by Maya Staresinic
Looking back to my experience in elementary school and high school, I always loved my music period. It was a time where I could experiment with different sounds and different instruments, to create a song that I was proud of. The fact that most of my friends were in the same music period as me helped too! As great as music class is, instruments are not cheap. Purchasing an instrument for everyone in the class, with enough variety that not everyone is playing the clarinet, can be quite costly. That is where the app Medly – Music Maker by Medly Labs Inc. comes into the picture.
Medley is an app that takes an entirely new approach to the way music is created. Whether you are a seasoned musician or someone who is entirely new to the music-making industry, Medley allows you to make one-of-a-kind sounds and songs by simply picking your desired instrument and drawing or clicking the notes on a specific string. With Medley, there are over 128 instruments at the tip of your finger. When you first begin creating music, you are given the option of choosing between 16 instruments. You can unlock the other 112 instruments that can be found across of variety of genres in the Medley store.
When it comes to creating a unique sound, Medly has got you covered. The app allows you to apply different effects and filters to your tracks, which gives you the ultimate customized sound. So in reality, the 16 instruments that are unlocked as soon as you open the app can be remixed to create hundreds of different sounds. Tinker with volume, as well as add fades, automate volume and apply effects over the duration of your music/song to really create something that has never been heard.
When you are happy with the song you have created, upload it to Soundcloud or share it as a video to let others enjoy your music. Medley songs can be saved as a video, audio, MIDI or Medley file. If you feel like adding to your preexisting song, no problem! Simply reopen the track and continue mixing
Medley provides learning to all and to those classrooms or schools that cannot afford expensive music instruments. Medley – Music Maker can be found on the iTunes App Store for free.