12 Best daw apps (for music PROs) for Android & iOS
Do you like listening to music? You probably do. But how about making your own unique music? This a great way to express yourself and relax. Or to become a famous musician, who knows?
If you are a skilled music maker, then we have something you might find useful. This is a list of the applications that were created for professionals only. Of course, if you are a beginner, you can also try them, but it may be a bit complicated.
The apps mentioned here are available in App Store or Google Play. Some of them are free.
n-Track Studio DAW
You don’t like limitations being imposed on you, then you should try n-Track. There is an enormous (almost limitless) number of functions.
There are more than 200 different samples for you to use, and this is only a basic version. If you go for in-App purchases, you will get much more: loops, effects, beats and special samples.
This is the most reliable app on the list. It is rated 4.4 in App Store and 4.4 in Google Play. There are no serious bugs or malfunctions, no problems with downloading (in the earlier version there were some problems of this type).
n-Track Studio DAW is available in Google Play, as well as in App Store. The basic version is free, the pro-version costs about 6 dollars.
This app has a good daw controller, which enables you to create beautiful music masterpieces. The app is easy to work with, it supports tablet and phone versions.
The interface is typical for DAW apps. It has no special features or differences, so it is quite simple if you know how digital audio workshop apps usually work.
Still, you have to keep in mind that the app itself doesn’t play sounds and audios. It doesn’t record them, as it’s a MIDI controller.
This app is not free, but the cost is relatively low – only 5 dollars. The app is available in Google Play.
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This app is also a perfect way to create your own music. It has a traditional pack of functions, starting from basic recording, editing and cutting to the most advanced ones.
The app has a pretty difficult interface, as it has initially been created for professional use. If you are not skilled enough, you should probably use special app, called Audacity Tutorial, or use another app.
There is a number of good keyboard shortcuts. This will help you optimize your working process and save your time.
You can download Audacity for free from Google Play.
In this app, you can make music, but it is not the only function. Another nice thing is that there is a social music network, where you can share your tracks and listen to others.
It is a great opportunity to get inspiration, find new ideas and learn.
There are many original functions as well. For example, you can recreate sounds of real orchestral. You can change them if you need to.
There are 30000 various samples, which can be used for creating music. Mix them to get something new.
In Bandpass you may create various wave shapes and their combinations. Use effects and filters to get what you initially planned.
This digital audio work station allows you to use the music from your device. The only thing you need to do is to press “upload”.
There are more than 50 different effects, filters, and special opportunities. Make sure you try all of them.
The app is available in Google Play for free.
Band-Lab – Music Making Studio
If you have been looking for a good app packed with functions, it is here. You can import a track from the Internet and work with it. For example, to make a fresh remix.
Or you can create a song from scratch, thoroughly comparing sounds and making beats. It’s all up to you.
Band-Lab also has a musical network, where musicians like you can share the results of their work. You can also ask for advice or help or just get motivation from other people’s works.
Use all the functions kindly offered by the app. Vocals, beats, samples and everything that is available.
If you don’t feel that you can create a good track yourself, you can use the music network and find friends for collaboration.
Band-Lab is available in Google Play for free.
Create your melody from scratch! Then add some effects, loops, sounds and here is a new hit of the year.
Even though Reason Compact was created for PROs, it has an easy-to-use interface, which is clear for everybody, even for unskilled users.
It is a full-featured digital audio work studio, which has all the necessary functions for creating high-level music. The depth of basslines will impress you.
Another nice feature is that you can connect Reason Compact to other music-making apps if necessary. Import sounds and tracks from one app to another.
Reason Compact is free. You can download it from App Store.
This app is a combination of the best music-making features. It has high quality loops, effects, samples. The only thing that you have to do is to choose what you need and use it.
The app itself is free, but there is a great number of in-app purchases. Even though all the basic features are free of charge, you will have to make at least a few purchases if you want to create music professionally.
There is an opportunity of recording the song and then editing it. This is extremely easy and fast at the same time.
In the app you can find other people who are fond of music-making. Should you need any help, feel free to ask them. Maybe this conversation will lead to further collaboration?
Don’t forget to share the results of your work and analyze the feedback. It will help you to become a better music maker.
Once you created a new track, you can download it on your device or share it right from the app via social network.
The app can be downloaded from App Store.
Audiobridge is one of the best DAW apps in App Store. It has a function of multi-track recording, which will enable you to do a few tasks at the same time.
Another nice feature is track mixing. Use trim and fade to make your track original and unique. There is an advanced system of volume control, which will help you to make the track pleasant to listen and avoid sounds disbalance.
You can export the new-made track very easily. There is no need to go through a long and complicating process of downloading and converting the file into mp3. Just press “download”.
If you want to share the track inside the app or via social network it as also very easy.
Use chat rooms under each track in order to get quick feedback or manage collaboration.
Audiobridge is available in App Store for free.
This app is perfectly simple to use, even though it has all the range of functions that are needed for professional music-making.
It is very close to real audio recording studio in terms of functions and design. If you need every single instrument in Multitrack DAW to have its own track – no problem, this is possible.
The quality of sound is also impressive. You can hardly understand if the track was made in a studio or via using the app.
Should you need any type of file (mp3, wav, aac, ogg, aif, m4a), you can easily import it.
When you finish the process of music-making, you have 8 ways to get the audio out of the app, starting from traditional sending it to email to downloading it via iTunes File Sharing.
The app costs 9.99 dollars. It is available in App Store.
This app is famous for its easy-to-use interface. Even though the app is simple, it is perfect for creating professional music.
TIZE allows you to choose from more than 500 sounds. And this is only the basic version. If you use in-app purchases you can get much more.
In this app there are no limitations, you create any type of music: Pop, Dubstep, EDM, Hip-Hop and Rave.
There are classic drum pads that you might find useful.
The app is very reliable. It ensures that all the music will be secure and won’t be lost. There are no bugs or any technical problems.
You can get TIZE for free in App Store.
FL Studio Mobile
Do you want a real professional DAW app? If yes, then you definitely need to have FL Studio Mobile!
This app enables you to make complicated multi-track music. This is a perfect platform for creating projects and albums.
All the necessary functions are here for you:
- MIDI files export and import
- 600+ samples
- high-quality sound
- drum kits
- percussion programming
- sliced-loop beats
… and many other features that you will like.
The app is not free. It costs 13.99 dollars. Still, there is an opportunity to try it for free for a few days and decide if you need it or not. You can get it now from Google Play or App Store.
Looking for a new approach to music? Medly has it. This app is unique, as it is equally perfect for the unskilled musician makers, as well as for PROs.
Medly is packed with in-app purchases, but the number of free functions is enough to make high-quality music. There are 16 instruments. You can find about 100 loops in the basic version.
What is more, new sounds are constantly being added to the app, so even if you start with a basic version, you still can find something new every 30 days.
When you finish the song or the track, don’t forget to share it and upload it to SoundCloud.
You can download it for free from App Store.
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