Music Memos 4/5

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Music Memos

By Apple (Apple Inc.)
Supported Devices : , , , , , , iPad 4th Gen , iPad 4th Gen 4G , , , iPad Mini , , , , iPad Mini 4G , , , , , , , , , , iPad 3rd Gen , iPad 3rd Gen 4G , , , iPhone 4S , , iPhone 5 , iPhone 5C , , , iPhone 5S , , iPhone6 , , iPhone6 Plus , , iPod Touch 5th Gen , , , , , , , ,

Release Notes

04/10/2016 | Version : 1.0.3 | Size : 139.3 MB
• Stability improvements and bug fixes

14/09/2016 | Version : 1.0.2 | Size : 138.6 MB
• Stability improvements and bug fixes
• Support for Bluetooth audio devices
• Share song ideas using Messages or third-party messaging apps

01/04/2016 | Version : 1.0.1 | Size : 116.1 MB
• Stability improvements and bug fixes


Music Memos is the easiest way for songwriters to capture and organise new musical ideas. Use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to record acoustic guitar, piano, voice or any musical instrument as high-quality, uncompressed audio. Then name, tag and rate your ideas to start building a library of all your favourite new song parts and riffs. Music Memos automatically detects your tempo, rhythmic feel and chords and lets you instantly hear your musical idea accompanied by a rhythm section with realistic drums and bass. View the chords you’ve played, add comments and lyrics, or share your recordings with friends or directly to Apple Music Connect.* And it’s easy to take your favourite ideas into GarageBand to add more instruments and continue building your song.

Quickly capture musical ideas
• Easily record any musical idea using a simple interface
• Instantly listen to your recorded song ideas with a virtual drummer and bass player, who follow along like a live band in the room
• Adjust the groove and sound of the drum or bass using simple and intuitive controls to hear your song idea in different ways
• Tune your guitar with a built-in instrument tuner

Build a library of song ideas
• Name any song idea, or delete unwanted recordings
• Tag your song ideas to help you find them later using keywords like verse, chorus, mellow, energetic, or add your own custom tags
• Rate your song idea 1–5 stars to help you identify your favourites
• Supports iCloud Drive so your library of song ideas is always safe and available across all your iOS devices 

View, edit and document your song ideas
• Automatically analyses the music you played and displays musical measures and suggested chord names
• Rename or provide further detail for any chord names throughout your song
• The drum and bass performances adapt immediately to match any chord and rhythm edits
• Trim away any unwanted parts from the beginning and end of your recording
• Keep track of comments, lyric ideas, alternative guitar tunings or capo position

Share your new song
• Use iCloud Drive to make your song ideas available across all your iOS devices
• Email any song idea to a friend to share your music, or to collaborate with other musicians
• Quickly open your idea in GarageBand for iOS to add more instruments and keep building your song
• Export a song idea to the Mac so you can work in GarageBand or Logic Pro X as a full multi-track production
• Share to SoundCloud, YouTube and Apple Music Connect* 

*Requires Apple Music Connect account

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Comments and Ratings for Music Memos

Frustrating (1.0.3)
02/01/2017 05:18:00 2/5 By Shububa
For such a basic idea, Apple have done a fairly terrible job. Once opened, the recording button won't respond for fair while. Annoying when you've just come out with an idea you want to quickly record. I also find that my library of ideas does a lot of "updating" and when It does finally load playback quite often bugs out. The bass and drum features are rarely useful as the app doesn't tend to get the tempo, chords and beats quite right. And to top it off, more than once I've had an annoying bug where entire newly recorded ideas are simply lost to the ether. Needs a lot of updating.

not impressed (1.0.3)
23/12/2016 09:50:00 2/5 By all recordings lost
when i open the app, all previous recordings have been deleted and the library is empty. this has happened numerous times and is very frustrating

About to give up (1.0.3)
18/12/2016 09:15:00 3/5 By Nkersov
I'm almost out of patience, waiting for Apple to update this app so it can be used with software synths and other app based instruments. It's such an opportunity, if anyone is listening? Will give it a little while longer, then delete. Nic

It guesses chords! Wow. (1.0.3)
16/12/2016 04:40:00 5/5 By JustinLawrence73
Very nicely done. I like where this is headed. Thanks Apple.

Lacking a basic feature (1.0.3)
30/11/2016 14:52:00 3/5 By CnnrYng_
Why is there no cross compatibility with Voice Memos? I have years of music recordings in my Voice Memos that would benefit hugely from this app, but even iCLoud support doesnt seem to let me open those files in Msuic Memos!

Great app (1.0.3)
01/11/2016 07:27:00 5/5 By Ryan8erc
Does exactly what is says in the tin, top app

Great but why no Bluetooth? (1.0.3)
28/10/2016 16:32:00 3/5 By pannacotta army
This app is great for quickly jotting down song ideas but why no playback via Bluetooth headphones? Come on Apple get your act together, this is just poor. The drums are okay generally but the bass is more often than not off the mark. But as a sketch pad for ideas, for me they're not really needed.

Consistently Frustrating (1.0.3)
23/10/2016 17:11:00 1/5 By -Coole-
If more than one recording is attempted during a single session then this app frequently loses any new recordings and replaces it with the first one made during the session. This seems to happen only if the initial recording is deleted and you attempt a new recording. Normal functionality can only be restored by rebooting the app and it therefore becomes incredibly frustrating. This glitch has been present since day one and has yet to be fixed.

Simply brilliant (1.0.3)
21/10/2016 02:38:00 5/5 By Miky dunn
I'm one of those people who don't bother writing reviews. I used to use the inbuilt recording app on the iPhone to record song ideas. This is sooooooo much better, the compression is great, the option to put bass and drums automatically is great. Highly recommended

Great idea... (1.0.3)
17/10/2016 11:16:00 3/5 By Halpin82
Lots of good ideas, the automatic rhythm templates are particularly good. Unfortunately latest release is fairly buggy; random crashes, sometimes quits mid recording (and loses file) - approach with caution; hopefully it'll get fixed soon.

Great musical notepad (1.0.3)
14/10/2016 04:12:00 5/5 By cupidstunt
What a great tool for quickly jotting down musical ideas. I Definitely will be using this little app all the time. May I suggest that in future updates that a metronome would make a good the app even better.

Wow (1.0.3)
13/10/2016 16:45:00 5/5 By Joppyjoojoo
There has never been a song writing app like this before! Fantastic!

So clever! (1.0.2)
14/09/2016 16:56:00 5/5 By Ash Hollowell
Normally, I use Voice Memos for recording the little melodies and song ideas that pop in my head. I don't like the idea of having GarageBand take up so much memory on my phone just for the sake of recording ideas, but Voice Memos has a slightly chaotic layout that makes it difficult to organise memos. Music Memos is brilliant for people like me.

Flaws to share ideas (1.0.1)
03/09/2016 21:36:00 3/5 By Yoyosmuggla
Simple, easy to use, although having trouble exporting ideas. For example, share via Facebook and it doesn't work, and when I share via email the file is 0 bytes! What's going on, sort it out and export as an MP3 to make my life easier and this app super practical.

Appaling user interface? (1.0.1)
19/07/2016 08:41:00 1/5 By product testing please
Got to be the worst user interface ever built. Exactly how is this good user inteface design ??

It works but does little else. (1.0.1)
30/06/2016 19:26:00 2/5 By Lewis Sallows
App works great but only when you write in 4/4. Would be cool to add more instruments and would be much more useful if it including functionally in 3/4 and 6/8.

Amazing (1.0.1)
28/06/2016 00:18:00 5/5 By NepDev
It's amazing, simple and so useful! Quick way to save and memorise riffs and progressions! I don't have any problems, even the added base and drums are quite good and nice feature! Thanks!

Rumour... (1.0.1)
22/06/2016 22:07:00 2/5 By Japple96
According to a source at Apple, there's a team working on optimising this app for the 12.9" iPad Pro! Can't verify this and personally I don't believe it's true, because how could the company with the highest market value in the world achieve such a feat!! It's not like the app is just 4 buttons and and then a list when you scroll down is it!!!!!!!! At least emojis are 3x bigger in iOS 10

Bluetooth transmit would be good. (1.0.1)
20/06/2016 11:36:00 4/5 By Yulgrinna
Great app, just a couple points though - I just wish it would allow me to transmit the recording to my Bluetooth speaker from the phone, rather than having to transfer the recording elsewhere for playback. Also, would be good if I could adjust volumes to blend the drums/ bass as I find my guitar recording is always far louder than the backing tracks.

Frequent bug (1.0.1)
11/06/2016 23:49:00 2/5 By -Coole-
If more than one recording is attempted during a single session then this app frequently loses any new recordings and replaces it with the first one made during the session. This seems to happen only if the initially recording was deleted and you attempt a new recording. Normal functionality can only be restored by rebooting the app and it therefore becomes incredibly frustrating.

Really nice at the moment (1.0.1)
26/05/2016 20:16:00 5/5 By afding
Works really well so far. With note recognition and instrumental improvisation with the bass and drums

Cant get files to computer (1.0.1)
26/05/2016 15:22:00 3/5 By chirkainaisa
Cant get files from app to computer- tried dropbox, e-mail, watsapp.. Nothing - ehrn saving to dropbox- no file appears. Sending to mail just sends "noname" with 0kB and nothing there. Shame. :(

Good when it works. (1.0.1)
03/05/2016 23:13:00 3/5 By M@DM@X
Had this app trouble free for about four months when it developed an annoying glitch. When I got to about 15 recordings it stopped saving the files. New recordings I would make would still look as though they are there but when I click to play them another track plays instead. I have approx 30gb of storage spare so not a memory issue. Also rebooting app/ phone does not sure this. Shame.

It's great but I want to export my tunes (1.0.1)
25/04/2016 15:04:00 5/5 By Yurasuka
This is a great app, but I'd really want to be able to export my ideas easily, four example by email or to Evernote. Having the ability to add layers, even just a few, would also make this app much more useful. As another user stated, tap tempo would be brilliant. I can imagine how this app and garaged band would be merged somehow down the line, but it would be great to add a few features without making the app huge (as in, "bloated").

Quick, effective and very productive. (1.0.1)
23/04/2016 07:03:00 5/5 By Richard Horton
Wow! Really nice simple to use app that does so much so quickly. Really useful app for quickly getting those idea's down and making them sound good.

Musicmemo (1.0.1)
17/04/2016 17:33:00 5/5 By KjHH11
Some seem to have overlooked the name of this fantastic app wanting it to do this that and everything. It is a MEMO app, meant to capture ideas, adding drum and bass to it, which can be tweaked to a certain extent in the app itself, and then sent directly to GarageBand for further work. It is a fantastic app, great fun to use AND IT'S FREE!! One can't ask for more 😊

Cool handy and fun (1.0.1)
16/04/2016 13:34:00 5/5 By Piano n00b
Great way to quickly bang out a loop to jam along to, with notation and everything! I only wish it was this quick to do in Logic Pro X or there was some kind of import.

Great, but could be better... (1.0.1)
03/04/2016 23:29:00 3/5 By BedroomProducer
This is a great app and really makes it easy to organise my ideas. There are only three things I'd do to make it perfect: 1. As well as the current system, you should also give users the option to use a tap tempo so they can determine the tempo themselves and figure out what tempo would actually fit their idea. 2. Another feature I think should be included is the ability to change the volume of the user's recording or some kind of db limit, as I have ideas which, despite having the bass and drums turned up, are still overwhelmed with my recorded guitar part. 3. One more thing I would add is the ability to add more tracks to an idea, like being able to record vocal harmonies or multiple instruments. I get that you could do this in GarageBand, but when you're away from your Mac you still need something to record these ideas in depth, as well as retaining the ability to organise them. But that's it, just three relatively minor things that I would change.

Fantastic app but.... (1.0.1)
03/04/2016 16:28:00 5/5 By Travisfawcett
I've tried this app a few times with song ideas. It's inserted the base and drums phenomenally well. The tuning feature is definitely needed and the structuring of the recordings on the display is really cool. Overall a great app to have if Garage Band app is too big for the phone's storage. But as far as I can see there's no share option for your recordings??? Maybe through iCloud Drive? It's just not clear how you would share an idea with someone, with or without the base and drums added in. Or even share a chord sheet???

Best app for any musician!!! (1.0.1)
28/03/2016 14:10:00 5/5 By Hazadhd
I love this app I use it for all my ideas however.... I want to be able to share my ideas via Facebook which I cannot do so plz make that possible

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