Stagelight is a premier Android music app that has everything you need to start making beats


Developer: Open Labs Download: Android
Category: Education Price: Free

Music making apps for Android might be few, but they are quality time! Next to the prominent Caustic and G-Stomper stands the no less ambitious Stagelight, a complete music production studio designed to offer professional functionality with a down-to-Earth interface. Most of what you're hearing in your head can be accomplished with this app. It lets you sketch out beats, manipulate loops, and arrange entire songs – either by taking advantage of a variety of sound packs, or recording and adding your own sounds. When your compositions are finished, you can immediately share them via social networks.

Out of the box, Stagelight ships with sound packs that cover most modern music genres, such as EDM, Dubstep, Rock, Hip Hop, and others in-between! You can browse through these and make custom drum kits and audio mashups out of genre-specific loops and sounds. As expected, additional sound packs are available as in-app purchases. The straightforward interface makes it simple to do edits, adjust notes, change tempos, add effects and filters, and keep everything in time. Speaking of which, the app's Grid feature lets you just swipe in a beat and change its time, pattern and key even after you have recorded your performance.

Stagelight ships with an integrated drum machine with step sequencer, five keyboard instruments, and four free audio effects – pretty much everything you need to dip your toes into electronic music production. However, unlocking the additional features and controls for the instruments and filters is paid. We have some good news for you, though – the app's core in-app purchase package is now on sale for $1.99. Try the app for free and see if you like it!

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12 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Nothing tops GarageBand in my opinion.

2. TBomb

Posts: 1484; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Tell Apple to let it out on Android and maybe more people will agree with you. Until then, this tops everything I've seen that's been made available to me.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

FL Studio is a lot better, just like Logic Pro X

5. Unordinary unregistered

Many disagree

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Many agree

7. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

The power of FL Studio is not to be underestimated, unfortunately one day it fell into the wrong hands and Soulja Boy single-handedly destroyed hip-hop (according to Ice-T) when he used it to make Crank That...

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I disagree clueless one.

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I couldn't care less humorless one

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Only Amateur use GarageBand.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Only amateurs worry about what others use.

3. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

For a moment I thought it was Stagefright.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You thought wrong.

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