Music Memos is the easiest way for songwriters to capture and organize 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 favorite 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 favorite 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 favorites • Supports iCloud Drive so your library of song ideas are always safe and available across all your iOS devices View, edit and document your song ideas • Automatically analyzes 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, alternate 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
I’ve used this app for years to flesh out and record my ideas before I go into logic x. What am I supposed to use now. It’s become my workflow. I hate Apple for always ruining a good thing. ie final cut. Why. Why are they doing this. The moral of the story is you can’t put any long term stock in Any Apple products. Shame because they make good stuff...then they abandon it for crap. Company hasn’t been same since jobs passed. Now it’s all about money instead of innovation bottom line over form and function. Apple learned nothing from their past. Good app going away for no apparent reason shame on you Apple
I absolutely love this app! It’s not over complicated but does just what you need it to do. I hope that when the migration to voice memos happens it does all the same things.
I love this app. The fact that it shows the key of your recording is my favorite feature. Not always accurate but far more useful thank not. It is definitely geared towards capture quick inspiration. Unfortunately quick is not an option with mobile GarageBand. And Voice memos lacks all the goodness Music Memos provides. I’m a bit disappointed to see it go. I will hang on to the app as long as possible. Any good alternatives?
Why Apple?? Why?? Why are you discontinuing Music Memos?? One of the most useful apps ever for quickly sketching a song idea! I work as a guitar tech for bands ranging from club size to arenas and every musician I’ve shown it to says the same things...Where has this app been all my life? And Why have I never heard of it. You’ve really dropped the ball with this little piece of magic 🥲
As a songwriter I use it often when an idea hits. It’s good to have a visual record of the recording. Opening GarageBand to do the same doesn’t yield the same results. Exporting the items to Voice Memo is not the same but I guess there was not enough support to continue. Now I will be looking for a new app that does more than simply records.
Discovered this too late, I know they added an export function to voice notes, but I would love to see them put an ability to transfer recordings from one device with music memos to another device with a copy of music memos as well. I switch between my iPad (usb-c microphone) and iPhone enough to want to see this function added before it’s not supported after March. This app is wonderful!
Please keep it around Apple!
Why would Apple stop supporting this? I’ve been using this app since it came out. It’s a 5 star app but one star rating for removing it.
I use this app constantly in my songwriting process and am really disappointed to see it’s being phased out. I will not be updating to any future versions of iOS just so I can keep this alive on my phone. Yes it can be buggy and slow, but it’s indispensable and I hope Apple reconsiders. Voice memos doesn’t have all the features this does.
Why older version of iOS can’t download it,at least you should give us methods to reach last compatible version. I been long unsatisfied with this thing,i am fine staying at the old version of iOS because it suits me well.Acting like this is just force we to update,I don’t like it.You guys develop really good app,just do some changes like ensure we methods to the older compatible of app or sort of things.Thank you.