I’ve had my first play with Songineer from Amidio, and I have to say that I’ve been really quite taken with this app.
I noticed the other day that someone on twitter was asking if it was a really good thing to be able to make music this quickly and that made me think about Songineer and question it a little more. Having thought about it I’ve decided that on balance it does make sense to be able to make music this quickly. But what’s important isn’t how fast you can make music, but what you do with it after that.
Let’s face it you can Write down an idea for almost anything in an instant and it could turn out to be a masterpiece or utter junk. I don’t think that we should label a tool saying that it’s of little value because it lets you do something quickly.
Ok rant over in terms of concepts. What’s this app good at?
First off I liked the random beats feature. I think that often the most difficult point is starting that new track and a random feature for beats gives you a sort of kick start to that. From there the app is very straightforward but not cluttered though. You can play the I stringent files and overdub your idea to your hearts content. There are purchasable instrument packs in the in app store as you’d expect.
But the thing I liked the most was the midi export. I think that including that made a lot of sense and means that you can take your idea and move it to another app or the desktop or whatever.
So if you’re looking for an app for quick ideas I think this is a good place to start.