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Beatronome: A Look at the Metronome App for iOS
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Beatronome: A Look at the Metronome App for iOS

Ever since I got my first iOS device, I’ve become a bit of a metronome junkie. I’m endlessly curious about how many ways one can implement time keeping into a design aesthetic and how many functions can developers think of doing. I’m also a fan of minimalism… I love a great, bare bones design: no fluff, no fat, just what...

iHarmony: A Look at the Music Theory App for iOS
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iHarmony: A Look at the Music Theory App for iOS

iHarmony is an app described by its creator as “a fully complete collection of scales, chords & harmonizations…” The harmonization part of the description describes what is actually a list of chord qualities for every note in a given mode (i.e.: Maj7, -7, -7, Maj7, Dom7, -7 & -7(b5) for the Major modes), which is quite handy. While I wouldn’t...

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Aphex Launches Audio Xciter App
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Aphex Launches Audio Xciter App

Professional audio technology company Aphex has introduced the Audio Xciter Music App, a mobile application designed to improve the quality of digital audio through the use of their proprietary Xciter digital signal processor. The app, which works with music as well as audio books and podcasts, makes audio sound more dynamic with Low, Medium, and High presets as well as...

Rhythm Calculator: A Look at the Rhythm Helper App for iOS
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Rhythm Calculator: A Look at the Rhythm Helper App for iOS

I just discovered JET Powered Apps’s Rhythm Calculator app, a gem of an app I guarantee will live on my phone for quite some time, and I suspect that’ll be true for you other iOS device-carrying folks as well. Rhythm Calculator is exactly what the name suggests: an interface that allows you to enter rhythms of most any type, in...

Tachyon: A Look at the Visual Music Creation App for iOS
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Tachyon: A Look at the Visual Music Creation App for iOS

Dream Theatre Keyboard wiz Jordan Rudes has been making quite a name for himself as the mastermind behind some pretty creative musical iOS apps like MorphWiz, SampleWiz, Geo Synthesizer and now, Tachyon. The common theme to these apps is that they offer an ethereal aesthetic which serves to mesmerize to the point where one almost forgets that they are making...

New Loopr App Allows for Mobile Looping
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New Loopr App Allows for Mobile Looping

Fans of musical mobile device apps will be interested in Loopr, a new looping app for iOS. The new app is designed for simplicity and allows for musicians to record continuous loops to groove, practice, and perform with. Once you’ve created your loops, you can save them as independent files, including tempo and time signature information, and share them with...

Bowing Fun: A Look at the iOS App for Bowing Exercises
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Bowing Fun: A Look at the iOS App for Bowing Exercises

Bowing Fun offers up exercises for bowed instruments – double bass (violin, viola and cello too) – designed to develop sight-reading skills and agility. A friend recommended that I check out this app, as he’s enjoyed it thought might be worthy of a review here. I have mixed feelings about it, but decided it was worth sharing the good and...

Agile Partners Introduce AmpKit Version 1.4, with Ashdown Amp Model
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Agile Partners Introduce AmpKit Version 1.4, with Ashdown Amp Model

AmpKit, the popular amp modeling app for iOS, has been updated with Version 1.4. The new incarnation introduces two new pedals and two new amplifiers including modeling of the Ashdown ABM-900 and its matching 8×10 cabinet. The second in AmpKit’s bass amp series, the Ashdown rig replicates all the features of the real ABM-900. Besides the company’s signature VU meter,...

iMaschine: A Look at the Beat Sketch Pad for iOS
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iMaschine: A Look at the Beat Sketch Pad for iOS

I have a confession: I am completely useless when it comes to making beats or using synths and drum machines. While I pride myself on being both musical and tech savvy, for some reason, when I combine the elements, the results are not exactly fantastic. But as they say, there’s an app for that. I’ve had a lot of fun...

PocketLabworks Releases PocketHz Tuning and Song Training App
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PocketLabworks Releases PocketHz Tuning and Song Training App

PocketLabworks has launched the PocketHz for iOS, an app that brings together a tuner and a song trainer. The tuner utilizes the company’s WarpSpeed pitch detection technology, which engineer Kevin Robertson explains warps the frequencies for even measurement across all octaves. It covers 8-octaves to reach down to a low B-string, high C-string and beyond. The song training half of...