What are the best loop station apps for Android?

As musicians, it is important to be ready when inspiration strikes. Loop stations are a great way to record music and sound in real time. Our smartphones can perform this task for us and these loop station apps are ones to consider installing.

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    #1FreeLoop

    FreeLoop

    FreeLoop is a free app developed by Afnan Enayet. It is a looper pedal simulator by connecting to a guitar amplifier and external microphone using an OTG cable. Moreover, it can also be used in beatboxing. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Kevin Qiu
    Written on July 12, 2018
    "Nice! It feels like a real looper pedal. I tried this with my guitar amplifier and it really worked!"
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    #2LoopStation Premium

    LoopStation Premium

    This is the premium version of LoopStation, an app that will allow you to record yourself, merge tracks, add sound effects and loop all your music to create new songs. 

    Apps

    Android

    $2.99

    Doris Williamson
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "This seems to me a little hard to work with and there are quite a few hiccups for the average person using it. I think there are plenty of looping apps that are much easier to use."
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    #3Looper

    Looper

    Looper is an app that allows you to create music using many tools, like metronome, overdub, special effects, and different tracks. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Sanvi Jhadav
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "Looper allows me to create my phone into my own personal music player. It allows me to create music exactly how I want to listen to it."

WHAT’S THE MEANING?

A loop station is a device that allows the recording and playback of sound in real-time. It is often used by single musicians to layer their sound and create the illusion of a full band. It has changed the concept of a one-man band from a person playing various musical instruments simultaneously, to a person who plays multiple instruments individually and layering the sound together through a live loop.

DID YOU KNOW?

Ed Sheeran is known for using a loop station for all of his live events to build his songs instrument by instrument and harmony by harmony. He has once been accused of “miming” in a 2017 concert in Glastonbury, as some concert-goers have observed that the sound of his guitar carries on in the background even though he’s stopped playing it. In actuality, Sheeran was using a loop station to record a segment of music and to play it back on loop. The singer-songwriter took to Twitter to defend himself by saying “Never thought I’d have to explain it, but everything I do in my live show is live, it’s a loop station, not a backing track. Please google.” Other than Ed Sheeran, musical artists who use a loop pedal for their performances are Howie Day, Kimbra, Reggie Watts, and KT Tunstall.

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    #4uFXLoops Music Studio

    uFXLoops Music Studio

    uFXLoops is a free app developed by ufxmedia. It features loop sequencing, beat making, song producing and soundboard for songwriters and musicians which are supported with MIDI and Soundfront. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Liu Ma
    Written on July 12, 2018
    "A little bit complex for first time users but when the more I use it, I became familiar with this app. The variety of choices like the instruments is really impressive!"
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    #5TapeMachine Recorder

    TapeMachine Recorder
    This is a high-quality sound recorder and editor app, featuring a powerful waveform display. The MP3 codec is available as a free add-on from the website, under certain conditions. 
    Apps

    Android

    $4.99

    Grace Thompson
    Written on May 7, 2019
    "This has been my go-to super basic looper app before but now that the Lite version is up, i think it's better because it has longer recording time available. Not the most technical app for loops but surely does the job for demos"
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    #6LoopStation

    LoopStation

    This app will transform your Android device into a musical instrument, which will allow you to record yourself and combine them into one audio file. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ralph Lynch
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "LoopStation turns your android device into a one stop for all sort of musical instruments and creating masterpieces."

Summary

Best What are the best loop station apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1FreeLoopApps 4 Free
2LoopStation PremiumApps -1 Paid
3LooperApps -1 Free
4uFXLoops Music StudioApps -1 Free
5TapeMachine RecorderApps -2 Paid
6LoopStation Apps -2 Free
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