By Christopher Duvall
Brilliant sequencing, I use this as a plugin for all of my music, the sounds are mind blowing, such good quality.
Love this app just one thing 5/5
Please make the original sounds free again
I do sick things with this app, it’s so great. 5/5
Momentarily invincible with power to last. I mainly create 40 minute loops of just different hi-hats panning left to right to help make my breakfast pleasant. I also wander a bit through town, often at 123bpm, because I’m a man on the move, but not in a hurry, just in a groove, ya know? Anyhow and sincerely from the heart. I love this app and highly recommend it. Easy to use. You can defy gravity, bend time. Make a hip hop beat, go ahead. layer synths, then apply fully controllable automations to breath life and character into them. Or not. I’m not your mommy. You’ll have fun. I do
Over charging 2/5
By Just Being Honest Reviews
The app used to be great when there was free sounds that you could use and other sound pack that you had to pay to unlock but it seems now that you have to pay monthly. In the original free sample sound are now locked unless you pay them I would still use this app if it wasn’t for you having to pay so much I just wish they didn’t become so money hungry.
Great app till you had to pay.
Not as good as before 1/5
I have had auxy on and off in the past 2 years. Although on my most previous download I found out it had changed a lot. Now it is all pay to have fun. I no longer will be using auxy
I get it, I’ve read the reviews, I understand people need money to live... Auxy was a great app that I used to use constantly to come up with music ideas on the go. Now I have to pay a “fee” just to edit my work that was made months ago with the FREE sounds (I’m not sure if it’s been changed because I’m too afraid to even update this app even further at this point).... I hate to say it but regardless of wether or not “people like things better when they’re free” or whatever the creators have been saying to justify their decision, this was a crappy move. It was nice while it lasted. :\ otherwise if you have the luxury to shell out money on yet another subscription, this app is good.
Had so much potential, and is going straight down 2/5
I had the app back when all sounds were open to everyone except for the few exclusive packs you could buy. The recent updates, have completely destroyed this idea and have made this app almost useless as a hobby. The point of me downloading this app was to have an app where I had access to many different sounds to make music without paying a dime. The first update COMPLETELY OBLITERATED THAT THOUGHT. This left me disappointed but the sound packs I used were unaffected as long as I had them opened in a session, allowing me to still creatively make beats. The most recent update made all packs limited to around 6 available. This made the packs that I had opened resist to any editing or adding on to. Which made the app pointless. And I will simply not pay money just to do something for a hobby. There is no point in it. I’m sad to say I will be uninstalling this app very soon seeing that all I can do is now listen to my incomplete tracks. I hope the creators realize what they have done to this used-to-be-great app. The memories were fun and satisfying, but they are over.
Heart broken 1/5
Whatever happened to the old old auxy that was simple, lacked certain functions, but was great nonetheless, some of my best electronic melodies came from that....and now, that interface is gone and even worse...subscriptions? AND your gonna lock up my old projects until I get a subscription? This is an injustice
This app is amazing 4/5
This app has all what I need to make music like piano rolls some automation able to customize and edit the sample it is awesome and the core basics aren’t locked behind a pay wall this is I would call it true mobile music maker if it wasn’t this set back there are no piano keys no ability to hook up midi(thank you for putting ableton link) please add these things I said above and your music app can skyrocket
Make sure to be able to qauntize it
welp you blew it 1/5
you had to go and make it subscription based didn’t ya? there goes the only part of the app anyone actually liked
I’m Shocked 5/5
I always figured I would have the hardest time creating my own beats. I write music and have always seen the engineering process as ridiculously hard. Tedious even. This app has made the process easy enough for me to do it myself. Thanks
Where is Auxy Lite? 1/5
Please for the love of God give the good little program back that you took from us. Give us back our old sounds. Why all the added complications to the instruments? The app is getting more and more bloated as it morphs into one of those impenetrable VSTs. We don’t want that. The original app was good because it was simple and it worked. Now it is a massive glitchy mess with a paywall separating all your original users from their files. Gross! You went too far and ruined what was once a very good thing. Put it back the way it was.
It decent 1/5
In a recent update, they made it yet harder to get to the original sounds without paying, and you can’t even get them without paying if you didn’t have the app before the update. Also, they converted the one time payment to a subscription, and they straight up deleted access to drum kits that were available in the previous version. All that made my five star rating a one.
Otherwise, it’s freaking amazing.
And as a response to the developer response to Auxy’s copy-pasted response to some reviews, we were doing that before, you’re now asking us to do it more that people can afford. I love the app but can’t afford a subscription and neither could anyone else. I would love to buy the sound packs for a flat price, but I was afraid exactly this would happen. You said that two people are writing the app? This app is wildly successful and I think that a few people buying the sound packs can sustain you without destroying consumer trust, and mine. I’ve switched to GarageBand. TLDR, locking something that was previously free behind a paywall, especially if the paywall is a subscription, will always make things worse.
It was amazing- until June 1st 3/5
By Chimera Manticore
Auxy was an absolutely incredible app. It was my go-to for creating music. It let you choose from a wide range of free instruments (along with many, many others that you could pay to unlock) to create your own loops and songs, and let you export to many different places. This was one of my favorite apps, until the June 1st update.
The developers have restricted the free instruments down to single digits, while making you pay for anything else. It’s become restricted enough that it may very well just be a paid app from now on. I understand the devs need to make money off the app somehow, but I would have much easier accepted ads in-app than this. The update is very saddening, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to find an app as good as this was. I hope the developers do something to change this soon.
The Subscription Is Worth It 5/5
By Jushua guy
Yes, it might seem like a lot, but it’s for the developers to grow and improve this app. It has a great community. I don’t understand why people hate the subscription, other than that they think it’s too much money, even though it’s worth it. If you want this app to be better, then you need to give money to the developers. Please get this if you haven’t yet! 😄
Amazing App 5/5
I love creating music with with the intuitive design of Auxy. The only thing I would want more of from this app would be more horn samples.
The loops are easy to program and sound amazing.
Was great. 2/5
It was a great app, but they changed it after a recent update so that you have to pay a subscription to use sounds other then the starter sounds. They also created a much more limited pack of starter sounds and have made a subscription to the original starter pack. While I understand needing to do this to make money, I feel they should have found a way to grandfather in users who had the app before the most recent update, or found a more user friendly way to implement the subscriptions. While it is free in the App Store, in app it has become a pay to use app that feels much more unfriendly to users then it use to be.
Subscription based now? 1/5
By S.M 5.0.4
Well there's always FL Studio Mobile. Switching over to that.
Wish the original version was still available. 3/5
Hey guys. I’m an elementary music teacher and have loved using the Auxy app with my kids. They loved it; I loved it. Very little instruction for for them to get started. It was a great substitute lesson too!
The new app, although has some great new features, isn’t as user friendly. And the sounds.....too distorted...they sound like you are marketing for a specific crowd/genre. The older sounds sounded like instruments; the new sounds not so much.
I understand you want to update and for most users, that’s good. I am wishing you still had the older version available (green icon instead of white icon) for my students. They were on our school’s iPads for two years (and we used them!) but this year they wiped them (the iPads) clean and we lost it.
The newer version isn’t being well received I have both versions and prefer the older one too. In its present version, we won’t be able to use it which may not effect your bottom dollar but I just wanted you to know that it (the older version) was a great app for my students and we enjoyed creating with it.
An issue 5/5
Since the update i am not able to access the original sounds so i cant do anything right now currently. Other than that issue this is an awesome app and it is very versatile!
This is what I have been looking for 5/5
For months I have been searching for the app that will be just what I need to make my own music tracks. The reason why I wanted to find an app then to buy music instruments...it’s just because I don’t have the money. But Auxy is affordable and a very good app. At first, you had to buy each pack full of samples. But now you don’t have to buy each one separately. Now you have to subscribe for $5 a month. I have been able to use this app, because it’s affordable. Honestly, I think it deserves 5 stars
Best mobile studio, even for beginners! 5/5
I remember when I first downloaded this app. I was doubtful at first only because most other apps only consist of preset rhythms and melodies. This app exceeded the boundaries of music creation on mobile because it gives you the freedom to create practically any tune you can think of! There are several different varieties and possibilities for making music. The makers of this app even went as far as to put different varieties of sounds and effects to give the user greater ability to make exactly what they want. Auxy is the best mobile music studio out there, and has potential for a lot more!
I’m ok with the fact that this is a company. I’m well aware that a company needs money coming in to survive. However, I think that the monthly subscription is a terrible idea. First off, I’ve had this app for a very long time. Me being a teenager, I didn’t have enough money to buy the sound packs. I definitely do not have enough money to pay monthly for this app. I had several projects on here that I had been using for the past few months and now they’re in some sort of locked mode where I can’t edit or change them. It’s just really frustrating when you spend a lot of time on something and then someone else decides to take it away. I was perfectly fine with just the stock sounds. I think that if you just keep those it would be a lot better because those sounds that were given at the beginning really made me want more of the different variety of sounds. I think the app is great, but there needs to be a point where you let people who have projects on here and have been working on them for months to use their projects. That’s all. If you see this, thank you for your time!
I'd gladly pay $50 (one time) for Auxy... 2/5
By Motor D
and an additional $5-$10 per sound pack even seems reasonable. But you guys just HAD to get on the monthly subscription bandwagon didn't you? This is frustrating because it seriously increases the entry cost for customers to simply grab a-la-carte sound packs that seem useful for their specific styles. Instead, we now have to basically commit to pay $60 every year if we want to expand our sound palette at all (and then LOSE those sounds if we decide $5 per month isn't worth it — which it isn't). Seriously guys, where's the middle ground?
I see your response down there and I think you're totally missing my point. I'm not arguing that you shouldn't increase the entry cost for new customers. I'm actually saying you SHOULD increase it well above the $2.99 that it used to be — but go back to a one-time charge so users can use the app and purchase new packs / features without a never-ending financial commitment. Take a look at the mobile apps from Moog and Korg... It's not uncommon to pay $40-$60 for a high quality music app. Personally, I think Auxy is good enough that people would pay a one-time price in this range.
Also, major Ableton Live updates (paid upgrades) only come about once every 4-5 years so, despite what you allege below, the per-year cost to *rent* your full mobile app actually isn't far off from the cost to *own* a complete, professional DAW such as Ableton for the same length of time. I understand you're probably not trying to compete with professional DAWs. However this comparison helps explain why the full Auxy subscription isn't a very good value.
Ignoring your pricing strategy, you've got a *six-star* app in my opinion — and that's worth paying good money for. You've done something really great with "export to MIDI" in that it allows me to write tunes on the go, and easily get those MIDI stems off my iPhone and into Ableton for further production and refinement. This feature alone makes Auxy a serious production tool, and it's the ONLY iPhone audio app that I consider to be such. Thank you so much for keeping this part of the free feature set.
Features like this are absolutely VALUABLE and I feel they SHOULDN'T be free... but y'all aren't Adobe or Ableton. You're not SO critical to my workflow that you've earned the right to just withdraw from my account on a regular basis.
Although I'd happily pay a one-time fee for them, I'll continue to use the awesome free features and sing Auxy's praises... but if you'd like to collect more of my money over the long term, you'll have to make sound packs more affordable. No collection of sound packs could ever be so good that a recurring fee to access them would seem reasonable.
For your sake, I hope the subscription model is all you hoped it would be — but for my sake, I hope other customers will agree that $5 every month is an absurd pay wall for what you're offering.
Lastly, I strongly disagree with your copy/paste reply that "as a customer it's obviously better to get something for free." Free apps are usually not high quality. Just charge a higher one-time price and I bet you'll have more loyal, happy customers. Free apps by default are perceived as "disposable."
Disappointing new update 1/5
I have been using Auxy for about 2 and a half years now and this used to be my favorite app as its a great app to tinker around with, but now it has finally gotten to the stage where it’s unusable. This is just sad, because I understand that the developer has to make money, but they recently made the original sounds un-editable in older songs you have made, so you can’t work on anything you made before the current version, and you now don’t have that many sounds to use. Furthermore, to add insult to injury, when you go into older songs and try to edit them, it just prompts you to buy a subscription which is 45 dollars a year. I would definitely buy the original sounds if they made them purchasable like they used to because this is a great app to play around with, and is what would make more sense than a subscription system. It’s just sad because I used to recommend this vehemently to anybody who liked music, but I can’t anymore in the current state it’s in.
Unfavorable Changes 1/5
The Original sounds used to be free, by now they're only usable when you buy the subscription (Which is very expensive and something that absoLUTELY NOBODY WAnts ok). What's up with that?
Original sounds locked behind paywall 2/5
Long time user of Auxy here. I’ve always loved this app, it used to be an excellent tool for composing music. But now it seems that almost all of the original sounds are locked out in favor of the subscription. I personally would have preferred to be able to buy packs permanently like you could in the past, since a subscription just isn’t doable for me. But regardless of that, I’m upset that I’ve been locked out of this previously free content that had been available to me for a long time. Including the demo sounds, there’s 10 free melodic instruments. Only including the original sounds, 2. Out of what used to be 40+. I sincerely hope this is an error or a practical joke, because I’m locked out of all of the songs I’ve been working on. I had assumed I’d have those instruments always at my disposal, and no longer do. This has seriously affected my enjoyment of Auxy, and I hope that something will be done soon.
Great, but... 3/5
I love this app, but because of the newer update I can’t use most of my old sounds that came with the app when I got it, like Circle and Rain. Is there any way to fix this or will I never be able to fix these again?
Earlier I was digging this app till the update , using sounds like ‘flag’ like I always use requires subscription, I mean I bought a pack separately before the subscription update, using a piano pack but now it requires subscription like this app stole my money, not good for customers
Hey Auxy, I think the new update... is UGH. 5/5
So, I thought the new update has the original sounds, but I think they’re blocked. I enjoy the original sounds... but now, I using the new synth as a demo or something.
I enjoy Auxy since 2017. But nowadays, the sounds are blocked.
Sorry, Auxy. You have no reason to block the original sounds...
Great app 4/5
By FunnyBoy 45
I wish you guys would add a vocal chop pack to this all
Locked most instruments behind pay wall 1/5
I loved this app but now they locked instruments that I was previously able to use. Most of my tracks are stuck as they are unless I pay for a subscription. This is ridiculous. I’d more than happily pay a one time fee for more content but not for content I already had. And mind you the sounds I had before really sucked until I played with the settings on them so its not like they expect you to pay for instruments that are ready to go right away either.
won't save audio when exported 1/5
By Cristian Sotelo
so i made a sick track and when i go to export it it will export but the audio won't be their i tried doing it as an email and as a video and uncompressed file and there is no audio. should include instructions on how to properly export a file without losing the audio
Great app,but... 3/5
By Andy (animator)
This app is a powerful music app, you can accomplish making beautiful music with this app, and it would be perfect if it wasn’t subscription based. I understand you are reading this to know if this app is worth your time, so let me make this nice and easy: You are given 1 GENERIC sound pack when you open the app (which you can accomplish a bit of work with) and the remainder of the hundreds of packs are blocked unless you pay monthly or annually. Monthly is around $5, yearly is roughly $60. Now, this doesn’t seem much, but for either young “producers” who can’t bother their parents with subscriptions, or for someone struggling to get by. I think this app should work more towards inspiring other instead of focusing on money. I appreciate your time, thanks.
Auxy, just stop. Why are you making all of your previously free sounds paid? It’s fine to make new sounds and have them under the subscription, but don’t put your original sounds under the subscription. Deleting this app now.
Completely ruined 1/5
So now you guys have decided to update the app again, and now you have LOCKED the old sounds that your OG users had and made them unable to edit their old sounds. And you have removed all of the drums, and even removed more and more of the good drums from the trashy kits that you guys have created to use. This app used to be my favorite app to use on the road, and now it’s completely useless and the only way to get a half use out of it is to pay money. It’s sad because you’re so small that you probably won’t even generate enough revenue to keep your *paid membership* program successful and working. Couldn’t be more disappointed, and every review agrees that this app has been ruined.
Love it! 4/5
I love this app! I use it to make lots of stuff that sounds amazing! But, I would love if you guys added the feature to change the time signature. That would make the app waaaay better!
Fix It NOW 4/5
By poor ol boy
I love this app and I use almost day but this morning it locked me out of the original Auxy instruments EVEN though I edited several songs that use them yesterday .
And I’ve had this for a good two years or so.
Love the sounds and music you could make. But you’re limited to only a few instruments. Not a neat idea to pay a monthly subscription for something that you’re not gonna use every single day.
By 🅱️oneless 🅱️izza
I don’t enjoy the fact hat th I sound I always use I now have to pay for, I don’t like any of the other sounds and I would always use rain for the little songs I make, and I can’t do that anymore and it really bothers me :/
5 Star App at Heart 5/5
Auxy is a 5 star app hands down, however, I have a few suggestions that I think would make the app even better (well, for me at least!)
I would love to see a more simplified way to export projects from Auxy. Whenever I want to export a project, it feels like I have to go through a thousand different screens to get to the export page. In my opinion, if there was an export button next to the project settings button, that would make the exporting process much easier. Seeing if a project has ever been exported, and when, would be great, too!
Another thing that I would absolutely love to see make it’s way to Auxy is Google Drive integration. I am not a fan of iCloud Drive so I have it disabled in the app. Instead, I export projects in audio format via AirDrop to my MacBook and save the project files to my Google Drive so I can easily get them back if I need to once the original project is deleted. If Auxy could automatically backup my projects to Drive, that would be a dream come true!
I hope you take my thoughts on making Auxy better into consideration. Thank you!
Shame -_- 3/5
It’s very useful and easy to use app but shame there’s no use for free version lack of samples.
The Best App I’ve Found 5/5
By Asulet Es Teronsez
I’m a musician of age twenty. I play the drums and have always fiddled around with music in games and apps. But I could never find a system that suited my needs. I didn’t want to “play it live” and record it as that lacks precision unless you take the time to learn the system and how it works. Every other app I found did that or only had percussion. I gave up on a bunch of app think that none would be right. But then I googled a list of apps and found Auxy. And it was exactly what I wanted. Precision in a lot of control over timing, sounds, and general vibe. I’ve seen complaints about not being able to “play it themselves”, but I don’t play it for fun. It’s the music that I enjoy. So the most reliable method is always my preferred choice. Auxy gives me that. Can it be mundane? Yes. But after I’m done with a project I can compile them into a playlist and listen for hours, finding mistakes and things that could be better. Love it.
Now for the recent updates. I’m satisfied. Was a measure of sound control over percussion lost? Yes. But I don’t mind. The one thing I really believed the app to lack was the ability to make custom kits. I didn’t want to create the same kit five times to alter the settings a wee bit on each just for the one tom sound. Now I don’t have to. Would I like to see the removed controls come back? Sure. But I’m not gonna say it’s bad that they’re gone.
As for the change from purchased packs to subscription status. I understand the decision. I am not particularly pleased, but I’m down for it. It was certainly generous to give free months of subscription for each pack one had purchased. Only purchased one pack probably has me jaded, but I’ll happily support this app and its mechanics. I’m currently working to publish an album and if I’m a bit successful I may become a sponsor of this app. I don’t often find apps that function similarly to desktop programs and really want to see this system continue to expand and grow.
Keep up the good work!
The best way to make music on your phone 5/5
Title says it all. I’ve been a long time Auxy user, ever since the days of being an iPad exclusive and I love how far it’s come. It’s not just a beer maker now but you can make entire songs. Granted, I don’t love the subscription service
Amazing app 5/5
This app is so cool 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
I am addicted 5/5
I’ve made about 6 tunes I would show people in the past hour. No joke. Awesome execution. The sync between my phone is flawless. I can bust out my phone after jamming on my iPad and impress my music friends. Here’s some love for the details others miss:
1. Do you want to keep the first or last bar when shrinking the measures? Omg you care so much about me auxy, no one has ever asked me that before.
2. The exports automatically catch the effects trails! Good god in heaven.
3. The sound selection is not overwhelming and worth five dollars a month. If you cannot afford this, steal your sister’s shoes, or sell a dumb midi controller you have. I just sold my MK2 maschine which should cover my lifetime membership to auxy. Developers take heed, I am trying to give you my money. If you had a yearly option that would fund development I would pay it.
4. The paste your note selection while holding finger. This feature is so useful I cant explain. Sometimes I hold my finger down and drag the notes around and get inspired by how they dragged. Ten points!
5. The automation for a mobile platform is disgustingly easy. It does all the fancy stuff reason and ableton do with hotkeys but like, it knows what I want it to do beforehand?
6. Vary any scene by any length. Yes.
7. Applaud the tone and effects choices. It gives me enough dynamics to vary my idea before export it to midi and go to town on my desktop.
Ok after writing that the developer’s owe me to read the next part. I want this to be the quintessential mobile jam fest.
1. Can we have a few more parameters beneath the effects buttons? Reverb size, color, that stuff.
2. I would personally like a few ambient percussion packs. Idk like waterfalls. Rocks bangin together, maybe some loops of people rustling around in a brush.
3. I want to be able to hold down my finger and fill in the percussion area. I understand that kinda messes up the hold to drag feature, but maybe if just in the drum sections you could make my finger have to hold for like two seconds, and before the two seconds i could drag and fill notes based on my quantization. That would be real cool.
4. Bounce each scene and pattern separately by instrument. I want to stuff my clips into launchpad and ableton sry guys.
5. In the spirit of innovation, what if you included a youtube option for upload, and it auto generated a video that had a background, song title text, artist text, and made in auxy stamp? I would be uploading all day seriously.
This could be really be legend, thank you for your work so far. Please keep it up.
How is this even a thing? 1/5
If you look at my AppStore email, you can clearly see that my subscription was paid for on the 25th, I was using it with no problems up until today in the afternoon. Today, 28th, it is telling me that I have to subscribe to premium Auxy to use my loop. HOW? Why would my subscription NOT work? If Auxy doesn’t look at my subscriptions then how can it tell if I’m subscribed? Restoring purchases doesn’t do anything. What the hell am I paying 4.99 a month for?!
Removed content 2/5
I’m fine with the subscription and all, I feel both subscription and purchases should be in place but that’s just me. My only problem is a lot of the sounds and drums I loved are gone now. I have 8 melodic sounds and 3 drums, when I remember so much more. It’s kinda hard working with what’s been given now.