Apple has long ruled the roost with lightweight recording tools with their Garageband. Now, it looks like Google are preparing to take the fight to them with their Bandlab application for Android devices. I’m not sure quite what it does though. Is it like Soundcloud? (Note – don’t do what I did and try running Bandlab in a Firefox browser. It’s a Chrome App) So, fires up Chrome……. And opens a full multi-track recorded with midi editing capabilities. Oh wow.

In two minutes I’d made a really simple drum part (loads of kits and sounds available) and two keyboard parts. The software autodetected my Impact LX midi controller keyboard.

You can see three tracks and the midi editor in the image above.

If you choose to add a track you get this –

So, I chose to add a guitar. It gave me choices…… for the effects I wanted to add.

Here’s the list of effects offered. And the list of guitar amps

There’s got to be some good sounds in there somewhere

I chose “Pop Rhythm” and got this –

Extraordinary !!

But It didn’t detect my Steinberg audio Interface. So no guitar signals going in….

But….. I opened it on my phone and could edit it all there….

More reviews of this to follow on another day, This looks to me like Google are taking on Apple!