Smart Click review – free metronome app from Steinberg

As I mentioned last week when putting up a short review of the new BOSS Tuner app, the App Store features lots (lots and lots) of different tuner applications for musicians. OK, so some of them might be aimed at specific musical instruments but, for most folks, a selection of one or two such apps is probably plenty....   and, as the new BOSS Tuner is a freebie, for guitar players in particular, it would be a decent place to start :-) Another 'utility app' group that is also well stocked on … [Read more...]

Tempo update – metronome app with setlists feature from Frozen Ape gets iOS9 support

There are a number of very good metronome apps available on the iTunes App Store and I’ve reviewed a couple of my favourites before on the blog such as Guitar Toolkit (more than a metronome but the metronome is very neat) and Groove! Metronome. However, one of my personal favourites is Tempo by Frozen Ape which I reviewed a while back here on the Music App Blog. You might wonder whether such a basic concept as a digital metronome for iOS warrants more than one appearance in your app … [Read more...]

Tempo music app review – a metronome with setlists from Frozen Ape

There are a number of very good metronome apps available on the iTunes App Store and I’ve reviewed a couple of my favourites before on the blog such as Guitar Toolkit (more than a metronome but the metronome is very neat) and Groove! Metronome. This review looks at another rather good metronome app – Tempo – by Frozen Ape. Key features You might wonder whether such a basic concept as a digital metronome for iOS warrants more than one appearance in your app collection but, as with any musical … [Read more...]

TempoTeacher review – iOS music app tempo practice tool from BirdSound

Not all iOS music apps have to fall into the wizz-bang ‘make some sound’ category; there are also some excellent utility (for example, Guitar Toolkit) and music tuition (for example, David Mead’s Guitar Gym) apps around that can be worth adding to your app collection. An app that falls very firmly in this latter group is the TempoTeacher music app by developer BirdSound. Yes, on the surface this is (another – there are plenty of very good ones) metronome app but, as the ‘teacher’ name tag … [Read more...]

Music app review – Groove! Metronome by Tom Reinert

There are some music apps that you want in your collection because they do something amazing, whether that's making noise, processing noise or recording noise. These apps are the wizz-bang highlights of your music making workflow. But not all apps have to be like this to earn a place on your mobile device. In short, an app can be useful without being a superstar. Groove! Metronome by Tom Reinert is just such an app. What you get here is a classic mobile app - a piece of software that does one … [Read more...]