A while back I did a roundup of Multimedia App for Android Tablets. You may have noticed that missing from that list were music apps, but fear not; I have not forgotten about music apps — as a matter of fact I love music. There are so many great music apps for Android tablets that instead of lumping them in with other multimedia apps, we decided to dedicate a roundup strictly to them. Here, we’re going to look at streaming, discovery, syncing, and even playing apps that work very well on your Nexus 7, 10 or other Android tablet.
Android devices are often overlooked as tools for musical production. While the selection of suitable apps lacks some of the diversity and big names present in the iOS App Store, there are still ample ways to translate your musical thoughts to reality.
In this roundup, I’m going to highlight some of the best ways to turn your Android into something of a music mate. The apps aren’t all solely for composing, but will provide musical assistance where required and all will fit perfectly on any musician’s device.
As an avid music listener, I love hearing the crisp sounds that come from CDs and vinyl. But however much I love my HTC, I find listening to music a poor experience; some of the sound quality is always lost and sounds distorted. It’s a great disappointment when I put my Alestorm CDs on my phone and hear back naff sounding shanties.
So I have been roaming the Play Store for some decent equalizers that can boost the sound quality and clarity so it doesn’t sound like the mixing’s been handled by Poundland.
Music has been a major part of my life. With every little walk I take, (which incidentally I track with RunKeeper), I listen to music on my phone.
However, I find it cumbersome to unlock the phone, long press the home button, select the player from the Recent Apps screen, and press the Skip button, just to move to the next track. There’s another way, though: today we’ll look at music players and widgets with lockscreens that make skipping tracks that little bit easier.
With the “smartphone era” came a great thing for musicians: the mobile tools for composing and playing music on a pocket size instrument with the practicality of touch interfaces. We hear so much about apps for iOS around music composition, notation, and live playing, made by the biggest and famous musical software and hardware companies — but what about Android? Though many of them didn’t look at us, some developers did, and have made powerful and useful weapons that every musician with an Android phone should have, covering everything from simple on-the-go notations to a full sequencer in your hands.
Join in me in this Roundup with the most awesome tools for musical notation, composition and learning, for Android.
Lets face it, most of us will agree that the stock Music player for Android is nothing to be excited about. It’s dry and lifeless and when you compare it to the stock iPhone or iPad app it fails miserably.
One of the greatest features of an open source platform is this attraction of new apps. This openness creates competition, and competition is great for the user because it drives down prices and results in higher quality products. Fortunately the Music apps have been infiltrated with competition, producing some awesome (and some not so awesome) apps that give us all an alternative to the stock experience. Today we will be going through what the best Music player applications are, and what makes them so gmood.