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Getting to the point straightaway: MikroWave is in essence a "groovebox", a self-contained instrument where multiple sound sources (synthesizer and drum machine) are controlled by a sequencer with parameter and effects controls, to allow a musician to rapidly construct and control a pattern-based musical sequence.

If this description boggles you, having a look at the video demonstration should clear things up.

Well suited for quickly sketching out your musical ideas when on the move, patterns can be created in the sixteen step sequencer, with no limit to the amount of bars your composition requires. Apart from the basic waveforms there is also a secondary oscillator which can be routed to different targets for harmonically enriching your initial sounds. You can shape the basic palette from friendly cheesy 80s trumpets via stuttering robots to totally unlistene-able sonic mayhem. If anything, you can sure annoy people on the bus.

For further improvisation there is a multi-touch keyboard allowing you to play along with the sequencer for quickly testing new ideas. When you're pressed for time, you can save a song in progress and return to it later for finishing your idea, or plainly reliving your initial enthusiasm when creating that bubbly, acid bassline over that funky beat you had a brilliant destination for.

Apart from working from your mobile device, your songs can be exported in WAV format, uploaded to SoundCloud for direct sharing, or you can export your songs as MIDI data so you can continue work on your desktop computer / other hardware devices. You can also record a live performance directly onto your device.

MikroWave is actively being updated, so keep your eyes peeled for notifications to be sure you're getting all the latest features. You may also aid development by leaving suggestions and sharing your ideas on the website.

Just to be clear: MikroWave doesn't rely on samples for sound generation, but actually synthesizes sound. For best performance your device should run Jelly Bean (Android 4.2) though it should run fine on any recent device.

Required permissions:
Read / write from external storage / SD card. This is used for exporting your songs as audio / MIDI and for recording audio output.

Internet access. Used for both accessing the online manual and for direct uploading of your material to SoundCloud.

When in doubt, MikroWave is also available as a FREE version, note that saving of songs is disabled in this version.

More information, development updates and video examples can be found on the project page : http://www.igorski.nl/mikrowave

Recent changes:
- improved multi touch response for keyboard
- on tablets you can now adjust synth parameters while simultaneously playing the keyboard for quick improvising or live performance!
- incremental adjustments to tempo are now visible
- miscellaneous bugfixes for stability and audio performance
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$1.37
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4.1
User ratings
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Installs
1,000+
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File size
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About MikroWave
Getting to the point straightaway: MikroWave is in essence a "groovebox", a self-contained instrument where multiple sound sources (synthesizer and drum machine) are controlled by a sequencer with parameter and effects controls, to allow a musician to rapidly construct and control a pattern-based musical sequence.

If this description boggles you, having a look at the video demonstration should clear things up.

Well suited for quickly sketching out your musical ideas when on the move, patterns can be created in the sixteen step sequencer, with no limit to the amount of bars your composition requires. Apart from the basic waveforms there is also a secondary oscillator which can be routed to different targets for harmonically enriching your initial sounds. You can shape the basic palette from friendly cheesy 80s trumpets via stuttering robots to totally unlistene-able sonic mayhem. If anything, you can sure annoy people on the bus.

For further improvisation there is a multi-touch keyboard allowing you to play along with the sequencer for quickly testing new ideas. When you're pressed for time, you can save a song in progress and return to it later for finishing your idea, or plainly reliving your initial enthusiasm when creating that bubbly, acid bassline over that funky beat you had a brilliant destination for.

Apart from working from your mobile device, your songs can be exported in WAV format, uploaded to SoundCloud for direct sharing, or you can export your songs as MIDI data so you can continue work on your desktop computer / other hardware devices. You can also record a live performance directly onto your device.

MikroWave is actively being updated, so keep your eyes peeled for notifications to be sure you're getting all the latest features. You may also aid development by leaving suggestions and sharing your ideas on the website.

Just to be clear: MikroWave doesn't rely on samples for sound generation, but actually synthesizes sound. For best performance your device should run Jelly Bean (Android 4.2) though it should run fine on any recent device.

Required permissions:
Read / write from external storage / SD card. This is used for exporting your songs as audio / MIDI and for recording audio output.

Internet access. Used for both accessing the online manual and for direct uploading of your material to SoundCloud.

When in doubt, MikroWave is also available as a FREE version, note that saving of songs is disabled in this version.

More information, development updates and video examples can be found on the project page : http://www.igorski.nl/mikrowave

Recent changes:
- improved multi touch response for keyboard
- on tablets you can now adjust synth parameters while simultaneously playing the keyboard for quick improvising or live performance!
- incremental adjustments to tempo are now visible
- miscellaneous bugfixes for stability and audio performance

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A Google User
Aug 14, 2014
Wanted more
A Google User
Jun 5, 2014
FINALLY!!! Android musicmaking applications are so few. This is the real thing! It certainly needs some work, But the Ui is spectacular. Once this has midi my portable DAW can go ANDROID!
A Google User
May 20, 2014
Best value Music Maker Don't listen to the idiot who crashed his phone with too much porn. This talented developer never stole any song that guy used preset. This app is worth 5 bucks. You can get vintage RB 338 sounds with active filters. Support him buy at $0.99 it will cost more I promise. This is not easy to use because of so much power.
A Google User
Apr 17, 2014
DO NOT GET THIS APP. I lost ALL of my beats when I updated the app. AND one of my beats was altered and used as one of the demo beats. This guy will bite your beats and claim them as his own. Pathetic.
A Google User
Mar 2, 2014
Cool