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  • Bowing Fun: A Look at the iOS App for Bowing Exercises

    Bowing Fun: A Look at the iOS App for Bowing Exercises

    Bowing Fun offers up exercises for bowed instruments – double bass (violin, viola and cello too) – designed to develop sight-reading skills and agility. A friend recommended that I check out this app, as he’s enjoyed it thought might be worthy of a review here. I have mixed feelings about it, but decided it was... »

  • Agile Partners Introduce AmpKit Version 1.4, with Ashdown Amp Model

    Agile Partners Introduce AmpKit Version 1.4, with Ashdown Amp Model

    AmpKit, the popular amp modeling app for iOS, has been updated with Version 1.4. The new incarnation introduces two new pedals and two new amplifiers including modeling of the Ashdown ABM-900 and its matching 8×10 cabinet. The second in AmpKit’s bass amp series, the Ashdown rig replicates all the features of the real ABM-900. Besides... »

  • iMaschine: A Look at the Beat Sketch Pad for iOS

    iMaschine: A Look at the Beat Sketch Pad for iOS

    I have a confession: I am completely useless when it comes to making beats or using synths and drum machines. While I pride myself on being both musical and tech savvy, for some reason, when I combine the elements, the results are not exactly fantastic. But as they say, there’s an app for that. I’ve... »

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  • PocketLabworks Releases PocketHz Tuning and Song Training App

    PocketLabworks Releases PocketHz Tuning and Song Training App

    PocketLabworks has launched the PocketHz for iOS, an app that brings together a tuner and a song trainer. The tuner utilizes the company’s WarpSpeed pitch detection technology, which engineer Kevin Robertson explains warps the frequencies for even measurement across all octaves. It covers 8-octaves to reach down to a low B-string, high C-string and beyond.... »

  • Anytune Pro HQ: A Look at the New “Slow Downer” for iOS

    Anytune Pro HQ: A Look at the New “Slow Downer” for iOS

    Note: This review is based on a beta version of Anytune V3.0 which is due out this week, pending Apple’s approval of the app. This beta has proven to be incredibly stable and performs beautifully, so I expect nothing different in the final version. As I have already reviewed both Capo and the Amazing Slow... »

  • IK Multimedia Expands Amplitube with 2.5 Release

    IK Multimedia Expands Amplitube with 2.5 Release

    IK Multimedia has released a major update for the iOS version of Amplitube. Version 2.5 of the mobile amp modeling and effects processor app expands its capabilities with MIDI and digital audio support, a redesigned recorder and mixer section, and audio copy and paste functions. It also adapts to new iOS devices by supporting Retina... »

  • Tab Toolkit: A Look at the Notation and Tab App for iOS

    Tab Toolkit: A Look at the Notation and Tab App for iOS

    Seeing as I’ve always had a somewhat “snobbish” aversion to Tab, I had avoided most every app in the store that provided it. So I’m happy to report I overcame that for a minute to try out Tab Toolkit, and I’m glad I did. Tab Toolkit is a pretty wonderful app, beautifully executed and immensely... »

  • Bass Sight: A Look at the Notation and Fretboard Training App for iOS

    Bass Sight: A Look at the Notation and Fretboard Training App for iOS

    Bass Sight is a nice addition to the handful of apps that already exist to help those who wish to learn how to read music notation and/or better know their fretboard. Combining both training for reading notation and learning the fretboard, the app offers up a layout which is simple and to the point. The... »

  • Notion: A Look at the Music Notation Software for iPad

    Notion: A Look at the Music Notation Software for iPad

    As you may recall, I reviewed Symphony Pro late last year and hailed it as a good start and the best we have available to us for notating music on the iPad. I believe that Notion may have just raised the bar. I found that the actual act of notation on Notion was far more... »

  • Audio MIDI Connect: A Look at the Instrument to MIDI Converter for iOS

    Audio MIDI Connect: A Look at the Instrument to MIDI Converter for iOS

    If you’re like me, the existence of an app like Audio MIDI Connect is a dream come true. This app allows you to take your instrument signal and convert it to Midi and send it over Wifi! The implications are pretty cool, because this means that your instrument of choice can be a midi controller... »