To read more about the controllers:
To read about how to hook it up with G-Stomper app:4
Do not know how well this works and the app is still in Beta but it if it works good this mighty cool.
To read more about the controllers:
To read about how to hook it up with G-Stomper app:4
These things does not normally work very good and I have not tried myself but if it works it could be mighty interesting for some of you.
Google Play info:
Midi Enabled - Midi Guitar
Turn your acoustic instrument into MIDI controller. Most of the world musical instruments are analog. And MIDI guitar, violin and flute are very expensive. MIDI Enabled app quickly adds MIDI feature to your musical instrument and open a world of digital music creation, recording and performing.How it work?
As you play on your musical instrument, MIDI Enabled converts your playing into MIDI notes instantly and feed them to your DAW/synth/practice apps or any app that accepts virtual MIDI.
Use MIDI Enabled with DAW, Synth or music practice app that accepts virtual MIDI as input source. No extra hardware is required. MIDI Enabled uses your phone microphone to listen to your playing. You can see MIDI notes captured on your DAW/Synth app in real time. Do mute your phone so that any sound played by your DAW will not be echo back to MIDI Enabled.
Note: You may want to use a headset attached to your phone to prevent microphone feedback. Alternatively, you can silent your phone.
Easy as 123:
1. Open MIDI Enabled app
2. Press home key. MIDI Enabled will run in the background. Open your DAW/Synth or any app that accepts virtual MIDI as input. For testing purpose, open sample Android app MidiScope.
3. Start playing your musical instrument. MIDI Enabled will listen on your microphone and send MIDI notes to your DAW/Synth for recording or playing.
- Decode polyphonic and monophonic music.
- Instant key response on your DAW or Synth or music learning app.
- Accurate in the octave range from C3 to C7.
To add Midi data received to your application, please add a MidiDeviceService service to your app. Midi Enabled will automatically detect your app and send data to it. You can cut and paste the source code from Android sample MidiScope MidiDeviceService.java to your app.
1. Android 6.0 and above (I know, there is little users now as on 121116, but I am building for the future!)
As recently I have received some requests to make my musical note detection app compatible with other 3rd party developer apps and with android new Midi sdk. This app listens to the playing of musical instrument (polyphonic or monophonic) and convert them to Midi data instantly(e.g. Key 60 (C4) is being pressed) and send them to other apps like a guitar learning app, DAW or synthesiser (Good for guitar player who want a different sync sound).
Interesting if you are a guitar player and have Android 6.01 to see more info about compatability go here:
Google Play info:
The jamstik+ is a digital SmartGuitar with real strings and real frets. It connects wirelessly to Android®, iPad®, iPhone® and Mac® and works with a multitude of music apps for beginners and pros alike. The jamstik+ senses where your fingers are before you even pluck a string which makes learning incredibly intuitive via our included guitar teaching curriculum. It’s always in tune, and is a breeze to connect wirelessly with your device via Bluetooth LE. The jamstik+ is more than a guitar. It’s also a MIDI controller, which means it can sound like almost any instrument you can think of. It’s also portable enough to put in your backpack, carry-on luggage, or briefcase so you can play anywhere.jamstik+ is the official companion app designed to establish your Android/iPad/iPhone connection to the jamstik device. The jamstik+ app also monitors your jamstik+ for battery status, firmware updates, and connection protocol selection.
The jamstik+ app has over 15 sounds to choose from and features an extensive guitar chord and guitar scale library which makes it easy to practice guitar with instant feedback. You can also fine-tune the performance of your jamstik+ with string sensitivity settings, one-touch custom tunings, and more. The portable nature of the jamstik+ and your mobile device means you can plug in headphones and practice in private.
For more information on the jamstik+, please visit our website at www.jamstik.com
Have not delved deeper into this but it looks like it could be one of the better composition tools on Android. It is using the General Midi instruments in your device but can export the midi for later use in other apps/software. Also interesting that they forego the pianoroll and use a more up to down tracker stylelee for composing. Made for easy re-harmonising and other handy tools for faster composing. Maybe a slight learning curve as it comes with more deeper functions than other midi sequencers but should be learnt in an hour or so without too much hassle.
Comes with in-app purchase...
Google play link:
Google Play info:
Create your own music and songs and play with a multi-track MIDI sequencer.
Turn your ideas into full songs; write and modify sections, chords, notes, and drum hits, quickly and productively.
Immerse yourself in your music, make a song and play with more than one hundred instruments.
It combines several tools to let you quickly shape your songs while exploring different ideas.
For example you can try out different harmonies of a song section: write it once and hear how it sounds when played in different chord progressions, with the one-of-its kind feature of automatic harmonic transposition.
It includes a step sequencer for drum hits, a piano roll editor for detailed note editing, a rhythm editor to try out different rhythm alternatives. Plus, organize your song into sections and modify and repeat them at will. You will be amazed how fast, easy and fun writing music can be with this app.
The sounds are produced by the MIDI synthesizer of your device, so you can choose among all the 128 instruments specified by the General MIDI standard, which include many types of guitars, basses, pianos, brasses, strings, pads, synthesizers, percussion, woods and some effects.FEATURES
- Multi-track sequencer;
- 6 different editors;
- 128 instruments;
- Mixer to program each track's instrument and volume, and to mute/solo the tracks;
- Automatic Harmonic Transposition: lets you apply different chord progressions to the music you are writing, so as to choose whatever sounds best;
- Playing range selection;
- Save and reuse groups of bars and chord progressions in other songs and/or tracks;
- Quickly copy and modify a section or an entire song;
- Automatic saving at each modification of your composition;
- Export to MIDI format: you can import the .mid file generated to your preferred DAW and take it to the next level, with further sound processing;
- Export all your songs, groups of bars, and chord progressions into the external memory of your device, so you can import all your library to another device, or make a backup copy of your work;
- Import from the external memory (what you have previously exported);
- In-depth integrated user manual, with everything explained.
- Song Section Editor: to organize the sections (verses, choruses, etc.);
- Chords Editor: to write chord progressions;
- Tracks Editor: to organize the bars of the multi-track sequencer;
- Notes Editor: to write notes into the tracks;
- Drums Editor: step sequencer for percussive sounds;
- Rhythm Editor: to write chords based on rhythm;
WHAT THIS APP IS:
- Simply put: it's a tool to write and make music (your own music!) and we think it's quite good at it!
- It assists your music-writing creative process, from initial ideas to complete songs;
- You can use it for any type of music compositions, and it's particularly suited to songs;
- You can use it alone, or in combination with a DAW: first write a multi-track MIDI file, then import it in your DAW to apply audio effects and do more elaborate mixing;
- The benefits of using this app relative to another music editor is that it does things from the music composer point of view, rather than the sound/mixing engineer;
WHAT THIS APP IS NOT:
- It's not a tool to automatically generate music from loops or algorithms, you are regarded as a music composer, not just a user;
- It's not a one-fit-all tool: it excels in the creative, music-writing part of your work.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS APP:
- Musicians, songwriters, composers, anyone who enjoys writing, composing and making music.
You don't need to be a professional musician to use this app, but it's better if you know at least the basics of music theory (but don't worry if you don't because this app can be an invaluable learning tool for you).
This free version is fully functional so you can make a full evaluation. Only saving and import/export are disabled.
Finally, it's an app written by musicians for musicians!
A podcast talking with the main man responsible for Midi in Android 6
From the Blogspot:
This time, Tor and Chet get all musical with Phil Burk from the Android Audio team. Phil worked on the new MIDI feature in the Android 6.0 Marshmallow release, and joins the podcast to talk about MIDI (history as well as Android implementation), electronic music, and other audio-related topics.
Bryan said it was his favorite episode so far. But then Bryan's an audio engineer, so he might be slightly biased.
Android MIDI: It's music to our ears.
Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly.
So seldom is there applications that describe their function in the name as this one does, called-
Accurate Music To Note Decoder.
Have not used it but it is for free and the publicity does not interfers so if the musical ear is lacking this could be helpful. COmes with Midi export and seems to work good on monophonic material as seen in the video.
To be honest before I was obssessed with this type of things but the last year or so if I compose by singing melodies and do not have a instrument handy I use a tuner and see what notes are being used.
Play Store info:
"Transcribe music is now as easy as record a song and see her notes instantly."Note: The app requires your android device to record at a sampling rate of 8000hz. If your phone is unable to do so, it will direct you to download a new app HD Music Transcribe. It has double the speed, 3 min of recording and works on all android phone, but still with the same accuracy! No need any speed change. Or you can download directly now at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appspot.downsample
I want to play one of the demo song of my baby toy piano. But there is no way song identification app such as Soundhound, Shazam or Sony and other music app could detect the tune correctly. They gives me something else unrelated. After trying every existing audio to midi/score/note transcribe app in Google Play and iTune Cloudscore, I could not find a decent music transcription that gives correct notes. As a result, I continue my search for the past 1.5 years (since 2004) and create an app that could transcript accurately. It is similar to a spectrogram but with a full piano scale and high resolution time scale. The search is over for me as I am enjoying playing the song to my baby now. The app produces very usable result for any song and instrument. Hope it will bring joy to your music life too.
I am surprised by the instant and precise result of my transcription app. I am sharing it for free. The demo song has been struck in my head for over a year. I know what it feels like when you have a music in your mind and you could not play it. It makes me want to create an app to decode the music. And this app could break down any music that is trapped in you too. After you have the musical notes in front of you, the music is released from your mind when you can finally express them on the physical musical instruments like piano or guitar etc. I believe it will help many people to find the light in music. And the work is inspired by and delicate to my baby girl.
How it work?
- It records your music via phone microphone
- Then it decodes the audio data into a set of musical notes
How to use?
- Tap record to start and play a music. It uses your phone recorder.
- Tap stop once finish or it will automatically stop after 30 sec.
- The piano roll will automatically decode and display all the musical notes.
- Touch a note for details on its pitch/frequency and musical scale.
- Tap 88 piano scale to see all the notes in the full piano scale
- Tap Trim scale to reduce the scale to your area of interest.
- Tap Play to playback your music with a sliding ruler so you can see which note play what sound. Or you can tap anywhere on the signal graph to start slower playback.
- Tap Load for past recordings.
- Tap Trim time to study in detail
- Tap reset time to max time
- Works for both polyphonic and monophonic music.
- Tap undo for past trim time and scale
- Export to midi file
I can see that this app is a significant advancement in automatic music transcription. The structure of the music score is clearly layout in the app without user manipulation (See photo). Each note has a clear start and end time. And the app captures burst of repeating or alternative notes precisely which is a nature of music. Such accurate result is not possible on existing music transcribe software whether on the desktop or mobile phone. It is the easiest and fastest way to transcribe music. Please correct me if I am wrong on my forum.
Support at http://celestialpiano.blogspot.sg/p/forum.html.
Download my other Music Transcribe App
- unlimited time recording
- Open any audio file e.g. MP3, Wav, 3gpp etc
- Pinch and drag user interface
Would not normally post something like this as in reality all midi controller can be connected to Android but as it is a beautiful controller/instrument and as the developer wrote me directly telling me that he had used it with Caustic and Heat synthesizer felt that an exception is in order.
Plus that it is a piece of hardware that I would definitively love to have but alas out of reach economically for me...(sad face).
Kickstarter page- (already funded but there is some offers left).
Play Store info:
oscHook plots device sensor measurements and sends them in form of OSC messages.Supported are: accelerometer, gravity, light, linear acceleration, GPS movement, proximity, compass orientation and signal strength of the four closest Wifi networks. It is possible to configure the OSC address names, the timing and the IP / port of the receiver.
oscHook periodically measures the all these sensor data and generates OSC messages. You can receive these OSC messages with various kinds of musical devices, or with a computer. Check out our demo how to receive OSC messages and process them to control a MIDI device with Max4Live at http://hollyhook.de/wp/max4live-patch-makes-midi-out-of-oschook-data. Take it as a starting point to realize your own ideas!
You have questions how to use oscHook? Or how to interprete the measurements? Or cool ideas of new features?
Please get in contact with us at http://hollyhook.de/wp/oschook-support or twitter: @holllyhook (trippple L).
Have not used it myself but here is what is said on the Play Store:
Launch Buttons is a handy tool that gives you an additional interface to compose and perform your music with. Setting it up takes no longer than 3 minutes and off you go!
Works with Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1.
Optimized for Ableton.To learn how to connect, visit http://bassapps.de/connect.html
If you run into any trouble connecting, please message me!
If you are teaching music, you could save loads of money providing a whole classroom with a functional MIDI controller running on Android devices instead of spending an extra thousands of dollars for hardware equipment.
This is one controller app that has got high praises and if you are interested in reading more Create Digital Music has written this post about it:
Nov 13 2014 Lemur is Now on Android, Supports Cabled Connections; You Want This Touch App by Peter Kirn
If you have hardware synthesizer and a device that can handle the app this looks mighty interesting...
Getting more serious with each update.
It also comes with Midi out now, that is a very interesting option for anyone
that want to use hir mobile device to control hardware synthesizers and other midi devices.
Would definitively recommend to use a USB Audio interface though,
if you want to make some professional recordings with very low latency.
Also would recommend to test the Demo version first to make sure everything works as expected on your device as it costs more than your average application and there can be some issues, me for example had the problem that it saw my usb soundcard as the microphone input and the 1/4 inch cable input as left and right mono inputs and not having any command that I could find for making the stereo track to mono leaving the recording totally panned to the left or right...
( This happens sometimes for me using Audio Evolution to, but not always... )
Could just be something specific just for my USB Audio interface though, it can also have been fixed now as the version I have is the one version previous that got sent to me to test in either case worth testing the demo version first.
- Midi Out
- Support for control surfaces (eg: Korg nanoKontrol2)
- Choose destination directory when saving projects, audio files and midi files
- Customizable back button behaviour
- Various bug fixes
This application was made by a Boogie Woogie piano player and that fact is maybe more interesting than the app in itself... (at least to me).
It is automatic midi generator for melodies/songs with the usual suspects for manipulating the direction you want the music to go in. But as you can hear in the video it sounds like a lot of notes being spit out making it like a music experiment from a avant garde composer
of the sixties... Which could be just what you want!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Midi based musical pattern creator with special algorithm that produces more than
300.000.000.000.000 different musical patterns.
Easy to handle, only few clicks and drags needed.
Multiple usage: Composition, ringtones, jingles, game sounds, melodic patterns, ideas for songwriters, ear trainer, polyrhythmic patterns ... or just for fun!
Including individualized scale designer: from chromatic scale to gamut to freely designed scales.
Choose between 128 free and resource friendly MIDI Sounds.
Export function: Export your Session to MIDI file for further use in DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).
Create patterns from one second to several minutes duration.
Of course we also have to listen to the developer play some piano!
Play Store link:
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