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Samplr: A Look at the Sampling App for iPad
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Samplr: A Look at the Sampling App for iPad

While I’m a bit of a noob when it comes to samplers, creating beats and most things electronic-music related, I am having a blast trying to create music with Samplr. Designed for live performance, Samplr gives you an astounding number of ways to interact with samples – from either the ones they include, or ones you create or import from...

Tunable: A Look at the All-in-One Tuning, Recording and Metronome App for Android and iOS
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Tunable: A Look at the All-in-One Tuning, Recording and Metronome App for Android and iOS

While there is no shortage of good tuner apps out there, I did stumble upon one more which stood out this week. Tunable, by AffinityBlue, is a little bit of a does-it-all tuner app, providing more features than others on the market. Let’s get to the most important part first: ease of use. Tunable has it. The app performs wonderfully,...

App Review: Set List Maker
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App Review: Set List Maker

If you lead your own project, Set List Maker is probably going to be a game changer for you. If you’re like me, getting organized for a gig means being strapped to your desk with iTunes open, messing around with a playlist of all of your tunes, desperately playing with various song orders, playing the beginning and end of tunes...

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SmartMusic: A Look at the New Music Education App
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SmartMusic: A Look at the New Music Education App

SmartMusic’s website is already a fantastic resource for students and educators, and they’ve recently started to expand their software to the iPad. If you already have a Smartmusic account, you can use that login to gain instant access to the full library available to you as if you were operating through the web portal. Future updates promise additional abilities like...

insTuner: A Look at the Chromatic Tuner for iOS
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insTuner: A Look at the Chromatic Tuner for iOS

For quite some time, my go-to tuner app for iOS has been ClearTune (see my earlier review). So when I was asked to check out insTuner, I figured that if nothing else, I would be able to write a review about it. As it turns out, I’m switching iOS tuners. insTuner is a fantastically pleasing tuner to use. Not only...

Jazz ScaleHelper: A Look at the Scale Analysis and Study App for iOS and Android
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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 your scale in notation. My...

iDouble Bass: A Look at the App for Learning Double Bass
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iDouble Bass: A Look at the App for Learning Double Bass

iDouble Bass was recommended for review by my friend (and fantastic luthier/bass/educator Laurence Mollerup in Vancouver, BC). This is a simple app with a simple goal: to help educators and beginning upright students to learn the proper techniques, teaching techniques and provides a wealth of information regarding application. There are plenty of pictures included which will help you to learn...

IK Multimedia Introduces iRig Recorder App for Android
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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 no setup, and has an...

AudioStretch: A Look at the Slow Downer App for iOS
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AudioStretch: A Look at the Slow Downer App for iOS

Another slow downer app? Yes. Why? Because AudioStretch does something that no other app has, at least the ones I’ve tried. What could that be? Speed = 0%! I can’t believe that no one thought of this before (and I apologize if someone has and I haven’t seen it yet). This feature is simply a fantastic way to figure out...

Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro: A Look at the Harmony App for iOS and Android
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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 explore functional harmony and are...