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FiRe Studio: A Look at the iOS App for Multi-Track Recording
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FiRe Studio: A Look at the iOS App for Multi-Track Recording

I have become quite a fan of Audiophile Engineering’s FiRe2 recording application (see my previous review). Now, the folks at Audiophile have introduced FiRe Studio, which is essentially a multi-track version of FiRe2. As with FiRe2, there is a little bit of a learning curve, but FiRe Studio is similarly loaded with an informative user manual. Once you’ve gotten a...

Quiztones: A Look at the Frequency Identification Ear Trainer for iOS
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Quiztones: A Look at the Frequency Identification Ear Trainer for iOS

Have you ever been on a sound check and the singer or one of the house sound guys asks the monitor guy to “lower 1k about 2db” in this wedge, or something like that? I’ve long marveled at those who could so quickly identify a problem frequency and eliminate feedback or simply make the mix sound better. While I studied...

Fret Tester: A Look at the Fretboard Trainer App for iOS
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Fret Tester: A Look at the Fretboard Trainer App for iOS

I am often asked how one can better learn the fretboard and how one can improve their reading. I generally talk about certain things I’ve spent time studying and how to practice with intention and focus, the importance of repetition (to make information stick) and suggest a few books, and so on. I now will have one more thing to...

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FiRe 2: A Look at the Recording App for iOS
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FiRe 2: A Look at the Recording App for iOS

I’ve long been on the lookout for a great recording app for my iPhone. Not for multi-tracking, because Garageband on my iPad has me 100% sold for that stuff, but more for recording quick ideas, recording rehearsals, concerts and so on. I recently tried out FiRe 2 by Audiofile Engineering, and after just a few short hours, I’m already impressed...

Audiofile Engineering Releases Quiztones Ear Training App
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Audiofile Engineering Releases Quiztones Ear Training App

Mac and iOS software developer Audiofile Engineering, following their acquisition of Quiztones, has released an ear training app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Quiztones uses a series of quizzes to aid in ear training exercises, designed to improve abilities in the areas of mixing, EQ setting, eliminating feedback, prevent noise buildup in mixes and eliminate the need for frequency...

Capo: A Look Into the Song Learning App for iOS
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Capo: A Look Into the Song Learning App for iOS

Many of us have longed for a good, quality “Slow Downer” for iOS. Look no further! Capo, by SuperMegaUltraGroovy, will allow you to pick any song from your music library and adjust the speed, without altering pitch or alter the pitch, without altering speed, or both. Once you’ve selected your song, you’re basically presented with the wave form. You can...

Avid Releases “Scorch” Music Notation Software for iOS
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Avid Releases “Scorch” Music Notation Software for iOS

Avid has released their first foray into the iPad app world with Scorch, a sheet music application powered by their Sibelius music notation software engine. Scorch allows users to playback, adjust, and buy sheet music from publishers as well as community members via iTunes. The app allows you to play whole scores or individual parts one at a time. You...

Dr. Betotte: A Look at the Metronome/Beat-Box App for iOS Devices
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Dr. Betotte: A Look at the Metronome/Beat-Box App for iOS Devices

I have tried every metronome on the market (app store market that is) and, while “Metronome Plus” is my favorite when all I need is a quick, clean way to keep time, Dr. Betotte is hands down the best metronome for odd meters, trickier functions and as a practice tool. I believe that this is actually based off of the...

iReal B: A Look Into the New Real Book App for iOS
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iReal B: A Look Into the New Real Book App for iOS

iReal B, formerly known as “iReal Book” and as you may have guessed, is the Real Book in digital form. This app is an iOS universal app, compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and available for $7.99. This is one of my most used apps on my iPad. In the most recent version, iReal B only provides chord charts,...

iTablaPro: A Look at The Tabla and Tanpura App for iOS
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iTablaPro: A Look at The Tabla and Tanpura App for iOS

iTablaPro is an electronic Tabla and Tanpura , which supports all of the common taals used in Hindustani music. It is meant as a study tool or accompaniment for practicing. I’ve found it a wonderful means to practice harmonic concepts against a drone, rhythmic concepts on my bass by interacting with or mimicking the table and also as a great...