that allows it to cater to a consumer base as wide as possible, it’s not hard to introduce people to a new concept. Even so, it doesn’t have to be strictly about learning, it could be just about jamming or just making noise – it’s all possible with these 7 best music making apps for Android, ranked compositely using MusicRadar and Synthopia as sources.

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