Just upgraded my phone. Brief spell of renewed interest in it… Didn’t use my last one at all for music, everything I tried seemed pretty lame compared to ios apps on my ipad. Anything out there worth checking out?
The best apps are also on ios: Caustic, Sunvox, Morphwiz, FL studio. I had an android phone but decided to get an iphone 6 last year. Not that i use it much for music but it’s nice to play with iDS-10, Figure, Yellofier and such when i am commuting.
Chordbot is a nice song structuring app.
Synprez is a cool dx7 clone that I’ve used with a USB keyboard plugged into the phone.
There’s an 808 rythym game that is OK. TR REC (I think).
Caustic, Nanoloop and SunVox only worthwhile Android apps imo. Latency means live playing impossible though in my experience anyway.
B-Step? Cross platform too. (Rasp Pi included).
Nanoloop’s great. I’ve had a couple of mobile phone jams with nanoloop. it’s relatively easy to sync manually a few of phones (regardless of latency), and then you can start building patterns on the fly. Great fun with a group of friends, does not require any musical knowledge really.
Thanks I’ll check the mentioned apps out. Seems in general to be a long way behind ios. None of the big players releasing (moog/korg etc). Guess developers still wary of the latency/lack of Android music app users out there. Weird that the latency hasnt been fully addressed yet Seems much better now at least tho. Had quick go on a free fm synth and seemed playable…
Thinking about grabbing a Behringer XR12 digital mixer and it can be controlled via Android which is a big plus to me as I can use my older Android tablet to control my mixer and still access iOS synths. I also used a patch librarian in the past for dumping Microkorg patches which worked well. So Android does have it’s uses.
Thinking about grabbing a Behringer XR12 digital mixer and it can be controlled via Android which is a big plus to me as I can use my older Android tablet to control my mixer and still access iOS synths. I also used a patch librarian in the past for dumping Microkorg patches which worked well. So Android does have it's uses.
Sounds like some useful stuff for you Android kills ios for everything EXCEPT music. Hopefully that’ll change at some point…
iOS better at art / photo stuff too but yeah, not having access to the file structure confused the hell out of me when I first got my iPad.
Yeah agreed re photo/art apps, still use my ancient iPhone 4 for camera sometimes just cos I dig a lot of ios photo/video apps. Tho just got an LG g5 and the camera is great coupled with some of the few ios camera apps avail on Android (I still like Retrica for some reason…).
The other thing is, developers know what the spec of the device ID with iOS. On android there must be millions of different devices, each with their own combination of hardware.