Today is a day to rejoice Android users, you can now make odd sounding music using your phone or tablet. Yay. Music Maker Jam has a pretty premise:
Music Maker Jam, the free new music maker app from MAGIX, makes it easy to start playing with music and mixing your own songs in no time. From the start screen chose a music style and begin mixing instrument loops to create your unique combination of sounds
After you have installed it you can add two or three free extra styles and you can buy more at a later date.
You then pick a style, starting by adding effects to an eight channel mixer. You can add drums, bass, random screams, sound effects and then you hit play. You can mix elements from different styles as well, there are literally thousands of different things to adjust tweak and tinker with. This app will keep you busy.
My creations are always a bit generic and a bit odd. But I’m sure in the hands of someone skilled it would be a powerful tool.
The UI is quite nice and intuitive and it’s also tablet optimised, so no stretched out buttons here.
The developers have a quick little demo video showing you how they’d imagine people will use this.
Here is the Play Store description,
Music Maker Jam, the free new music maker app from MAGIX, makes it easy to start playing with music and mixing your own songs in no time. From the start screen chose a music style and begin mixing instrument loops to create your unique combination of sounds.
Choose from thousands of professionally produced loops and live edit on an 8 track mixing board. Adjust tempo and key or apply cool sound effects in real time. Shake your smartphone or tablet to randomly choose new looops and mix up your current song or inspiration for a new music project.
Music Maker Jam offers you an intuitive user experience enabling you to take quick control of your music production. And beat matching ensures your loops are always perfectly matched. Included are four free styles: Hip Hop, Dance, Electric Jazz, and Rock Ballads with over 1000 professional loops to start you jamming and experimenting.
Expand your pocket sound studio with other styles available for purchase including: Dubstep, Drum&Bass, Techno, Movie Score, House, Metal, and much more. With over 1000 loops to start with, the possibilities are unlimited; define new genres of music by mixing and matching loops from different style packs.
Whether you are interested in quiet instrumentals, guitar driven rock, or sweaty techno for the club – anything is possible with this free music app. You can easily store and save your jam session to pick up later or export a recording to share with friends. Music Maker Jam is free and available for Android Tablets and Smartphones running Android 4.0 or higher or Windows 8 Devices.
– 4 free musical styles including over 1000 instrument and sound loops: Hip Hop, Dance, Rock & Jazz
– Purchase more styles and upgrade your loop library to include Dubstep, Drum&Bass, Techno, Movie Score, House, Metal and more
– Mix loops from different styles to create your own musical genre
– Shuffle and mix loops on an 8 channel mixer board
– Adjust tempo and key
– Tilt It: Real time sound effects can be applied using a tilt function sound board
– Shake it: Loops can be randomly chosen by shaking your phone
– Record and export a song to upload to social media channels and share with friends
– Customize your environment with background images
Music Maker Jam does have hardware requirements, with most of the high end phones and tablets easily passing the mark.
– Android 4.0
– 1 GB Ram
– 1 Core CPU, min. 1 GHz
– x86 or ARM
– Memory: 100 MB
– Android 4.2
– 2 GB RAM
– 4 Core CPU, 1.5 GHz
– Memory: 300 MB (to download all free styles)
You can get started by clicking the link below and installing it, the app itself and the basic styles are free, so you’ll be able to get to grips with the app for free.