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  • 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... »

  • Sahe Audio Releases ReKawl App for Storing Gear Settings

    Sahe Audio Releases ReKawl App for Storing Gear Settings

    Sahe Audio has launched ReKawl, a mobile app designed to help you keep track of your analog gear’s settings by taking photos, creating track sheets, and neatly organizing your notes. The app uses your phone’s camera to take pictures and attach notes to create maps of your amp settings, pedal board, studio setup, or anything... »

  • Figure: A Look into the Music Making App for iOS

    Figure: A Look into the Music Making App for iOS

    When it comes to music making apps for iOS, I’ve generally been quite disappointed. Most of what’s out there is convoluted and confusing, making for a poor and often awkward experience. Propellerhead Software is looking to change all that with the release of their newest app, Figure. Figure offers three different voices to work with:... »

  • App Review: David Ellefson Rock Shop

    App Review: David Ellefson Rock Shop

    A little over three years ago, bassist David Ellefson launched his Rock Shop series of informative videos on YouTube, focusing on “all things music, all things music business, and all things that rock.” Now, the Megadeth low-ender has teamed up with Pocketlabworks to launch the David Ellefson Rock Shop App, a bass and guitar amp... »

  • Master Tour: A Look into the App for Gig and Tour Management

    Master Tour: A Look into the App for Gig and Tour Management

    If you’re a gigging musician, especially if you’re on tour, Master Tour by Eventric is an app you’ll want to check out. I was first introduced to this app by our tour manager’s wife, who hailed it is “100% indispensable”. The app is a companion to the company’s desktop app and web portal, which allows... »

  • Agile Partners Adds Trace Elliot Bass Amp Model to AmpKit

    Agile Partners Adds Trace Elliot Bass Amp Model to AmpKit

    Agile Partners has released version 1.3 of their AmpKit app for iOS, and with it comes the addition of the first modern bass amp system model for the platform. The company has partnered with Trace Elliot, offering up the Trace Elliot 1215 combo, complete with 12-band Graphic Equalizer – tuned for bass frequencies – as... »

  • MicVault Studio: A Look at the iOS App for Recording Advice

    MicVault Studio: A Look at the iOS App for Recording Advice

    If you don’t have access to world-class engineers to answer your questions about recording your bass in the studio, you definitely want to check out MicVault Studio. The app is a collection of the preferences of Michael Wagener, Shane Wilson and Russ Long – three prominent and successful recording engineers when it comes to microphone... »