Wait there is a valid reason...
There is a valid reason I’ve put 3 instead of my original 4 star rating. I’ve been with MMJ since 2015 and I’ve had great experiences. Met a lot of people and listened to a lot of other people’s views and tastes in music. In core, making your very own music. Being able to share your music with others like you is wonderful. This app is cool. However. There are a lot of issues. For instance literally five minutes ago I try and like and comment on someone’s track but I can’t...and the like goes away and so does the comment....then I get an connection to the internet error, when keep in mind, I’m four bars in WiFi 🤔🤦🏾♂️...anywho. The trending area is a little weird seeings how if you are a nobody and your not in some type of “crew” your less likely to get your music at the top of the charts. Although listening and giving feedback on others music is KEY‼️ Let’s people know you actually took time to listen to and actually give constructive criticism back. All in all good app but still has a lot of connection issues which I don’t wanna get into details about.
Good Overall, minor flaws and disappointments
By The Compser
This is one of the greatest music making apps out there. But it could be better. For example, the notes that we can choose to create songs. They have some notes, and I may sound picky, but as a young musician I believe all notes should be on the app. Including f sharp, C sharp, e flat and sharps, etc. I have a feeling more good songs could be produced, and the artists will like that. Secondly, me, and probably many other artists wish we could get beat coins much easier. Packs could get bought easier like that, and all of the packs that you keep making can get used. Some people don’t have the time or the money to buy a certain amount of beat coins. I say for example, a certain amount of beat coins should be given if you get a certain amount of likes or listens. This would make songs more interesting. Other than these minor irritations, I believe this app is great. If you want to contact me, please don’t use my email. You can contact me in the Music Maker Jam community, my name is M I C A H. Thankyou. I hope you will change things.
Great, but here’s some suggestions
This app is great for those that aren’t even technically trained but still want to put things together in the musical sense. However, the “beatcoins” are an addition but the only way to get them is through the tutorial once and the rest is to pay out of pocket. There should be an alternative way to earn beatcoins because people like me enjoy the app for free and don’t want to be forced into paying for new content. MMJ does give free packs with the JAM x Artist branch but those are very limited in key changes, etc. Start achievements or something to earn beatcoins!
Also, I can see activity on my community page, specifically when people leave comments under my songs but I can not read them for the life of me. Even on Loudly, where it says I have a comment, I click the icon and the message says “It’s so quiet... leave a comment!” like???? somebody already did??? So please fix that.
I’ve been off and on with this app since they let you pick any four packs for free with a fresh install, so seeing beatcoins and the small amount you earn from the tutorial versus how much the packs are worth are really immeasurable. I understand that you must make revenue but also be mindful of those that recreationally use this, who don’t spend money to do something they enjoy.
Thank you for the app and thank you for listening,
Could be better, could be worse.
I'm a harsh critic when it comes to music software, but that is because I judge it as if I were looking to add it to a professional workflow. If you are doing it just for fun or just because then you might not agree with my review and that's okay, too.
I like the interface, however, there are certain sections that will pop up and are in different languages that I do not understand. That takes down one whole start for me because it adds stress to a process that should be stress free.
The iPhone app feels like a toy, but is not far off from where the desktop versions are so there is some consistency, which is a good thing. I have both the desktop and mobile versions of this software and I don't approach either of them when wanting to create serious music. Sometimes I just like them to jam with the loops or chord progressions and find inspiration that way, then fire up the DAW and my library hard drive to begin a piece.
I believe this will meet the needs of most users, which will probably be mostly beginners since pro's will likely see this as a toy. It has the portability down, and when I am traveling, out and about, or winding down away from keys, I find it to be a neat resource for sketching musical ideas out.
Thanks for this!
BEST...APP... I HAVE EVER PUT ON MY IPAD
I just got this app yesterday and I already love it. I just released my first song today so please check it out. If you get the app (Or already have the app),all you have to do is go to explore in the community category, then press search, then select search by artist. And once you’ve done that search Stormstruck, the song is called $TORMBREAKER , if you enjoy like it please and comment. Anyway this is a good app and I think everybody should have it, this is a chance to go big and have people like you and listen to music hat you made. Developers, you all are geniuses, you have created an app that could jumpstart so many peoples careers in music, thank you thank you thank you for creating this app, and I hope whoever is reading this thinks about becoming a JAMMER.
By MINDFUL BEATS
Hello jammers. I’ve bn apart of this industry for about two years now. I’ve at least spent more then a couple hundreds dollars for the jam packs , and its worth every penny. They say time is money, if that is the case then I spent countless hours producing. I guess you can say in return MMJ paid me with something that is more valuable then money. In a way this app is something I believe in , something like a religion. Now I don’t do it for the likes , fans , or fam. 100% is for me . No matter what situation am in I can run to the app and produce my feelings in a heart beat. No matter the problem , I can always find a solution when am jamming my life away. At times I just sit back and reminisce on the good and bad times. MMJ is thee realist entity I have ever crossed . I thank you founders of MUSICMAKERJAM.
Was great but stopped working
I started using this several months ago just to play around maybe make some demos. I got hooked on it but there are a few things that brought my rating down 2 stars. One is that you purhase genre-based packages but the app reserves all rights to the intellectual property which means that you don't actually own the purchases you make, except for personal use. This could never suffice for an underground artist like myself. The 2nd thing is that the app has completely stopped responding, just won't log it and suggests that I have a connection problem which I don't. Because of the latter issue, I feel gyped for my purchases in that I not only cannot market my concoctions but now I cannot access my purchases at all. I've tried monthly to redownload and try again but it seems my money is rotting away on this one.
Good for Starters, but there should be a more advanced version.
Overall, this app is amazing. I think that it suits beginners well, but my one suggestion that makes this drop to 4/5 is that there should be a way to make it more advanced. I like that this is beginner-friendly, but having a way to add more advanced controls seems like an idea that would help. Some people might grow accustomed to the usual loops and controls, etc., but after that comes the point where some might get bored. A solution to this could be 1.) adding a more advanced option in settings or before the song creation or 2.) a completely new app specifically for more advanced musicians. This is the one suggestion I might give, so thank you for reading this and I hope there is a solution to this soon.
Hey, I really love this app and everything, but for the time I’ve used the app, there are two main glitches. The first, which is way more important than the other and more affecting, is when (this already happened to me two times and I don’t have an old phone) I am recording a song that I am making while doing everything and then the sound suddenly becomes really shaky and stops. The whole screen freezes and I have to exit the app and take it out of the background for it to work again. Problem with that is, it pauses me in the middle of recording and I can’t finish. It’s a waste. The other which bugs me but isn’t the worst, is when I tap on the place where you change loops. It comes out stuck with nothing in the spot under the pack I’m using.
Lost my purchased loops after update
I was making a song every now and again and was really enjoying it, even decided to spend money on some loop packs (mostly the Ambient packs) and have more options for my songs. Unfortunately, after not using the app for a few months and at least an update or two, I came back to find ALL my purchased packs were just GONE. No trace of them even being purchased. I already tried both "recover purchased items" and the other option in "Styles" that basically does the same thing, but nothing comes back. The loops I bought are still gone. I love the app but I can only give a 1 star rating until my situation is resolved -if it is at all- and I get my loops back or at least credits or something to repurchase them. I should not have to buy them twice or keep re buying them and lose money every time you decide to update your app.