The best music creation app on mobile

Posted by Jennifer Allen on February 2nd, 2016

Ever wanted to make your own music? It’s not as hard as you think, thanks to a variety of different apps out there to help you do exactly that.

You don’t even need to use a PC or Mac, with your trusty iPhone and iPad filling that role admirably.

Here’s a look at the best on mobile.

The best


+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-10 :: Category: Game


GarageBand is Apple’s own creation, so it makes sense that it’s the best out there. It’ll turn your iPad or iPhone into a collection of touch based instruments, as well as a recording studio.

Simply play a virtual instrument before piecing together each segment to form it into a full blown musical track..You can even record your own lyrics.

The rest


+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-04-01 :: Category: Game


Like a simpler version of GarageBand, Beatwave is a free addition to your arsenal. Through a series of taps, you can easily create a song with 12 built in audio effects to choose from.

Layering up musical instruments is possible, as well as tweaking each sound so it sounds just right. Made something really cool? You can even save it as your ringtone.


+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2013-05-30 :: Category: Game


Creatively titled, Musyc continues its creative streak by making it easy for those with minimal musical ability to still create something special.

That’s because it’s kind of like a game. You simply draw shapes and listen to your music, tweaking things and moving stuff around, to create different sounds. It’s particularly ideal if you’re trying to get your kids involved.

Music Maker JAM

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2014-10-07 :: Category: Game


Offering a little bit of everything means that Music Maker Jam can be as inexpensive as you want it to be, thanks to its plentiful supply of in-app purchases.

You can easily create your own tracks through it, with over 100 different music styles to choose from. An 8-channel mixer means that it’ll all sound original too, with thousands of professional loops to choose from.

Don’t forget - you can record your own vocals here as well.

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