By: Timothy Mott
Hey everybody my name is Timothy Mott & I am an intern at re:imagine/ATL. One thing I love is music and I have recently been exploring & researching different types of music and production and how I could create my own beats, and record without spending a ton of money. Upon doing this, I found the wonderful world of mobile music & production apps. It really can be extremely useful, not to mention affordable. Here are a few apps, along with tutorialsthat I reccomend that can turn your phone into your own personal studio.
Audiobus ($4.99) This app is essential for music makers on ios devices. it routes the sound from multiple apps into other apps & is extremely useful when making songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDpjvTYl6U4
Figure (free) This free app that you can make unique beats on is simple and easy to use. It is great for beginners that want to try out new ideas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpA6aoBFgzo
Amplitude (free) This amazing & free app turns your iphone into the ultimate mobile guitar and bass tone studio. This is a useful for intermediate level producers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPY6JzOn7Bs
Garageband ($4.99) garageband is an app that uses touch instruments & has a full featured recording studio so it's very convenient. This one is a little more advanced but will become a lot easier to use after you experiment with it for a couple hours. For all the features & instruments it provides $5.00 is a very small price to pay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drM2unE4R34
Launchpad(free) This is one of my personal favorite production apps. It is one of the best free music making apps on ios. It allows you to make & remix songs in a very simplistic way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj3eREZsvqU
So these are just a few apps that I like to use on my phone when I make music. There are tons of music making apps so you don’t have to be limited to these but if you’ve never produced or recorded music on your phone before I do recommend these. I hope you find these as useful as I have.