FL Studio is a Digital Audio Workstation developed by Image Line Software BVBA. This software features a multi-track recording, sequencing capabilities, and other music-mixing effects. It also has a customizable virtual keyboard and drum.
Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
$99- Varies by plan
#2Audio Evolution Mobile
With Audio Evolution Mobile you will be able to record your new song ideas on the road, edit new and existing audio material, mix it down in high quality and share it with the world. The app also has MIDI sequencing, loop playback, and more.
$6.99- with in-app purchases
Caustic 3 is a music creation app optimized for mobile devices where you can create your rack from up to 14 machines, including lots of synthesizers and a song sequencer.
WHAT'S THE MEANING?
The digital audio workstation, or DAW, is a tool to record, mix, or refine audio files. It can either be an electronic device or a digital application.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the first commercially-viable digital audio workstation was created in 1978? Music production was an expensive venture in the 1960s and 1970s since the hardware for recording and processing were not as affordable as they are today. But in 1978, audiophile company Soundstream created the Digital Editing System, a powerful but slightly affordable DEC PDP-11/60 minicomputer with a Digital Audio Processor software. It had a Braegen hard disk drive, an oscilloscope, and a video display terminal. In the late 1980s, DAWs became cheaper as more companies joined the market, with Yamaha, Apple, Atari, and Commodore putting out products that can process audio files.
Digidesign then opened the door for the software types of DAWs when they launched Pro Tools in 1989, prompting most major music producers to buy the product and use it as a software for their physical DAWs. Only in 1999 did a music producer created a full song using only the Pro Tools software, when Charles Dye and Desmond Child processed Ricky Martin's Livin' La Vida Loca. In a 2017 survey by AudioSkills, Pro Tools remain as the favorite DAW software, chosen by 30% of those who answered the survey, though Logic Pro (27%) and GarageBand (24) were not far behind.
Nanoloop is an easy to use mobile application which provides all the functions to create music from scratch which is combined in one package that acts as a sequencer, synthesizer, and sampler.
This DAW controller has lots of MIDI tools that will turn your Android device into the ultimate digital audio workstation. Using your phone, you will be able to remotely control every setting to create the most amazing songs and sounds.
This music creation tool for Android is a synthesizer that will help you create the most complex and amazing electronic songs. There are lots of available effects, like distortion, echo, loops and reverb, among many others.
#7Music Maker Jam
Music Maker Jam is a music creation application and software that also lets users share and discover tracks across a wide variety of genres. They can pick a loop, beat, or melody to start mixing your new track.
Android, iOS, Windows
Free- with in-app purchases
MorphWiz is the result of the combination of Jordan Rudess, the keyboardist of Dream Teater, and Kevin Chartier, who developed the app so well that even Jordan uses it in his live shows with the heavy metal music band. It is suitable for users of every expertise: beginners will enjoy trying its presets, and professional musicians will find an amazing way to control sounds.
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Bandpass is a music production app developed by Lunar Labs for Android devices. The music app allows users to select from over 3000 samples or from other instruments to create songs. The app serves as a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).
Free- with in-app purchases