Whether you dream of singing, tinkling the virtual ivories or subjecting the world to your acid squiggles, there are apps to spark your creativity. In , not being able to sing or play is no barrier to making music for pleasure — yours, at least, if not the people within earshot — thanks to a generation of smartphone and tablet apps aimed at unlocking the creativity of musical novices. Here are 10 apps to try if you want to see what songs are lurking inside your brain waiting to get out. Figure is for everyone though: a tactile treat of an app to create electronic loops using drums, bass and lead melodies, with no prior knowledge required. This is its app for home-karaoke singers: you can wail along to a big catalogue of tracks, and even duet with other users. Karaoke app. Absolutely fab. Scape creates ambient music by getting you to choose backgrounds and position shapes on them. This app sees you arranging loops and samples — as well as your own vocal recordings — into songs.
Best free music apps: Welcome to What Hi-Fi? Portable music used to mean carrying around a single album on CD or cassette. Now you can now walk around with millions of songs in your pocket without worrying about storage space at all. And the best bit?
Best free music apps
Music streaming has grown up tremendously since its inception and is now among the best ways to listen to music. Many streaming services let you listen for free, which has helped curb the need for piracy while artists still get at least a little bit for their work. Apple Music exploded onto the scene in late to mixed reviews. However, it has quickly become one of the best music streaming apps out there. It has a variety of monthly plans, including individual plans, a cheaper student plan, and a family plan that supports up to six family members. Deezer has its ups and downs. It offers the usual array of features, including playlists, stations, recommendations, and Flow, a personal soundtrack feature. It also boasts 43 million songs in more countries than many competitors.