Some of the Best Music Making and Production Apps for mobile devices.

Music making has become a lot more broad and simple in forms and ways of how we can go about creating it. No need for four track recorder, microphone and instruments as opposed to back in the day, all you need is a smart phone preferably a tablet and you’re ready to go.

We’ve listed some of the best music making apps in the market.

Apple GarageBand

Operating System – IOS
Cost – Free

On March 2, 2011, Apple announced a version of GarageBand for the iPad. It has many features similar to the macOSversion. Music can be created using the on-screen instruments, which include keyboards, drums, a sampler, and various “smart instruments”. It also acts as a multitrack recording studio with Stompbox effects and guitar amps.

GarageBand turns your iPad, and iPhone into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio so you can make music anywhere you go. And with Live Loops, it makes it easy for anyone to have fun creating music like a DJ.

Use Multi-Touch gestures to play keyboards, guitars, and create beats that make you sound like a pro, even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug in a guitar or bass and play through classic amps and stompbox effects.

Use a Touch Instrument, microphone, or a guitar and instantly record a performance with support for up of 32 tracks. Use the new Sound Library to download additional free instruments, loops and sound packs.

Audio Unit Extensions in iOS 11 allow you to play, record and mix third-party instruments or effects right into GarageBand.

Image Line Fl Studio Mobile

Operating System – IOS, Android, Windows UWP
Cost – $13.99+Offers in-app purchases – prices may vary depending on operating system.

FL Studio Mobile is a digital audio workstation available for Android, iOS and Windows UWP.

The app allows for the creation of complete multi-track music projects, which can then be exported in WAV, MP3 and MIDI formats, to work with other digital audio workstations, or in .FLM project format to be opened in FL Studio 10.0.5 or later.

Various features include a step sequencer, piano roll, keyboard, drum pad, track editor, effects, and 133 sampled instruments including synths and drum kits. Instruments can also be added as .zip or .instr files.

Steinberg Cubasis

Operating System – IOS
Cost – $49.99

Cubasis 2 equals ease of use and is as powerful as a fully featured iOS-based music production system can be pushing your capabilities out of limits. Whether you’re capturing simple ideas or complex musical masterpieces — It ships with outstanding, touch-optimized tools carrying you into the fun of recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world right away.

Get fascinated by the brand new features that Cubasis 2 comes with such as real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting, a studio-grade channel strip, pro-sounding effects, massive instrument refills, a refreshed MIDI Editor and many more powerful features.

Put hands on three internal instruments, numerous loops and instrument sounds to creatively lift your music to perfection using the included mixer and effects. Once recorded, share your music with the world via a simple tap or transfer it directly to Cubas.

Audio Evolution Mobile

Operating System – Android
Cost – €5.99

multi-track audio and MIDI recording studio on Android with support for over 250 USB audio and MIDI interfaces, virtual instruments, editing with unlimited undo/redo, mixing, real-time effects, automation and much more!

Record your voice, guitar, piano or any other audio source or create beats and synth tracks using a piano roll or external MIDI keyboard.

Besides recording your ideas with the built-in microphone or a headset, you can achieve high quality recordings with low latency using a USB audio interface connected to your Android device. By using a custom USB audio driver which completely bypasses the Android audio system, the limits of Android are no longer applicable: record up to 24-bit at any sample rate that your USB audio interface supports and even perform multi-channel recording.

Native Instruments iMaschine2

Operating System – IOS
Cost – $9.99

Create a beat on 16 pads with hundreds of professional sounds. Use the Smart Play keyboard to add melodies and basslines that are always in-key.

Spice up your track with vocal and field recordings or sample directly from iTunes. Use Apple’s 3D Touch technology to optimize your workflow and get even more creative

The Arranger in iMASCHINE 2 lets you turn your loops and scenes into full tracks with the swipe of a finger.

Add parts quickly and easily. Change the color of your pads or groups to see your entire arrangement at a glance – rearranging and editing tracks on-the-go has never been quicker or easier.

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