Music has been and will always be there to entertain the humanity. Since then, musical virtuosos have spent a great deal of time in creating and mastering a piece, making the studio their second home.
In this technological era, however, musicians need not stay in the studios all the time thanks to smartphones. Packed with a slew of new productivity features, your very own mobile phone lets you compose and record song pieces, help improve your expertise with instruments, and many more.
Although musical apps initially found its way to gadgets through the iOS platform, they can now be accessed by Android users as well. If you’re a full-fledged musician (or a frustrated one) that owns a handset running on Android 5.1 OS and above, you can readily download the musical apps you want to use.
Apparently, if you don’t know which musical apps would best suit your needs, you would want to welcome some suggestions coming from us. Here are my picks for the best Android apps targeted for expert and amateur musicians alike.
1. FL Studio Mobile
Considered as one of the most popular digital audio workstation (DAW) apps for Windows, the FL Studio lets you create a complete multi-track music project that you can export in several formats including WAV, MP3, and MIDI.
Expanding its availability to mobile phones toting an Android platform or iOS, the music-centric app named FL Studio Mobile brings the studio to your pocket. It does have a step sequencer, track editor, graphic equalizer, and various instruments ranging from synths to drum kits- a full package for musicians on the go.
With functionality abound, the FL Studio Mobile isn’t yours for free. You have to purchase it for $14.99.
2. Walk Band
In order to create music using several musical instruments, a group is required to play them one by one. Not anymore, as you could now do it all by yourself using the Walk Band app. It has a wide variety of virtual instruments including drum kits, piano, and guitar so you can compose music while on the run and without soliciting effort from other people.
3. gStrings Guitar Tuner
Starting out as a guitar tuner, the gStrings app can now tune almost everything from woodwinds to stringed instruments and even your voice. Even if you have a good ear, it wouldn’t hurt to try tuning using this app for a more accurate outcome.
It supports a variety of frequencies and comes with a simple UI for a user-friendly experience. Say goodbye to your physical musical instrument tuner thanks to this free Android app!
Like others in this list, the tuner app also offers a paid Pro version on top of the free one for $3.99.
4. Metronome Beats
Metronome-related apps have crowded the Android store. Among them is the Metronome Beats. It supports up to 300 beats per minute and accentuates the first beat of the bar. You can let it play in the background while using other apps.
To round it all off, it can be downloaded for free.
You can also choose the Pro version for $3.49.
5. edjing Mix
Instead of creating original music, some may opt to mix different songs to make an elaborate. If you want to unleash the DJ in you, the edjing Mix app can help you fulfill your dream. With a very simple yet effective interface, you can easily mix MP3 files and share them on SoundCloud.
You can also get the paid Pro version you can buy for $4.99.
6. Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder
Your phone sure has a built-in voice recorder yet you might want a third-party app which can deliver a high-resolution audio content. The Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder, considered as one of the best recording apps for musicians, includes 44 KHz audio sampling and supports WAV, OGG, M4A, and FLAC formats. You can now record your pieces anytime and anywhere inspiration hits you.
It has a free version with some basic functionalities.
You can also get the more feature-rich Pro edition priced at $3.49.
7. RecForge II
Just like the Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder, the RecForge II comes for free.
However, if you want several additional functionalities, you have to purchase the Pro version. It lends you a true recording studio experience with tons of features to go with it. You can now have your very own music studio on mobile.
Targeted towards beginners, the Yousician acts as a digital music trainer. This learning tool has lessons for guitar, bass, ukelele, and piano. You just have to play your instrument alongside the tune and afterward, the app provides feedback on your performance.
To make learning more fun, the Yousician contains weekly challenges and over 1,500 activities.
9. Perfect Ear
Musicians really need to have a good ear for music. Of course, it doesn’t appear overnight as you would have to train to learn this skill. Perfect Ear improves the aural skills of the user by giving tons of exercises and music theory articles. The app itself is free but if you want some additional features, you have to purchase them.
Of course, you would want your music to reach a wide audience. While there are a lot of music streaming apps you can opt to use, Sound Cloud is a good place to start for newbies.
You can upload your songs for free until you reach the app limit, after which you have to shell out a few bucks to continue sharing to your followers. You can easily interact with your fans in the comment section of each of your uploaded tracks.
The musical Android apps mentioned above are guaranteed useful for those who are still starting their craft in the music industry as well as those musicians who are already performing on stage with crowds cheering for them.
Most of the apps can be downloaded for free, while others require you to shell out a few bucks. However, with the comforts of having all these functionalities in your pocket, it will surely be a good value for your hard-earned money.
Which one do you use in your pursuit of fame in the music space? Which one do you think is worth a try? Tell me in the comments and ask any questions of your own!