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Notion: A Look at the Music Notation Software for iPad
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Notion: A Look at the Music Notation Software for iPad

As you may recall, I reviewed Symphony Pro late last year and hailed it as a good start and the best we have available to us for notating music on the iPad. I believe that Notion may have just raised the bar. I found that the actual act of notation on Notion was far more intuitive and a bit quicker...

Audio MIDI Connect: A Look at the Instrument to MIDI Converter for iOS
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Audio MIDI Connect: A Look at the Instrument to MIDI Converter for iOS

If you’re like me, the existence of an app like Audio MIDI Connect is a dream come true. This app allows you to take your instrument signal and convert it to Midi and send it over Wifi! The implications are pretty cool, because this means that your instrument of choice can be a midi controller for recording, transcribing and triggering,...

Sahe Audio Releases ReKawl App for Storing Gear Settings
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Sahe Audio Releases ReKawl App for Storing Gear Settings

Sahe Audio has launched ReKawl, a mobile app designed to help you keep track of your analog gear’s settings by taking photos, creating track sheets, and neatly organizing your notes. The app uses your phone’s camera to take pictures and attach notes to create maps of your amp settings, pedal board, studio setup, or anything else that you need to...

Master Tour: A Look into the App for Gig and Tour Management
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Master Tour: A Look into the App for Gig and Tour Management

If you’re a gigging musician, especially if you’re on tour, Master Tour by Eventric is an app you’ll want to check out. I was first introduced to this app by our tour manager’s wife, who hailed it is “100% indispensable”. The app is a companion to the company’s desktop app and web portal, which allows you to enter every possible...

Agile Partners Adds Trace Elliot Bass Amp Model to AmpKit
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Agile Partners Adds Trace Elliot Bass Amp Model to AmpKit

Agile Partners has released version 1.3 of their AmpKit app for iOS, and with it comes the addition of the first modern bass amp system model for the platform. The company has partnered with Trace Elliot, offering up the Trace Elliot 1215 combo, complete with 12-band Graphic Equalizer – tuned for bass frequencies – as well as an optimized dual-band...

Amazing Slow Downer: A Look at the Transcription App for iOS
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Amazing Slow Downer: A Look at the Transcription App for iOS

While I have reviewed a few different “slow downer”-type apps (including Robick and Capo), I recently gave Roni Music’s Amazing Slow Downer a try and have to say that I’m mightily impressed. I had used ASD years ago in college and found the original version of the software (shareware at that time) to be useful but, ultimately, unstable. For that...

ThumbJam: A Look at the Music Performance and Creation App for iOS
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ThumbJam: A Look at the Music Performance and Creation App for iOS

I first heard about ThumbJam from Richard Bona in the Blue Note Tokyo green room while we were both working with the Jaco Pastorius Big Band. (I’m setting this up not to brag, but rather to let you know that when a master like Bona raves about a music app, we all listen!) The app has a very simple premise:...

TonalEnergy: A Look at the Tuning App (and More) for iOS
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TonalEnergy: A Look at the Tuning App (and More) for iOS

While there is no shortage of good tuners out there in the App Store, there are few that are quite as informative (and pretty) as TonalEnergy. This app is specifically designed for individuals or large ensembles in an attempt to help musicians improve their intonation and tone. Most functions of TonalEnergy’s tuner are designed to visually reward the user for...

Circle Theory: A Look at the Circle of Fifths Reference App for iOS
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Circle Theory: A Look at the Circle of Fifths Reference App for iOS

Spending time exploring the circle of fifths is a useful exercise for seeing the relationships between notes and key signatures. Circle Theory, by Artsiness, is a great iOS app for referencing and visualizing the circle of fifths. The app’s interface has the primary circle displaying the current Tonic note/key signature. The additional information options are shown in the inner circle,...

ChordBot: A Look at the Songwriting and Accompaniment Tool for iOS and Android
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ChordBot: A Look at the Songwriting and Accompaniment Tool for iOS and Android

ChordBot is a wonderful, easy to use app which is equally powerful for songwriting as it is for accompaniment. The app allows you to develop and play chord progressions in a number of styles. ChordBot features 60 different chord types (including slash chords), 50+ comping styles, a song generator, as well as the ability to export your files as midi,...

Loopy: A Look at the Looper App for iOS
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Loopy: A Look at the Looper App for iOS

I’ve discovered a great looper for the iPhone and iPad. Loopy (and Loopy HD) allows you to create and alter sophisticated loops without the need for a pedal or other hardware. Loopy’s interface presents a series of circles, which become circular waveforms once you’ve started recording. The app offers great features, like pan, volume, timing adjustments, track merging, tempo adjustments...

Useful Apps for the Traveling Bassist
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Useful Apps for the Traveling Bassist

I’ve been traveling quite a bit this year, and I’ve come to rely heavily on a few different apps on my iPad and/or iPhone. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites that I haven’t touched on here already. (If you want to check out my previous recommendations, you can check them out here). You’ll notice these apps are...