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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...

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,...

Riffstation Launches Play to Detect and Display Chords for Youtube Music Videos
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Riffstation Launches Play to Detect and Display Chords for Youtube Music Videos

Riffstation has launched a beta app with some lofty goals. Play is designed to present chords for any Youtube music video, in real time. The software has a super clean and simple interface, which shows promise. And while bass isn’t listed in the app, following the guitar chords should be suitable for most songs. (The app supports guitar, ukulele (!)...

Nathan Vonnahme Releases Teüna Chromatic Tuner App
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Nathan Vonnahme Releases Teüna Chromatic Tuner App

Nathan Vonnahme has released Teüna, a chromatic tuner app for iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch. The app draws on historical aesthetic for its design. “I started looking at these pocket watches from the 17th century, and I realized, these were the iPhone of their day,” Vonnahme explains. “This was the object that every gentleman and many ladies would whip out...

Music Theory – Chords in Minor Keys App Released for Android
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Music Theory – Chords in Minor Keys App Released for Android

Stuart Bahn has just released the second in his Music Theory Toolkit Series of apps for Android devices, entitled Music Theory – Chords in Minor Keys. The app trains you to learn all the minor, major, and diminished chords found in all 12 minor keys. Your theory is tested as the app displays a minor key and a roman numeral,...

Shaker Box: A Look at the Shaker Loop App
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Shaker Box: A Look at the Shaker Loop App

Shaker Box is a simple, yet well executed app that gives you an assortment of shakers on your iOS device. Only one shaker is included for free but the app has full functionality with no additional cost. A one time $1.99 in-app-purchase gives you access to 12 additional shakers. The sounds are very actual samples and sound great. The settings...

SteadyTune: A Look at the Tuning App for Mac
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SteadyTune: A Look at the Tuning App for Mac

While I typically stick to iOS apps here, I realize many of you iOS users are likely also Mac users. So I thought I’d deviate from the norm a little here and focus on a handy app I’ve discovered for the Mac. SteadyTune is as simple as it gets. When opened (I set mine to open when I start the...

MarloweDK Releases “Beginning Slap Bass” for iPad and iPhone
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MarloweDK Releases “Beginning Slap Bass” for iPad and iPhone

Bassist and educator Thomas Risell – perhaps best known as MarloweDK – has released his “Beginning Slap Bass” lessons in the form of an iPad and iPhone app. Beginning Slap Bass with MarloweDK features 25 licks covering all the fundamentals – slapping, popping, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, double thumbing and more. Each lick includes four different videos – three set...