Song Engineer

Song Engineer Review

OS:Top Apps 5.0 and up
10+ downloads
Publication date:September 22, 2021


Song Engineer Review

Publicated: 01 Mar 2019
Song Engineer is an app for songs auto-composition. Just press COMPOSE and you have a new unique song. Song composition is done by an algorithm that creates and matches harmony and melodies of different instruments - lead(vocal), bass, piano and guitar. You can listen to songs and save them as midi file. The app can provide you with song ideas that you can further develop and enhance. Saved midi file can be used for production with DAW software.

Hear some sample songs here - http://www.gyokovsolutions.com/SongEngineer.html

This is the full version of Song Engineer Lite with many more features - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gyokovsolutions.songengineerlite

Full version app features:
- select song tonality
- GUITAR instrument
- use different song sections (INTRO, VERSE, PRE-CHORUS, CHORUS, BRIDGE, OUTRO)
- change song section length
- rearrange song sections
- change song elements root and scale type (major, minor, pentatonic, blues, chromatic)
- recompose individual song section
- recompose individual instrument in song section
- change instruments used in midi file
- save song in midi and xml file
- open saved song from xml file
- option to control composing parameters(melody phrasing, harmony rhythm, song sections preferred note lengths)

How to use:

1. Select song tonality using TONALITY drop down menu. New song in chosen tonality is created.
2. Optionally you can change song structure using the three dots button on the left side of every song element. You can change element types, add new elements or rearrange them.
3. You can change the elements (VERSE, CHORUS etc...) scale root and type(major, minor, pentatonic etc...) that will be used for composing, change the element length (in bars). Only the first occurrence of every element has the controls unlocked. When you change some property then all elements of the same type (VERSE,CHORUS etc...) will change their values accordingly.
4. Press COMPOSE
5. The song is composed. Four instruments are used - lead(vocal), bass, harmony(piano) and drums.
6. Press PLAY to listen to the song. You can change song tempo. Also you can hear every element and recompose it using the three dots button on the left side of each element. Also you can include or exclude instruments(lead, harmony, bass, drums) using checkboxes.
7. Press SAVE to save the song in midi format. Song is saved in [sdcard]/SongEngineer folder. In settings you can change default instruments type used in midi file. Song is also saved as xml file which can be externally modified and then open as song again. The midi file can be used for song enhancement and production using any DAW software.

SETTINGS description:

- Instrument ranges - set lowest and highest note for lead and bass instrument. The selected range will be used by composer when composing melodies.
- Song sections preferred note type - select preferred note lengths (full, half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth) for each song section. In this way you can control specific section pace.
- Melody phrasing - control how the phrases are created for lead instrument
- LEAD phrase start placement - usage of phrases that do not start on the first beat of the bar
- LEAD phrase end placement - select if phrase ends on strong cadential point
- LEAD pickup notes - select to use pickup notes in lead melodies
- Harmony
- Chord changes rate - the bigger number means more chord changes
- Harmony rhythm rate - control the pace of played harmony accompaniment

Check also the other music composition related apps:

Melody Engineer - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gyokovsolutions.melodyengineerlite

Lyrics Engineer - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gyokovsolutions.lyricsengineerlite

Rhythm Engineer - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gyokovsolutions.rhythmengineerlite

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