Musicians haven’t traditionally had a lot of tools on mobile. Phones are small and music creation is complex. Sometimes the UI just doesn’t work. However, people can create all kinds of neat noises with their phones by using something like a synthesizer. There are two main types of synth apps. The first lets you hook up your existing equipment to make music. The second lets you create sounds within the app with no extra equipment required.

We took a look and here are the best synth apps to make some music with your phone. Please note, most of these work better with tablets, but they work fine on phones.