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Songsterr: A Look at the Tab Player for iOS and Android
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Songsterr: A Look at the Tab Player for iOS and Android

While I am a big proponent of learning to read notation, I do agree that tab can be extremely useful, especially to the beginning musician. Tab has its place and its usefulness is undeniable, so I was looking forward to checking out the Songsterr Tab app on my iPad and iPhone. Man. I wish I had this when I was...

DrumGenius: A Look at the Drum Loop App for iOS
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DrumGenius: A Look at the Drum Loop App for iOS

I was recently turned on to DrumGenius by NoTreble’s own Kevin Johnson, and I’m glad that I was. In essence, DrumGenius is a simple library of drum loops in various styles – 201 loops in all. But it is really much more than that. The app is more like an encyclopedic collection of classic jazz grooves and some quite modern...

Discovr Music: A Look at the Music Discovery App for iOS
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Discovr Music: A Look at the Music Discovery App for iOS

Today I’m going to change things up a bit and share an app that while not specifically designed for musicians, it’s one music lovers – and those who are hungry for new music – will love. Discovr Music is quite elegant, well designed and simple to use. You simply search for an artist that you like, and the app presents...

Coach’s Eye: A Look at the How To Video Creator for iOS
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Coach’s Eye: A Look at the How To Video Creator for iOS

At first glance, Coaches Eye might not seem like an app that has any use in a musical setting. While it’s actually designed for sports trainers and coaches, I’ve found its usefulness goes well beyond those groups. The app allows you to import a video (or shoot your own from within the app), record your commentary, annotate the video with...

Jazz Box: A Look at the Chord and Scale Reference App for iOS
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Jazz Box: A Look at the Chord and Scale Reference App for iOS

Jazz Box, in my humble opinion, has just helped to fulfill a need for a thorough, high quality harmonic study app. While not perfect and not 100% inclusive of every harmonic consideration, it goes way beyond any of the other apps I have seen in explaining scale considerations in the jazz idiom, spelling out various chords and explaining what certain...

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...

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...