Worst update 1/5
Just got another phone and get this app again but only get less nooby features than the old version of this.... completely trash. Updates to stuff just keeps getting better and better (sarcasm) why do you guys do this, you should’ve just have made more sounds free then give less to it to new comers. Absolutely ridiculous smh 🤦🏻♂️. Makes the whole experience look bad. (After response) I feel like you are going to loose people getting this app and more people will delete this but that’s my prediction so you keep doing what you guys are doing, I’m moving on to a different beat maker app ✌🏼
Mistakes were made in this new update 5/5
The update, while advertising to add new sounds, actually took them away! Now free users only get 2 drum kits instead of the 8 or so we had before. Thankfully they kept them in old project files but now you can’t mess around with those files as much as you’re stuck with whatever was in there to begin with. I used Auxy to keep ideas for tracks until I eventually buy ableton. Now it is such a chore to create a song with meager drum and percussion options unless you pay $5 a month to unlock all the sounds (and there are a lot, you get your money’s worth if you chose to subscribe) however having that many options is just like having a massive sample bank on a desktop DAW which makes it hard to quickly “jot” down your idea in auxy now. Too many options for a casual user. THIS IS THE KICKER: even though they’ve added so many great sounds, the mastering still won’t be good enough to even put into a mix so you still couldn’t pass this off as a professional app. But the work that would go into making a song with the update would take a significant amount of time. I think they were perfect in the last version, this version just placed them in the awkward teen years of its development. I won’t be a strong user anymore, couldn’t there be a paid version and a lite version similar to what the app was like before the update??
Edit: thank you for the response, after using the free trial I definitely see an improvement in making songs with Auxy, I can see myself getting a month here and there in the future and I definitely want to see the app succeed!
Why did you reduce drum kits for?!?!? I was going to make a sick beat but see only three options. Why does my life just keep getting worse and worse because of dumb stupid updates that doesn’t even make it better just worse and I don’t want to pay for freakin sounds that I used to have for every freakin month. 😡😡😡😡😡😤p.s- YOU DIDNT ANSWER ME
AMAZING APP 4/5
great app. I’ve been using it for a long time and plan on buying a year of subscription soon. but, with the new update the pitch won’t work on some of my songs for the beats.
other than that amazing!!
Very Disappointed 1/5
I’ve been using Auxy for little over two years, it’s the only DAW I actually do use and this new update won’t even let me have the original sounds?
I was actually considering doing the yearly update so I can import some sounds but this is just bull.
Amazing app, amazing developers and more! 5/5
Tl;dr - Get this.
There's not much to say that hasn't been said by others. Back when this app was still only on iPad, I submitted an email requesting a change to the key system to be more appropriate to music. I got a response and the feature was actually implemented the next update, which was rather incredible. Not only this but I ended up becoming a beta tester for the app when it first moved to iPhone, THIS version. It had some problems sure, but I helped to work out some kinks. It has evolved so much since then, and even though due to school I couldn't continue beta testing I am so glad the app has done so well. They really care about the people using the app.
It's simplicity at its finest. While many features of traditional notation are absent, Auxy more than makes up for it in the realm of modern music. I would love to see additions such as tempo changes in the future, but even that can be worked around, same for compound time signatures as well.
Keep this app going strong.
The Update 2/5
I like this app, but I used to like it more until they took away most of the drum pads that I used to mess around with. All the songs I had made only got messed up through tempo changes, and I can no longer make and songs with those older pads. So it’s safe to say that I don’t like this update.
Went from hero to zero 1/5
Dev just copies and pastes a generic response to the complaint about the subscriptions based model insinuating that the complaint is about a desire for free things when it’s not. It’s a dislike for a monthly fee. You are better off getting any competing product now because it will be cheaper than Auxy in the long run. Auxy will be dead in a year because of this. This is either a mistake that will be corrected, abandonware with one last money grab attempt before it bites the dust, or they were bought out by some random basic dev that wants to milk it dry.
By Sad boy 2016
So i used to love this app, i got it when it was a paid app and it was great, a simple fun (and beautiful) production software that was great for taking ideas down on the fly, but after this update this app is completely ruined, I can no longer access the sounds that I paid for (the original sound pack) and I'm honestly disgusted!
Mr. Serpent 5/5
Simply an amazing app. I wouldn’t have been able to make music without its beginner interface. I’ve spent 2 years with this app and have created songs so memorable to me. Auxy has given me something to cherish and for that I really respect you guys. Great job, you deserve 6 stars for your hard work, amazing interface, easy workflow, and unique sounds. This truly is the future of music and I’m excited to be a part of it.
The update has just taken another customer 2/5
If you are going to respond, don’t respond with what you sent four others when they complained about the update, do not respond with “we are sorry you don’t like the new version! As a customer we know it’s better to get something free...” if you are don’t respond at all because that shows you do not care for your customers and just want their money, I know it costs money to have an app on the App Store, I’m sure it is some but I doubt it’s more than 45 dollars consistently, and if it is, my mistake but what I want to say is Hey auxy I understand you need to make money but please set the drums how they used to be or do something because I used to use your app every day non stop 24/7 and ever since this stupid drum update came out I can’t make beats and songs like I used to :( I have basically moved on to other apps such as medley and I download some software on my computer but having your app as it is almost useless unless you pay the subscription, I loved your app and how simple it was and it was so much easier than other computer softwares and I preferred it over Ableton sometimes, anyway thx for all the songs and fun tracks I made and submitted to Ableton and me and friends would make awesome songs just to listen to. I love the way the app was and it USED to be able to top all the other music making programs on mobile and some on pc. Sorry, but I will not be purchasing, endorsing, sharing, liking, or using your app any further unless it is back the way it used to be. Goodbye -sincerely, a lost customer.
Subscription service?? 3/5
I love this app and I wanted to buy sound packs individually, but this new subscription service has turned me off. I think $5 a month is much too high. I would have much rather paid for the app and even paid for add-ons after that, IF I wanted to. But with the subscription model, it’s basically everything or almost nothing.
Auxy was perfect 4/5
I got this app a few months ago and have loved it. I was even planning on purchasing ALL the extra sound packs. However their switch to the new drum kit setup and subscription killed my thought of giving them any of my money.
$60 a year please.
I don't do subs for apps like this, I pay once and done or don't I bother.
Got rid of my sounds 1/5
I have had this app for a long time and have continually loved it for its easy-to-use interface and great sounds and instruments. I loved that, unlike all of the other apps, it allowed me to use an adequate amount of sounds for me to mess around with for free, which was great by me, because it allowed me to make a lot of really cool things. I loved the app, and it made me want to use it more and more every time I got on to work more on my projects. Then the app upgraded. And now I have 3 choices of percussion instead of however much I previously had (20ish) and most of the percussion instruments are premium only. I have a project on the app for school and went to go and edit the percussion element, and I couldn’t add a new track to it. I loved the app, but until things get fixed so I can actually use more things than like 3 things without having to deal with managing a premium account, I’m done with it.
Edit: I just tried to make something with the new update, and apparently when I close out of an instrument, I’m not allowed to go back and edit the instrument unless I have premium? I know you guys weren’t making sufficient money, but it’s maybe a better idea for marketing purposes if you didn’t do that. Also, I’m no mathematician, but I can see that because of the new update, many people who have previously used this app and loved it are giving it up. There are more complaints about the update than comments, and I didn’t even have to scroll that far to know it was true. I know you had this decision to make, and I know that you weren’t making much money off of it, but wouldn’t you rather have satisfied users than some people being peeved enough but not too much so that they pay for the premium version? It’s disappointing to me, because, to me, Auxy was the best music maker on mobile pretty much ever. It really worked with my style of making music. Now, it’s just about as useful to me as any of the other mobile music making apps.
Also, developers, it might also be a better idea if you responded with something other than a copy and paste of a message to some of the reviews here- some of your replies don’t address what was said in the review, and it makes it look really insincere. Please consider either going all the way and actually writing a response actually pertaining to the review, or just reading the reviews and taking the advice of the seemingly ubiquitous negative comments regarding the new update and do something about it to get you from losing users and potential customers.
Upset with the latest update 2/5
By Pratit Gurung
I was a big fan of Auxy until you guys got too greedy with the latest update. We are not a big fan of the monthly subscription based model. We were happy the way things were...buying only the sound packs we want.
What happened an there’s a trick behind it... 1/5
So you guys have noticed on the new update that they got rid almost all of theirs original sounds and made it only for subscription users... I didn’t like this at all in fact I deleted the app cuz of it. But I found a nifty little trick, 1 there’s a website for down grading the apps so you can get your sound back, and 2 I figured something like this would happen so I make a track on the app and had all of my sounds and you you could still use every thing, I made a few tracks like this actually. Even if you didn’t do this you could still use a track that you haven’t finished and use all of those drum packs and sound packs all you want! Ha, Hey auxy, I date you too fix that, then your app will go down! Ps, I’ve actually converted too garage band cuz of this.
awesome there are some needed improvements though 5/5
Ok i love this app. I use it to make music but one thing i realized is i can only make a song or part of song that reaches across a bar or else i would have paused in my music. I want to be able to shorten my loops to any number of notes i want so i can make the shorter parts work. Please read this and take my suggestion into consideration. Also it would be cool if there was an Auxy classic sound pack.
By Noah Brooks 15
I will make a drum kit and then it will lock it
Great App! But... 5/5
By Civilized Human
I’m loving this app, but I have an issue. I was working on a song, and I chose an empty drum kit. Later, when I opened it up to work on it again, the drum kit was locked, and now I can’t even delete it. Is there any solution other than buying premium?
Wish I could buy individual packs 4/5
I really can’t give this a bad rating. It’s an excellent tool. I really like how intuitive it is to use.
Here’s my thoughts about the subscription model. This isn’t to say I don’t like the subscription model. Updates every month is nice etc. it’s just not relevant to my situation. I wouldn’t subscribe because I really just want a piano sound. I use this to sketch out ideas on the go, not be my final product. But I’d buy a piano sounds pack on the spot.
I wish there was an option to subscribe or to buy packs manually.
So why not offer both? I’m sure overall you would make more money that way. Those who won’t subscribe - won’t subscribe but may be willing to buy. Plus your user base would be happy with you.
My favorite app gets my favorite update of all time!! 5/5
By You guess who this is
I have been a LONG-time user of Auxy, and still an avid one at that. I have produced 1 1/2 albums using it, as well.
5 is everything I’ve wanted in Auxy (except one minor thing, getting to that in a sec). The samples are mostly straying from things we’ve seen before in Auxy and the quickness of the app seems to have been improved. Not a fan of paying for these things but if it’s
a) to support Auxy
b) to get those great samples!
then I’m up for it.
The main thing: the NEW drum interface is MUCH better. I specifically love the customisation and the length changer. Also, you can choose which samples pitch up and down. 10/10 everything is sounding extra professional. Also, the drums cover almost every electronic genre! :D
The one thing I need from Auxy now is a collaboration feature! I realise Ableton Link exists on there, but yeah. Being able to collaborate on projects is my big dream for Auxy. (Oh and Android support :P)
Also, I’m glad that none of my 143-or-so old projects were tampered with at all because of the update.
So yeah, that’s about it from me. Sorry for a wall of text. This is definitely my most used app. 5 stars!!
This new update has really ruined this app. For one, you TOOK AWAY all of the drum kits and replaced it with three trashy ones, you removed the feature where you could modify lowpass/volume etc with the drum kits, and you turned an unpopular app into a money hungry costly app. I would definitely be willing to drop money to BUY some sounds but a monthly subscription is just too much, especially when I can just use fl studio on my computer. I really made some nice songs on here and I can no longer remake similar ones. What a shame...
USED to be good. 1/5
Bring back individual sound packs. Extremely disappointed in the direction this formerly amazing app has went. Deleted and taking my business someplace else.
There is a bug with the app that doesn’t allow me to access the articles in the feed. Otherwise it is an amazing app and I love it!
This honestly shouldn't deserve a star. 1/5
I exit the app and it never deletes my project. I exit literally ONE time today, and it deletes my project, and I can't get it back. And this was the BEST one I have ever made. I don't know if it was supposed to do that or not, but I saved it so it shouldn't have. I couldn't be more disappointed with this app, I had so many great ideas go to waste.
Great App, No More On board Free Sounds 2/5
For year's now I've used this app and have been blown away at how easy it is to use and how how well it works compared to other beat/production making apps. I was never interested in beat making until I came across this app and fell in love with how easy, accessible, and portable it was to make a beat on the fly. That being said I wasn't much of a sound pack buyer when they first rolled out, as I was rather more or less content with the free on-board sounds that had already came with the app. In lieu of the recent update though, all basic drum kits were placed behind a pay wall. What was once free that I had hours of use on in my past projects were now out of reach unless I pay up now. This essentially left all of my past projects saved on the app as relics and put a hamper on something I considered to be a bit of fun hobby of mine. I saw this app as a widely accessible opportunity to create music that would otherwise cost a fortune in equipment and software if done traditionally. I saw it as an avenue that would allow the less fortunate to break ground on music production that they previously wouldn't be capable to achieve and with such great ease at that. Alas, this app isn't for the masses to freely dabble in production anymore and possibly use as a way to jumpstart a newfound passion. Alas the small team of developers need 'some' compensation for the work that they've invested in this software thus far. But I cannot continue my use of this app to create music anymore and thus will only keep it to play old beats and songs from the past. Along with the latest update pushed out, goes my future of music production as a small passion and as a hobby, which I'll miss more than anything.
Great update. Just two things... 4/5
I used Auxy for quite some time now, and I am (so far) enjoying Update 5. However, I miss the old drum kits. The new format for them can stay, but I wish to see the old drum kits from the last update back again. Unless they were renamed and we need that monthly or yearly plan thing or something.
Just to clarify, I do not hate this new update. Although all the old drum kits were removed, I have a lot more percussive inspiration with Twitch. The only downside is the fact that I, being 14 years old, don't have a credit card to pay for yearly or monthly subscriptions. Sorry I couldn't help with that. :)
Lost me 3/5
I very much liked Auxy before the current version. It made progress in capability over time without too badly impacting immediacy. That is not an easy trick, so the app found an audience of happy users. My three stars are based on past fondness. The current deal is more of a one-star affair, based on my reaction to the changes brought in the update.
The core problem with Auxy has been the reliance of the developers on selling sounds. With slim add-ons selling for too much money each, no sound-synthesizing or interapp sample functions, and no incentive for the developers to go down that road, something had to change. It was easy to see change coming. I lost my appetite for the sound packs for value and creative reasons fairly quickly, but even those with a bigger appetite would eventually slow down.
What I do not understand is the move from sound-pack sales directly to a $60-yearly subscription. I was a software developer. I understand the impulse, the desire to be paid for maintenance, all that. Nonetheless, a subscription model for software is usually a bad idea. It is particularly a bad idea in a marketplace based on volume, as this app store is. It is a worse idea when the yearly cost for your relatively modest app makes it the most expensive thing in its whole category.
Good luck with this. There were intermediate options available to you, like a paid version with extra features. You went big, however, so I am going home. I am likely not alone.
Great music app, possibly wrong pricing model. 4/5
Auxy is the type of music creator that appeals to people like me. Simple to use, doesn't require a PhD to use the interface, in order to get decent tunes.
I bought 6 music packs as they were released to support you guys, even though I still mainly used the original samples. So, an extra star for keeping the original drums since sound pack was bought. Thank you.
I think maybe the large majority of your customers are not the kind of music enthusiast that will go for a subscription model, and chances are that it won't be successful. That said, you have a great product and I hope it turns out ok for you.
Edit: I’ve played with the update some more and yes it deserves another star :)
Good app🤘🤘 5/5
Whenever I try to upload a track to soundcloud, it always says upload failed. I’ve uploaded from Auxy before. Why is is not working now?
I'm going to miss Auxy 😢 2/5
This used to be my favorite app to make music on the go. I always felt that the price for the soundpacks was a bit steep, but was somewhat reasonable when offered as a bundle. Unfortunately the new subscription model has made this app a lot less desirable.
My guess is that the majority of people that use this app are not necessarily musicians, but enthusiasts; that don't always have the gear, the money, or the interest for a more complicated or expensive setup. Which makes the desicion to make the app subscription based confusing to me.
I feel like I'm (was?) the exact demographic for this app, and I would never pay a monthly fee to use it. I'm very disappointed. It was really good while it lasted; I'm going to miss Auxy.
Edit: I just want to point out to the developer that I'm not against paying for Auxy. I would happily pay $20 or $30 bucks once. What i would never do, is pay for a subscription to access basic features.
I'm sorry if my initial review was incorrectly perceived as wanting the app for free. Aside from the new subscription model, I think this is one of the best and most intuitive apps to make music on the go.
My drum choices are nothing now 1/5
By Avi Raha
The update really screwed over free users by taking most of the drums away.
Expensive subscription now 1/5
I originally paid for this app, and am not happy to see that this update now requires an expensive monthly subscription. No thanks!
The Link To Remix The Song Through SoundCloud Is Broken! 1/5
I made a song and uploaded it so SoundCloud. But I had noticed that there was one small thing that I had somehow missed after uploading it. But by then I had made another version of the song, and when I kept going to the link to Remix the song to fix the little changes it just gives me the newer version, instead of the original version, that I had uploaded to SoundCloud. This makes absolutely NO sense! Now I have no idea what to do. It’s sounds really good, but I just needed to tweak one thing. Will be rating 1 star until this issue is fixed. Im also thinking about cancelling my subscription!
Thank you for responding.
They Ruined It 1/5
Up until the latest version, Auxy was one of my favorite music apps on iOS. Now, every inch of the app requests you to become a subscriber, locking what use to be free content behind a paywall. What’s more, in the effort to monetize everything, sound selection is now buried deep in sub-menus, replacing the easy touch and go interface with lots of menu diving. Whatever my own personal distaste of the subscriber model may be, I have a hard time believing this once pristine UX has devolved into this: smells like investor buyout to me. I’ll keep an eye out for future versions, but I’m gonna keep my mouth shut when it comes to recos for friends. 👎
This app WAS amazing! (And is still!) 5/5
I love this app, and I enjoyed the variety of lead, bass, and percussion even just in the demo. I hate that they removed the majority of percussion kits. After using many other apps like this, I am impressed by how easy it is to create a catchy song in this app. I really do not like that they removed most of demo percussion kits. As someone who wants to have fun making basic music without paying for things I won't need, I ask: Please bring the old kits back!
Edit: After reading the developer's response, I thought, "That's fair." I understand the difficulties of application development; the time, money, and resources required. I can't believe that this extremely high quality app was made by only two people! For that reason, I changed my rating from three stars to five. Fantastic job on this terrific app! Best wishes to you!
WHAT ARE YOU DOING edit 5/5
By Mr. MechBurgerYT
Ok I played around a bit more and I found where you can adjust just like before. This is an awesome update, and for the kind of music I make(Trap) I don’t need the subscription all that much so I don’t have a problem with that. It’s added complexity took a while to teach my friend how to use the app, but he’s doing great so it doesn’t matter much. The little tastes of the subscription packs is awesome! That was a great idea. I’m still waiting on sampling. The sampling I mentioned in my first review was actually referring to the samples used to make the subscription packs, and allowing to sample would make the app more professional. 100/10 would download again!
Subcription model = :( 1/5
Just let me pay for sample import. I’d pay $40 for it, but with this new subscription model, that gets me only 8 months of sample import.
“But you get all these great sample packs with it!” Yea, I don’t need curated packs. I have my own samples.
And drum sounds in previous free versions are now paid only.
I was one of the earliest adopters of Auxy, bought before it was free. Didn’t mind. But subscriptions, like gym memberships, are just incentives to keep coming back.
Leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Especially when inter app audio and Audiobus aren’t even supported.
Auxy Team is out of their mind 1/5
LOL, subscription service to sound packs at $5 per month? Just say that was an early April Fool joke or indeed the Joke of 2018. That works out to much more than Cubasis, Gadget, FL Studio Mobile, Auria Pro, Animoog, GeoShred, SynthMaster, Module, Music Studio, SampleTank, Poison-202, Sunrizer, Magellan, Arturia and all other music apps on the App Store - COMBINED!! And your app has barely any features, incomplete and is not even half as good as Medly app. No, thank you! I’m not a free loader - I have every paid DAW app on iOS and a few on macOS. I don’t like free apps as most of them are just bad.
You are talking as though Auxy is the best app there is and your users use it every single day so they would subscribe to your sound pack library - I haven’t opened it in over a year and haven’t purchased any of your expensive sound packs but purchased sounds in Cubasis, FL Studio Mobile, Gadget, Medly, SynthMaster, SampleTank, Module, etc as these apps are much better, more powerful and more complete in features than auxy by an order of magnitude. Auxy is the first iOS app trying to offer sound packs on subscription basis. Good luck with that model because it is going to be worse than selling sounds packs on a onetime purchase basis. Who is interested in paying you 5 dollars a month for access to sounds?
Your marketing folks need to be replaced. Obviously, they are CLUELESS how to sustain your business as how other app developers have figured out decades ago.
By Floureda Hanna
What happened. No really what happened, everything was fine before but now it feels like EA is running you since you started to charge money for your contact, now I’m locked out of the original demo drums and have a crappy new one. I was planning on paying for something in the shop since it was a well made app, but now I don’t know if I can even keep the app any more since I have to pay month for items. It’s a good app, before the update. I hope you guys go back to the way it was before since it worked.
Edit: okay thanks for the response I under stand and hope your company contains to grow and become more great, I hope you guys and/or gals have the best of luck, have a good day.
Don’t install the new update! (25.1.2018) 1/5
It will take away all your drums!
Edit in response to the developer’s response:
I don’t mind paying for an app - I have many apps that I’ve payed for, like Patterning, Animoog etc., but asking $5/month is insane. But it’s your app, you can do what you want with it. If you would make the app a one-time buy, I’d gladly consider getting it, provided it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. For comparison, you can get Ableton Lite for about 14months worth of your subscription, and it’s a much more powerful application.
No to subscription models 1/5
Great app and had bought smog d packs but with this subscription model I’m out.
Best app I’ve ever gotten, needs bigger selection 5/5
By Dūbṣṭεp ₩0/F
Ok, I’m at a young age, and my friends say I’m amazing at it, but I always tell them there’s more I could have done, I mean, there is more I could have done.
You could have done more too though.
I was hoping in the new update there would be something revolutionizing for Auxy (recording your singing, and Vocal chops) but it seemed the same, but I like the changes, I’ve noticed other people think it’s way too complex but it just takes common sense and knowledge, and that the sound packs are five dollars now. Well that’s never bothered me since I’ve never touched them, I only use the original sounds. But enough about expectations(still frickin amazing)
What I was thinking:
I think you should add in the main screen (where you select a song or new project) another tab called “style”. Where you get to select the style you want, (hip hop, edm, hard dubstep, chill, Melbourne bounce, glitch hop, etc) and it will give you a selection of sounds for the type you chose, I imagine that would make it easier for the people that are newcomers and aren’t sure about anything, these are all suggestions though so no need to listen
-A loving fan of
Another paywall?? 1/5
With the new subscription-based pay model, the content I had access to with my initial purchase is now locked. The app has essentially been rendered useless to me unless I pay for this new subscription. Very unbecoming practice by developers I have, until this point, wholeheartedly celebrated. Would have appreciated this transition more if they allowed legacy like myself to keep access to the original sound packs. At this point I’m not sure if I’ll buy into the subscription plan. I feel like my compositions are currently being held for ransom, and the gesture bears a bad omen for the future of the software. Either way, thanks for the memories, Auxy.
Yesterday's update haa rendered the app inoperable. My projects cannot be found and when trying to create a new project, I get an error that a new project could not be added to iCloud. Tapping on the iCloud help button brings up a blank screen. This one is DOA after the update.
Musical zen – you’ll forget you’re using a phone 5/5
As a creative type, my biggest gripe with music software in general is the technology itself. As if multi-track digital production is ever going to be as easy as picking up a guitar. Auxy takes it close, though. It takes only seconds to start a new song, find a sound, open the roll and add notes. Musical ideas come in a whim, and with Auxy, bringing them to reality takes only as much.
Everything from the arrangement interface to the sound sculpting seems to revolve around a central philosophy of keeping it simple. What’s paradoxical is the level of sophistication in the sound. Never bland or unoriginal, always big and professional. The ability to create low-pass swells and pitch variations is front and center, right next to the piano roll-style arrangement interface. It’s fun and rewarding to tinker with these effects live while the song is playing. What’s more, the Auxy team found the perfect way to help keep your eyes on everything happening in one place: the main screen for the song being developed has tracks represented by blocks of color with notes as small, black dots blinking white when played. None of that frantic scrolling and pinching commonly found in other music apps. Total control.
Though free users get full access to the functionality of the app, Auxy now offers a subscription-based service that costs $5 per month (after a 7-day trial), which legitimizes this app as a serious, professional-quality player. The premium service grants users access to a massive library of samples and instruments, with big names such as RAC and Black Octopus contributing signature sounds. The sheer number of snares and kicks available on the other side of the pay wall is astounding. You could scroll for quite a while through nameless numbered snare samples, tapping to try them one-by-one, sometimes waiting a few seconds for the preview download – possibly the only mark against the creative zen the app otherwise provides. You can tell that Auxy prides itself in its percussion-forward sensibilities that pleases beat-makers; however, I’m left hoping they’ll bring a greater number of melodic instruments in a future update. The addition of strings, brass, and woodwinds would be a dream come true.
To top it off, Auxy lets you export straight to SoundCloud (or an .m4a to wherever you’d like), and they also do a terrific job at fostering a community of fellow creators. The secret sauce is revealed: the Auxy files of advanced music makers are available in a feed built into the app, so you have plenty of inspiration and learning available to you. And that’s all available without the subscription.
Possibly the only function that’s missing – at least, to my non-electronic-music-making self – is the ability to plunk away at an on-screen keyboard to play live and to record from. The app may have its sights set on producers, not performers; however, I have a hunch that Auxy is going to spread quickly in the coming months, and a tool like that will gain the approval of a widening user base. I’m holding out hope. After all, there was a mention in their blog of a feature on the horizon to allow the addition of vocals.
I’m a big fan of this app, and I’m excited to see where the Auxy team takes it next.
Wooow! Never get this app!! This app is a total rip off and waste of your time! You can’t access any sounds AT ALL unless you wanna pay out the ‘you know what’ for sound samples. Terrible!
crippled and not useable 1/5
i installed this right before they updated to a subscription pay only model. It was pretty sweet before, but now the drums take a lot more time to setup, and will lock you from further edits once you start creating.
it is basically useless unless you subscribe to their service, which could (did) change without warning
No just no. 1/5
I don’t like the monthly subscription. I’ve been using this because all I have to pay for is the kits that I want to use. I don’t use it daily to pay monthly. I’ll be deleting Auxy after this. Thanks for everything.