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  • New App Trains Your Ears For EQ’ing

    New App Trains Your Ears For EQ’ing

    Anyone who has played a concert can tell you that EQ’ing is an important skill. If you’re looking to hone your ear to perfect that skill, you may want to check out a new app called hearEQ. The ear training app helps musicians and sound engineers with custom EQ training exercises that your tracks from... »

  • Josquin Des Pres Launches Bass Fitness Mobile App

    Josquin Des Pres Launches Bass Fitness Mobile App

    Want to get in shape? Bassist Josquin Des Pres has released a new app called Bass Fitness. Dubbed “The Ultimate Woodshedding App,” the new release is based on his published by Hal Leonard in 1991. “The exercises in Bass Fitness are designed to help increase your speed, improve your dexterity, develop accuracy and promote finger... »

  • IK Multimedia Introduces MODO Bass Virtual Instrument

    IK Multimedia Introduces MODO Bass Virtual Instrument

    IK Multimedia has released MODO Bass, a physical modeling virtual bass instrument. The program recreates the response, feel, and tone of a real electric bass with accurate replications of 12 standard models. Beyond the models themselves, nearly every aspect of physically playing the bass can be dialed in, from playing technique (finger, slap and pick)... »

  • MakeMusic Launches Finale v.25

    MakeMusic Launches Finale v.25

    MakeMusic has released version 25 of their popular music notation software, Finale. The new update carries several improvements including the transition to being a 64-bit application, making it more efficient and capable of handling 64-bit sound libraries. It also includes improved workflow and program support. “Features added in this release include transposed note entry, large... »

  • Fender Introduces Mobile Tuning App

    Fender Introduces Mobile Tuning App

    Fender has gotten into the mobile tuner game with Fender Tune, a free iOS guitar and bass tuner app. The app has auto tune and manual tune features as well as a chromatic mode for tuning flexibility. It has 20 pre-set tuning options plus the ability to dial in and save custom tunings. Besides being... »

  • Boss Introduces Free Mobile Tuner App

    Boss Introduces Free Mobile Tuner App

    Boss has expanded their tuner line into the digital realm with a new mobile tuner app. Available as a free download for iOS and Android, the app takes on the familiar look of the company’s TU-3 pedal tuner and features a 21-segment meter and note display. Arrow indicators show when a note is in tune,... »

  • App Makes Transcribing Easier

    App Makes Transcribing Easier

    If you’re in the market for an app to help you transcribe the songs you want to learn, Transcribe+ aims to help. The app, designed for iPhone and iPad, allows you to import a song from your music library, change the speed and key, create loops, see the music’s waveform and even take notes. A... »

  • ShowOne App Aims to Simplify Using Backing Tracks On Stage

    ShowOne App Aims to Simplify Using Backing Tracks On Stage

    An iOS app can now meet the needs of musicians who use backing tracks during live performances. ShowOne (formerly called SideStage) has a variety of features, including automatic click tracks; the ability to edit tempo, pitch, and voice counts from within the app; compatibility with Apogee Duet and Native Instruments Traktor Audio 2; fast import... »

  • Create Beats on the Fly with VoxBeat App

    Create Beats on the Fly with VoxBeat App

    If you’re looking for a quick, easy way to record the beats for your compositions, Avi Bortnick’s VoxBeat app might be something to look into. The app features drum and audio tracks, and you can create beats with a tap of the finger or through beatboxing the sounds you want to hear. Bortnick is also... »

  • 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.... »