First the bad news: despite having a huge installed user base, when it comes to music making apps, Android remains very much the poor relation to Apple’s iOS.
This isn’t because developers don’t want to release apps for Google’s mobile OS, rather that various problems - notably high audio latency and the fact that there are numerous devices and different versions of Android in circulation - have prevented them from doing so.
However, all is not lost. Sonoma Wire Works recently announced that it’s developed a low latency audio solution for Android (though time will tell if device manufacturers will implement this into their products) and more companies seem to be taking a second look at the platform.
What’s more, there are Android music making apps on the market right now: what follows is a guide to some of the best ones available (they’re listed in no particular order, by the way).
If you’re got other favourites that you think deserve to be on this list, let us know about them.