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    I got an Asus MeMopad for Xmas, and now I'm thinking of using it for music production (specifically for recording guitar), but if that can be done from within a DAW, so much the better.

    The current setup that I'm looking to acquire is a Focusrite 2i2 (via an OTG USB connection) and to use USB Audio Recorder Pro for recording my guitars.

    I was also looking at getting hold of Caustic to see what's shakin'.

    Has anybody else here got any experience of Audio recording on Android?
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    I got myself a Nexus 7 last October, because I spend so many hours commuting each week I realized I could be composing while commuting. So I haven't even tried recording audio - but you mentioned Caustic, which is why I'm chipping in. Caustic v2 was pretty damn good - but v3 (which came out only a couple of weeks ago) is incredible. I don't know how the developer does it for the price, but I'm glad he does The included instruments are top quality - particularly the modular and FM synthesizers. I'd only intended to use my tablet for composing, sketching out ideas and then exporting the MIDI into my main DAW for the 'proper' recording etc. Now I think it's possible to get a professional-sounding result with Caustic alone. Give it a try - you'll be amazed :D
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    • #3
      Awesome, I'm gonna have to check this out.
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      • #4
        The latency leaves something to be desired even on high end devices, but it's workable at least if you've got the CPU. Programming sequencers you won't really have a problem, and if you can direct monitor from your interface recording a track of guitar should be okay, too.

        Caustic is pretty awesome, if I had to pick one app for electronic music on Android that would be it. Caustic and RD4 are two of my favorite Android music makers. Also, if you want a 'DAW' to do with that recorder app, the dev makes Audio Evolution, and if you have both installed then you can record into AE and get down with it's effects, etc.

        Nanoloop is nice, too, and so is Nodebeat if you want a little randomy/generativey stuff going on.
        Meh.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Thought Experiment View Post
          I got myself a Nexus 7 last October, because I spend so many hours commuting each week I realized I could be composing while commuting. So I haven't even tried recording audio - but you mentioned Caustic, which is why I'm chipping in. Caustic v2 was pretty damn good - but v3 (which came out only a couple of weeks ago) is incredible. I don't know how the developer does it for the price, but I'm glad he does The included instruments are top quality - particularly the modular and FM synthesizers. I'd only intended to use my tablet for composing, sketching out ideas and then exporting the MIDI into my main DAW for the 'proper' recording etc. Now I think it's possible to get a professional-sounding result with Caustic alone. Give it a try - you'll be amazed :D
          I had a play with the PC version of Caustic last night. I was also impressed by the quality of the whole package, including the instruments. I'll try to download the Android version tonight.
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          • #6
            I think Caustic 2 was what, $8 for the license on Android? Definitely a steal, I know it's $10 on iOS which is still a great buy for what you're getting. Being able to load soundfonts in the PCM synth is pretty awesome, too, opens up a lot of possibilities.
            Meh.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KrisM View Post
              The latency leaves something to be desired even on high end devices, but it's workable at least if you've got the CPU. Programming sequencers you won't really have a problem, and if you can direct monitor from your interface recording a track of guitar should be okay, too.

              Caustic is pretty awesome, if I had to pick one app for electronic music on Android that would be it. Caustic and RD4 are two of my favorite Android music makers. Also, if you want a 'DAW' to do with that recorder app, the dev makes Audio Evolution, and if you have both installed then you can record into AE and get down with it's effects, etc.

              Nanoloop is nice, too, and so is Nodebeat if you want a little randomy/generativey stuff going on.
              I'm definitely going to take a look at Caustic on Android. If nothing else, it's a lot of fun. I hadn't seen or heard of Audio Evolution before, but that definitely looks like it's worth checking out. The documentation also explicitly states that USB audio is supported.
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              • #8
                Late but maybe usefull
                Take a look to :
                Audio evolution for recording
                Heat synthetizer and
                Virtual ans for sound design.

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                • #9
                  I'm a big Android fan, mainly because I'm awkward. Caustic is incredible and so versatile. Virtual ANS i've used to create 2 albums alone. Have never got into nanoloop although can see its benefits. Sunvox is good but I found difficult to use. Pixitracker and 1-bit Pixitracker are great fun for that chiptune stuff.
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                  • #10
                    When I was in Thailand, I needed to make an impromptu field recording from my Xperia phone. I found this little beauty - Field Recorder:-

                    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nger.rec&hl=en
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