Caustic 3 released for Android... and iOS

Single Cell Audio's Caustic is one of the few Android music-making applications that doesn't pale in comparison to what's available on iOS, so it's perhaps fitting that version 3 of this rack-based virtual studio has been released not just for Google-powered mobile devices, but also iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Caustic 3 was previewed in September, but has only just been made available. It enables you to make music using up to 14 devices, with the toolbox including various synths, a drum machine, an organ, a vocoder, effects, a mixer and a sequencer.

Most parameters can be automated, and several of the devices can host your own WAV or SoundFont files. You can also load FL Studio Mobile instruments.

Caustic 3 is available now from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store (opens in new tab), while a free Windows version can be downloaded from the Single Cell Audio website. The mobile versions cost £6.99/$9.99, though you can download a free trial if you're an Android user.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.