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As Android users, we've all grown accustomed to getting apps ported to our devices that originated on iOS. It's for this reason that Music Maker Jam by MAGIX's Android debut comes as a bit of a surprise. This app comes to us not from the Apple App Store, but from the Windows Store instead. Music Maker Jam makes mixing your own songs an easy experience and offers a large selection of professionally produced material to work with.

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Though the Windows version of the app is heavily integrated with Microsoft's Metro UI, the developers have done a decent enough job making Music Maker Jam holo-friendly. Take a look at the two versions of the app side-by-side, with the Android port being the one on the right.

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Music Maker Jam is clearly targeted at touch-screen PCs or tablets, but it is also optimized for smartphones. Here it is running on the HTC One.

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The new mobile UI is exclusive to Android, as is the addition of a "shake function" that assigns new loops to the current track at random.

Highlights:

  • 4 free music styles with professionally produced loops: Hip Hop, Dance, Rock, and Jazz
  • Adjust the tempo (BPM) and melody using the step sequencer
  • Add amazing effects to songs in real-time
  • Mix the songs using the 8-track mixer
  • Clear song structure thanks to the individual song parts
  • Use your own background images for projects
  • Assign new loops to tracks with the "shake function"
  • Change the effect settings by tilting the device with the "tilt function"
  • Combine different music styles using the loop selector
  • Record tracks as audio files and share with friends

If you want in on this action, it's all available for free. Grab it from the Play Store below and inject a little life into your next dance party.

Source: Press Release

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • idi

    I've used this app on my surface. Loved it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1230008633 Jens Törnblad

    Oh, Magix! I bought some music software made by them, like 8 years ago. Turned out that I liked video more. They had some chroma key plugin, loved it and started making videos. :)

  • Casin

    A music app that came to Android but not iOS? I should go buy a lottery ticket today.

    • Thatguyfromvienna

      The UI doesn't look hipsterific enough. I doubt ios could even display this.

      • Ezhik

        Such #HOLOYOLO.

  • Matthew Fry

    Looks nice but, unfortunately, I have no musical talent.

  • Christoph Münch

    If you think that painting by numbers or calking is "painting", then go ahead and "make music" with this infantile app.

    • Thatguyfromvienna

      Of course you're free to have some fun with your inflatable grand piano in the subway, snob.

    • Bjajjull

      I play bass myself and find this entertaining. Of course it's not the same as making your own music but it can still be fun, huh?

  • John Smith

    the Permissions look quite reasonable! Trying it now...

  • Primalxconvoy

    Didn't these guys make ringtone maker for featurephones/pc ages ago? That was a really great little piece of software and it was only a few quid. It really helped me convert or edit midis/wavs/polyphonic/mp3's into ringtone even my crappy Japanese "won't work with most audio formats" featurephone could understand.

  • ari_free

    Nice thing about Android is that you don't need a Mac to develop for it and you don't need Windows, either

  • http://tonybullard.com/ Tony Bullard

    This should be called Music Mixer, as it's not powerful enough to actually MAKE much. It's completely looped based, and then you can throw some effects on the loops. Not much else. Doesn't lend itself to much creativity.

  • guest

    had this app on wid. 8 then updated to 8.1 and it no longer works.;( my kids really like to play with it.. is it just a matter of an update? i tried n didnt work .. any helpful hints?