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vioce memo
49.32
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apple music
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music memos app
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App name
Music Memos
Description
Music Memos is the easiest way for songwriters to capture and organize new musical ideas. Use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to record acoustic guitar, piano, voice, or any musical instrument as high-quality, uncompressed audio. Then name, tag and rate your ideas to start building a library of all your favorite new song parts and riffs. Music Memos automatically detects your tempo, rhythmic feel and chords and lets you instantly hear your musical idea accompanied by a rhythm section with realistic drums and bass. View the chords you’ve played, add comments and lyrics, or share your recordings with friends or directly to apple music Connect*. And it’s easy to take your favorite ideas into GarageBand to add more instruments and continue building your song. Quickly capture musical ideas • Easily record any musical idea using a simple interface • Instantly listen to your recorded song ideas with a virtual drummer and bass player, who follow along like a live band in the room • Adjust the groove and sound of the drum or bass using simple and intuitive controls to hear your song idea in different ways • Tune your guitar with a built-in instrument tuner Build a library of song ideas • Name any song idea, or delete unwanted recordings • Tag your song ideas to help you find them later using keywords like verse, chorus, mellow, energetic, or add your own custom tags • Rate your song idea 1-5 stars to help you identify your favorites • Supports iCloud Drive so your library of song ideas are always safe and available across all your iOS devices View, edit and document your song ideas • Automatically analyzes the music you played and displays musical measures and suggested chord names • Rename or provide further detail for any chord names throughout your song • The drum and bass performances adapt immediately to match any chord and rhythm edits • Trim away any unwanted parts from the beginning and end of your recording • Keep track of comments, lyric ideas, alternate guitar tunings or capo position Share your new song • Use iCloud Drive to make your song ideas available across all your iOS devices • Email any song idea to a friend to share your music, or to collaborate with other musicians • Quickly open your idea in GarageBand for iOS to add more instruments and keep building your song • Export a song idea to the Mac so you can work in GarageBand or Logic Pro X as a full multi-track production • Share to SoundCloud, YouTube and apple music Connect* * Requires apple music Connect account
Was a good app
by strikersx on 2019/08/17 16:32
I used to love this app. It takes too long to start, glitches out on me all the time, and freezes randomly. I’m on iPhone 8, fully updated. As a musician I need ideas to be recorded quickly as possible and these problems have been happening for months...
Doesn’t seem to multi track
by AlanLaBudde on 2019/08/07 02:34
I thought I could multitrack with this but I guess I can’t… I give it for five stars for what it is but I’m not so impressed with the job back up drum back up and I’m not so impressed with Apple voice recognition technology ha ha Ha
This app is great but...
by multitasker01 on 2019/08/05 19:33
I don’t usually write reviews but I really like this app and all the cool features it has such as the add on guitar/drums and being able to label each recording off into sections. One thing I really wish the manufacturers included was the ability to record while on another app on your phone. Most of the time when I’m recording covers or my own songs, I look up lyrics/chords and I wish I could record while also looking up something else.
A new bar for stupidity
by curly.net on 2019/08/03 21:29
As a perfectionist, I am often in awe of some people's ability to take a very public dump, and just move on without a second thought.
Broken
by lilwest503 on 2019/07/30 21:19
Beginnings of a great app but all the problems it has will just irritate you when your trying to hurry up and record an idea because of all the bugs. Update Now the app keeps downloading deleting and repeating the same thing each time I use the app it’s really annoying.
I really like this app and use it quite often.
by lmrozanski on 2019/07/28 06:13
I find this app very useful for recording ideas on the go when inspiration hits. A little laggy between tap and response, but something I can get used to. This actually surprises me coming from Apple, but I’m rating in terms of features and in that regard this is a solid and simple app that gets the job done extremely well.
Music Memos Rocks!
by poeticpestilence on 2019/07/27 17:00
Very useful app for on the go fun and pretty serious note taking! Auto drummer and bass is rather creative and well adjusted. Wish it had a looper feature, either way this app is excellent.
Indespensible, One Request
by ™™ on 2019/07/25 04:02
This app is an essential part of my process. I suggest it to other songwriters all the time. One feature request that would make all the difference and require a couple lines of code and checkbox in XCode — enable Background Audio! I love using this app to experiment with lyrics and need to switch to different apps to take notes while I listen back.
Y’all need to make it easier to find.
by Siggie1990 on 2019/07/22 17:23
Took me a while longer than expected to find this in App Store. Maybe add tags like “music tuner” or “pitch tuner”
Wonderful app for quickly grabbing ideas!
by Koostix on 2019/07/13 18:58
I love how easy this app is to use and how quickly it is to get down your idea on guitar or keyboard or just with your voice the option to add back up drums and bass is really cool too. Very useful app to spur creativity. Thank you Apple. Please keep this app around!
Music Memos
by u full of on 2019/07/07 21:17
I love it !
Broken
by ScottSanders on 2019/07/02 15:17
Used to be useful. Now it constantly updates/synchronizes and I can't access my songs. It's been weeks now. Aaaaaahhhhh!
What happened?
by CTL2006 on 2019/07/02 00:14
I used to LOVE this app! It helped store all my ideas, helped with rhythm suggestion, easy to use interface, etc. Sure, it still had some bugs, but was overall really helpful...until a few months ago. Then it would just crash. Apple? Any explanations?
Trash
by abbie1701 on 2019/07/01 16:08
This app is honestly just ... bad? The app shuts down in the same spot of a recording every time on multiple recordings, it’ll refuse to play an entire recording, the usability is just terrible, the button calibration is bad, and the app overall is just super slow. Definitely don’t download, not worth your time.
I love music memo but now again it stopped working!
by MámiFutureLawyer1031 on 2019/06/29 05:58
In almost 2020 this shouldn’t be occurring ...” When will you CARE enough to fix this most relevant problem? I’ve even reinstalled it 2x this evening, But it is still not working, while deleting all notes, recordings.” I try utilizing it, when I record it freeze on mi Apple XR, so I can’t see recordings! Also, it says for one month now “ too quiet.” Til fixed, I give it (for now)a minus ONE star.” This is frustrating to say the least.” I pray APPLE finally care enough and resolve this huge “ too quiet” issue as clearly, it’s been affecting so many who fully have relied on Memo MusicNotes.” Adios...
Bad
by North1834207645 on 2019/06/26 18:39
I just recorded an important rehearsal using music memos, and it is unusable. It plays the first 30 seconds of the 97 minute recording, then the app closes and that’s it. The other app “VOICE memos” has worked reliably in the past so I thought this was a safe bet, but MUSIC memos won’t play my recording. I suspect that it can’t handle a 97 minute recording. My experience with this app is very bad.
Great tool, and it’s free!
by Jonnie Sparkel on 2019/06/23 17:01
Please keep up the good work! Can’t find much else that detects the chords sung/played into it. Just awesome!
Fine, but missing a no brainer feature or 2
by Thegame2737 on 2019/06/23 01:48
The app is nice, does what it says it will, but I wish there was more ability to organize and collaborate. Why no folder system so you can make multiple memos for a song and keep them together? Why no ability to have a shared folder with other iOS users so multiple people can hear the memos and add ideas of their own?
LOVE it! Apple Watch support?
by Sergio Vuskovic on 2019/06/20 23:48
I’m a musician, and I absolutely LOVE Music memos!!! Suggestion: it would be even more awesome if I could remote control it from my Apple Watch, please consider this feature in your next update. Thanks!!
Awesome app that needs updates
by hamburgerdinosaur on 2019/06/10 00:06
Please improve the UI and fix the bugs, Apple. This is a really handy and awesome app otherwise!
Completely useless
by JohnLenio on 2019/06/07 15:46
App can't play back more than a 3 second loop of whatever I recorded. Total waste of time.
Good app but
by ZachJ Adan on 2019/06/04 05:10
it's a really nice app for new song ideas but what i don't like about it is that whenever j exit the app just to look at song lyrics, it stops recording.
Bruh moment
by Zachyman12300 on 2019/06/01 21:49
Actually a bruh moment when you update a dead app you forgot to update for your own device Great app though
Bug: Stop, Change Chord, Cursor returns to bar 4
by Benroddis on 2019/05/30 04:09
I love this app. It’s so useful in so many ways. But there’s a bug that is quite annoying. When changing chords (the Cm7 button), if I pause playback, change the chord for a measure, then resume playback, the cursor always returns to somewhere near the beginning of the track. Very frustrating when changing chords near the end of a song, and it starts back up at the beginning again! Please fix!
Finally, Thank you for the update!
by Jaghond on 2019/05/29 11:09
However basic the app is, I enjoy using it even with the bugs and issues. It serves a unique need of casual recording and quickly adding beats and bass and sharing. I haven’t found an alternative for this yet. I have been clinging to this app and was going to use it till it’s last dying breath. But I am extremely glad to see the update. Apple, please please please keep this app updated. If you had new features, I’ll probably die of joy.
Almost perfect!
by Johns_hair_is_fabulous on 2019/05/29 09:41
This app works great! I love being able to provide notes and label chords that I previously would forget when recording in voice memos. It works for everything I would want to use it for with one exception. Id love a feature where you could stack audio clips, each would have separate labeling but it would allow for putting melodies over chords or bass lines underneath. 4 stars!
yay Face ID phone support!
by TheManfre on 2019/05/29 09:31
good updated finally... I think it’s a little faster too... could be faster though!
FINALLY iPhone X !!!
by JosephKellum on 2019/05/28 18:43
Thank you for finally updating this for iPhone X! Much much much better.
So Buggy Its Unusable
by JoeyCoe on 2019/05/27 23:12
If you can’t make it right, don’t make it at all. This app freezes half the time, crashes the rest of the time. Good idea, appalling execution from Apple.
An Essential App That’s Become Unusable
by Mahavites on 2019/05/10 01:03
I’ve been using Music Memos since it’s original release and it quickly became an indispensable part of my toolkit. As a guitar player I really appreciate how geared it is for my needs. I love that it has a notes section that also features places to mark capo positioning and tuning (I do really wish that it let you save multiple custom tubings instead of just one though). I also love the auto detect record option. These features make so much sense and are so well thought out. However, recently the app has become almost completely broken. It takes FAR too long to be ready to record after opening which is obviously a major problem when an idea strikes and you need to get it recorded quickly. I’m so disappointed that it appears that Apple has abandoned this app as evidenced by the fact that it hasn’t been updated in 8 months and hasn’t even updated to fit iPhone X screens. I’ve been clinging to Music Memos for as long as I could, but sadly I have to start looking elsewhere. I would be thrilled to see an update soon.
No icon on my screen
by FabChang on 2019/05/07 16:37
Downloaded this app just now and cant find the icon on my screen. Check my setting and shows it was downloaded. In order for me to use the app I gave to search it on app store and open or go to setting and look it up with the rest of the apps. Now i want to remove this app but no options to do that. Help how to remove this app?
Worst application. Apple doesn’t care about its users anymore.
by Techsumer on 2019/05/07 16:32
USERS BEWARE!!! I have lost 36 recordings and song ideas due to the failure of the app to load. Switched to this application thinking it would be better than a standard voice memo but I was wrong. Apple has stopped caring for its customers in favor of the all mighty dollar.
So close but so frustrating
by jeremy hillary boob phd on 2019/05/07 05:33
All my voice notes that I use on this app begin with me shouting at the app to open and start, it takes so long to start recording or to do anything on it - there’s always a 5-10 second lag time and it completely interrupts and kills whatever idea I had that I was trying to record. I’ve been using it for a few months now and have hundreds of blank 0 second recordings from pressing the record button and it taking a MINUTE to start recording - so close to being great but so frustrating If you fixed this lag time, this app would be perfect. But as it stands, it’s kinda garbage.
So far so good!
by Isaac1976 on 2019/05/05 16:21
Please add a 2nd track! I would like to remember my solos after adding rhythm.
Too many bugs
by Luke Shugert on 2019/05/04 16:10
It’s unusable too many bugs you can’t even play back your song!!
Great app but please add a few things.
by Fjchyd on 2019/05/01 16:53
I really like the app but it would be great if you added a metronome feature and the ability to manually adjust the tempo. The auto band gets it a lot of the time but sometimes it misses. Especially when using delays.
Useful, but so frustrating to use
by Deltalux on 2019/04/28 22:16
You have an idea and you want to get it recorded before you lose it. Music Memos is a terrible app for this if you have a lot of ideas. Its insistence on syncing tracks in the foreground before it will let you record sinks this app’s usability. To Apple: Why do you guys make it so hard to stay in the Apple ecosystem with your basic apps??? If it’s meant for beginners then I’d really appreciate and pay money for a pro version on my phone. The organizational aspects of the app are better than any other. If they can fix the performance they’ll have a good app that I’d pay money for. But until then I am looking elsewhere.
Perfect app for quickly capturing song ideas before they go
by Melville P on 2019/04/26 23:19
I love this app and highly recommend it for songwriters. It allows you to quickly capture a song idea without a lot of fuss and before the moment has gone. I have used other means in the past but they were either too slow or cumbersome. Since I started using this I have built up a nice inventory of ideas to work on. I like the cloud connectivity that secures my song ideas and allows me access everywhere I go. I also like the chord detection and simple bass and drum parts that it can add if you wish. Later on I can import a Music Memos idea to GarageBand and refine it from there. Thanks Apple!
Great interface, but cannot group ideas well
by trorymcarthur on 2019/04/20 21:17
Great app, and love the simple interface! However any active songwriter knows you can get a lot of different ideas for a song at different times and it’s unfortunate that this app does not provide a good way to group ideas, like a folder structure. The tagging ability is a good step in that direction but does not really end up being useful in practice. Besides that love the interface and everything else.
it needs to het redesigned!
by eresist on 2019/04/09 17:05
The concept os good, but its not working. It stores all recordings in cloud and there is no option to change that! interface is designed for iphone 7 and it looks so bad on latest iphones!
Love it
by Jeff and Rachel Williams on 2019/04/08 15:55
Just needs t work a little smoother.
Please add the ability to play memos in background
by MikeP916 on 2019/04/07 23:50
I think this app is great, the only issue that sometimes makes me end up using other apps instead is that you can’t listen to the memos in the background while using a different app. I use this tool for songwriting and I really need to be able to listen back to my recordings while working on lyrics in Notes. Adding that feature would make this a perfect 5-star app
51 ish T
by Dead dad 50 on 2019/04/07 07:59
This is so worth any dollar amount for the creativity that it puts out. I can’t believe the recording quality. If I Record on my phone and take it to my car with a bigger bass system and play the bass and drums in time it sounds like I recorded with the full band. That is the best. And im not Just saying this because me and my daughter recorded a really good song on it tonight. I’ve had it for about 2 months now. The only Change would be sometimes being able to fire the bass player and drummer that would be great. Wink wink.
Great for sketching out music ideas
by catpetter2001 on 2019/04/04 21:48
Prior to using this app i was using the voice memos because i didn't know about this app. When I found out about this app I was eager to give it a try. I grabbed my fender hellcat and played a riff I've been playing for quite some time. I loved how it automatically added bass and drums to the riff. I thought that was the fullest extent of the app until I went to share a musical idea. When I saw that you can upload this directly to GarageBand I was overjoyed. I love how the drummer and bass player also get transferred to GarageBand. What I would like to see is a section where you can basically tab your song manually because the app doesn’t always get the chord right other then that this app rocks 🎸
Saving files
by mars3210 on 2019/03/28 17:22
As far as I can tell all files are saved locally on the device used. It would be a great option to be able to save to my cloud. Music files are large and sending them to my cloud is slow and awkward
Maybe next time put in something that shows users how to use the app
by Shoob512 on 2019/03/26 21:56
I didn’t have it for too long because I couldn’t find how to use it. There’s no tutorial and I can’t understand how to use the guitar and drum set. I also can’t upload audio and for some reason anytime I tried to edit a video it created a new copy which is really stupid because when you edit something like a background noise out you generally don’t want to keep the original. That’s the point of editing. I might have missed something but there’s no way for me to learn the stupid controls (all 5 of them!) I might re-download the app if I can figure out what the heck I’m supposed to do with it but I would rate it 0 stars if I could because that’s how much I was able to accomplish on it. I guess 1 star makes more sense because of the hour of time I wasted on it and how long I used it before deleting it. This app is literally just voice memos except they think that because they can detect pitch they’re totally different. I personally think it’s complete garbage and it’s really hard to describe it without cussing.
Electric Guitar Heaven
by Joseph P 07 on 2019/03/26 20:44
I have had an electric guitar for about a year now. If you place you iPad next to your amp with auto on, you get awesome recordings. This app defiantly is great for those who don’t want to pay for a guitar interface. I get great audio quality. Apple definitely did a great job on this.
Syncing across devices in an issue
by Dave-A-Rooney on 2019/03/20 12:16
So, I’ve been using this app for a while now and while it’s great to quickly capture ideas, I’m finding that the sync to other iOS devices is not working as smoothly as it should. On my 2nd iOS device, it has to re-sync all recordings from iCloud when I open it - some, it doesn’t seem to ever fully sync...
Great but desperately needs update
by adhamyousef on 2019/03/19 12:44
Please update
Need’s update for IPhone X.
by Andkamx on 2019/03/11 10:19
The app is awesome but needs update for iPhone X like devices.
I like the app,
by 이게임 이거 on 2019/03/03 16:25
I do like this app and it works pretty well, but I wish there was an option to keep playing the recording when the phone is locked.
Amazing App
by MovieFan1! on 2019/02/27 01:00
This is a one of a kind brilliant app. What other app can add realistic drums and bass? None. I have been using it for a year and a half with an electric guitar and my playing has gotten much better...half from me and half from this app...it helps that much. That’s how I see it anyway. Unless I was playing with a drummer and bass player...everyday...I don’t think I would be doing music this well. I know for a fact I would have gave up on guitar if I wasn’t able to hear the song potential and have it push me to create more ideas and get better. My problem is the APP it doesn’t load my songs anymore and crashes I pay Apple monthly for 50gb to record with this APP! So I changed my review to one star as Apple and this program no longer functions properly and I’m paying monthly.
Fix the bugs Apple
by blubottlemax on 2019/02/25 03:21
The App has great promise, but it has been broken through at least the last two updates. Glitchy playback that just loops through problems, making it worthless.
Poor Execution
by Skonoly on 2019/02/23 21:05
I love the idea of this app and was super excited to not waste so much time writing down notes, however this app simply does not work. It misses about every other note even when played at a slow tempo and some of the notes are wrong. :(
Works as great as it needs to (For Rock&Roll)
by DeadBlackDiddleyDaddy on 2019/02/22 01:40
I can pick up my guitar, position the mic towards my Un-amplified electric guitar, lay down a guitar track, then share it to the GarageBand app on my phone, then air drop that project onto GarageBand on my MacBook. This Is A Brilliant Idea Of An App, And Even Without Any Improved anything, I can still write and record songs/music to sell on band camp. Thank you so much for this app, As a independent song writer, I Am truly grateful to live in a time where apps/tech like this is even real. Thanks Apple.
Even bugs, it is still a great app
by EliasCh on 2019/02/17 20:12
Even with the bugs it is an amazing app, great job, it works enough well to save time. keep walking and improving this app. Congrats.
It was handy, before
by lofidelityrockr on 2019/02/15 22:58
No pull down to refresh. so I am confused as to how I am supposed to update between devices when I am on WiFi and it won’t pick up there are new memos in the cloud.
What a great app!..... when it first came out.
by Hank of the hill on 2019/02/14 18:38
What a great idea! Too bad apple gave up on it. I get that they are too busy trying to sell XR’s but this was a great and useful tool at one point. I dropped every other voice memo app to use this. It was so handy to record, edit, notate, and organize all my songs and ideas. Then one day I would hit record and it would not respond. Hit the record button again, it would record and stop after one second. Hmm. Then it kept happening. It became a part of my work flow. Hit record, it records a one second blip that I delete then second go it would start recording. Then the end of 2017 came along and the new fancy iPhone X came out. It’s 2019 and they app still isn’t optimized for the display. I guess I should export all of my songs and ideas out before the app won’t open. Please apple, update this app or at least stop letting it on “best music app” showcases on the App Store home page.
Love the app, needs update
by camcian on 2019/02/14 13:32
This is my favorite musical note-taking app and I appreciate how it’s so lean yet at the same time offers some useful functionality. As others, I am saddened by the fact that Apple has stopped supporting this. It makes me nervous that the app is going to get fully broken any time now.
Apple, you’re squandering an opportunity.
by dareallbeegee on 2019/02/08 21:33
The logic pro style live drummer in this app is INDISPENSABLE! It’s an incredible feature that sounds a trillion times more accurate and “life-like” than what’s included with Garageband. That being said, it recently broke. I use this every single day as a song writer to get a feel for my demo tracks before I work on recording a final version, and now it suddenly, inexplicably doesn’t work. Current issue: When editing the drums, and selecting “No band” for measures anywhere in the song, which normally removed the automated bass and drums from just that section, the drums and bass now completely stop for the entire song. Even one single measure at the beginning left blank, will cause the entire song to be drumless and bassless even with those features turned on. Fix this because it’s literally the best thing ever when it works.
Close but no cigar
by skys15 on 2019/02/07 02:21
This could be a really great app, and I’m not sure why Apple isn’t supporting it anymore it doesn’t even fit the iPhone x/xs screen. The main complaint is that you can’t start recording again where you left off, unless that’s a bug. Either way, come on apple! It’s your own app so update the darn thing.
Great for me!!!!
by nicekitty11 on 2019/02/05 13:06
I can rate lots of my music, kind of like my music teacher lets me rate my music on a scale of 1 to 10 😉😉😉
Once was great
by Daniel Casey Hopkins on 2019/01/27 22:34
Decided to record a melody that’s floating in my head after taking a break from music the last 6 months... downloaded/deleted the app multiple times with nothing but a frozen screen after hitting record... update.... it worked after the 5th redownload...
It’s ok
by JonH2O on 2019/01/22 08:05
I have accumulated quite a collection of ideas and preferably I’d like to import them all at once from the file sharing. I tried a while back but it’s like these are all stored on the cloud and I have to send them individually to an email address. Maybe I missed something? Otherwise it’s pretty solid.
I love it, but Apple doesn’t?
by Mad Chipmunk on 2019/01/20 03:44
This is a great app. Unfortunately, Apple seems uninterested in updating it. Music Memos still isn’t sized for the iPhone X or this year’s XS, XS Max, or XR. If you want the best experience with Music Memos, blow the dust off your old phone. Don’t get me wrong. The app does function on the new phones, but Music Memos is nonetheless a disappointment. When you buy a new phone from a company, and the company doesn’t update its own apps to work with it — nearly a year and a half after introducing the form factor — that’s a pretty sorry state of affairs.
Buggy - if it functions at all
by Mod Zod on 2019/01/18 08:46
Such a great app design and interface - this *could* have been brilliant - however it doesn’t work! Finally deleting after ~2 years and hundreds of recordings because although it was always increasingly buggy (particularly with activating the record function) it no longer responds at all. This applies to both my iPhone and iPad Pro. [Btw, short of factory reset/wiping my devices, I did all the basic troubleshooting - firmware/software up to date, deleted/ reinstalled, ran app solo, allocated space, etc]. A massive FAIL.
Needs an update BADLY
by MusicSold on 2019/01/17 10:31
The application does not fit with my IPhone XS Max. It’s little and cropped on the tops and bottom. When I switch from it to another application and then back, it moves it all up and does more weird cropping. This just goes to show how this needs an update. Something as simple as making it work on your newest IPhones cannot be ignored.
Import audio to app PLEASE!
by C McRob on 2019/01/11 10:03
The chord detection algorithm is so cool that it would be amazing to be able to import an mp3, m4a, what have you, into the app as if it were recorded there, thus enabling that same chord detection feature for songs you’ve recorded on other platforms (for example, by habit, on voice memos).
I love this so much
by Michele.MD on 2019/01/10 23:05
Figures out the chords to your song!!!
This application is dope
by lyrical Luis. on 2019/01/10 02:29
I absolutely love this app. It is so easy to make music on it, and I never have to worry about the hassles of GarageBand again. This app is an app sent from the heavens. I swear, making music on it is like a powerful drug. Thank you Apple!
Wants to be great.
by JBotsford on 2019/01/05 17:12
Update Jan 2019**. Still love this app for catching ideas. Still a little buggy. Goes into a loop stutter sometimes. Have to shut the ap down and restart it. Update Sept 25 2017** Update seems to have swatted the bugs away. Much appreciated. Great app for catching song ideas before that float back into the ether from which they came. Please Apple just debug this app and it will be killer.
Awesome concept, but buggy & underdeveloped
by n.2the.d on 2019/01/03 23:50
This is an awesome app! But it’s been 4+ years now and it still lacks heavily in what it says it does and should do, and it’s still buggin’. Still useful, but more of an experiment than functional app. So come on Apple developers: fix them bugs, and for God’s sake man, make it be able to play back (background) while using different apps!! Find a way to make this prioritized (commercially) so that it gets the kind of developmental support (time/resources) to make it excellent!!
Good, but needs work
by applepretzel on 2019/01/03 18:49
After messing with it for a bit with my guitar I found it amusing when I screw up and start cursing at myself and play that back with the drum beat. I like the concept of this app however I’m giving it 4 stars because I feel that it isn’t complete yet. It would be really cool if in the future we had the option to choose different drum beats that match the tempo of our playing/singing
iOS 12?
by ecw16271 on 2019/01/03 16:25
Would be a good idea for the company who creates their own OS to optimize their apps for said OS.
This is useless. Use Voice Memos instead.
by kdubnyc on 2019/01/01 18:55
In the state this app has been in for years now, it's a complete failure. Apple, either fix this or remove it from the App Store. The severe delay from opening until you can actually do anything is completely unacceptable. Voice Memos does most of what Music Memos does with ease.
Impossible to view my memos
by timedwin on 2018/12/31 23:50
I like the idea, and sound quality is decent, but I cannot access all of my files at once, no matter what I do.
Mostly love!
by KCRW Addict on 2018/12/21 01:50
This is a great app to use to capture an idea quickly, then get inspiration for baselines and grooves using the automatic accompaniment. However, though the chord analysis is often wildly inaccurate unless you’re using root position major or minor chords (one star down), the most frustrating part about this is the iCloud refresh. If you are out somewhere with poor cellular reception, the recordings are unavailable until they refresh (or update) which means that you have no access to your ideas until you’re back in a good place for WiFi or cellular. There’s no option to turn off cellular data for background refresh or an option to update only over WiFi. Seems like that would be an easy fix, but I’m no developer. Anyway, despite those pretty significant frustrations, the app has definitely given me more warm fuzzies for its inspiration that frown lines from its quirks.
Not Optimized for X Phones...two years after release
by Johnny200001 on 2018/12/20 22:07
Screen size not optimized for the X phones. Glaring blemish of an otherwise really useful app. Would also greatly appreciate a way to import Voice Memos into Music Memos since I created most of my memos before Music Memos existed.
Bad & good
by NPNG_Prodigy on 2018/12/20 18:06
Freezes and bugs. Good quality but is unusable.
Broken
by Kyle C3 on 2018/12/12 16:40
Used to love this app, it was buggy but got the job done. Now I have an XS, and it doesn’t work at all. Seems quite insane that X models have been out for well over a year and this app hasn’t been updated to work on these devices. Cmon Apple.
Add import videos!
by Geekkaleb on 2018/12/04 18:20
This is great and allows me to free up memos and videos that get lost. I would love the ability to import and convert my memos and videos into this app
Trash/horrible/bad
by Marshmelowshugarly on 2018/12/03 07:19
It wont work with my iPhone XS max and even if it did work garageband was way better i would rate this a 0.1 star if i could
You haters are clowns... it’s called Music MEMOS
by Puscifer222 on 2018/12/03 01:56
...MEMOS people. MEMOS! NOT FULL BLOWN TOP OF THE INDUSTRY RECORDING STUDIO!!! Often the greatest ideas and solutions are scribbled down on the back of a cocktail napkin and then developed in the appropriate environment with the appropriate tools!!! Put your big boy pants on and use it like it was intended to be used. To capture the idea or moment... or to get a fairly effective way to hear an idea with a down and dirty rhythm section to help develop a little bit of your creative juices in quick fashion... I know for a fact most of us (well you) aren’t talented enough to create much that anyone cares to hear anyway so you think if this was Studio central that it would magically turn your stuff into gold ready for the presses? Treat it like your sitting around with a couple of so-so buddies with a bass and a 5piece drum kit that let you noodle some of your riffs. Maybe 2of 5 of them warrant further exploration... if you’re lucky. And anyone who relies on “the Cloud” to safeguard your “brilliant” hard work deserves to lose it in the ether of the modern digital void. If you spent as much time exploring the ways you can keep your files safe as you do complaining about the apps short comings you would find its as easy as s#%t to do. And the ones complaining about it’s bugginess are usually the ones who want useless features added which can only have one outcome... more bugs!!! Hello!?!? Just take it for what it is... and there’s no other fairly functional free app that does what this does anywhere else in the marketplace so just get over yourself already. (Mic drops)
Nice Idea but Unreliable, Won't Reload Ideas
by Phadrus on 2018/11/29 23:07
I have a ton of recording but they are all stuck on iCloud and won't download. App is also slow.
Desperately needs some kind of metronome
by gimmedatsammich on 2018/11/28 05:59
First, I do love this app, and I’ve made over 200 recordings on it, some of which have produced (along with GarageBand) pretty good songs. Well, to my ears. I’m not saying they’re near professional quality at all, but for me they don’t need to be. I have not experienced near the level of annoyance due to bugs and glitches other reviewers have mentioned. The app must have been fairly patched up since these reviews were posted, some over 2 years ago. Anyway, my main reason for writing this and only giving three stars is that I am not the best at keeping my own time. See, I always record while playing my guitar and singing simultaneously. To my ears, I sound in time, and I think I’ve been playing and singing long enough (8 years) that I would sound in time to most people as well. But when I try to add an auto bass/drum part onto my MM recordings, I’d say about half the time the tracks become unusable (w/accompaniment, I mean) because I was not 100% keeping the same time throughout the recording. Sometimes the algorithm they have does a pretty great job adjusting on the fly to minute changes in tempo, and the result sounds seamless. But just as often it fails to adjust, and the backing tracks to your recording become woefully out of step. Does a large portion of the blame go to me for not being able to keep time in my head while playing guitar and singing? Sure. It’s not like that’s impossible. But I’ve never managed to nail the task down completely, and since I don’t play in a band or with other people often I haven’t been forced to do it out of necessity. However, since there is NO metronome in this app, absolutely no in-app feature that helps you maintain a consistent tempo, and because you can’t use an ACTUAL metronome during the recording for obvious reasons, well...some blame goes to Apple too for not including what seems to me an essential feature for an app like this. Please, a metronome or something like it would make this a 5 star app for sure!
Love the app
by stang06 on 2018/11/20 14:59
Please update for the iPhone X’s!
bad 😡😡😡😡
by Kid loves the pizza on 2018/11/18 02:35
I CANT SCREMA INTO THE MIC ANYONOE!!!!!! ONG SP BAF HEI S. K GS EHHWVK
Best
by kar kar/ unicorn lover on 2018/11/17 02:26
I love this app it’s very fun but there are some problems but besides that I love I always go on it you need to try it love it!!!!!!!❤️
Almost good. Too broken
by Kalashnikov9 on 2018/11/14 15:25
- lags and freezes on every start up - “not enough cloud storage to retrieve memos” even though i have 43 GB free - overall very broken
Amazing app!
by Stedfast79 on 2018/11/14 04:50
I didn’t realize how cool this app was until I saw it demonstrated at an Apple store in Chicago. Very cool as a starting point for a project, makes it really easy to create a scratch track and migrate to Garage Band. I just wish it would update soon to support newer devices.
Update?
by DLV27DLV72 on 2018/11/11 05:52
When will there be an updated for the iPhone X screen size? It’s an apple app, they could at least update it to work with their phones the best way possible....
This is awesome
by physics_lover_9 on 2018/11/02 23:19
This app does a great job as a sound memo app with some added cool features. I wouldn’t use it as a professional recording application for an actual project, but for little musical ideas that I came up with, this works really well!
Please adopt to iPhone xs max
by ForelaxMe on 2018/10/27 17:25
There are blank space on the side of the screen
Very very useful
by cdubz03 on 2018/10/26 15:58
Have you ever had a song idea and needed to get it out quickly? Especially before you forget? Enter music memo. It’s exactly that, a way to quickly record your idea, add some drums and a bass that follows your rhythm and voila! Your idea is saved! This is NOT going to replace your digital recording process! What it will do is I’ve you a quick foundation for your ideas! It’s become a regular to my work flow and helped me become more efficient and organizes. No longer do I need to record with voice recorder, then take notes and wonder what my idea might sound like with a backing set. Music memos wraps it all up into one. What could it use? If we could figure out how to help the drum pattern FOLLOW a little better they would be awesome. Other than that it’s a sweet little app!!!!
Good start
by TumblrLuvr on 2018/10/26 01:33
This does a lot of things right for how I want to use it. The biggest issue I have is with naming and organizing your recordings. Ideally I'd be able to quickly add a bunch of tracks to a folder, so that I can file away all the takes from a song or a session. Bulk renaming would also be great. The issue is that I end up with a bunch of "My Idea #" tracks. Renaming one by one is too tedious. Also dope would be a lil bit of speech recognition so I can say "this is Song Title" and it would auto name the recording. That would be the coolest.
App freezes, can’t access recordings!!
by Rdaddy2 on 2018/10/25 02:13
App freezes when I try to open the app and I can’t access any of my recordings!! This is a huge problem. This problem only started happening when I upgraded to the iPhone XS Max. I need access to my recordings, I would appreciate any help as soon as possible please. I would definitely not recommend this app to anyone, as you might lose any ideas you record with this app.
App frozen! Can’t access my recordings!!!
by queenleyva on 2018/10/23 08:40
This app is really cool and I love using it! But I am really panicking right now. I’ve been using it for about 6 month and I’ve never had an issue until now. I just got the iPhone XS Max and I backed up all my data from my old phone including music memos and moved everything to the new phone. But now I think I just lost all the work I did in it. The app will load but it just freezes and sometimes it will let me view my library and I can see that my recordings are there but the app is just frozen and won’t let me listen to them nor open them to export them. I tried restarting my phone and force quitting the app. Only thing left to do is delete it and reinstall but I’m afraid that will definitely delete all the recordings. I’m sad this app is unusable now but I’m really freaking out about losing my recordings! Please fix this ASAP!
Nice at first
by UNKNOWNABLE1 on 2018/10/22 15:08
The idea is pretty awesome, but there’s an issue with how memos are saved. Idk if it saved to a cloud or what but I have been able to access any of my recorded memos, left with “updating” by the memos. So, the voice recorder that comes with iPhones is more convenient to use.
Lost Song Ideas Forever
by ItsJasonMade on 2018/10/22 04:42
This was useful but like other reviewers I lost a considerable amount of song ideas. I write songs professionally and thankfully have some backups but this app was no help and there was no way to retrieve them. Never again. Don’t risk it.
An Essential App That’s Become Unusable
by Mahavites on 2019/05/10 01:03
I’ve been using Music Memos since it’s original release and it quickly became an indispensable part of my toolkit. As a guitar player I really appreciate how geared it is for my needs. I love that it has a notes section that also features places to mark capo positioning and tuning (I do really wish that it let you save multiple custom tubings instead of just one though). I also love the auto detect record option. These features make so much sense and are so well thought out. However, recently the app has become almost completely broken. It takes FAR too long to be ready to record after opening which is obviously a major problem when an idea strikes and you need to get it recorded quickly. I’m so disappointed that it appears that Apple has abandoned this app as evidenced by the fact that it hasn’t been updated in 8 months and hasn’t even updated to fit iPhone X screens. I’ve been clinging to Music Memos for as long as I could, but sadly I have to start looking elsewhere. I would be thrilled to see an update soon.
Great idea, but bugs make it nearly unusable
by yizquierdo on 2017/07/22 20:35
I really wanted to like this app due to its simple and elegant interface and good sound quality, however, there are too many unacceptable bugs to make it reliable for a working musician. I use this app in both an iPhone and iPad, both last generation and the experience is consistent. I have also been using the app since its inception and no updates have addressed the issues. Firstly, yes, it takes the app 5-10 seconds just to load the waveform image, and you have to wait until that happens to listen back. The longer you record, the longer it takes for this to happen. If you delete and re-record more than 2 or 3 times in a row, the app will either freeze or stop deleting and recording anything new. It appears to delete and record successfully, but when you play it back, it continues to show and play the last take. Also, it will sometimes stop audio capture (or playback, not sure which one) mid take, despite showing a waveform. I find myself having to restart the app, but I usually just stop using after a while to stop wasting time. I have deleted and re-downloaded the app several times. If you need a recording app for practicing where deleting and retaking is a must, this app is simply unusable. It is clear Apple has not allocated enough resources to properly test and debug it.
This app is amazing. But there still are some bugs. Even as a voiceover user, I see them.
by dj.benz_304 on 2017/10/04 21:51
As the title clearly states, there are still some bugs in the app. It’s automatically opening my ideas, and it shouldn’t be. However, I still like it, and it still usable, however, there are some people that are still saying that there are some bugs in it. And I do agree. The opening the idea automatically, is one of them. And while I do agree with someone else that adding reverb, and other effects to hear sound quality instrument, is great. Sometimes, during this experience, do you have does crash every once in a while. But, hopefully the next update will fix this. Keep continuing to do updates, and I look forward to seeing them. As the bugs get squashed, maybe a lot of us will continue to use this app a little more. I am a music fan nonetheless, and I am trying to write songs myself. Of course this app has crashes, but that was not what I meant. I meant, the app sometimes crashes. Just figured I would receive that a little bit because of me using dictation as a blind man.
A few gripes from a daily user
by NoahSloah on 2017/03/28 13:49
This is a fantastic app. There are a few issues that could use some work however. A lot of other reviewers talk about the lag of it and that is pretty major. It seems to take a bit for the app to "update" the waveform view. This at least provides user feedback however. When I tap the blue record button sometimes nothing happens. I guess the app is initializing the microphone or something. You have to wait until you see the incoming sound circles emanating from the button for it to be ready to record, which is not immediately obvious. I also wish that it would handle the iPhone's power saving features better. Sometimes exporting a track will be interrupted by the phone going to sleep which seems to interrupt the process, forcing the user to start again. That or you have to tap the screen to keep the phone awake, but remember not to tap the cancellation "x". Again, this is a fantastic app. I use it every day to send song ideas to band mates. There are missing features that might be useful, but adding too much stuff runs the risk of bloating it.
Mostly love!
by KCRW Addict on 2018/12/21 01:50
This is a great app to use to capture an idea quickly, then get inspiration for baselines and grooves using the automatic accompaniment. However, though the chord analysis is often wildly inaccurate unless you’re using root position major or minor chords (one star down), the most frustrating part about this is the iCloud refresh. If you are out somewhere with poor cellular reception, the recordings are unavailable until they refresh (or update) which means that you have no access to your ideas until you’re back in a good place for WiFi or cellular. There’s no option to turn off cellular data for background refresh or an option to update only over WiFi. Seems like that would be an easy fix, but I’m no developer. Anyway, despite those pretty significant frustrations, the app has definitely given me more warm fuzzies for its inspiration that frown lines from its quirks.
Maybe next time put in something that shows users how to use the app
by Shoob512 on 2019/03/26 21:56
I didn’t have it for too long because I couldn’t find how to use it. There’s no tutorial and I can’t understand how to use the guitar and drum set. I also can’t upload audio and for some reason anytime I tried to edit a video it created a new copy which is really stupid because when you edit something like a background noise out you generally don’t want to keep the original. That’s the point of editing. I might have missed something but there’s no way for me to learn the stupid controls (all 5 of them!) I might re-download the app if I can figure out what the heck I’m supposed to do with it but I would rate it 0 stars if I could because that’s how much I was able to accomplish on it. I guess 1 star makes more sense because of the hour of time I wasted on it and how long I used it before deleting it. This app is literally just voice memos except they think that because they can detect pitch they’re totally different. I personally think it’s complete garbage and it’s really hard to describe it without cussing.
play all
by people you will never meet decide what music you listen to on 2018/05/20 15:57
super clean app easy, intuitive. ive been recording on iphones since my 3G and have more than 10 different apps, including multi-tracking apps and this is the easiest to use and most functional in its ability to share to various places. the one thing missing (from all of these types of apps..) is the ability to Play All... after a nite of recording 10-12 different ideas from :30 to 30:00, it'd be wonderful to just play them all, rather than one looping over and over - to be able to create a playlist would be even more over the top! and then export that playlist to the cloud as mp3! holy smokes...
Great for sketching out music ideas
by catpetter2001 on 2019/04/04 21:48
Prior to using this app i was using the voice memos because i didn't know about this app. When I found out about this app I was eager to give it a try. I grabbed my fender hellcat and played a riff I've been playing for quite some time. I loved how it automatically added bass and drums to the riff. I thought that was the fullest extent of the app until I went to share a musical idea. When I saw that you can upload this directly to GarageBand I was overjoyed. I love how the drummer and bass player also get transferred to GarageBand. What I would like to see is a section where you can basically tab your song manually because the app doesn’t always get the chord right other then that this app rocks 🎸
What a great app!..... when it first came out.
by Hank of the hill on 2019/02/14 18:38
What a great idea! Too bad apple gave up on it. I get that they are too busy trying to sell XR’s but this was a great and useful tool at one point. I dropped every other voice memo app to use this. It was so handy to record, edit, notate, and organize all my songs and ideas. Then one day I would hit record and it would not respond. Hit the record button again, it would record and stop after one second. Hmm. Then it kept happening. It became a part of my work flow. Hit record, it records a one second blip that I delete then second go it would start recording. Then the end of 2017 came along and the new fancy iPhone X came out. It’s 2019 and they app still isn’t optimized for the display. I guess I should export all of my songs and ideas out before the app won’t open. Please apple, update this app or at least stop letting it on “best music app” showcases on the App Store home page.
Perfect app for quickly capturing song ideas before they go
by Melville P on 2019/04/26 23:19
I love this app and highly recommend it for songwriters. It allows you to quickly capture a song idea without a lot of fuss and before the moment has gone. I have used other means in the past but they were either too slow or cumbersome. Since I started using this I have built up a nice inventory of ideas to work on. I like the cloud connectivity that secures my song ideas and allows me access everywhere I go. I also like the chord detection and simple bass and drum parts that it can add if you wish. Later on I can import a Music Memos idea to GarageBand and refine it from there. Thanks Apple!
App frozen! Can’t access my recordings!!!
by queenleyva on 2018/10/23 08:40
This app is really cool and I love using it! But I am really panicking right now. I’ve been using it for about 6 month and I’ve never had an issue until now. I just got the iPhone XS Max and I backed up all my data from my old phone including music memos and moved everything to the new phone. But now I think I just lost all the work I did in it. The app will load but it just freezes and sometimes it will let me view my library and I can see that my recordings are there but the app is just frozen and won’t let me listen to them nor open them to export them. I tried restarting my phone and force quitting the app. Only thing left to do is delete it and reinstall but I’m afraid that will definitely delete all the recordings. I’m sad this app is unusable now but I’m really freaking out about losing my recordings! Please fix this ASAP!
Amazing App
by MovieFan1! on 2019/02/27 01:00
This is a one of a kind brilliant app. What other app can add realistic drums and bass? None. I have been using it for a year and a half with an electric guitar and my playing has gotten much better...half from me and half from this app...it helps that much. That’s how I see it anyway. Unless I was playing with a drummer and bass player...everyday...I don’t think I would be doing music this well. I know for a fact I would have gave up on guitar if I wasn’t able to hear the song potential and have it push me to create more ideas and get better. My problem is the APP it doesn’t load my songs anymore and crashes I pay Apple monthly for 50gb to record with this APP! So I changed my review to one star as Apple and this program no longer functions properly and I’m paying monthly.
Do not use this app.
by Tennox of the Antiverse on 2018/07/20 06:57
I absolutely loved this app when it came out. I used it for every piano and guitar idea that popped into my mind. I had around 100 ideas on this thing and one day it stopped working entirely. It would load the start screen and freeze. After hours and hours of tech support no one was able to get any answers or any help retrieving my now lost song ideas. This app looks great and is genuinely a great idea, but it’s not worth the risk. Voice memos works absolutely fine and has never lost me any ideas. Beyond that, voice memos actually stores its files in your iTunes so if it were to mess up you’d have a backup. Even with iCloud turned on I have no way to get my song ideas back. It has absolutely earned 1 out of 5 stars. I will never use this app again.
Need to be great again...
by Wilkin77 on 2016/12/05 23:10
OK so I am a musician and songwriter who relies on this software as it is very easy to use and simple. It has very useful features such as autostart in which it starts recording when it hears sound. Do you additional instruments my drums and bass are very useful as well as you can see how the song might sound with other live instruments. The app would be great if it actually worked. There is a lot of waiting and delays when I try to go to my sound library where all my demos and ideas have been recorded. Is very laggy. Before iOS 10 it was working marvelously but now it lags too much and is a pain to use. Please fix the lag and the delays when trying to switch features. Make it smooth.
I've been waiting for an app like this
by B.Hayes213 on 2016/10/06 19:27
I used to use the voice memos app for all my random on-the-spot ideas, but it was never easy to sort through or export. Just the fact that this app keeps the simplicity of being able to just hit record and go, while giving me tagging and export options is more than enough for me. The drums and bass features are pretty gimmicky, and the note/chord detection is okay, but since this app hits a home run on the rest, and those features don't get in the way, I still say this app is a huge success.
Great, but could use some fixes.
by connorfourhundred on 2017/02/02 16:46
I'm so happy that this kind of app exists, but there are a lot of features that could be added or tweaked. First off, why is there no way to share memos? I can't email them to myself, I can't put them on my library or text them or anything. It's annoying. Regular memos have this, why doesn't Music Memos? The tagging feature is a great way to organize tracks, but it doesn't work as well as it could. You still have to search for the specific tag you want, why can't I look at a list of tags, and click on the different tags to show all the tracks that I've tagged as that. Like a kinda folder situation. It would just make it much easier to get around. Also why does it take so long to start up. Whe I want to record, I want to record. And when I go to try to listen to something I record a long time ago, half the tracks say "updating". Updating what??? Anyway, cool app, some great features, but needs some work. Love you.
51 ish T
by Dead dad 50 on 2019/04/07 07:59
This is so worth any dollar amount for the creativity that it puts out. I can’t believe the recording quality. If I Record on my phone and take it to my car with a bigger bass system and play the bass and drums in time it sounds like I recorded with the full band. That is the best. And im not Just saying this because me and my daughter recorded a really good song on it tonight. I’ve had it for about 2 months now. The only Change would be sometimes being able to fire the bass player and drummer that would be great. Wink wink.
Potential, but no.
by Slowmotionaudio on 2018/10/06 00:05
Every time I open the app it doesn't register my first press of the record button. I wait and try to press again, then it does this glitchy press and then unrecord. Then I have to delete a 1 second clip. Also, I will do a PERFECT take of something just nailing it and then I name it and the app freezes. I can't do anything and I try to wait. I resort to having to close app and the song disappears. I don't even know why I trust it to keep coming back to this app. It's so buggy. I can't even listen to any of my old songs!!! There's no point in recording in this app. They all just say "updating" all the time. Even if it is updating to the cloud, why would you make the entire library inaccessible ? I also get a message popping up saying I don't have enough space on my phone so everything will be stored to the cloud. But I have like 90GB free on my phone and only 100 or less music memos. So they are 1GB a piece for 2 minutes of a acoustic guitar? No. By the way I'm on a brand new iPhone X. It's been having these problems for the last 6 updates of this app. Nothing has been fixed.
Brilliant-
by ianjo on 2017/07/20 06:47
An app that is beyond anything, any little bugs are minor unless related to reliability. This app is purely brilliant. Musical idea sketchpad with only what is needed at each point in the recording process. The drums and bass auto accompaniment and auto time signature aren't perfect but employ a veritable and surprisingly adept AI. I have never written an app rating and may never again. As a composer wanting to be uncluttered, it's reliable and useful and exports to GB easily. Used with a iPhone, iTrack mic pre's, and a few nice mic's this makes great recordings and is so intuitive.
Like Robert Downey Jr in his rough years
by mitchard on 2018/06/09 17:53
This app was once phenomenal, but has not been updated to be compatible with recent iOS versions, and for the last year or more has been almost unusably buggy. I stick with it because I don’t want to lose the hundreds of ideas I’ve saved using the app (which often vanish into the cloud & are [to my knowledge] impossible to retroactively store on the phone,,, very frustrating when I have no service [every day, because I work in the woods]). THAT SAID, the concept is great and I hope dearly that the developers will put some love into the app soon!
One Star Despite Hundreds of Tumes
by Arathier on 2018/06/24 05:41
I echo the sentiments of the other reviewers who point out the complete lack of attention given to this genius idea. Apple, do you not have enough capital to update this? If you hold the patent on this technology, you should release it to another so they can help enhance the artistic world. Who knows, the next Superstition could be written just because some writer captures the riff on his phone. Instead, we have to interrupt the flow by the needless delays and crashes. I have hundreds of ideas captured on Music Memos back when it worked. You might as well just delete the app from the store. I gave it one star even though it could have 5. Songwriters need this tool. Please get it right! Respectfully submitted.
Finally, Thank you for the update!
by Jaghond on 2019/05/29 11:09
However basic the app is, I enjoy using it even with the bugs and issues. It serves a unique need of casual recording and quickly adding beats and bass and sharing. I haven’t found an alternative for this yet. I have been clinging to this app and was going to use it till it’s last dying breath. But I am extremely glad to see the update. Apple, please please please keep this app updated. If you had new features, I’ll probably die of joy.
Works as great as it needs to (For Rock&Roll)
by DeadBlackDiddleyDaddy on 2019/02/22 01:40
I can pick up my guitar, position the mic towards my Un-amplified electric guitar, lay down a guitar track, then share it to the GarageBand app on my phone, then air drop that project onto GarageBand on my MacBook. This Is A Brilliant Idea Of An App, And Even Without Any Improved anything, I can still write and record songs/music to sell on band camp. Thank you so much for this app, As a independent song writer, I Am truly grateful to live in a time where apps/tech like this is even real. Thanks Apple.
Great even with bugs.
by Lzyprson on 2017/11/24 17:01
This is by far the most useful music app, even with the bugs. I wish the auto record function was a little smarter and I wish there was a way to use a metronome with it picking up on the recording. FYI Much of the bugs revolve around the files constantly updating to other devices in iCloud. I really do hope Apple addresses this, but in the interim I’ll continue to use the app and look forward to new features. Ps. Restarting the app clears all bugs.
Useful, but so frustrating to use
by Deltalux on 2019/04/28 22:16
You have an idea and you want to get it recorded before you lose it. Music Memos is a terrible app for this if you have a lot of ideas. Its insistence on syncing tracks in the foreground before it will let you record sinks this app’s usability. To Apple: Why do you guys make it so hard to stay in the Apple ecosystem with your basic apps??? If it’s meant for beginners then I’d really appreciate and pay money for a pro version on my phone. The organizational aspects of the app are better than any other. If they can fix the performance they’ll have a good app that I’d pay money for. But until then I am looking elsewhere.
Great idea, poor operation
by ChargerCharlie on 2017/03/16 06:35
I would usually use voice memo to record lil riffs n things from my guitar but for some reason it won't play my old recordings and if it does it will only do one at a time. Then I have to close it and open it again to play another old recording. This app is an awesome idea and I love all the tweaks and notes you can add to it. The only thing is it freezes or gets laggy a lot. Every time I finish a recording and try to back out of editing it or importing it, it freezes. Needs a lil work and a metronome but your on the right path Apple.
Good start
by TumblrLuvr on 2018/10/26 01:33
This does a lot of things right for how I want to use it. The biggest issue I have is with naming and organizing your recordings. Ideally I'd be able to quickly add a bunch of tracks to a folder, so that I can file away all the takes from a song or a session. Bulk renaming would also be great. The issue is that I end up with a bunch of "My Idea #" tracks. Renaming one by one is too tedious. Also dope would be a lil bit of speech recognition so I can say "this is Song Title" and it would auto name the recording. That would be the coolest.
Great App, please add tracks!
by Meantangerine on 2017/05/15 21:20
I use this app often. There are a few latency issues here and there but it's pretty on the money most of the time. It is what I use for backing music for some live events. However, I really wish there was an option to add tracks after laying down the original track. I would use it more, instead of my loop pedal, if I could add layers...even if it was just 1 or 2 additional tracks....please make this option possible, I would gladly pay for this app if it had 4 tracks.
Please fix the bugs.
by STY_HMBL on 2017/11/06 18:03
This app is a great idea. Especially since it’s an apple app. But I’m used to the quality standard of what Apple Inc. has to bring to the table. This app is not living up to its full potential. Please update it. Please fix the bugs. Please make it so it’s not sooooo laggy. Please make it so that you can play your idea while multitasking on another app. Please just give it some lovin. Make it faster. Maybe a little better interface with a metronome. Thank you for your time. Please make it happen.
Very very useful
by cdubz03 on 2018/10/26 15:58
Have you ever had a song idea and needed to get it out quickly? Especially before you forget? Enter music memo. It’s exactly that, a way to quickly record your idea, add some drums and a bass that follows your rhythm and voila! Your idea is saved! This is NOT going to replace your digital recording process! What it will do is I’ve you a quick foundation for your ideas! It’s become a regular to my work flow and helped me become more efficient and organizes. No longer do I need to record with voice recorder, then take notes and wonder what my idea might sound like with a backing set. Music memos wraps it all up into one. What could it use? If we could figure out how to help the drum pattern FOLLOW a little better they would be awesome. Other than that it’s a sweet little app!!!!
Wish you could share to other devices with the app
by -Sam---- on 2016/11/18 00:09
Love this app- it has been a game changer. I hope the developers will make a way to share music memo files to devices that use the app. There are plenty of ways to share, but what I really want is to be able to share so that others can open the file on their app. Would also love a way to sync files between devices... memos I make on my phone can't be opened on my iPad and vice versa, unless I change the file type.
Update for iPhone X?
by westcomics on 2018/09/10 00:32
Just started using this to share ideas quickly recording on the phone from my actual amp. Much easier than loading up the computer and recording into GarageBand. I hope this app is updated for the iPhone X format and not abandoned by Apple. A useful tool for sure! With the headphone jacks dropping off the iOS devices recording guitar into them with GarageBand and Apogee Jam is hard when you can’t use wired headphones, so, this app is better for quick recordings in iOS.
Astounding!
by Warlar on 2016/11/09 23:53
This app is absolutely amazing! It's great for one the go and on the spot! I love that you can add bass and drums to your songs and they match your tempo. The only thing I wish they did, but hopefully they will do in the future is have an option that you can share your songs on Facebook. Other then that, this app is perfect! I'm constantly using this app every day when I'm playing my acoustic guitar. I have about 2 CDs worth of songs!
Not Worth The Data used to install
by hey_gos on 2017/05/25 23:22
So this app had the opportunity to be fantastic. Instead it's one of or probably the worst recording app in the Store. 1. No background recording...what the actual Fudge Apple. This is a basic need of ALL recording apps - I start recording, find words, music etc 2. No background listening...again. What the fudge. Has no one in the tiny music department ever heard of multi-tasking... 3. My Display HAS to stay on for it to play. I truly don't think anyone who worked on this app even use mobile phones. The display is the biggest drain on all phones yet I have to keep mine on for this foolish app to play what I have recorded or else it stops... I stopped using this app previously and hoped that they would fix all of its mighty flaws but alas back to the rubbish bin for good. Even if they fix it I won't use it. The sad part is, the app had potential to be one of the best recording apps out there. Simplicity, quality, integration with iCloud and for those that use it GarageBand. Do better
Required App for Musicians
by ichoosenone on 2017/01/28 14:25
GarageBand, Cubase, and Pro Tools are great and you need at least one of those for building out your demos. However, this app is essential for capturing song ideas anywhere or just when you're not all hooked up to your recording setup. Apple should focus on stability and usability and not overburden this app with much more functionality. This app should remain about the simple and quick ability to capture and access your song ideas.
So close but so frustrating
by jeremy hillary boob phd on 2019/05/07 05:33
All my voice notes that I use on this app begin with me shouting at the app to open and start, it takes so long to start recording or to do anything on it - there’s always a 5-10 second lag time and it completely interrupts and kills whatever idea I had that I was trying to record. I’ve been using it for a few months now and have hundreds of blank 0 second recordings from pressing the record button and it taking a MINUTE to start recording - so close to being great but so frustrating If you fixed this lag time, this app would be perfect. But as it stands, it’s kinda garbage.
2 Years of Music Memos Gone
by Topher Cronin on 2018/06/24 11:14
I had been using this app and loving it, until last week. I had made some silly songs last year with my nephew on vacation, and was looking forward to playing them for him on vacation this year. Sadly, most my recordings with him, along with dozens of song ideas and demos, are gone. They just disappeared. I contacted Apple Support, and their response is “you probably deleted them”. I DID NOT DELETE THEM. I DID recently upgrade my iCloud storage to 2TB. It’d be a shame that my reward for spending more money with Apple is to have them wipe my drive (luckily I’m not noticing anything else missing so far). The technical error with this app accidentally deleting my recordings is bad, but Apple Supports response is even more disheartening. I’ve always found Apple Support to be exemplary, but not in this case. The point of this app in conjunction with iCloud is that my files would be safe. Now, I’m proof that they are not. Don’t trust your creative ideas to this app. You may lose them.
Good, but...
by Paul William on 2017/02/27 22:06
Obviously this app is brand-new and there's much room for improvement. It has some great features and benefits, but as a recording artist I would like to see the following additions: 1. Pause & Slide to insert during record... features that are exactly as the default Voice Memos app already has 2. Layers - it would be pretty cool to have the ability to add additional tracks to a music memos (for example - creating harmonies behind vocals are going back to add another layer at another time to add lyrics or instrument) 3. Import or "Open In Music Memos" feature - it would be great (if we had layers) to be able to import audio... say music track that I'm working on lyrics for. I know I could use GarageBand to help with some of this, but I'm looking for something very simple to create a couple of vocal tracks + type lyrics on an idea without all the extra fluff... I hope Apple is reading this and listening to these suggestions.
Great interface, but cannot group ideas well
by trorymcarthur on 2019/04/20 21:17
Great app, and love the simple interface! However any active songwriter knows you can get a lot of different ideas for a song at different times and it’s unfortunate that this app does not provide a good way to group ideas, like a folder structure. The tagging ability is a good step in that direction but does not really end up being useful in practice. Besides that love the interface and everything else.
Small price for SO MUCH!
by paradigmmatrix on 2017/02/17 14:36
This tool is simply amazing! although it "could" do more, it does not need to. For instance, I had a friend send me a recording of herself sing with a UKE. I recorded using the app and then added bass and drums - exported to Garageband IOS and was able to adjust everything. You can simply speak or "beatbox" and or record literally anything and it lays out the chords and more! I have Logic Pro X and this exports so nice to literally any of my apps! THANKS SO MUCH!! Sarge
Incredible!
by grissomtd on 2018/10/10 20:59
I have been playing guitar and loving music for over 40 years. This application is incredible. It helps me get my Ideas down, which is great but more importantly being able to fine-tune the tracks and send them to garage band where it works seamlessly is truly like having a band in my pocket. If I had had this long ago I would’ve been a retired music superstar by now. :)
Awesome concept, but buggy & underdeveloped
by n.2the.d on 2019/01/03 23:50
This is an awesome app! But it’s been 4+ years now and it still lacks heavily in what it says it does and should do, and it’s still buggin’. Still useful, but more of an experiment than functional app. So come on Apple developers: fix them bugs, and for God’s sake man, make it be able to play back (background) while using different apps!! Find a way to make this prioritized (commercially) so that it gets the kind of developmental support (time/resources) to make it excellent!!
I really like this app and use it quite often.
by lmrozanski on 2019/07/28 06:13
I find this app very useful for recording ideas on the go when inspiration hits. A little laggy between tap and response, but something I can get used to. This actually surprises me coming from Apple, but I’m rating in terms of features and in that regard this is a solid and simple app that gets the job done extremely well.
Please add the ability to play memos in background
by MikeP916 on 2019/04/07 23:50
I think this app is great, the only issue that sometimes makes me end up using other apps instead is that you can’t listen to the memos in the background while using a different app. I use this tool for songwriting and I really need to be able to listen back to my recordings while working on lyrics in Notes. Adding that feature would make this a perfect 5-star app
Great app, simple and exports to GarageBand
by varloo.varloo on 2016/10/05 05:15
The hardest part of recording in GarageBand or Logic is getting the project set up. What's great is this app will grab the key, tempo, beats, and even the swing! It also picks a drummer and style that seems to match. Amazing. Has saved so much time in getting a song set up. Then export to GarageBand and save to iCloud, and open from GarageBand or Logic on mac. Wish it had one less step there, but still. Great app.
Good, but could be better
by amc135 on 2018/02/13 22:56
This is a great app for recording ideas, but it would be really nice if it worked in the background while I used other apps. I use multiple apps to write songs (notebooks with lyrics, audio files of partially done songs, etc.) and it would be really nice to run this in the background while I sing ideas out loud to capture everything. Also, as others have said, it is a bit buggy/laggy at times. Could be great, but lacking.
This app is great but...
by multitasker01 on 2019/08/05 19:33
I don’t usually write reviews but I really like this app and all the cool features it has such as the add on guitar/drums and being able to label each recording off into sections. One thing I really wish the manufacturers included was the ability to record while on another app on your phone. Most of the time when I’m recording covers or my own songs, I look up lyrics/chords and I wish I could record while also looking up something else.
Needs a metronome
by Dentz on 2016/12/15 11:42
This app is pretty cool for what it does, but it's not as good as it needs to be to really be worth using. It can record your music and lay down a beat to it, but it doesn't have a metronome, nor can you adjust the tempo of the beat to fit with your groove. If either you could play to a metronome, so the drums know what tempo to play in, or adjust the drum tempo, this app would be just about perfect. It's a really cool app and awesome idea overall, but with something like this, a metronome is 100% needed.
Good, but needs work
by applepretzel on 2019/01/03 18:49
After messing with it for a bit with my guitar I found it amusing when I screw up and start cursing at myself and play that back with the drum beat. I like the concept of this app however I’m giving it 4 stars because I feel that it isn’t complete yet. It would be really cool if in the future we had the option to choose different drum beats that match the tempo of our playing/singing
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Music Memos
Description
Music Memos is the easiest way for songwriters to capture and organize new musical ideas. Use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to record acoustic guitar, piano, voice, or any musical instrument as high-quality, uncompressed audio. Then name, tag and rate your ideas to start building a library of all your favorite new song parts and riffs. Music Memos automatically detects your tempo, rhythmic feel and chords and lets you instantly hear your musical idea accompanied by a rhythm section with realistic drums and bass. View the chords you’ve played, add comments and lyrics, or share your recordings with friends or directly to apple music Connect*. And it’s easy to take your favorite ideas into GarageBand to add more instruments and continue building your song. Quickly capture musical ideas • Easily record any musical idea using a simple interface • Instantly listen to your recorded song ideas with a virtual drummer and bass player, who follow along like a live band in the room • Adjust the groove and sound of the drum or bass using simple and intuitive controls to hear your song idea in different ways • Tune your guitar with a built-in instrument tuner Build a library of song ideas • Name any song idea, or delete unwanted recordings • Tag your song ideas to help you find them later using keywords like verse, chorus, mellow, energetic, or add your own custom tags • Rate your song idea 1-5 stars to help you identify your favorites • Supports iCloud Drive so your library of song ideas are always safe and available across all your iOS devices View, edit and document your song ideas • Automatically analyzes the music you played and displays musical measures and suggested chord names • Rename or provide further detail for any chord names throughout your song • The drum and bass performances adapt immediately to match any chord and rhythm edits • Trim away any unwanted parts from the beginning and end of your recording • Keep track of comments, lyric ideas, alternate guitar tunings or capo position Share your new song • Use iCloud Drive to make your song ideas available across all your iOS devices • Email any song idea to a friend to share your music, or to collaborate with other musicians • Quickly open your idea in GarageBand for iOS to add more instruments and keep building your song • Export a song idea to the Mac so you can work in GarageBand or Logic Pro X as a full multi-track production • Share to SoundCloud, YouTube and apple music Connect* * Requires apple music Connect account
Was a good app
by strikersx on 2019/08/17 16:32
I used to love this app. It takes too long to start, glitches out on me all the time, and freezes randomly. I’m on iPhone 8, fully updated. As a musician I need ideas to be recorded quickly as possible and these problems have been happening for months...
Doesn’t seem to multi track
by AlanLaBudde on 2019/08/07 02:34
I thought I could multitrack with this but I guess I can’t… I give it for five stars for what it is but I’m not so impressed with the job back up drum back up and I’m not so impressed with Apple voice recognition technology ha ha Ha
This app is great but...
by multitasker01 on 2019/08/05 19:33
I don’t usually write reviews but I really like this app and all the cool features it has such as the add on guitar/drums and being able to label each recording off into sections. One thing I really wish the manufacturers included was the ability to record while on another app on your phone. Most of the time when I’m recording covers or my own songs, I look up lyrics/chords and I wish I could record while also looking up something else.
A new bar for stupidity
by curly.net on 2019/08/03 21:29
As a perfectionist, I am often in awe of some people's ability to take a very public dump, and just move on without a second thought.
Broken
by lilwest503 on 2019/07/30 21:19
Beginnings of a great app but all the problems it has will just irritate you when your trying to hurry up and record an idea because of all the bugs. Update Now the app keeps downloading deleting and repeating the same thing each time I use the app it’s really annoying.
I really like this app and use it quite often.
by lmrozanski on 2019/07/28 06:13
I find this app very useful for recording ideas on the go when inspiration hits. A little laggy between tap and response, but something I can get used to. This actually surprises me coming from Apple, but I’m rating in terms of features and in that regard this is a solid and simple app that gets the job done extremely well.
Music Memos Rocks!
by poeticpestilence on 2019/07/27 17:00
Very useful app for on the go fun and pretty serious note taking! Auto drummer and bass is rather creative and well adjusted. Wish it had a looper feature, either way this app is excellent.
Indespensible, One Request
by ™™ on 2019/07/25 04:02
This app is an essential part of my process. I suggest it to other songwriters all the time. One feature request that would make all the difference and require a couple lines of code and checkbox in XCode — enable Background Audio! I love using this app to experiment with lyrics and need to switch to different apps to take notes while I listen back.
Y’all need to make it easier to find.
by Siggie1990 on 2019/07/22 17:23
Took me a while longer than expected to find this in App Store. Maybe add tags like “music tuner” or “pitch tuner”
Wonderful app for quickly grabbing ideas!
by Koostix on 2019/07/13 18:58
I love how easy this app is to use and how quickly it is to get down your idea on guitar or keyboard or just with your voice the option to add back up drums and bass is really cool too. Very useful app to spur creativity. Thank you Apple. Please keep this app around!
Music Memos
by u full of on 2019/07/07 21:17
I love it !
Broken
by ScottSanders on 2019/07/02 15:17
Used to be useful. Now it constantly updates/synchronizes and I can't access my songs. It's been weeks now. Aaaaaahhhhh!
What happened?
by CTL2006 on 2019/07/02 00:14
I used to LOVE this app! It helped store all my ideas, helped with rhythm suggestion, easy to use interface, etc. Sure, it still had some bugs, but was overall really helpful...until a few months ago. Then it would just crash. Apple? Any explanations?
Trash
by abbie1701 on 2019/07/01 16:08
This app is honestly just ... bad? The app shuts down in the same spot of a recording every time on multiple recordings, it’ll refuse to play an entire recording, the usability is just terrible, the button calibration is bad, and the app overall is just super slow. Definitely don’t download, not worth your time.
I love music memo but now again it stopped working!
by MámiFutureLawyer1031 on 2019/06/29 05:58
In almost 2020 this shouldn’t be occurring ...” When will you CARE enough to fix this most relevant problem? I’ve even reinstalled it 2x this evening, But it is still not working, while deleting all notes, recordings.” I try utilizing it, when I record it freeze on mi Apple XR, so I can’t see recordings! Also, it says for one month now “ too quiet.” Til fixed, I give it (for now)a minus ONE star.” This is frustrating to say the least.” I pray APPLE finally care enough and resolve this huge “ too quiet” issue as clearly, it’s been affecting so many who fully have relied on Memo MusicNotes.” Adios...
Bad
by North1834207645 on 2019/06/26 18:39
I just recorded an important rehearsal using music memos, and it is unusable. It plays the first 30 seconds of the 97 minute recording, then the app closes and that’s it. The other app “VOICE memos” has worked reliably in the past so I thought this was a safe bet, but MUSIC memos won’t play my recording. I suspect that it can’t handle a 97 minute recording. My experience with this app is very bad.
Great tool, and it’s free!
by Jonnie Sparkel on 2019/06/23 17:01
Please keep up the good work! Can’t find much else that detects the chords sung/played into it. Just awesome!
Fine, but missing a no brainer feature or 2
by Thegame2737 on 2019/06/23 01:48
The app is nice, does what it says it will, but I wish there was more ability to organize and collaborate. Why no folder system so you can make multiple memos for a song and keep them together? Why no ability to have a shared folder with other iOS users so multiple people can hear the memos and add ideas of their own?
LOVE it! Apple Watch support?
by Sergio Vuskovic on 2019/06/20 23:48
I’m a musician, and I absolutely LOVE Music memos!!! Suggestion: it would be even more awesome if I could remote control it from my Apple Watch, please consider this feature in your next update. Thanks!!
Awesome app that needs updates
by hamburgerdinosaur on 2019/06/10 00:06
Please improve the UI and fix the bugs, Apple. This is a really handy and awesome app otherwise!
Completely useless
by JohnLenio on 2019/06/07 15:46
App can't play back more than a 3 second loop of whatever I recorded. Total waste of time.
Good app but
by ZachJ Adan on 2019/06/04 05:10
it's a really nice app for new song ideas but what i don't like about it is that whenever j exit the app just to look at song lyrics, it stops recording.
Bruh moment
by Zachyman12300 on 2019/06/01 21:49
Actually a bruh moment when you update a dead app you forgot to update for your own device Great app though
Bug: Stop, Change Chord, Cursor returns to bar 4
by Benroddis on 2019/05/30 04:09
I love this app. It’s so useful in so many ways. But there’s a bug that is quite annoying. When changing chords (the Cm7 button), if I pause playback, change the chord for a measure, then resume playback, the cursor always returns to somewhere near the beginning of the track. Very frustrating when changing chords near the end of a song, and it starts back up at the beginning again! Please fix!
Finally, Thank you for the update!
by Jaghond on 2019/05/29 11:09
However basic the app is, I enjoy using it even with the bugs and issues. It serves a unique need of casual recording and quickly adding beats and bass and sharing. I haven’t found an alternative for this yet. I have been clinging to this app and was going to use it till it’s last dying breath. But I am extremely glad to see the update. Apple, please please please keep this app updated. If you had new features, I’ll probably die of joy.
Almost perfect!
by Johns_hair_is_fabulous on 2019/05/29 09:41
This app works great! I love being able to provide notes and label chords that I previously would forget when recording in voice memos. It works for everything I would want to use it for with one exception. Id love a feature where you could stack audio clips, each would have separate labeling but it would allow for putting melodies over chords or bass lines underneath. 4 stars!
yay Face ID phone support!
by TheManfre on 2019/05/29 09:31
good updated finally... I think it’s a little faster too... could be faster though!
FINALLY iPhone X !!!
by JosephKellum on 2019/05/28 18:43
Thank you for finally updating this for iPhone X! Much much much better.
So Buggy Its Unusable
by JoeyCoe on 2019/05/27 23:12
If you can’t make it right, don’t make it at all. This app freezes half the time, crashes the rest of the time. Good idea, appalling execution from Apple.
An Essential App That’s Become Unusable
by Mahavites on 2019/05/10 01:03
I’ve been using Music Memos since it’s original release and it quickly became an indispensable part of my toolkit. As a guitar player I really appreciate how geared it is for my needs. I love that it has a notes section that also features places to mark capo positioning and tuning (I do really wish that it let you save multiple custom tubings instead of just one though). I also love the auto detect record option. These features make so much sense and are so well thought out. However, recently the app has become almost completely broken. It takes FAR too long to be ready to record after opening which is obviously a major problem when an idea strikes and you need to get it recorded quickly. I’m so disappointed that it appears that Apple has abandoned this app as evidenced by the fact that it hasn’t been updated in 8 months and hasn’t even updated to fit iPhone X screens. I’ve been clinging to Music Memos for as long as I could, but sadly I have to start looking elsewhere. I would be thrilled to see an update soon.
No icon on my screen
by FabChang on 2019/05/07 16:37
Downloaded this app just now and cant find the icon on my screen. Check my setting and shows it was downloaded. In order for me to use the app I gave to search it on app store and open or go to setting and look it up with the rest of the apps. Now i want to remove this app but no options to do that. Help how to remove this app?
Worst application. Apple doesn’t care about its users anymore.
by Techsumer on 2019/05/07 16:32
USERS BEWARE!!! I have lost 36 recordings and song ideas due to the failure of the app to load. Switched to this application thinking it would be better than a standard voice memo but I was wrong. Apple has stopped caring for its customers in favor of the all mighty dollar.
So close but so frustrating
by jeremy hillary boob phd on 2019/05/07 05:33
All my voice notes that I use on this app begin with me shouting at the app to open and start, it takes so long to start recording or to do anything on it - there’s always a 5-10 second lag time and it completely interrupts and kills whatever idea I had that I was trying to record. I’ve been using it for a few months now and have hundreds of blank 0 second recordings from pressing the record button and it taking a MINUTE to start recording - so close to being great but so frustrating If you fixed this lag time, this app would be perfect. But as it stands, it’s kinda garbage.
So far so good!
by Isaac1976 on 2019/05/05 16:21
Please add a 2nd track! I would like to remember my solos after adding rhythm.
Too many bugs
by Luke Shugert on 2019/05/04 16:10
It’s unusable too many bugs you can’t even play back your song!!
Great app but please add a few things.
by Fjchyd on 2019/05/01 16:53
I really like the app but it would be great if you added a metronome feature and the ability to manually adjust the tempo. The auto band gets it a lot of the time but sometimes it misses. Especially when using delays.
Useful, but so frustrating to use
by Deltalux on 2019/04/28 22:16
You have an idea and you want to get it recorded before you lose it. Music Memos is a terrible app for this if you have a lot of ideas. Its insistence on syncing tracks in the foreground before it will let you record sinks this app’s usability. To Apple: Why do you guys make it so hard to stay in the Apple ecosystem with your basic apps??? If it’s meant for beginners then I’d really appreciate and pay money for a pro version on my phone. The organizational aspects of the app are better than any other. If they can fix the performance they’ll have a good app that I’d pay money for. But until then I am looking elsewhere.
Perfect app for quickly capturing song ideas before they go
by Melville P on 2019/04/26 23:19
I love this app and highly recommend it for songwriters. It allows you to quickly capture a song idea without a lot of fuss and before the moment has gone. I have used other means in the past but they were either too slow or cumbersome. Since I started using this I have built up a nice inventory of ideas to work on. I like the cloud connectivity that secures my song ideas and allows me access everywhere I go. I also like the chord detection and simple bass and drum parts that it can add if you wish. Later on I can import a Music Memos idea to GarageBand and refine it from there. Thanks Apple!
Great interface, but cannot group ideas well
by trorymcarthur on 2019/04/20 21:17
Great app, and love the simple interface! However any active songwriter knows you can get a lot of different ideas for a song at different times and it’s unfortunate that this app does not provide a good way to group ideas, like a folder structure. The tagging ability is a good step in that direction but does not really end up being useful in practice. Besides that love the interface and everything else.
it needs to het redesigned!
by eresist on 2019/04/09 17:05
The concept os good, but its not working. It stores all recordings in cloud and there is no option to change that! interface is designed for iphone 7 and it looks so bad on latest iphones!
Love it
by Jeff and Rachel Williams on 2019/04/08 15:55
Just needs t work a little smoother.
Please add the ability to play memos in background
by MikeP916 on 2019/04/07 23:50
I think this app is great, the only issue that sometimes makes me end up using other apps instead is that you can’t listen to the memos in the background while using a different app. I use this tool for songwriting and I really need to be able to listen back to my recordings while working on lyrics in Notes. Adding that feature would make this a perfect 5-star app
51 ish T
by Dead dad 50 on 2019/04/07 07:59
This is so worth any dollar amount for the creativity that it puts out. I can’t believe the recording quality. If I Record on my phone and take it to my car with a bigger bass system and play the bass and drums in time it sounds like I recorded with the full band. That is the best. And im not Just saying this because me and my daughter recorded a really good song on it tonight. I’ve had it for about 2 months now. The only Change would be sometimes being able to fire the bass player and drummer that would be great. Wink wink.
Great for sketching out music ideas
by catpetter2001 on 2019/04/04 21:48
Prior to using this app i was using the voice memos because i didn't know about this app. When I found out about this app I was eager to give it a try. I grabbed my fender hellcat and played a riff I've been playing for quite some time. I loved how it automatically added bass and drums to the riff. I thought that was the fullest extent of the app until I went to share a musical idea. When I saw that you can upload this directly to GarageBand I was overjoyed. I love how the drummer and bass player also get transferred to GarageBand. What I would like to see is a section where you can basically tab your song manually because the app doesn’t always get the chord right other then that this app rocks 🎸
Saving files
by mars3210 on 2019/03/28 17:22
As far as I can tell all files are saved locally on the device used. It would be a great option to be able to save to my cloud. Music files are large and sending them to my cloud is slow and awkward
Maybe next time put in something that shows users how to use the app
by Shoob512 on 2019/03/26 21:56
I didn’t have it for too long because I couldn’t find how to use it. There’s no tutorial and I can’t understand how to use the guitar and drum set. I also can’t upload audio and for some reason anytime I tried to edit a video it created a new copy which is really stupid because when you edit something like a background noise out you generally don’t want to keep the original. That’s the point of editing. I might have missed something but there’s no way for me to learn the stupid controls (all 5 of them!) I might re-download the app if I can figure out what the heck I’m supposed to do with it but I would rate it 0 stars if I could because that’s how much I was able to accomplish on it. I guess 1 star makes more sense because of the hour of time I wasted on it and how long I used it before deleting it. This app is literally just voice memos except they think that because they can detect pitch they’re totally different. I personally think it’s complete garbage and it’s really hard to describe it without cussing.
Electric Guitar Heaven
by Joseph P 07 on 2019/03/26 20:44
I have had an electric guitar for about a year now. If you place you iPad next to your amp with auto on, you get awesome recordings. This app defiantly is great for those who don’t want to pay for a guitar interface. I get great audio quality. Apple definitely did a great job on this.
Syncing across devices in an issue
by Dave-A-Rooney on 2019/03/20 12:16
So, I’ve been using this app for a while now and while it’s great to quickly capture ideas, I’m finding that the sync to other iOS devices is not working as smoothly as it should. On my 2nd iOS device, it has to re-sync all recordings from iCloud when I open it - some, it doesn’t seem to ever fully sync...
Great but desperately needs update
by adhamyousef on 2019/03/19 12:44
Please update
Need’s update for IPhone X.
by Andkamx on 2019/03/11 10:19
The app is awesome but needs update for iPhone X like devices.
I like the app,
by 이게임 이거 on 2019/03/03 16:25
I do like this app and it works pretty well, but I wish there was an option to keep playing the recording when the phone is locked.
Amazing App
by MovieFan1! on 2019/02/27 01:00
This is a one of a kind brilliant app. What other app can add realistic drums and bass? None. I have been using it for a year and a half with an electric guitar and my playing has gotten much better...half from me and half from this app...it helps that much. That’s how I see it anyway. Unless I was playing with a drummer and bass player...everyday...I don’t think I would be doing music this well. I know for a fact I would have gave up on guitar if I wasn’t able to hear the song potential and have it push me to create more ideas and get better. My problem is the APP it doesn’t load my songs anymore and crashes I pay Apple monthly for 50gb to record with this APP! So I changed my review to one star as Apple and this program no longer functions properly and I’m paying monthly.
Fix the bugs Apple
by blubottlemax on 2019/02/25 03:21
The App has great promise, but it has been broken through at least the last two updates. Glitchy playback that just loops through problems, making it worthless.
Poor Execution
by Skonoly on 2019/02/23 21:05
I love the idea of this app and was super excited to not waste so much time writing down notes, however this app simply does not work. It misses about every other note even when played at a slow tempo and some of the notes are wrong. :(
Works as great as it needs to (For Rock&Roll)
by DeadBlackDiddleyDaddy on 2019/02/22 01:40
I can pick up my guitar, position the mic towards my Un-amplified electric guitar, lay down a guitar track, then share it to the GarageBand app on my phone, then air drop that project onto GarageBand on my MacBook. This Is A Brilliant Idea Of An App, And Even Without Any Improved anything, I can still write and record songs/music to sell on band camp. Thank you so much for this app, As a independent song writer, I Am truly grateful to live in a time where apps/tech like this is even real. Thanks Apple.
Even bugs, it is still a great app
by EliasCh on 2019/02/17 20:12
Even with the bugs it is an amazing app, great job, it works enough well to save time. keep walking and improving this app. Congrats.
It was handy, before
by lofidelityrockr on 2019/02/15 22:58
No pull down to refresh. so I am confused as to how I am supposed to update between devices when I am on WiFi and it won’t pick up there are new memos in the cloud.
What a great app!..... when it first came out.
by Hank of the hill on 2019/02/14 18:38
What a great idea! Too bad apple gave up on it. I get that they are too busy trying to sell XR’s but this was a great and useful tool at one point. I dropped every other voice memo app to use this. It was so handy to record, edit, notate, and organize all my songs and ideas. Then one day I would hit record and it would not respond. Hit the record button again, it would record and stop after one second. Hmm. Then it kept happening. It became a part of my work flow. Hit record, it records a one second blip that I delete then second go it would start recording. Then the end of 2017 came along and the new fancy iPhone X came out. It’s 2019 and they app still isn’t optimized for the display. I guess I should export all of my songs and ideas out before the app won’t open. Please apple, update this app or at least stop letting it on “best music app” showcases on the App Store home page.
Love the app, needs update
by camcian on 2019/02/14 13:32
This is my favorite musical note-taking app and I appreciate how it’s so lean yet at the same time offers some useful functionality. As others, I am saddened by the fact that Apple has stopped supporting this. It makes me nervous that the app is going to get fully broken any time now.
Apple, you’re squandering an opportunity.
by dareallbeegee on 2019/02/08 21:33
The logic pro style live drummer in this app is INDISPENSABLE! It’s an incredible feature that sounds a trillion times more accurate and “life-like” than what’s included with Garageband. That being said, it recently broke. I use this every single day as a song writer to get a feel for my demo tracks before I work on recording a final version, and now it suddenly, inexplicably doesn’t work. Current issue: When editing the drums, and selecting “No band” for measures anywhere in the song, which normally removed the automated bass and drums from just that section, the drums and bass now completely stop for the entire song. Even one single measure at the beginning left blank, will cause the entire song to be drumless and bassless even with those features turned on. Fix this because it’s literally the best thing ever when it works.
Close but no cigar
by skys15 on 2019/02/07 02:21
This could be a really great app, and I’m not sure why Apple isn’t supporting it anymore it doesn’t even fit the iPhone x/xs screen. The main complaint is that you can’t start recording again where you left off, unless that’s a bug. Either way, come on apple! It’s your own app so update the darn thing.
Great for me!!!!
by nicekitty11 on 2019/02/05 13:06
I can rate lots of my music, kind of like my music teacher lets me rate my music on a scale of 1 to 10 😉😉😉
Once was great
by Daniel Casey Hopkins on 2019/01/27 22:34
Decided to record a melody that’s floating in my head after taking a break from music the last 6 months... downloaded/deleted the app multiple times with nothing but a frozen screen after hitting record... update.... it worked after the 5th redownload...
It’s ok
by JonH2O on 2019/01/22 08:05
I have accumulated quite a collection of ideas and preferably I’d like to import them all at once from the file sharing. I tried a while back but it’s like these are all stored on the cloud and I have to send them individually to an email address. Maybe I missed something? Otherwise it’s pretty solid.
I love it, but Apple doesn’t?
by Mad Chipmunk on 2019/01/20 03:44
This is a great app. Unfortunately, Apple seems uninterested in updating it. Music Memos still isn’t sized for the iPhone X or this year’s XS, XS Max, or XR. If you want the best experience with Music Memos, blow the dust off your old phone. Don’t get me wrong. The app does function on the new phones, but Music Memos is nonetheless a disappointment. When you buy a new phone from a company, and the company doesn’t update its own apps to work with it — nearly a year and a half after introducing the form factor — that’s a pretty sorry state of affairs.
Buggy - if it functions at all
by Mod Zod on 2019/01/18 08:46
Such a great app design and interface - this *could* have been brilliant - however it doesn’t work! Finally deleting after ~2 years and hundreds of recordings because although it was always increasingly buggy (particularly with activating the record function) it no longer responds at all. This applies to both my iPhone and iPad Pro. [Btw, short of factory reset/wiping my devices, I did all the basic troubleshooting - firmware/software up to date, deleted/ reinstalled, ran app solo, allocated space, etc]. A massive FAIL.
Needs an update BADLY
by MusicSold on 2019/01/17 10:31
The application does not fit with my IPhone XS Max. It’s little and cropped on the tops and bottom. When I switch from it to another application and then back, it moves it all up and does more weird cropping. This just goes to show how this needs an update. Something as simple as making it work on your newest IPhones cannot be ignored.
Import audio to app PLEASE!
by C McRob on 2019/01/11 10:03
The chord detection algorithm is so cool that it would be amazing to be able to import an mp3, m4a, what have you, into the app as if it were recorded there, thus enabling that same chord detection feature for songs you’ve recorded on other platforms (for example, by habit, on voice memos).
I love this so much
by Michele.MD on 2019/01/10 23:05
Figures out the chords to your song!!!
This application is dope
by lyrical Luis. on 2019/01/10 02:29
I absolutely love this app. It is so easy to make music on it, and I never have to worry about the hassles of GarageBand again. This app is an app sent from the heavens. I swear, making music on it is like a powerful drug. Thank you Apple!
Wants to be great.
by JBotsford on 2019/01/05 17:12
Update Jan 2019**. Still love this app for catching ideas. Still a little buggy. Goes into a loop stutter sometimes. Have to shut the ap down and restart it. Update Sept 25 2017** Update seems to have swatted the bugs away. Much appreciated. Great app for catching song ideas before that float back into the ether from which they came. Please Apple just debug this app and it will be killer.
Awesome concept, but buggy & underdeveloped
by n.2the.d on 2019/01/03 23:50
This is an awesome app! But it’s been 4+ years now and it still lacks heavily in what it says it does and should do, and it’s still buggin’. Still useful, but more of an experiment than functional app. So come on Apple developers: fix them bugs, and for God’s sake man, make it be able to play back (background) while using different apps!! Find a way to make this prioritized (commercially) so that it gets the kind of developmental support (time/resources) to make it excellent!!
Good, but needs work
by applepretzel on 2019/01/03 18:49
After messing with it for a bit with my guitar I found it amusing when I screw up and start cursing at myself and play that back with the drum beat. I like the concept of this app however I’m giving it 4 stars because I feel that it isn’t complete yet. It would be really cool if in the future we had the option to choose different drum beats that match the tempo of our playing/singing
iOS 12?
by ecw16271 on 2019/01/03 16:25
Would be a good idea for the company who creates their own OS to optimize their apps for said OS.
This is useless. Use Voice Memos instead.
by kdubnyc on 2019/01/01 18:55
In the state this app has been in for years now, it's a complete failure. Apple, either fix this or remove it from the App Store. The severe delay from opening until you can actually do anything is completely unacceptable. Voice Memos does most of what Music Memos does with ease.
Impossible to view my memos
by timedwin on 2018/12/31 23:50
I like the idea, and sound quality is decent, but I cannot access all of my files at once, no matter what I do.
Mostly love!
by KCRW Addict on 2018/12/21 01:50
This is a great app to use to capture an idea quickly, then get inspiration for baselines and grooves using the automatic accompaniment. However, though the chord analysis is often wildly inaccurate unless you’re using root position major or minor chords (one star down), the most frustrating part about this is the iCloud refresh. If you are out somewhere with poor cellular reception, the recordings are unavailable until they refresh (or update) which means that you have no access to your ideas until you’re back in a good place for WiFi or cellular. There’s no option to turn off cellular data for background refresh or an option to update only over WiFi. Seems like that would be an easy fix, but I’m no developer. Anyway, despite those pretty significant frustrations, the app has definitely given me more warm fuzzies for its inspiration that frown lines from its quirks.
Not Optimized for X Phones...two years after release
by Johnny200001 on 2018/12/20 22:07
Screen size not optimized for the X phones. Glaring blemish of an otherwise really useful app. Would also greatly appreciate a way to import Voice Memos into Music Memos since I created most of my memos before Music Memos existed.
Bad & good
by NPNG_Prodigy on 2018/12/20 18:06
Freezes and bugs. Good quality but is unusable.
Broken
by Kyle C3 on 2018/12/12 16:40
Used to love this app, it was buggy but got the job done. Now I have an XS, and it doesn’t work at all. Seems quite insane that X models have been out for well over a year and this app hasn’t been updated to work on these devices. Cmon Apple.
Add import videos!
by Geekkaleb on 2018/12/04 18:20
This is great and allows me to free up memos and videos that get lost. I would love the ability to import and convert my memos and videos into this app
Trash/horrible/bad
by Marshmelowshugarly on 2018/12/03 07:19
It wont work with my iPhone XS max and even if it did work garageband was way better i would rate this a 0.1 star if i could
You haters are clowns... it’s called Music MEMOS
by Puscifer222 on 2018/12/03 01:56
...MEMOS people. MEMOS! NOT FULL BLOWN TOP OF THE INDUSTRY RECORDING STUDIO!!! Often the greatest ideas and solutions are scribbled down on the back of a cocktail napkin and then developed in the appropriate environment with the appropriate tools!!! Put your big boy pants on and use it like it was intended to be used. To capture the idea or moment... or to get a fairly effective way to hear an idea with a down and dirty rhythm section to help develop a little bit of your creative juices in quick fashion... I know for a fact most of us (well you) aren’t talented enough to create much that anyone cares to hear anyway so you think if this was Studio central that it would magically turn your stuff into gold ready for the presses? Treat it like your sitting around with a couple of so-so buddies with a bass and a 5piece drum kit that let you noodle some of your riffs. Maybe 2of 5 of them warrant further exploration... if you’re lucky. And anyone who relies on “the Cloud” to safeguard your “brilliant” hard work deserves to lose it in the ether of the modern digital void. If you spent as much time exploring the ways you can keep your files safe as you do complaining about the apps short comings you would find its as easy as s#%t to do. And the ones complaining about it’s bugginess are usually the ones who want useless features added which can only have one outcome... more bugs!!! Hello!?!? Just take it for what it is... and there’s no other fairly functional free app that does what this does anywhere else in the marketplace so just get over yourself already. (Mic drops)
Nice Idea but Unreliable, Won't Reload Ideas
by Phadrus on 2018/11/29 23:07
I have a ton of recording but they are all stuck on iCloud and won't download. App is also slow.
Desperately needs some kind of metronome
by gimmedatsammich on 2018/11/28 05:59
First, I do love this app, and I’ve made over 200 recordings on it, some of which have produced (along with GarageBand) pretty good songs. Well, to my ears. I’m not saying they’re near professional quality at all, but for me they don’t need to be. I have not experienced near the level of annoyance due to bugs and glitches other reviewers have mentioned. The app must have been fairly patched up since these reviews were posted, some over 2 years ago. Anyway, my main reason for writing this and only giving three stars is that I am not the best at keeping my own time. See, I always record while playing my guitar and singing simultaneously. To my ears, I sound in time, and I think I’ve been playing and singing long enough (8 years) that I would sound in time to most people as well. But when I try to add an auto bass/drum part onto my MM recordings, I’d say about half the time the tracks become unusable (w/accompaniment, I mean) because I was not 100% keeping the same time throughout the recording. Sometimes the algorithm they have does a pretty great job adjusting on the fly to minute changes in tempo, and the result sounds seamless. But just as often it fails to adjust, and the backing tracks to your recording become woefully out of step. Does a large portion of the blame go to me for not being able to keep time in my head while playing guitar and singing? Sure. It’s not like that’s impossible. But I’ve never managed to nail the task down completely, and since I don’t play in a band or with other people often I haven’t been forced to do it out of necessity. However, since there is NO metronome in this app, absolutely no in-app feature that helps you maintain a consistent tempo, and because you can’t use an ACTUAL metronome during the recording for obvious reasons, well...some blame goes to Apple too for not including what seems to me an essential feature for an app like this. Please, a metronome or something like it would make this a 5 star app for sure!
Love the app
by stang06 on 2018/11/20 14:59
Please update for the iPhone X’s!
bad 😡😡😡😡
by Kid loves the pizza on 2018/11/18 02:35
I CANT SCREMA INTO THE MIC ANYONOE!!!!!! ONG SP BAF HEI S. K GS EHHWVK
Best
by kar kar/ unicorn lover on 2018/11/17 02:26
I love this app it’s very fun but there are some problems but besides that I love I always go on it you need to try it love it!!!!!!!❤️
Almost good. Too broken
by Kalashnikov9 on 2018/11/14 15:25
- lags and freezes on every start up - “not enough cloud storage to retrieve memos” even though i have 43 GB free - overall very broken
Amazing app!
by Stedfast79 on 2018/11/14 04:50
I didn’t realize how cool this app was until I saw it demonstrated at an Apple store in Chicago. Very cool as a starting point for a project, makes it really easy to create a scratch track and migrate to Garage Band. I just wish it would update soon to support newer devices.
Update?
by DLV27DLV72 on 2018/11/11 05:52
When will there be an updated for the iPhone X screen size? It’s an apple app, they could at least update it to work with their phones the best way possible....
This is awesome
by physics_lover_9 on 2018/11/02 23:19
This app does a great job as a sound memo app with some added cool features. I wouldn’t use it as a professional recording application for an actual project, but for little musical ideas that I came up with, this works really well!
Please adopt to iPhone xs max
by ForelaxMe on 2018/10/27 17:25
There are blank space on the side of the screen
Very very useful
by cdubz03 on 2018/10/26 15:58
Have you ever had a song idea and needed to get it out quickly? Especially before you forget? Enter music memo. It’s exactly that, a way to quickly record your idea, add some drums and a bass that follows your rhythm and voila! Your idea is saved! This is NOT going to replace your digital recording process! What it will do is I’ve you a quick foundation for your ideas! It’s become a regular to my work flow and helped me become more efficient and organizes. No longer do I need to record with voice recorder, then take notes and wonder what my idea might sound like with a backing set. Music memos wraps it all up into one. What could it use? If we could figure out how to help the drum pattern FOLLOW a little better they would be awesome. Other than that it’s a sweet little app!!!!
Good start
by TumblrLuvr on 2018/10/26 01:33
This does a lot of things right for how I want to use it. The biggest issue I have is with naming and organizing your recordings. Ideally I'd be able to quickly add a bunch of tracks to a folder, so that I can file away all the takes from a song or a session. Bulk renaming would also be great. The issue is that I end up with a bunch of "My Idea #" tracks. Renaming one by one is too tedious. Also dope would be a lil bit of speech recognition so I can say "this is Song Title" and it would auto name the recording. That would be the coolest.
App freezes, can’t access recordings!!
by Rdaddy2 on 2018/10/25 02:13
App freezes when I try to open the app and I can’t access any of my recordings!! This is a huge problem. This problem only started happening when I upgraded to the iPhone XS Max. I need access to my recordings, I would appreciate any help as soon as possible please. I would definitely not recommend this app to anyone, as you might lose any ideas you record with this app.
App frozen! Can’t access my recordings!!!
by queenleyva on 2018/10/23 08:40
This app is really cool and I love using it! But I am really panicking right now. I’ve been using it for about 6 month and I’ve never had an issue until now. I just got the iPhone XS Max and I backed up all my data from my old phone including music memos and moved everything to the new phone. But now I think I just lost all the work I did in it. The app will load but it just freezes and sometimes it will let me view my library and I can see that my recordings are there but the app is just frozen and won’t let me listen to them nor open them to export them. I tried restarting my phone and force quitting the app. Only thing left to do is delete it and reinstall but I’m afraid that will definitely delete all the recordings. I’m sad this app is unusable now but I’m really freaking out about losing my recordings! Please fix this ASAP!
Nice at first
by UNKNOWNABLE1 on 2018/10/22 15:08
The idea is pretty awesome, but there’s an issue with how memos are saved. Idk if it saved to a cloud or what but I have been able to access any of my recorded memos, left with “updating” by the memos. So, the voice recorder that comes with iPhones is more convenient to use.
Lost Song Ideas Forever
by ItsJasonMade on 2018/10/22 04:42
This was useful but like other reviewers I lost a considerable amount of song ideas. I write songs professionally and thankfully have some backups but this app was no help and there was no way to retrieve them. Never again. Don’t risk it.
An Essential App That’s Become Unusable
by Mahavites on 2019/05/10 01:03
I’ve been using Music Memos since it’s original release and it quickly became an indispensable part of my toolkit. As a guitar player I really appreciate how geared it is for my needs. I love that it has a notes section that also features places to mark capo positioning and tuning (I do really wish that it let you save multiple custom tubings instead of just one though). I also love the auto detect record option. These features make so much sense and are so well thought out. However, recently the app has become almost completely broken. It takes FAR too long to be ready to record after opening which is obviously a major problem when an idea strikes and you need to get it recorded quickly. I’m so disappointed that it appears that Apple has abandoned this app as evidenced by the fact that it hasn’t been updated in 8 months and hasn’t even updated to fit iPhone X screens. I’ve been clinging to Music Memos for as long as I could, but sadly I have to start looking elsewhere. I would be thrilled to see an update soon.
Great idea, but bugs make it nearly unusable
by yizquierdo on 2017/07/22 20:35
I really wanted to like this app due to its simple and elegant interface and good sound quality, however, there are too many unacceptable bugs to make it reliable for a working musician. I use this app in both an iPhone and iPad, both last generation and the experience is consistent. I have also been using the app since its inception and no updates have addressed the issues. Firstly, yes, it takes the app 5-10 seconds just to load the waveform image, and you have to wait until that happens to listen back. The longer you record, the longer it takes for this to happen. If you delete and re-record more than 2 or 3 times in a row, the app will either freeze or stop deleting and recording anything new. It appears to delete and record successfully, but when you play it back, it continues to show and play the last take. Also, it will sometimes stop audio capture (or playback, not sure which one) mid take, despite showing a waveform. I find myself having to restart the app, but I usually just stop using after a while to stop wasting time. I have deleted and re-downloaded the app several times. If you need a recording app for practicing where deleting and retaking is a must, this app is simply unusable. It is clear Apple has not allocated enough resources to properly test and debug it.
This app is amazing. But there still are some bugs. Even as a voiceover user, I see them.
by dj.benz_304 on 2017/10/04 21:51
As the title clearly states, there are still some bugs in the app. It’s automatically opening my ideas, and it shouldn’t be. However, I still like it, and it still usable, however, there are some people that are still saying that there are some bugs in it. And I do agree. The opening the idea automatically, is one of them. And while I do agree with someone else that adding reverb, and other effects to hear sound quality instrument, is great. Sometimes, during this experience, do you have does crash every once in a while. But, hopefully the next update will fix this. Keep continuing to do updates, and I look forward to seeing them. As the bugs get squashed, maybe a lot of us will continue to use this app a little more. I am a music fan nonetheless, and I am trying to write songs myself. Of course this app has crashes, but that was not what I meant. I meant, the app sometimes crashes. Just figured I would receive that a little bit because of me using dictation as a blind man.
A few gripes from a daily user
by NoahSloah on 2017/03/28 13:49
This is a fantastic app. There are a few issues that could use some work however. A lot of other reviewers talk about the lag of it and that is pretty major. It seems to take a bit for the app to "update" the waveform view. This at least provides user feedback however. When I tap the blue record button sometimes nothing happens. I guess the app is initializing the microphone or something. You have to wait until you see the incoming sound circles emanating from the button for it to be ready to record, which is not immediately obvious. I also wish that it would handle the iPhone's power saving features better. Sometimes exporting a track will be interrupted by the phone going to sleep which seems to interrupt the process, forcing the user to start again. That or you have to tap the screen to keep the phone awake, but remember not to tap the cancellation "x". Again, this is a fantastic app. I use it every day to send song ideas to band mates. There are missing features that might be useful, but adding too much stuff runs the risk of bloating it.
Mostly love!
by KCRW Addict on 2018/12/21 01:50
This is a great app to use to capture an idea quickly, then get inspiration for baselines and grooves using the automatic accompaniment. However, though the chord analysis is often wildly inaccurate unless you’re using root position major or minor chords (one star down), the most frustrating part about this is the iCloud refresh. If you are out somewhere with poor cellular reception, the recordings are unavailable until they refresh (or update) which means that you have no access to your ideas until you’re back in a good place for WiFi or cellular. There’s no option to turn off cellular data for background refresh or an option to update only over WiFi. Seems like that would be an easy fix, but I’m no developer. Anyway, despite those pretty significant frustrations, the app has definitely given me more warm fuzzies for its inspiration that frown lines from its quirks.
Maybe next time put in something that shows users how to use the app
by Shoob512 on 2019/03/26 21:56
I didn’t have it for too long because I couldn’t find how to use it. There’s no tutorial and I can’t understand how to use the guitar and drum set. I also can’t upload audio and for some reason anytime I tried to edit a video it created a new copy which is really stupid because when you edit something like a background noise out you generally don’t want to keep the original. That’s the point of editing. I might have missed something but there’s no way for me to learn the stupid controls (all 5 of them!) I might re-download the app if I can figure out what the heck I’m supposed to do with it but I would rate it 0 stars if I could because that’s how much I was able to accomplish on it. I guess 1 star makes more sense because of the hour of time I wasted on it and how long I used it before deleting it. This app is literally just voice memos except they think that because they can detect pitch they’re totally different. I personally think it’s complete garbage and it’s really hard to describe it without cussing.
play all
by people you will never meet decide what music you listen to on 2018/05/20 15:57
super clean app easy, intuitive. ive been recording on iphones since my 3G and have more than 10 different apps, including multi-tracking apps and this is the easiest to use and most functional in its ability to share to various places. the one thing missing (from all of these types of apps..) is the ability to Play All... after a nite of recording 10-12 different ideas from :30 to 30:00, it'd be wonderful to just play them all, rather than one looping over and over - to be able to create a playlist would be even more over the top! and then export that playlist to the cloud as mp3! holy smokes...
Great for sketching out music ideas
by catpetter2001 on 2019/04/04 21:48
Prior to using this app i was using the voice memos because i didn't know about this app. When I found out about this app I was eager to give it a try. I grabbed my fender hellcat and played a riff I've been playing for quite some time. I loved how it automatically added bass and drums to the riff. I thought that was the fullest extent of the app until I went to share a musical idea. When I saw that you can upload this directly to GarageBand I was overjoyed. I love how the drummer and bass player also get transferred to GarageBand. What I would like to see is a section where you can basically tab your song manually because the app doesn’t always get the chord right other then that this app rocks 🎸
What a great app!..... when it first came out.
by Hank of the hill on 2019/02/14 18:38
What a great idea! Too bad apple gave up on it. I get that they are too busy trying to sell XR’s but this was a great and useful tool at one point. I dropped every other voice memo app to use this. It was so handy to record, edit, notate, and organize all my songs and ideas. Then one day I would hit record and it would not respond. Hit the record button again, it would record and stop after one second. Hmm. Then it kept happening. It became a part of my work flow. Hit record, it records a one second blip that I delete then second go it would start recording. Then the end of 2017 came along and the new fancy iPhone X came out. It’s 2019 and they app still isn’t optimized for the display. I guess I should export all of my songs and ideas out before the app won’t open. Please apple, update this app or at least stop letting it on “best music app” showcases on the App Store home page.
Perfect app for quickly capturing song ideas before they go
by Melville P on 2019/04/26 23:19
I love this app and highly recommend it for songwriters. It allows you to quickly capture a song idea without a lot of fuss and before the moment has gone. I have used other means in the past but they were either too slow or cumbersome. Since I started using this I have built up a nice inventory of ideas to work on. I like the cloud connectivity that secures my song ideas and allows me access everywhere I go. I also like the chord detection and simple bass and drum parts that it can add if you wish. Later on I can import a Music Memos idea to GarageBand and refine it from there. Thanks Apple!
App frozen! Can’t access my recordings!!!
by queenleyva on 2018/10/23 08:40
This app is really cool and I love using it! But I am really panicking right now. I’ve been using it for about 6 month and I’ve never had an issue until now. I just got the iPhone XS Max and I backed up all my data from my old phone including music memos and moved everything to the new phone. But now I think I just lost all the work I did in it. The app will load but it just freezes and sometimes it will let me view my library and I can see that my recordings are there but the app is just frozen and won’t let me listen to them nor open them to export them. I tried restarting my phone and force quitting the app. Only thing left to do is delete it and reinstall but I’m afraid that will definitely delete all the recordings. I’m sad this app is unusable now but I’m really freaking out about losing my recordings! Please fix this ASAP!
Amazing App
by MovieFan1! on 2019/02/27 01:00
This is a one of a kind brilliant app. What other app can add realistic drums and bass? None. I have been using it for a year and a half with an electric guitar and my playing has gotten much better...half from me and half from this app...it helps that much. That’s how I see it anyway. Unless I was playing with a drummer and bass player...everyday...I don’t think I would be doing music this well. I know for a fact I would have gave up on guitar if I wasn’t able to hear the song potential and have it push me to create more ideas and get better. My problem is the APP it doesn’t load my songs anymore and crashes I pay Apple monthly for 50gb to record with this APP! So I changed my review to one star as Apple and this program no longer functions properly and I’m paying monthly.
Do not use this app.
by Tennox of the Antiverse on 2018/07/20 06:57
I absolutely loved this app when it came out. I used it for every piano and guitar idea that popped into my mind. I had around 100 ideas on this thing and one day it stopped working entirely. It would load the start screen and freeze. After hours and hours of tech support no one was able to get any answers or any help retrieving my now lost song ideas. This app looks great and is genuinely a great idea, but it’s not worth the risk. Voice memos works absolutely fine and has never lost me any ideas. Beyond that, voice memos actually stores its files in your iTunes so if it were to mess up you’d have a backup. Even with iCloud turned on I have no way to get my song ideas back. It has absolutely earned 1 out of 5 stars. I will never use this app again.
Need to be great again...
by Wilkin77 on 2016/12/05 23:10
OK so I am a musician and songwriter who relies on this software as it is very easy to use and simple. It has very useful features such as autostart in which it starts recording when it hears sound. Do you additional instruments my drums and bass are very useful as well as you can see how the song might sound with other live instruments. The app would be great if it actually worked. There is a lot of waiting and delays when I try to go to my sound library where all my demos and ideas have been recorded. Is very laggy. Before iOS 10 it was working marvelously but now it lags too much and is a pain to use. Please fix the lag and the delays when trying to switch features. Make it smooth.
I've been waiting for an app like this
by B.Hayes213 on 2016/10/06 19:27
I used to use the voice memos app for all my random on-the-spot ideas, but it was never easy to sort through or export. Just the fact that this app keeps the simplicity of being able to just hit record and go, while giving me tagging and export options is more than enough for me. The drums and bass features are pretty gimmicky, and the note/chord detection is okay, but since this app hits a home run on the rest, and those features don't get in the way, I still say this app is a huge success.
Great, but could use some fixes.
by connorfourhundred on 2017/02/02 16:46
I'm so happy that this kind of app exists, but there are a lot of features that could be added or tweaked. First off, why is there no way to share memos? I can't email them to myself, I can't put them on my library or text them or anything. It's annoying. Regular memos have this, why doesn't Music Memos? The tagging feature is a great way to organize tracks, but it doesn't work as well as it could. You still have to search for the specific tag you want, why can't I look at a list of tags, and click on the different tags to show all the tracks that I've tagged as that. Like a kinda folder situation. It would just make it much easier to get around. Also why does it take so long to start up. Whe I want to record, I want to record. And when I go to try to listen to something I record a long time ago, half the tracks say "updating". Updating what??? Anyway, cool app, some great features, but needs some work. Love you.
51 ish T
by Dead dad 50 on 2019/04/07 07:59
This is so worth any dollar amount for the creativity that it puts out. I can’t believe the recording quality. If I Record on my phone and take it to my car with a bigger bass system and play the bass and drums in time it sounds like I recorded with the full band. That is the best. And im not Just saying this because me and my daughter recorded a really good song on it tonight. I’ve had it for about 2 months now. The only Change would be sometimes being able to fire the bass player and drummer that would be great. Wink wink.
Potential, but no.
by Slowmotionaudio on 2018/10/06 00:05
Every time I open the app it doesn't register my first press of the record button. I wait and try to press again, then it does this glitchy press and then unrecord. Then I have to delete a 1 second clip. Also, I will do a PERFECT take of something just nailing it and then I name it and the app freezes. I can't do anything and I try to wait. I resort to having to close app and the song disappears. I don't even know why I trust it to keep coming back to this app. It's so buggy. I can't even listen to any of my old songs!!! There's no point in recording in this app. They all just say "updating" all the time. Even if it is updating to the cloud, why would you make the entire library inaccessible ? I also get a message popping up saying I don't have enough space on my phone so everything will be stored to the cloud. But I have like 90GB free on my phone and only 100 or less music memos. So they are 1GB a piece for 2 minutes of a acoustic guitar? No. By the way I'm on a brand new iPhone X. It's been having these problems for the last 6 updates of this app. Nothing has been fixed.
Brilliant-
by ianjo on 2017/07/20 06:47
An app that is beyond anything, any little bugs are minor unless related to reliability. This app is purely brilliant. Musical idea sketchpad with only what is needed at each point in the recording process. The drums and bass auto accompaniment and auto time signature aren't perfect but employ a veritable and surprisingly adept AI. I have never written an app rating and may never again. As a composer wanting to be uncluttered, it's reliable and useful and exports to GB easily. Used with a iPhone, iTrack mic pre's, and a few nice mic's this makes great recordings and is so intuitive.
Like Robert Downey Jr in his rough years
by mitchard on 2018/06/09 17:53
This app was once phenomenal, but has not been updated to be compatible with recent iOS versions, and for the last year or more has been almost unusably buggy. I stick with it because I don’t want to lose the hundreds of ideas I’ve saved using the app (which often vanish into the cloud & are [to my knowledge] impossible to retroactively store on the phone,,, very frustrating when I have no service [every day, because I work in the woods]). THAT SAID, the concept is great and I hope dearly that the developers will put some love into the app soon!
One Star Despite Hundreds of Tumes
by Arathier on 2018/06/24 05:41
I echo the sentiments of the other reviewers who point out the complete lack of attention given to this genius idea. Apple, do you not have enough capital to update this? If you hold the patent on this technology, you should release it to another so they can help enhance the artistic world. Who knows, the next Superstition could be written just because some writer captures the riff on his phone. Instead, we have to interrupt the flow by the needless delays and crashes. I have hundreds of ideas captured on Music Memos back when it worked. You might as well just delete the app from the store. I gave it one star even though it could have 5. Songwriters need this tool. Please get it right! Respectfully submitted.
Finally, Thank you for the update!
by Jaghond on 2019/05/29 11:09
However basic the app is, I enjoy using it even with the bugs and issues. It serves a unique need of casual recording and quickly adding beats and bass and sharing. I haven’t found an alternative for this yet. I have been clinging to this app and was going to use it till it’s last dying breath. But I am extremely glad to see the update. Apple, please please please keep this app updated. If you had new features, I’ll probably die of joy.
Works as great as it needs to (For Rock&Roll)
by DeadBlackDiddleyDaddy on 2019/02/22 01:40
I can pick up my guitar, position the mic towards my Un-amplified electric guitar, lay down a guitar track, then share it to the GarageBand app on my phone, then air drop that project onto GarageBand on my MacBook. This Is A Brilliant Idea Of An App, And Even Without Any Improved anything, I can still write and record songs/music to sell on band camp. Thank you so much for this app, As a independent song writer, I Am truly grateful to live in a time where apps/tech like this is even real. Thanks Apple.
Great even with bugs.
by Lzyprson on 2017/11/24 17:01
This is by far the most useful music app, even with the bugs. I wish the auto record function was a little smarter and I wish there was a way to use a metronome with it picking up on the recording. FYI Much of the bugs revolve around the files constantly updating to other devices in iCloud. I really do hope Apple addresses this, but in the interim I’ll continue to use the app and look forward to new features. Ps. Restarting the app clears all bugs.
Useful, but so frustrating to use
by Deltalux on 2019/04/28 22:16
You have an idea and you want to get it recorded before you lose it. Music Memos is a terrible app for this if you have a lot of ideas. Its insistence on syncing tracks in the foreground before it will let you record sinks this app’s usability. To Apple: Why do you guys make it so hard to stay in the Apple ecosystem with your basic apps??? If it’s meant for beginners then I’d really appreciate and pay money for a pro version on my phone. The organizational aspects of the app are better than any other. If they can fix the performance they’ll have a good app that I’d pay money for. But until then I am looking elsewhere.
Great idea, poor operation
by ChargerCharlie on 2017/03/16 06:35
I would usually use voice memo to record lil riffs n things from my guitar but for some reason it won't play my old recordings and if it does it will only do one at a time. Then I have to close it and open it again to play another old recording. This app is an awesome idea and I love all the tweaks and notes you can add to it. The only thing is it freezes or gets laggy a lot. Every time I finish a recording and try to back out of editing it or importing it, it freezes. Needs a lil work and a metronome but your on the right path Apple.
Good start
by TumblrLuvr on 2018/10/26 01:33
This does a lot of things right for how I want to use it. The biggest issue I have is with naming and organizing your recordings. Ideally I'd be able to quickly add a bunch of tracks to a folder, so that I can file away all the takes from a song or a session. Bulk renaming would also be great. The issue is that I end up with a bunch of "My Idea #" tracks. Renaming one by one is too tedious. Also dope would be a lil bit of speech recognition so I can say "this is Song Title" and it would auto name the recording. That would be the coolest.
Great App, please add tracks!
by Meantangerine on 2017/05/15 21:20
I use this app often. There are a few latency issues here and there but it's pretty on the money most of the time. It is what I use for backing music for some live events. However, I really wish there was an option to add tracks after laying down the original track. I would use it more, instead of my loop pedal, if I could add layers...even if it was just 1 or 2 additional tracks....please make this option possible, I would gladly pay for this app if it had 4 tracks.
Please fix the bugs.
by STY_HMBL on 2017/11/06 18:03
This app is a great idea. Especially since it’s an apple app. But I’m used to the quality standard of what Apple Inc. has to bring to the table. This app is not living up to its full potential. Please update it. Please fix the bugs. Please make it so it’s not sooooo laggy. Please make it so that you can play your idea while multitasking on another app. Please just give it some lovin. Make it faster. Maybe a little better interface with a metronome. Thank you for your time. Please make it happen.
Very very useful
by cdubz03 on 2018/10/26 15:58
Have you ever had a song idea and needed to get it out quickly? Especially before you forget? Enter music memo. It’s exactly that, a way to quickly record your idea, add some drums and a bass that follows your rhythm and voila! Your idea is saved! This is NOT going to replace your digital recording process! What it will do is I’ve you a quick foundation for your ideas! It’s become a regular to my work flow and helped me become more efficient and organizes. No longer do I need to record with voice recorder, then take notes and wonder what my idea might sound like with a backing set. Music memos wraps it all up into one. What could it use? If we could figure out how to help the drum pattern FOLLOW a little better they would be awesome. Other than that it’s a sweet little app!!!!
Wish you could share to other devices with the app
by -Sam---- on 2016/11/18 00:09
Love this app- it has been a game changer. I hope the developers will make a way to share music memo files to devices that use the app. There are plenty of ways to share, but what I really want is to be able to share so that others can open the file on their app. Would also love a way to sync files between devices... memos I make on my phone can't be opened on my iPad and vice versa, unless I change the file type.
Update for iPhone X?
by westcomics on 2018/09/10 00:32
Just started using this to share ideas quickly recording on the phone from my actual amp. Much easier than loading up the computer and recording into GarageBand. I hope this app is updated for the iPhone X format and not abandoned by Apple. A useful tool for sure! With the headphone jacks dropping off the iOS devices recording guitar into them with GarageBand and Apogee Jam is hard when you can’t use wired headphones, so, this app is better for quick recordings in iOS.
Astounding!
by Warlar on 2016/11/09 23:53
This app is absolutely amazing! It's great for one the go and on the spot! I love that you can add bass and drums to your songs and they match your tempo. The only thing I wish they did, but hopefully they will do in the future is have an option that you can share your songs on Facebook. Other then that, this app is perfect! I'm constantly using this app every day when I'm playing my acoustic guitar. I have about 2 CDs worth of songs!
Not Worth The Data used to install
by hey_gos on 2017/05/25 23:22
So this app had the opportunity to be fantastic. Instead it's one of or probably the worst recording app in the Store. 1. No background recording...what the actual Fudge Apple. This is a basic need of ALL recording apps - I start recording, find words, music etc 2. No background listening...again. What the fudge. Has no one in the tiny music department ever heard of multi-tasking... 3. My Display HAS to stay on for it to play. I truly don't think anyone who worked on this app even use mobile phones. The display is the biggest drain on all phones yet I have to keep mine on for this foolish app to play what I have recorded or else it stops... I stopped using this app previously and hoped that they would fix all of its mighty flaws but alas back to the rubbish bin for good. Even if they fix it I won't use it. The sad part is, the app had potential to be one of the best recording apps out there. Simplicity, quality, integration with iCloud and for those that use it GarageBand. Do better
Required App for Musicians
by ichoosenone on 2017/01/28 14:25
GarageBand, Cubase, and Pro Tools are great and you need at least one of those for building out your demos. However, this app is essential for capturing song ideas anywhere or just when you're not all hooked up to your recording setup. Apple should focus on stability and usability and not overburden this app with much more functionality. This app should remain about the simple and quick ability to capture and access your song ideas.
So close but so frustrating
by jeremy hillary boob phd on 2019/05/07 05:33
All my voice notes that I use on this app begin with me shouting at the app to open and start, it takes so long to start recording or to do anything on it - there’s always a 5-10 second lag time and it completely interrupts and kills whatever idea I had that I was trying to record. I’ve been using it for a few months now and have hundreds of blank 0 second recordings from pressing the record button and it taking a MINUTE to start recording - so close to being great but so frustrating If you fixed this lag time, this app would be perfect. But as it stands, it’s kinda garbage.
2 Years of Music Memos Gone
by Topher Cronin on 2018/06/24 11:14
I had been using this app and loving it, until last week. I had made some silly songs last year with my nephew on vacation, and was looking forward to playing them for him on vacation this year. Sadly, most my recordings with him, along with dozens of song ideas and demos, are gone. They just disappeared. I contacted Apple Support, and their response is “you probably deleted them”. I DID NOT DELETE THEM. I DID recently upgrade my iCloud storage to 2TB. It’d be a shame that my reward for spending more money with Apple is to have them wipe my drive (luckily I’m not noticing anything else missing so far). The technical error with this app accidentally deleting my recordings is bad, but Apple Supports response is even more disheartening. I’ve always found Apple Support to be exemplary, but not in this case. The point of this app in conjunction with iCloud is that my files would be safe. Now, I’m proof that they are not. Don’t trust your creative ideas to this app. You may lose them.
Good, but...
by Paul William on 2017/02/27 22:06
Obviously this app is brand-new and there's much room for improvement. It has some great features and benefits, but as a recording artist I would like to see the following additions: 1. Pause & Slide to insert during record... features that are exactly as the default Voice Memos app already has 2. Layers - it would be pretty cool to have the ability to add additional tracks to a music memos (for example - creating harmonies behind vocals are going back to add another layer at another time to add lyrics or instrument) 3. Import or "Open In Music Memos" feature - it would be great (if we had layers) to be able to import audio... say music track that I'm working on lyrics for. I know I could use GarageBand to help with some of this, but I'm looking for something very simple to create a couple of vocal tracks + type lyrics on an idea without all the extra fluff... I hope Apple is reading this and listening to these suggestions.
Great interface, but cannot group ideas well
by trorymcarthur on 2019/04/20 21:17
Great app, and love the simple interface! However any active songwriter knows you can get a lot of different ideas for a song at different times and it’s unfortunate that this app does not provide a good way to group ideas, like a folder structure. The tagging ability is a good step in that direction but does not really end up being useful in practice. Besides that love the interface and everything else.
Small price for SO MUCH!
by paradigmmatrix on 2017/02/17 14:36
This tool is simply amazing! although it "could" do more, it does not need to. For instance, I had a friend send me a recording of herself sing with a UKE. I recorded using the app and then added bass and drums - exported to Garageband IOS and was able to adjust everything. You can simply speak or "beatbox" and or record literally anything and it lays out the chords and more! I have Logic Pro X and this exports so nice to literally any of my apps! THANKS SO MUCH!! Sarge
Incredible!
by grissomtd on 2018/10/10 20:59
I have been playing guitar and loving music for over 40 years. This application is incredible. It helps me get my Ideas down, which is great but more importantly being able to fine-tune the tracks and send them to garage band where it works seamlessly is truly like having a band in my pocket. If I had had this long ago I would’ve been a retired music superstar by now. :)
Awesome concept, but buggy & underdeveloped
by n.2the.d on 2019/01/03 23:50
This is an awesome app! But it’s been 4+ years now and it still lacks heavily in what it says it does and should do, and it’s still buggin’. Still useful, but more of an experiment than functional app. So come on Apple developers: fix them bugs, and for God’s sake man, make it be able to play back (background) while using different apps!! Find a way to make this prioritized (commercially) so that it gets the kind of developmental support (time/resources) to make it excellent!!
I really like this app and use it quite often.
by lmrozanski on 2019/07/28 06:13
I find this app very useful for recording ideas on the go when inspiration hits. A little laggy between tap and response, but something I can get used to. This actually surprises me coming from Apple, but I’m rating in terms of features and in that regard this is a solid and simple app that gets the job done extremely well.
Please add the ability to play memos in background
by MikeP916 on 2019/04/07 23:50
I think this app is great, the only issue that sometimes makes me end up using other apps instead is that you can’t listen to the memos in the background while using a different app. I use this tool for songwriting and I really need to be able to listen back to my recordings while working on lyrics in Notes. Adding that feature would make this a perfect 5-star app
Great app, simple and exports to GarageBand
by varloo.varloo on 2016/10/05 05:15
The hardest part of recording in GarageBand or Logic is getting the project set up. What's great is this app will grab the key, tempo, beats, and even the swing! It also picks a drummer and style that seems to match. Amazing. Has saved so much time in getting a song set up. Then export to GarageBand and save to iCloud, and open from GarageBand or Logic on mac. Wish it had one less step there, but still. Great app.
Good, but could be better
by amc135 on 2018/02/13 22:56
This is a great app for recording ideas, but it would be really nice if it worked in the background while I used other apps. I use multiple apps to write songs (notebooks with lyrics, audio files of partially done songs, etc.) and it would be really nice to run this in the background while I sing ideas out loud to capture everything. Also, as others have said, it is a bit buggy/laggy at times. Could be great, but lacking.
This app is great but...
by multitasker01 on 2019/08/05 19:33
I don’t usually write reviews but I really like this app and all the cool features it has such as the add on guitar/drums and being able to label each recording off into sections. One thing I really wish the manufacturers included was the ability to record while on another app on your phone. Most of the time when I’m recording covers or my own songs, I look up lyrics/chords and I wish I could record while also looking up something else.
Needs a metronome
by Dentz on 2016/12/15 11:42
This app is pretty cool for what it does, but it's not as good as it needs to be to really be worth using. It can record your music and lay down a beat to it, but it doesn't have a metronome, nor can you adjust the tempo of the beat to fit with your groove. If either you could play to a metronome, so the drums know what tempo to play in, or adjust the drum tempo, this app would be just about perfect. It's a really cool app and awesome idea overall, but with something like this, a metronome is 100% needed.
Good, but needs work
by applepretzel on 2019/01/03 18:49
After messing with it for a bit with my guitar I found it amusing when I screw up and start cursing at myself and play that back with the drum beat. I like the concept of this app however I’m giving it 4 stars because I feel that it isn’t complete yet. It would be really cool if in the future we had the option to choose different drum beats that match the tempo of our playing/singing
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