The Best Music Apps on the Market Right Now

The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art. John Lasseter’s quote could not better represent our reality. Technology is everywhere; it is a part of education, production, communication and more. Music industry has been one of the first to incorporate IT tools in teaching and learning music. Technology has shaped the music production process. Nowadays, the market is full of music apps covering all spheres of this industry.

Let’s divide our article into two types of apps devoted to music: 

  1. Apps to learn and practice music
  2. Apps to enhance music production

Apps to Learn and Practice Music

EarMaster Software

This Danish music learning software offers tools to improve your level in music reproduction and other learning areas. This software was founded in 1992 and is an outstanding option for ear training. This app is adapted for Windows, iOS and Android and offers over 2500 different exercises you can adapt to your level. Ear training activities can help you to distinguish and master 

  • – Intervals
  • – Chords
  • – Chord inversions
  • – Harmonic progressions and cadences
  • – Scales and modes
  • – Rhythms
  • – Melodies

Skoove

This interactive piano lessons offering app opens its path in the music industry. This relatively young app is compatible with PC, Mac, Android, iOS and all keyboards and pianos. Although this is a virtual platform, you still can count on professional feedback from music instructors. Forbes and The Guardian have noticed this app’s specific impact on piano learners. This software includes fun piano lessons connecting music with the alphabet. Note interval and pattern recognitions are the first steps to playing the piano. For example, things like piano keyboard notes equivalent letters from C to F. If you are surprised that musical notes have letter names then you are studying music with Italian monk Guido of Arezzo’s musical syllabic notation. Skoove offers material and discounts to piano teachers to keep the music teaching process inspiring and productive.    

Melodics

Melodics is a desktop app with music learning inputs. It has around 250.000 users and offers fun music lessons that are both challenging and fun. The designers of this app insist on the learners’ freedom of choice. Melodics has no level-locked lessons. It has a wide variety of music genres to study with. It has no first, second or third steps. This app allows students to choose their path and improve their weak points. Regular feedback makes the learning process more productive. 

Apps to Enhance Music Production

GarageBand

Apple GarageBand is a music production app. It is outstanding for being accessible and integrated into Macs, iPhones and iPads. With the lifelike sounding touch instruments for keyboards, guitar, drums and other instruments music, the production process becomes something fun and easy. When the touch instrument opens, you can start playing your music. Garageband helps you generate your music as a DJ or create your piece of music. 

DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)

The DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is the leading software used in musical production. It is a program that allows the producer to do the necessary actions related to audio such as recording, editing (using basic computer tasks such as cutting, copying or pasting), looping, composing and mixing, among many others. There are lots of different options, so a few things should be considered while choosing the best one for us. First of all, the skill level of the producer. Suppose it is a beginner who will be using the Daw. In that case, it is pointless to use one made for professional usage that has a non-intuitive interface and is challenging to use, as long as the features offered are not exploited. Also, the DAW must adapt to the needs of the user. DAW must be chosen depending on whether the scenario will be a studio recording session, a mixing and mastering process, a live performance recording. For example, Ableton Live is an excellent option for live performance recordings as it is developed to be used in live sessions and tiny desk recordings.

Audacity

Audacity is a free audio editing software. It is one of the most populars due to its easy usage and plenty of edition options. It helps you mix music, edit podcasts, record and enhance your audio. Audacity is popular because it is free and handy. Nevertheless, as a level of professionality, it is in the intermediate level, and experts consider it less professional than other similar apps. 

Pro Tools

Pro Tools is one of the best and most attractive music production software. Pro Tools app is top-rated for standard studio production as long as it offers an interface and tools oriented for tasks such as mixing, equalizing and mixing, among others, functions that are more common in-studio recording sessions. The avid cloud collaboration allows you to work with other producers in a distance. 

Final Thoughts

Above mentioned music apps are only some from the long list of the apps devoted to music teaching, learning or production. These apps are constantly updated to win their space in the music world and business market. Besides these apps, other online platforms offer video tutorials to learn or produce music. Youtube is the most significant video sharing utility. It has Thousands of tutorial videos for different levels.

Thus, take the advantage of the tools technology offers you, but as Albert Einstein alleges,- let the human spirit prevail over technology!