It’s increasingly easy to start creating and producing music in 2022. Several Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) exist for Android. Here’s a list of our favorites.
Whether you’re a music professional looking for an easy way to do work on the go or a beginner looking for a solid set of tools to get started, all of the apps on this list have a wealth of unique features. Some of these music-making apps for Android have free or trial versions available, and many of them offer additional purchases in-app.
Audio Evolution Mobile Studio
Audio Evolution is made exclusively for mobile devices and offers three tracks available for free use. Among its quality features, the app boasts a USB audio interface, quickly enabling recording with any USB microphone, allowing for much better sound quality than using your phone’s microphone.
The current mobile version of Steinberg Media Technologies’ desktop powerhouse DAW Cubase, Cubasis 3 brings your Android device a wide array of options. Allowing an unlimited number of tracks, Cubasis 3 offers real-time pitch-shifting and time-stretching effects, a complete MIDI editor, and plenty of onboard instruments.
FL Studio Mobile (Fruity Loops)
One of the most versatile and well-known DAWs on Android, FL Studio offers a whole studio experience in a portable package. Complete with high-quality synthesizers, percussions, and loops, you can import or record practically anything to create the sounds you want. While FL Studio comes with a learning curve compared to some of the apps on this list, Fruity Loops is a name that speaks for itself in the DAW world.
Price: $14.99 (Music Studio LITE is free)
Music Studio is a deceivingly simple music creation app, a reasonably priced and versatile DAW. It offers 123 instruments, 127 track sequencers, and allows playing two instruments simultaneously. Music Studio excels as a DAW for those who primarily focus on piano compositions. Its low latency and quality responsiveness allow a keyboard-playing precision usually unheard of on a mobile app.
A platform available on mobile and desktop platforms, including Linux, Sunvox offers a robust toolbox of synthesizers designed around creating electronic music. Plenty of loops, reverb, and distortion effects are available, along with many detailed tutorials from a healthy community of users to get you started. Sunvox is the most affordable music creation app on this list and is widely considered the best for beginners.