Owners of Android devices may well feel left out as far as music applications, but here’s one promising exception – one with enough advanced control features that it might even justify picking up a budget Android tablet.
DAW IT is a MIDI controller app with a particular emphasis on controlling instruments – even key switching and other advanced stuff you need with more sophisticated sample instruments.
It gives you a fairly impressive bank of possible features from which you can build custom control layouts:
- MIDI faders with labels (up to 40 per preset)
- 3D pads (two-fingered control of up to three parameters)
- MIDI buttons: 120 controllers with 120 program changes
- Full MIDI keyboard
- Key switches
- For aftertouch, a fader with sustain and hold buttons
- Aux panel for combining features
I like that it is focused on dedicated features for controlling instruments and soft synths. And you do need a lot of those controls with things like orchestral instruments – even MPE isn’t really enough to map everything.
€14.99 on the Google Play store. (Oh yeah – I guess with Windows integrating Android apps via Amazon’s store, we may soon see more stuff on that store, too.)
There’s a demo of each of these features to make it clearer – music by Constantine Christodoulou:
Full details on the site. Great to see some new stuff happening on Android: