With an Android smart-phone, musicians can now earn great things, for composing music, notation, live playing and not only. The available Android apps are offering now various tools for playing and composing music, all in a single and small instrument, with practical touching interface. Below we present some of the most impressive Android apps for musicians available on the market.
Music Tutor Sight Read
The beginners will surely appreciate this app, that will help them learning the basics of notation, using an intuitive interface. This app comes with four modes: playing, learning, reading or writing. With the Play mode, users will be able to play on a piano keyboard, having in vertical three octaves and two in horizontal. The Learn mode is for studying the notes positions on a live staff, and playing the notes on the keyboard. With the Read mode, the notes are highlighted on the keyboard, and when failing an alert sound will tell that is wrong. In the Write mode, users will have to place some random notes on a staff, in the right mode.
This app is one of the most appreciated composition app among musicians. It offers many of the features from a DAW from a desktop, and social features as well, as for example sharing songs with various composers. Users can also download samples for songs or upload samples to servers. The main features of this app: piano roll, recorder, add effects to channels or loop, and a large library of instruments that can be used.
RD3 – Groovebox
This live playing app for Android, contains the main features of a Groovebox, respectively the mixer, the analogue bass-line synthesizer, and the step sequencer drum. The synthesizer having three wave forms has an user-friendly format, and the samples have a high quality and are very well designed. The mixer allows to set up the groove tempo, and each instrument has four control bars. Having a simple and intuitive format, this app can also be used with success for live concerts.
Another useful app for live playing that offers a complete tool set, as a Tuner, Pitch Pipe, Metronome, a piano, a keyboard with two octave, a drum pad, and a Practice Piano. Users can record what they are playing, can export the MIDI files, or can use the phone's keyboard as a MIDI device.
Considered one of the best music tools, this app is easy to use and supports many popular DAW, as Cubase, Logic, FL Studio, or Ableton Live. Other features: a mixer, keyboard, an 8 knob panel, Y-X pads, or the accelerometer that can be used as a sensor.
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