Mixvibes has been slowly and carefully making a play across the mobile app-space. They’ve had the DJ side of things sewn up with Cross DJ, then brought out Remixlive and Remixvideo to attack the audio and video performance markets. And the best part is: their Android apps are pretty damn solid offerings.

Now, there’s a new update for Remixlive on Android, bringing it up to release 3.0, ahead of the iOS version. It also has some pretty decent features added. Two of the main bullets are the new finger drumming mode, which lets you bash out some rhythms by triggering one-shot samples, and the ability to record your performances, which makes complete sense if you think about it.

Paris, France – March 23rd, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Remixlive receives major update, bringing finger drumming and a wide array of creative possibilities to all Android users. The first iterations provided an intuitive way to make and remix music. With Remixlive 3.0, finger drumming, creating and playing loops is now available on all Android devices, turning the app into a software counterpart to music-making controllers.

Remixlive was designed to provide a workflow that would allow anyone to lay down musical ideas in the spur-of-the-moment. Whether remixing or creating a song from scratch, loops have provided a good gateway for experimenting with different sound combinations.

It soon became clear that loops would offer a greater potential with finger drumming. Including percussions and notes as one-shot samples, this mode makes possible the creation of original rhythmic patterns and arrangements, turning Remixlive into a full-fledged instrument.

The option to record patterns brings loop-based music-making to new heights as it gives the opportunity to jam with a new set of original loops. With an overdub mode and an extra grid that you can fill with recorded patterns, the only boundary is the user’s imagination.

This update takes advantage of a new quantize parameter: even with device latency, you can play right on time. Newly created patterns can also be snapped to the closest beat mark and played back as perfect-sounding loops. This, added to low-latency optimization, offers a smooth and effortless finger-drumming experience across all Android devices.

Brand new finger drumming mode

  • Now with an additional “Drum” grid alongside the existing “Loop” Grid.
  • Finger drum in real time using percussion and note samples.

Optimized for Android

  • Takes advantage of Android low-latency configuration.
  • Quantize to compensate for device latency & finger drum in rhythm.

Record original patterns

  • Record finger drumming sequences directly into the “Loop” grid.
  • Modify a pattern using the overdub mode of the pattern recording.

MAIN FEATURES

Finger drumming mode

  • Brand new “Drum” grid with percussion and note samples.
  • Pattern recording — with overdub & metronome.
  • Link (grouped) & Shock (exclusive) triggering of samples.
  • Route each pad to a mixer line — with its associated color.

Pro-sounding samples

  • Grid: 24 pads on mobile, 48 on phablets & tablets.
  • 96 samples per pack: 48 loops/FX and 48 drum/note samples.
  • 40+ sample packs, including artist packs by Carl Cox & DJ Vadim, among others.
  • Colored pads: 16 colors to customize your grid.

Import/Export

  • Import your own samples in WAV, MP3, AAC, Ogg & MP4.
  • Export & import packs between devices.
  • Record your performance in high-quality M4A format.
  • Share your recordings via email & SoundCloud.

Control everything in real time

  • Live BPM control & Tap Tempo.
  • Play in sync with any Ableton Link-compatible app.
  • 6 live-controllable FX (Delay, Filter, Flanger, Reverb,etc.).
  • 6 Beat repeat pads from 1/16th to 2 bars.

Complete remix toolbox

  • Full-fledged mixer: EQs, levels, filters & Mute/Solo on each channel.
  • Edit each sample’s Play mode, Quantize, Gain, Pan & Loop Division.
  • Advanced sample editor: ADSR envelope, Transpose & Reverse.
  • Record any sound or voice through the mic.

Pricing and availability

Remixlive for Android is available for free with In-App Payments.

Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mixvibes.remixlive

More info: http://www.mixvibes.com/remixlive-android

About Mixvibes

Mixvibes has been developing music, DJ and video apps for Mac/PC, iOS and Android for over 15 years. The company also contributed to Pioneer’s rekordboxTM, the standard music management software used in clubs all over the world.

My thoughts

I’m not a performer in the musician sense by any means, but I’ve been watching the progress of this app for a while and have to say I’m impressed. Even a quick play on this gets you jamming a decent beat in an intuitive way. Even the finger drumming bits are fun and easy to get to grips with. I can actually see myself getting more use out of the mobile app than the desktop one, just for the simple reason that it’s something you can take with you.

I’m also really impressed with how good the Android version is. There’s even Ableton Link integration (I tested it), which I don’t think many other apps have on Android. It’s really interesting that the Android version is now leading the way with regards to features… The iOS app is still on 2.X. I’d be really interested to see what “Takes advantage of Android low-latency configuration.” really means compared to Core Audio.

Your thoughts

Have you had a go with Remixlive? Share your recorded routines with us!

You can get Remixlive 3.0 for free on the Google Play Store, with additional soundpacks available via in-app-purchase.