What are the best music making apps for iPhone?

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  1. 37


    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. 


    Android, iOS


    Mary Brooks
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I love making music and this is a great app for that. Did not take long at all to figure out. I feel like a real singer now."
  2. 22



    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. 




    Philip Grant
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "The app seemed interesting, so I actually downloaded it. Going through the things it could do, everything worked as it should. I particularly liked that there were so many options for beats and rhythms. I had trouble exporting the music, however it may be a misunderstanding for me. The concept is great for DJ or music-making enthusiasts. "
  3. 17

    #3Reactable mobile

    Reactable mobile

    Reactable Mobile is a paid app for iOS that allows you both to create your own music pieces and remix the originals from Reactable partnered artists. It offers lots of features to discover.




    Jeffrey Fuller
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Underwhelming experience. There are multiple free versions of the software that actually provides better features than this, which is paid."
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    DM1 is a virtual drum machine for iOS that makes interesting and fun the process of creating your own music directly from your mobile. It includes a step sequencer, drum pads, a mixer, and more.



    Bruce Santos
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "This is actually just really fun to mess around with. It wouldn't be that great for making music. It's more of a fun app than a serious "I'm going to make music now" app but you can still do cool things with it. Overall it's worth keeping for either purpose."
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    #5Music 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.


    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jeffrey Hamilton
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "Music Maker Jam is a mediocre app for making music on your iPhone. I feel like even GarageBand is better than this app. The interface is clunky, the app performance is very subpar."
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    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.


    Mac, iOS


    Scott Kim
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "I was recommended GarageBand for a great all-around music-making app for my iPhone from a friend who is really involved in music. It has many great features and is easy to use once you get used to the interface and how things work. If you just need lessons for things like the guitar to the piano, or if you want it for more serious actual music creation, then I'd say to check it out!"
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    #7Caustic 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. 


    Android, iOS


    Lauren Hunt
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "Great pocket music making app for the iPhone that works very well. I love being able to pull my phone out on the bus and create a new tune while I wait. "
  5. 5

    #8FL 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.

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $99- Varies by plan

    Amber Miller
    Written on September 15, 2018
    "FL Studio Mobile is a powerful tool that lets me re-mix my favorite songs. Sometimes I can start mixing some songs and totally get lost in the experience, only realize an hour or two later how much time has passed. It's only available on iOS last time I checked, though, which is a bit of a downer, since I only have an iPhone and I would prefer to do this sort of work on my tablet."
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    LOOPIMAL by YATATOY is a paid app for iOS that is perfect for your kids to learn the basics of how to create music from zero, accompanied by funny and cute animal draws.




    Ananya Mehta
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "Great app to introduce even younger kids to matching colors and shapes, all while teaching the fundamentals of music. The cute characters and soft colors will surely keep our little ones engaged for hours."
  7. 1



    Vectorscope is an indispensable app for music producers, mixers, engineering students or recording artists, and is the perfect tool to analyze your stereo material. It's Audiobus compatible and accepts audio from an external. 




    Jordan Schneider
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This app provided me with a very comprehensive tool set to make my own music. It was truly amazing and really powerful. I love it! "
  8. 0



    n-Track is a software and app that allows you to record and playback audio and MIDI tracks, mix them during playback and add effects, edit and share your songs, and much more!


    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Raymond Harvey
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "I feel like george martin with the beatles. i feel like i am at abbey road recording studio. best thing is i tried it for free and loved it so i subscribed and gives me advanced features. i use the internal keyboard and virtual instruments which are built right in. i have made mono tracks and stereo tracks and use group tracks. i am a musical genious with this."


Best What are the best music making apps for iPhone
1BandLab Apps 37 Free
2FigureApps 22 Free
3Reactable mobileApps 17 Paid
4DM1Apps 12 Paid
5Music Maker JamApps 12 Free
6GarageBandSoftware 11 Free
7Caustic 3Apps 10 Free
8FL StudioSoftware 5 Paid
10VectorscopeApps 1 Free

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