Medly - Music Maker App Description & Overview
Best of App Store 2016: iPad App of the Year & iPhone App of the Year Runner-Up †
Medly takes a new approach to the way music is made, letting both seasoned and new musicians make epic music. Just pick your instruments and start drawing notes.
READY TO HANDLE YOUR MUSIC
Medly breaks up your song into Sections that you can easily pick up, move, delete, copy, and link together to make loops. Then arrange your Sections, using up to 8 instrument tracks, to make epic music.
Start off with 16 free instruments, and unlock 112 more across a variety of genres in the Medly store.
SHARE AND PLAY
Quickly upload your song to SoundCloud, or share it as a video*, audio, MIDI, or Medly file. You can also connect Medly to other apps using Audiobus, Inter-App Audio or play in time using Ableton Link.
MIXER & EFFECTS
Change the volume of each track and apply effects and filters to make to customize your sounds. You can also add fades and automate volume and effects over time.*
Use Medly on your iPhone, iPad, and iPad Pro. Medly supports all screen orientations and sizes, including Split View and Slide Over.
MEDLY FOR APPLE WATCH
Open, play and control Medly songs right from your wrist. Perfect for running in the background and using Inter-App Audio or Audiobus.
3D TOUCH SUPPORT**
Use 3D Touch to quickly create and open a song from your iPhone home screen, or Peek & Pop your Albums and Songs. You can also press harder when drawing notes to make them louder.
We’d love to know what you think about Medly. Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at [email protected]
† iPad App of the Year: Japan and South Korea
iPhone App of the Year Runner-Up: China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan
* Not supported on iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 5th Gen, iPad Mini 1, iPad 2, or iPad 3
** Requires iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7 or 7 Plus
:: New Instruments ::
Added 4 new (free) instruments:
— Bright Synth, Womp Synth, Chicago Bass, Clanked Bass
Also added some instruments to existing packs!
— Classical: Brass Stab, Kalimba, Music Box, Choir
— Jazz: Muted Trumpet, Double Bass, Old School Keyboard, Rodes Keyboard
— Rock: Modern Bass, Guitar Synth, Pluck Synth, Metal Kit
Lastly, redid a few instruments
— Rock: all 6 electric guitars
— Trance: Square, Saw, Harmony, Overdrive
:: Important Note ::
This will be the last major update for 32-bit devices. The next major update, Medly 4.0, will no longer support: iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPad Mini 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad 4.
Computing demands for audio processing have outpaced 32-bit devices. And as we continued to add new features, such as audio automation, pitch bending, and video export, we found that these devices couldn't support them.
Medly 4.0 is a big leap for us, and although we would love to make it accessible for older devices, it just isn't possible.
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Medly - Music Maker Reviews
Didn't go past forced tutorial.
Yawn. Patronizing. Deleted.
Good app; here are my concerns.
By The cuber
You are already aware and addressing of the long notes issue. Not too much of an issue because I know the goaround for it.
There's also a bug where the volume before a new section dictates the volume of the first note in the segment. It can make crescendos have an awkward pop at the beginning if the volume of the last bar was higher.
Also, as a producer of longer tracks, I would very, very much appreciate being able to copy and paste sections.
EDIT: I know I can copy and paste smaller segments, by sections I mean copying and pasting multiple segments of the song together.
Please change the instruments back
The changed instruments sound worse, my songs don't even sound as good. You may as well make new instruments instead of changing them.
Awesome app to make music ! Only downside is I can't add voice recordings :( hopefully it gets fixed !
By Ralyne salvador
This really works for me. I was able to make real music with full quality
Even the free stuff is cool
It's sad though that the next update won't be available with 32-bit devices.
We would appreciate it if you could just give as one free pack of our choice as a replacement for the incompatibility of the next update. Thanks 5stars.
Add Vocal Pack
I love the app. It's done very well, the only thing missing is vocals. Not the simple ones already in, I mean voices implemented. That would take this app to the next level and then I think it's complete. Please add female vocals, even if it's a pack I'll pay for that.
Great App for Beginners.
Awesome sequencer; one of the best on the AppStore. I'd recommend it for any beginner musicians looking to eventually use DAW's (Digital Audio Workstation) professionally.
But at the same time, I wouldn't use it as a professional workstation for making music; it's good for practicing and preparing but not producing. (Crossing fingers for Triplets!)
That being said, it still is a DAW, and can be used as such. You don't have to set yourself high to make good music; looking at the SoundCloud users, they make very intricate pieces with just this app.
It's a great app and I'd definitely recommend it.
By LF Racing 53
Really easy from the start. Awesome synths and really cool beats. Very easy to use and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to create music!
Love the app, but there's a few flaws.
I have a passion for music and I have always wanted to make instrumentals.
There's this thing in this app where the first chord won't play into the next measure. For example, you have a chord in the first measure and you want the same chord in the next measure. The first chord, if you want it played right away in the next measure, will be silent. It's discouraging and I hope this gets fixed.
Listen to your buyers.
I can't believe it...
By BRYCE 0302
You've ruined the guitars, and now all of my previous song sound terrible because of it, I can't believe you didn't put an option to switch between the guitars, and soon you'll stop supporting a bunch of devices, I used to thing this app was flawless, now I just feel let down
By johny is awesome
It keeps crashing 😕
Love this app but can you please add the ability to add more than 8 instruments or sounds into one song. Having to use just 8 instruments prevents me from making a full song. But adding in more slots would be great.