Technology is one of the driving forces behind everything that we do in the music industry. There is no more denying it. It is a great advantage to be in today’s day and age with all of the advancements they have made in music and recording technology. They say, “There is an APP for that.” In this case, we have five great APPs that will work for a producer on any level of their career. These are all tools that will help you get the most out of your production.
SPLICE: Splice is great because it allows you to go into an old version of a recording that you feel was better than the last 10 takes that you just did. The cool thing about this APP is that it allows you to download other songs from different producers and see how they actually put their songs together. It can be a good learning experience.
FL STUDIO MOBILE: This is actually the smart phone version of FL Studio 11. It is perfect for electronic music producers. It comes equipped with bass drums, grove machines and synths to incorporate into your mixes. It is definitely worth the $20.00
CAUSTIC: This APP was inspired by samplers and rack-mount synthesizers. It is compared to a hardcore version of GarageBand.
SHAZAM: This APP is really cool. If you are driving around and a song comes on in the mix without announcing the name of the artist or song tittle, you can instantly identify the name and artist of the song using this application. The best part about it, is that it is free. Now you don’t have to wonder where you can pull a song sample from if you have no idea who created it.
LOOPY: This APP is a solo artist’s dream. It allows you to loop your recording and layer all of your recordings one on top of another. It comes with a great tutorial section to give you all of the information you need to properly use this application. It also won’t break your band at only $2.99