What are the best music maker apps?

asked by Dipsun Chettri
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10 solutions
  1. 7

    #1Figure

    Figure

    Figure is an app to create music in a few seconds with smartphones. Users can share creations on Allihoopa, the social platform for musicians, as well as see others creations and exchange ideas. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Teresa Reyes
    Written on October 18, 2018
    "This has never disappointed me when it comes to composing music. i like the onscreen controls of this app and the ribbon-style sync control is also great plus the drum sequencer is definitely remarkable. I just hope that soon it will have a MIDI control. "
  2. 5

    #2Music Maker Jam

    Music 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.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Melissa Barnett
    Written on October 18, 2018
    "Thanks to this app i was able to make some pretty cool music. What i like about it is that it even allows me to insert my own recording to my own projects eh"
  3. 4

    #3GarageBand

    GarageBand

    GarageBand is a music making software and app for Mac and iOS respectively. It offers a sound library with software instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and virtual session drummers. Users can access piano and guitar lessons.

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    Jacqueline Gonzalez
    Written on October 18, 2018
    "Been liking this app as through this i am able to make some pretty great things. However my only complaint is that all sounds are under the same category eh. "
  1. 3

    #4Nanoloop

    Nanoloop

    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. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $3.49

    Kai Wang
    Written on October 18, 2018
    "so i have been using this for years and i still think that it is the best music app out there. It is so simple and much more in depth than what you expect of it. Additionally, it also get updates from time to time so it keeps getting better."
  2. 2

    #5iMaschine 2

    iMaschine 2
    iMaschine 2 is an application for iOS devices created by Native Instruments GmbH. This app will help you create and arrange melodies and basslines on its 16 pads with hundreds of professional sounds to produce tracks. 
    Apps

    iOS

    $9.99

    David Webb
    Written on October 18, 2018
    "i gotta be honest that it took me a while to decide to buy this app as i thought it won't be as good enough. But i took the risk and purchased this. Its interface is so smooth and looks great too. So far i dont experience any lag and it quantizes sounds perfectly eh"
  3. 2

    #6Caustic 3

    Caustic 3

    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. 


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Catherine Lee
    Written on October 18, 2018
    "i dunno about you but this is the best DAW that i have ever used so far. With Caustic i am able to mix and synthesize music. The number one thing i like is its modular synth."
  4. 0

    #7Music Memos

    Music Memos

    Music Memos is a free mobile application which will help songwriters to organize their new musical ideas. Through this app, you can easily record snippets of ideas for your music compositions. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    William Alexander
    Written on October 18, 2018
    "you probably thought that this app will not be useful in helping you on making music. But for me this has been very useful as it lets me record ideas for the music i am composing as they pop on my head. It also allows me to hear what my new idea sounds like. "
  5. -1

    #8Animoog

    Animoog

    Animoog is an application created by Moog Music Inc., which is their first professional polyphonic synthesizer exclusively designed for the iPad. This will help you to easily create fluid and dynamic sounds. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $29.99

    Ronald Castillo
    Written on October 18, 2018
    "Animoog might not be free and quite expensive but i assure you that you wont regret buying this. For someone like me who has been using Moog products it wasn't too difficult to pick this up although i must say that i did have a learning curve in using this app. "
  6. -1

    #9FL Studio

    FL Studio
    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.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $99- Varies by plan

    Jacob Allen
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "This is probably the go-to beat for me and my producer friends for like the last 15 years or so. Started learning with this and still does things with this now. Great for beats as it has always been but can use some work for vocal production. Still one of the best apps to create music imho"
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    #10BandLab

    BandLab
    BandLab is a social music maker app perfect to create outstanding pieces. This application allows people to record, edit, share and find any great music. 


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Rachel Chapman
    Written on May 16, 2019
    "Great app actually and if you are quite knowledgable in music production, you'll find it easy to start with this. Users of Logic on the Mac especially!"

Summary

Best What are the best music maker apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1FigureApps 7 Free
2Music Maker JamApps 5 Free
3GarageBandSoftware 4 Free
4NanoloopApps 3 Paid
5iMaschine 2Apps 2 Paid
6Caustic 3Apps 2 Free
7Music MemosApps 0 Free
8AnimoogApps -1 Paid
9FL StudioSoftware -1 Paid
10BandLab Apps -1 Free
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