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Music Studio Lite app review: a complete music production environment for your mobile device



If you’re looking for a low-cost music production environment for your iPhone and iPad then look no further than this very cool virtual studio which features a rather impressive range of features to help you truly unlock your musical potential.

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As far as a free music recording app goes, this is almost certainly the best that I’ve had the pleasure of viewing this year, and I’m thoroughly impressed with the overall clarity of the audio quality, not to mention the lack of latency when recording.

The developer does offer a paid version of Music Studio which offers more features like a larger keyboard; however, I would recommend taking this free version for a spin first because I think you’ll be very happy with what it can do.

Music Studio Lite


Move and Resize Tracks With Ease

Having used a handful of different music production apps, I know that it isn’t always easy to find one that has a user-friendly interface, largely because gesture-based controls just don’t work as well as a good old mouse and keyboard, at least in my opinion.

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Music Studio Lite is definitely step in the right direction in that regard as it makes it fairly easy for you to move tracks around on the sequencer, and resize them as you see fit. AudioCopy and AudioPaste are also supported, so this tends to make life a little easier as well.

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Enjoy a Wide Range of Hardware Support

As I mentioned in the introduction, this app offers some pretty decent audio quality, and you can add tracks to the mix by either importing them from your iTunes Music Library, using the in-built instruments, or simply using a microphone.

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Alternatively, you’ll be pleased to know that Music Studio Lite offers support for loads of music hardware types, including iRig, iRig Mic, Line 6 Mobile In, Apogee Jam, Blue Mikey, Alesis IO Dock, and quite a few more.

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Music Studio Lite


Pros and Cons


  • A complete music production environment for your mobile device
  • Features a dynamically configurable 60-key keyboard
  • Play or record 2 different instruments at the same time with 2 keyboard rows
  • Enjoy the low-latency, highly optimized, 128x polyphony, battery saving audio engine
  • Features a powerful 127-track sequencer
  • Enjoy all manner of audio effects including reverb and more
  • Choose from 10 pre-programmed drum loops
  • Easily import files from your iTunes Music Library
  • Full support for AudioCopy and AudioPaste
  • Record up to 8 channels simultaneously with CoreAudio hardware
  • Offers full support for iRig, iRig Mic, Line 6 Mobile In, Apogee Jam, Blue Mikey, Alesis IO Dock, and many more


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Final Words

Music Studio Lite is a very nicely developed iPhone and iPad app that should make recording musicians very excited indeed.

I would very strongly recommend downloading this app, especially if you have the privilege of using the larger display of an iPad.

Music Studio Lite

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Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.