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MakeMusic Launches Finale v.25
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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 time signatures, an incredible playback...

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Fender Introduces Mobile Tuning App
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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 a tuner, the app is...

Boss Introduces Free Mobile Tuner App
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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, flat, or sharp. The app...

App Makes Transcribing Easier
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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 version of the app, with...

ShowOne App Aims to Simplify Using Backing Tracks On Stage
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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 of audio via cloud services...

Create Beats on the Fly with VoxBeat App
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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 the creator of the Time...

BandLab App Aims to Make Music Creation Easier
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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. Then, once a piece is...

New iOS App Dissects Polyrhythms
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New iOS App Dissects Polyrhythms

If you’re crazy about figuring out new rhythms, you may want to check out a new app called . Created in part by bassist Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, the app helps you “study and practice various polyrhythms in a wide range of time signatures.” It has a loop that can be set for up to 16 bars that allows you to...

Montana Floss Co. Launches “Soundproof” Music Player App
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Montana Floss Co. Launches “Soundproof” Music Player App

App developer Montana Floss Co. has released , a music player for iOS designed to help you practice. The app allows you to create set lists as well as set repeat markers to loop certain parts of a track. Soundproof is designed for simplicity and ease of use with an oversized play button and time slider to quickly jump to...

Janek Gwizdala Announces Ultimate Play Alongs App
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Janek Gwizdala Announces Ultimate Play Alongs App

Practicing will be taken to a whole new level with Ultimate Play Alongs, a new app that will be available for iOS and Android devices. The app, created by bassist Janek Gwizdala and drummer Louie Palmer, is built around a play-along experience with the back catalog of some of the world’s greatest musicians including Mike Stern, Nathan East, John Patitucci,...