A touch screen and the ability to create decent music beats! the mentioned combo works out great. Users can find a number of different music creation apps on Google Play Market but mostly paid. We had a chance to test out GrooveMixer for Android. And it can be said that it is a simple and easy-to-use pattern sequencer with a channel mixer. The application is simple to the point that the user can create beats based on different patterns, sequence them and later on export them to a .WAVfile.
Some key features include a drum machine with 256 patterns, a volume mixer with mono/solo buttons, a step sequence with 8 channels, and BPM control (Beats Per Minute 60-255). Users can easily save and load beats. Exportation to WAV file is even useful for any other usage. One great feature is unlimited song lengths available when creating patterns. Users can load samples from SD cards as well. Download, install and open the application. Do a quick rundown of the tutorial. If not, simply jump into the main screen and start creating sequences for patterns. Create further patterns and mix them. In the end, enjoy the great loop and feel free to share it on SoundCloud or export it to WAV.
Single Pattern screens – added loops / beats
Main Patterns screen
Volume Mixer Screen with mono / solo buttons
Save screen: Allows user to save created patterns as a single file
Beats Per Minute screen (user can set BPM limit 60 – 255)
Export Screen: Exporting as a WAV file or quick share on Soundcloud
The app is neatly designed, is extremely easy to use and the end results are stunning. The ability of more patterns based on different instruments would be great. Hopefully, users can have that in any coming updates. Interestingly, some days ago; developers released an update which adds a step-by-step tutorial for new users on how to create a simple beat. We would highly recommend this application for any beat makers out there. The possibility of adding your own samples and loops in GrooveMixer is a great plus as well.