5 Best Free GarageBand Alternative For Android

Here is a list of best free GarageBand alternative for Android. GarageBand is a popular music studio app for macOS and iOS operating systems. Through Garageband, you can create music and beats of various genres. As GarageBand is not available on Android, I have created this list of GarageBand alternatives that you can use to make music. These alternative apps provide a similar set of features that you can find in the original GarageBand. Some of the similar features that you get in these apps are inbuilt virtual instruments, multi-track editor, and mixer. A good set of musical instruments are also present in these apps like Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Piano, and more. In some apps, you can also find inbuilt sound samples which you can directly mix with your music. In a few apps, you can even add a MIDI keyboard to record the sound of a physical keyboard.

The primary feature of all these apps is a Multi-track editor over which you can arrange multiple sounds in a rhythmic manner to produce final music. Plus, you also get important features like Audio Effects, Audio Mixer, Sampler, Audio Recorder, etc. in these alternatives. After making music, you can save it in MIDI and MP3 audio formats. Go Through the list to know more about these apps.

My Favorite GarageBand Alternative For Android:

Walk Band is my favorite GarageBand alternative as offers a powerful multi-track editor and supports the physical MIDI keyboard. It also lets you export final music in MIDI format just like GarageBand.

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Walk Band

Walk Band is a free GarageBand alternative for Android. This app offers all the main features that you get in GarageBand like multi-track editor, MIDI devices support, on-screen piano, a large library of musical instruments, etc. Plus, it also lets you export the created music in the MIDI file format. Now, check out the main features of this app.

Main Features:

  • MultiTrack Synth: It is a multi-track editor on which you can parallelly and linearly add sounds to create music. Plus, all the essential music editing tools like cut, split, duplicate, BPM (to adjust song speed), Measures (to specify signature like 3/4, 4/4, etc.), etc., are present in it.
  • On-Screen Keyboard, Drum Kit, and Guitar: Unlike other similar apps, it offers a dedicated on-screen drum kit and guitar tool to create custom sounds of various musical instruments.
  • Drum Machine: This feature eliminates the need of a separate drum machine app. Using it, you can set the pattern of beats for various drum kit instruments. After recording custom beats, you can quickly send it to the multiTrack Synth to merge it with other beats and songs.
  • MIDI Keyboard Support: This app also lets you directly connect a USB keyboard with your phone to directly record the sound of a physical keyboard.
  • Sound Plugins: In this app, you can also add third party sound plugins to introduce more features to this app.

Limitation:

  • This free version of Walk Band shows ads on its interface. To remove that, you need to purchase its premium version.

Final Thoughts:

It is one of the best free GarageBand alternative app for Android through which you can create and edit the music of various genres.

Music Studio Lite

Music Studio Lite is a free GarageBand alternative for Android and iOS. Similar to GarageBand, you can also use this app to create and mix music. Plus, it also offers various musical instruments that you can play using the virtual keyboard. An advanced multitrack timeline editor is also present in it through which you can mix sounds, beats, and vocals to create rhythmic music. Now, let us see what are the main features of this GarageBand alternative app.

Main Features:

  • Tracks: This app comes with a multitrack timeline editor on which you can drops sounds and merge them together. Besides this, it also provides tools like tempo changer, sound balance adjuster, sound intensity adjuster, BPM changer, loop, and more.
  • Instruments: It carries all the musical instruments through which you can make custom beats such as flute vibrato, grand piano, guitar, synth bass, supersaw, and more.
  • Keyboard: After selecting a musical instrument, you can use its virtual keyboard to create custom beats and sounds.
  • Effects: This section offers various sound effects that you can further adjust if you want. Some of sound the effects that it offers are reverb, limiter, AMP, etc.

Limitation:

  • In this free version of Music Studio Lite you cannot save or export the music. Plus, some effects are also disabled namely EQ, Filter, and Delay.

Final Thoughts:

It is simple to use GarageBand alternative that you can use on both Android and iOS platforms.

n-Track Studio

n-Track Studio is yet another free GarageBand alternative for Android, iOS, and Windows. It is a feature pack DAW app through which you can create beats and music. Similar to GarageBand, it offers many instruments that you can operate using a virtual keyboard. In this app, you can also load MIDI audio files and edit them if you want. Now, check out the key features of this GarageBand alternative app for Android.

Main Features:

  • Multi-Track Editor: This app offers a multi-track audio editor on which you can drop custom beats and imported MIDI files to create songs. It also offers a record feature through which you can record audio and add it to a track. Besides this, it also offers tools like splice, copy selection, remove part, clone track, and more.
  • On-Screen Piano and Instruments: Using its on-screen piano, you can create custom beats. It also lets you select different musical instruments to make music using the sound of a specific instrument. Some of the instruments that it offers are guitar, piano, violin, cello, and more.
  • Virtual Drums: This app also provides a virtual drum set that you can operate by touching the screen to make custom drum set sound.
  • Export: After making music, you can export it in MIDI, MP3, and n-track format.

Limitations:

  • This free version of n-Track Studio imposes various limitations such as limited musical instruments, limited music saving formats, etc. To remove all the limitations, you need to purchase its full version.

Final Thoughts:

It is a capable GarageBand alternative app in which you can find many powerful tools to create and edit music similar to GarageBand.

Music Creator

Music Creator is the next free GarageBand alternative app for Android. It is easy to use GarageBand alternative that users can quickly learn and make music with it. It definitely lacks many features of Garageband but you can still create beats and music with this app. Let’s take a brief look at the main features of this app.

Main Features:

  • Section: Using section, you can select one of the various available musical instruments like piano, chromatic percussion, organ, guitar, bass, strings, ensembles, brass, etc. After that, you can create sound using the selected instrument by specifying their notes, timing, and signature over the track. Similarly, you can add other instruments and make sound patterns using them.
  • Multi-Track Editor: After making one or more sections, you can drop them over the multi-track editor of this app. Now, you can easily specify the position of each section over the track timeline to merge all the sections to create the final music.
  • Export: After creating music, you can export it in the MIDI file format.

Final Thoughts:

It is one of the simplest GarageBand alternative apps that you can easily learn and create music with it. Unlike other similar apps, it also doesn’t impose any limitations.

Music Maker JAM

Music Maker JAM is another free GarageBand alternative app for Android and iOS. This app is slightly different from GarageBand as it is primarily used to make beats. Plus, it lacks the sound of traditional musical instruments that GarageBand offers. Although, you can still create and edit modern beats in it. Now, check out the main features of this app.

Main Features:

  • Settings: This section offers eight intensity adjustment sliders. In each slider, you can add a prebuilt sound of musical instruments like guitar, drum, piano, etc. The sound offered by it carries multiple versions that you can select. After specifying the sound on each slider you can adjust their intensity and record the sound.
  • FX: It contains many sound effects that you can apply over your music. Some of the sound effects it offers are filter weep, reverb freezer, pitch reverb, and more. It also gives you options to apply effects over all the channels of music or on a specific music channel.
  • Music Notes: You can use it to make finer adjustments to the sound of instruments by specifying musical notes (A#, C#, a, c, etc.) for each instrument.

Additional Feature:

  • Share: After creating music, you can share it with Jam community or upload it to video platforms like Youtube. Although, you cannot export music in the form of an audio file.

Limitation:

  • Most features of this free version of Music Maker JAM are locked that will discourage you at every step of music creation. To unlock all its features, you need to purchase its premium version.

Final Thoughts:

It is a decent GarageBand alternative that you can try if your main goal is to create beats as it lacks many important music creation features.

Naveen Kushwaha
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