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it's awesome. kinda like reason, but appropriately scaled down [feature wise] for phones.
be sure to check out their tutorial videos on y/t for a detailed overview of features and functions available... it's surprisingly capable.
i also have FL Studo Mobile, but it's kinda shitty... they are apparently working on a new version that will reduce the shittyness.
I can vouch for Caustic 3 - I used it to do all the arranging of my current live set, then exported the MIDI files when I was done.
Caustic3 It's pretty much the Reason of Music production on Android - but unlike a regular standard DAW, your touchscreen really is your only choice in the matter.
Though I haven't needed to it seems like you can use project files between both your android device and desktop device.
If you know of any real competitive options please expand on this thread, I'd actually like to know of others that are viable besides say Syntheogen!
For apps on mobile with modular aspect, what I can think of are Caustic 3 and Sunvox. Caustic 3 requires full version to save, while Sunvox is not free. However both of them also have a PC version, and IMO Sunvox even has a Raspberry pi version.
free to try with an unlocker app.
it's kinda like reason lite.
you can export to .wav, .ogg and .mid
edit: check out the y/t overview it's a pretty extensive and impressively capable application for mobile.
Not really, at least on my phone. It may be better on a bigger tablet.
If you want a fun toy to make music on the phone try Caustic, it reminds me of old school Propellerheads Reason.
Try "Caustic". Another great thing to have is a portable recording device, to record yourself humming the tune in your head and other sounds around that may inspire you. You can also use your phone's included recorder!
Portable mic: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/H1?adpos=1o6&creative=54989510161&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CNfE_JvR184CFQ6EaQodpeYO2A
If you don't have an iPad/Mac then Caustic is a great Android alternative. Demo's free, full version is £5.99
Yeah, all my tablet needed was an OTG host cable. I actually use this hub thing so I can also plug in a mouse. Makes moving around in a DAW app a lot less clumsy.
As for subs/forums, I'm probably the wrong guy to ask. I did find /r/androidmusicmakers/ but it appears to be dead. All I really did to get started was to buy Caustic. I like Caustic because it reminds me of an old version Reason I had on my '08 Macbook. That said, there are still a bunch of neat DAW apps worth checking out.
I don't know about meeting all your criteria but I use Caustic on my Android phone for music making on the go.
I haven't tried FL Studio for Android but I do use a similar app called Caustic 3 for similar purposes. It's quite awesome, but I do imagine that FL Studio for Android might be more useful because you can import what you've made into FL Studio much easier with it. That said Caustic 3 really isn't all that expensive so it's well worth a look as well.
I use Caustic on my phone, it's amazing! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.singlecellsoftware.caustic&hl=en
$10 USD for the full version. ZERO regrets!
Yeah I wish there was a better alternative for Renoise users on Android - SunVox and Deflemask are the best there is, but they have their own learning curve that isn't 1:1 transferrable, and aren't ideal to use on a touchscreen. I just switched off of Android, but when I was on it, I used Caustic Studio just to quickly generate ideas and stems, then continue working with them in Renoise when I got back to my laptop. Caustic is crazy easy to use on a touchscreen and surprisingly feature-rich for such a simple program.
Caustic has a save disabled demo. It's old and no longer actively developed but it's still my favourite android DAW. If you know your way around Reason and hardware synths then it should be quick to pick up. The YouTube tutorials are still worth watching. The community has moved from the official website to telegram.
Allows midi and stem export of audio so it's easy to export ideas. Harder to import ideas.
If I can manage to whip up a cover of MoW on a CR-78 emulator then you can google it too. Not trying to be caustic or punchy. But seriously, teh inturnetz has answers.
Why would you ever want to be in that industry? Those people kill each other, literally. They will drive you to suicide then use/sell your tracks. Or make you so desperate and crazy you sign a shitty deal giving them everything.
Do your own research on what gear to get at home. Like Caustic for your phone Learn to mix some beats with free/cheap software. Stream on youtube/twitch. Stay off instagram and anywhere these people already have contact with you.
Wear a disguise when you make your new identity.
Make a new name for yourself so they can't just google your new outlets.
You don't need to 'hang out' with anyone, have your music life in your music, and then have a very light, very minimal personal life. Avoid people, read a some books.
Count to 4 and breath every time you think you are being messed with and getting upset, tell yourself "Relax, I'm gonna write a song about this."
Write, with a pen, some stereotypes of people who are upsetting you, some generic/fake names for these people, this is a list of songs to write.
Your abusive father, your narcissitic mother, etc
Pick some animals or machines or movies they remind you of, make that a song title, or temporary one until you come up with something better.
Cheers, it's called Caustic 3, bought it years ago but just installed it on a new phone. It's pretty powerful for a phone app, but there are certain limitations. I think you can only use 2 effects per track, and the playlist editor can be a bit annoying (resizing/moving patterns).
The synths are dope though, you can get proper good sounds - I could have spent longer tweaking the bass and stuff in this one to get it sounding tighter.
But I don't use it even a bit ��
I use wav Studio whenever I need to do something on my phone(very rare)
It's not a sequencer but rather a complex audio processing app (it's seems you are looking for just something like this)
Get it here-
Its Pro version
If you guys have Android phones or tablets lying around, I highly recommend the app Caustic. There is a free demo version available (you can't save anything in the demo) and the full version is only $10.
Here is a nice overview video that covers the basics.
I've always found stuff like Ableton, etc overwhelming, but this had just the right level of complexity to slowly get going.
Thanks man! It's called Caustic 3. Here's the link for it
It's pretty nice. You can use your own sample packs from your phone storage/sd card, download presets, use soundfonts, sidechain, automate everything.. Basically fully functional.
Caustic 3 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.singlecellsoftware.caustic&hl=en) . Worth the price easily. I did all of the instrumentals for this LP using Caustic 3: https://amyamy.bandcamp.com/releases
I use this android app if I'm away from my computer and I have a beat idea I don't want to forget. A slightly more complicated idea but a little hand held DAW works for me.
It's called Caustic:
Not sure if it's on IOS but check it out, it's pretty cheap.
I use Caustic for Android
It's quite good because it means I can step away from the computer and use my phone to make the music, without distractions.
I also opened up some tracks to be used for the last LD. I suppose you could call it Programmer music
Try caustic 3
/u/bitcoind3 this is worth a look.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.singlecellsoftware.caustic <- the best DAW on Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.planeth.rhythm <- Groovebox, very capable
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imageline.FLM <- not sure, might be useful if you use FL on your desktop.
Ah, Caustic even has an 8-bit synth module in it that you pretty much have to write equations to control the sound if chiptunes are your thing. There's also an easter egg that unlocks a different game-sound oriented in synth in the wav editor in it's drum machine. I used both with a little bit of bit decimation (also in-built) on this Chiptune-ish EP did on a lark over a couple of afternoons: https://ultraklystron.com/album/trillicon-chip-83
But yeah, Caustic is easily worth the 10 bucks: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.singlecellsoftware.caustic&hl=en
The PC version is free (with no support though): http://www.singlecellsoftware.com/caustic
Generally though, making music on android is not really great. :(
caustic is pretty good imo.
Maybe Caustic https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.singlecellsoftware.caustic
Not at all. BUT there's an app that is 10x better than FLM. (There's also a full version for PC)
Wow that's really amazing, thanks.
Edit : i'm linking the app, that's crazy good :
caustic 3 is pretty great. kinda like reason lite.
it's free to try with like a $7 unlock i think...
Give Caustic 3 a try. It's a little more complicated but likely a lot more powerful than Garageband.
Caustic 3 and FL Studio has also some mobile version
Check out Caustic. It's great and there is a fantastic demo version.
Per Android Caustic è una meraviglia. Magari ti toglie lo sfizio.
A nice touch screen with high resolution? Luxury.
And using the phone is much easier than it was on my QY-20 and PMA-5.
Here's some stuff for other platforms.
-Caustic is the shit and worth the price. There's not much it can't do.
-Plasma Sound is a nice free visual theramin and simple sequencer.
-Nodebeat is like an ambient sequencer using randomness and visuals. Nothing special, just cute.
-Anything Korg is great. I have the Kaossilator for android. Simple and fun.
-If you got a switch, get the Korg gadget Its awesome.
And if you want to get more hands-on, check out the sequencers on Reverb. I have an old korg es1 thats fun to play. And the company Teenage Engineering is doing some cool things. Their pocket operators have awesome prices already and there's always deals on Reverb and Amazon.
Hope this helps.
What about Caustic 3 from Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.singlecellsoftware.caustic&hl=en_US
Caustic 3 seems to be the most popular free DAW for Android.
When I was running an Android phone- Caustic 3
Is this one paid or free? I already have the app, and I can't remember if I paid or not.
I'm a noob too but fwiw the best Android daw I've tried is Caustic:
I'm not sure it's as simple as that - the Android team has been working on improving the audio latency for at least 2 years, and they have made some progress, but it's a very complicated issue. Some fundamental architectural decisions were made early on that happen to be really crappy for real-time audio (for example, push-based buffering vs pull-based buffering), and these decisions affect pretty much every level of the Android stack. Coupled with the massive number of manufacturers and devices with different hardware requirements... it's a very difficult problem to solve! If you haven't read it, the superpowered article covers the issue very well, from both a technical and business perspective, and as an organization they are definitely strong advocates for improving Android audio.
The long and short of it is that I think developers will stop "ignoring Android" when it becomes clear that the platform can actually support real-time audio in a way that doesn't completely suck. Big-name developers have absolutely been asking for this for several years now. Given the enormous number of new users it would bring to the market, it would be stupid for them not to.
BTW - despite latency issues, there are actually quite a few indie music creation apps in the Google Play store, although most of the negative reviews have to do with latency – read a few and you'll see that in general, users don't seem to get that this is the fault of Android, not the developers. Also a few big-name devs do have Android apps which seem to be doing pretty well if you trust the review scores (see FL Studio Mobile).