The 8 Best DAWs for Android (2020)

There are an increasing number of good quality DAWs for Android available in 2020, including mobile versions of FL Studio and Cubase (Cubasis).

Some of these android DAW apps can be used for free, though most of them are paid (though not very expensive).

All of them have some distinct features, so whether you’re a professional looking for a way to do his music-related work on the road, or just a beginner looking to get into music production easily, there will be something for you on this list.

1. FL Studio Mobile

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FL Studio Mobile is one of the most used and versatile DAWs on Android.

This is a full-on DAW – you can record and produce music the same as you would with your desktop computer. It comes with high-quality synthesizers, loops, and percussions which you can use to easily create the sounds you need. You can also import anything you want to use as well. You can also use a built-in step sequencer or pads to perform the music, or you can connect MIDI devices to use as controllers.

It comes with a bit of a learning curve, as you do need some time to transfer to the interface of the mobile device, but when you do that, you will enjoy every second with it. It has a Lite version and for a full pro version, you’ll have to pay up.

Fruity Loops is a legend in the DAW world because it has enabled a lot of hobbyists to get into the world of music production.

2. Cubasis 3 – Music Studio and Audio Editor

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Another DAW giant, Steinberg also made a go for the Android market years ago. Cubasis 3 is their miniature version of the main DAW, but it brings on a surprising amount of options and quality to your phone or tablet.

You can create an unlimited amount of tracks, both MIDI and audio. There are several onboard instruments that can help you with creating those tracks at a go. As for the producing goes, you can use real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting effects, as well as a MIDI editor for programming and editing MIDI tracks quickly and efficiently.

At this time, there are no third-party plugins available, but there’s plenty of options that you can choose from Steinberg’s own collection. This is a paid app, but you know you’re buying top-level quality when you spend money on this type of app.

3. Audio Evolution Mobile Studio

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Audio Evolution is a DAW made specifically for mobile phones and use on Android devices. It’s a free-to-try DAW, with three tracks available in free use, but if you want to use some more advanced options you have to buy them first.

This DAW offers the standard mix of quality features to work with on your phone. What sets it up is that you can use a specially designed USB audio interface, which is low-latency for multichannel recording or playback. You can also record whatever you like with USB microphones, giving you a much better sound quality on the spot than when using your phone’s microphone.

4. BandLab – Music Recording Studio & Social Network

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If you’re a beginner and don’t know much about DAWs, BandLab might be a perfect starting point. This is a DAW studio that’s also a social network! It allows you to create your own music and then to share it with others, as well as to share information about music production.

As far as the DAW side goes, it has a 12-track studio built-in, with 200+ MIDI instruments and a looper for you to create your own music. You can also use more than 100 presets for your instruments to make it easier for you when creating your song. It has decent quality effects that you can use as well. And the best thing about it – it’s completely free!

5. n-Track Studio DAW

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Another DAW that’s made just for Android, n-Track is a great DAW for people who don’t want to splash out a hefty sum of money right away. It comes with a free version in which you can use up to 8 tracks at a time, with most of the features available. This makes it perfect for beginners to use to learn the basics, as well for any buyer to test it out before making a commitment.

As for the options on this thing, you can find an unlimited number of tracks with a standard set of effects and options you can use. What’s worth mentioning is the EQ with 2D & 3D Spectrum analyzer + chromatic tuner. Also, there’s VocalTune pitch correction which automatically corrects any pitch imperfections on vocals or melodic parts, making it much easier to use for beginners.

6. Music Studio

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Music Studio is a simple, yet very versatile DAW that’s not that well known but is a diamond in the rough for anyone. It’s a paid software, but the price is reasonable. This is a DAW made mainly for those whose composing evolves around pianos, and in that it excels.

In it, you will find 123 instruments with sustain, 127 track sequencer, real-time effects, and much more. You can even play two instruments at the same time! But the main thing about this app is the precision with which you can play keyboards on your screen. Usually, latency is quite high and the responsiveness is quite bad, but this app made it as close to the original as possible.

7. Caustic 3

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Caustic 3 is not that much of a DAW, as it is a synthesizer app. But don’t let that fool you – it still has a lot of very good options. The main feature of Caustic is that you can choose from 14 different synthesizers that you can use to create your rack. All of them are very high-quality made, and the sound coming from them is perfect.

You can also create your own tracks with a built-in looper, edit and mix recordings that you’ve made with the app and export the songs when you’re done. The free version of the app lets you use all the features of the app, but you can’t export or save projects, so if you like it, you’ll have to pay up some money.

8. J4T Multitrack Recorder

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If you’re not looking for a full-on DAW, but just a simple recorder, this is the right pick for you. J4T is a 4-track recorder, with just the essential options on hand. This app was designed to be used for demos and ideas recordings when you’re on the fly.

Effects that you can use are simple: Fuzz, Chorus, Delay, Equalizer, Reverb, Phaser, and Compressor. Apart from them, you have an export option and a looper built-in. This is a great little app for smaller recordings or for beginners looking to learn how to use the most basic options of the DAWs.

Summary

We hope that this article has helped you learn about some different stuff that’s available out there on the market. Whether you’re a professional looking to get a featured DAW for android so you can make music on the move, or if you’re a beginner looking to get something small and handy to record your home versions of songs, there is something for you on this list.

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