What kind of music do you like? It's a classic first date question that reveals so much about the person answering, but when it all comes down to it—everyone likes or listens to music. We may each have our own unique tastes and interests, but music is usually something almost anyone can get behind.
And while listening to bands and DJs is quite satisfying, what about making some music yourself? Well, you can—right on your Samsung Galaxy S3 or other Android device.
Music Maker Jam is a free app in the Google Play Store that lets you play around with different sounds to build your own beat. You can even add your own audio or pre-recorded choruses and one-liners.
To start with, you get four free music styles: Hip Hop, Dance, Rock & Jazz. These include "over 1,000 instruments and sound loops" and serve as a starting point for making your songs.
To start your new music project, select the Projects tab in the overhead menu and hit New project.
This will take you to a screen where you can begin to add your sounds, loops or styles.
Tap on the plus icon and choose your music sample. You can add effects using the FX tab, edit the equalizer, record, and add more parts to your song from this screen.
If you'd prefer not to start from scratch, you can use one of the pre-made styles available to you instead.
After selecting a style, you will be taken back into the editor where you can begin to change and edit the current sounds to your preference.
You can tap on the icon beneath each sound to turn it off (white) or on (orange). You can also change the sound type by selecting it from the casino-style scroll menu in the middle of the page. Simply flick up or down on the selected sound type to scroll through other options.
If you hit the Project tab, you can also change the tempo of your song, edit the loop length, and change the harmony.
Changing the harmony to Manual lets you choose which key you want your song to be in.
New styles can be purchased for $2.49 a pop. There are currently 15 different styles that you can purchase.
But unless you're really trying to become a pro Music Maker Jam artist, you should be able to live with the samples and styles given to you in the free version.
Music Maker Jam is a pretty legit free app for anyone who enjoys messing around with or listening to music. The preset sounds are great and you can spends hours trying to perfect your loops and choruses. Check it out on Google Play and start working on your DJ future.
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