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  • Hotone’s New XTOMP mini: 140 Classic, Vintage & Modern Effects for Guitar, Bass & More

    Hotone’s New XTOMP mini: 140 Classic, Vintage & Modern Effects for Guitar, Bass & More

    Hotone Audio’s XTOMP mini pedal is the lean, mean core of Hotone’s flagship XTOMP Bluetooth Modeling Effects Pedal. With a smaller, more pedalboard-friendly footprint than its big brother, this solid aluminum stompbox can be transformed into over 140 different classic, vintage and modern effects for guitar, bass and more. The XTOMP mini uses a mobile... »

  • BandLab App Aims to Make Music Creation Easier

    BandLab App Aims to Make Music Creation Easier

    A new free app called BandLab promises to allow musicians to collaborate and create music in the cloud. The recently launched app lets musicians capture, store and recall song ideas and synchronize all the info to all cloud-linked devices. In addition, you can work on multi-track projects with others using the app’s built-in mix editor.... »

  • IK Multimedia Introduces iRig 2 Mobile Interface for iOS and Android

    IK Multimedia Introduces iRig 2 Mobile Interface for iOS and Android

    IK Multimedia has revamped their popular mobile instrument interface with the iRig 2. The new version adds several new features including a versatile gain control, a 1/4-inch amplifier output, and Android compatibility. The iRig 2 has a 1/4-inch input that can handle guitar, bass or other line level instruments. Its variable gain thumbwheel lets you... »

  • Music Theory – Chords in Minor Keys App Released for Android

    Music Theory – Chords in Minor Keys App Released for Android

    Stuart Bahn has just released the second in his Music Theory Toolkit Series of apps for Android devices, entitled Music Theory – Chords in Minor Keys. The app trains you to learn all the minor, major, and diminished chords found in all 12 minor keys. Your theory is tested as the app displays a minor... »

  • Jazz ScaleHelper: A Look at the Scale Analysis and Study App for iOS and Android

    Jazz ScaleHelper: A Look at the Scale Analysis and Study App for iOS and Android

    Jazz ScaleHelper is, at it’s essence, a discerning ear. The app listens to you play your scales and arpeggios and gives you feedback on what you just played, as well as a grade. It judges your note stability, intonation, time and shows you how many notes per minute you played. The app’s analysis screen presents... »

  • IK Multimedia Introduces iRig Recorder App for Android

    IK Multimedia Introduces iRig Recorder App for Android

    IK Multimedia has released their first mobile app for Android with the iRig Recorder, an audio recording app that works with your device’s built-in mic as well as IK’s iRig MIC, iRig MIC Cast or iRig PRE. The app is designed to make recordings on the fly. iRig Recorder has no recording time limit, requires... »

  • Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro: A Look at the Harmony App for iOS and Android

    Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro: A Look at the Harmony App for iOS and Android

    I recently stumbled upon Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro, an app that blew my mind. If I had access to this app in college, I would’ve understood my upper level harmony courses so much better. This is an app that’s not only useful, it is also fun to play with. If you have a desire to... »

  • Songsterr: A Look at the Tab Player for iOS and Android

    Songsterr: A Look at the Tab Player for iOS and Android

    While I am a big proponent of learning to read notation, I do agree that tab can be extremely useful, especially to the beginning musician. Tab has its place and its usefulness is undeniable, so I was looking forward to checking out the Songsterr Tab app on my iPad and iPhone. Man. I wish I... »

  • ChordBot: A Look at the Songwriting and Accompaniment Tool for iOS and Android

    ChordBot: A Look at the Songwriting and Accompaniment Tool for iOS and Android

    ChordBot is a wonderful, easy to use app which is equally powerful for songwriting as it is for accompaniment. The app allows you to develop and play chord progressions in a number of styles. ChordBot features 60 different chord types (including slash chords), 50+ comping styles, a song generator, as well as the ability to... »