Android production workflow suggestions
Fellow phone lovers--
I've made so much progress breaking free of the desktop in other life areas that it's chronically frustrating to still need the desktop for music production.
Musescore's progress over the last five years has been astounding. On the desktop. 🙂
I understand a bit about the hardware architecture problems. Sigh.
Here's what my current workflow looks like, curious if anyone has ideas about how to Androidize it.
• Start in Musescore on Windows. Deliverables: musicxml, midi, occasionally PDF. Tried lilypond on Android, but I struggle to work that way and lilypond doesn't play well with musicxml (conversion to lilypond introduces rhythmic errors, and Frescobaldi (on Windows 💻) chokes too often on the return trip to musicxml).
• Convert midi to wav with sforzando on Windows. Easy, simple tool that doesn't make me think.
• Head back to Android to finish mixing with Sox.
Not an emergency, it's just amazing that nobody else seems to mind still depending on the desktop (after 12 years of iPhones). Have you ever gone for a long hike and found music inspiration from nature? I am not lugging a laptop that whole way. 🙂