Roadtrip time – normal service to be resumed soon….

As those of you who subscribe to the weekly email newsletter may already have read I'm on my travels as of today for a few days. As a consequence, things will be a little quieter around the website until I return....  Normal service will, however, be resumed soon...  and I'll leave you with a nice giveaway to think about :-) I wish I could say the trip was something I'm looking forward to but, unfortunately, it is not. We have to travel back the the UK for the funeral of a close family … [Read more...]

SongSheet for iPhone – Ghostdust bring an iPhone version of their song and setlist manager app

Whether you are a songwriter, or a musician who plays in a gigging band doing lots of functions (weddings, parties, etc.) and have to have access to a wide repertoire of songs to suit the occasion (or requests from the floor), trying to keep all those songs – and all those chord charts – in your head is an accident waiting to happen. Most of us resort to a notebook or binder/folder of some sort. This is safe... well, safe-ish until you leave it somewhere. The alternative is to use a computer; … [Read more...]

InTune update – Wittenberg University revamp their pitch sensitivity test app

I first reviewed InTune – produced by a team within the Music Department at Wittenberg University – a couple of years ago. The app provides the user with a test of their ability to distinguish between the pitch of two tones. The aim of the app is that, with practice, you will begin to improve your ability to hear intonation differences and this, in turn, will bring benefits to your all-round music skills (for example, in spotting instrument tuning issues). Using the app is simplicity itself. … [Read more...]

Roadtrip time… part quatre (the last few kms)

If you have been hanging around the Music App Blog for any length of time then you will have seen my occasional ‘road trip’ posts over the last nine months. To keep a fairly long story short (which makes a change for me), myself, my wife and our two kids have, over the last year of so, been in the process of relocating from the UK (lovely, but, where we were living on the east coast of Scotland, prone to long winters, cold temperatures and strong winds) to SW France (prone to long summers, … [Read more...]

Roadtrip time… part trois (and this time one-way)

Well, my own personal D-day (that’s ‘departure day from the UK’ by the way) has finally arrived and, as I’ve mentioned in a couple of posts on the blog (here and here) in recent months, myself, my wife and our two kids (oh, and my wife’s parents) are relocating to somewhere a little warmer than the northern half of the UK. So, by the time you read this, we will already be in a car heading south and the contents of the house will be in a big truck (hopefully also heading south). We do, of course, … [Read more...]

Roadtrip return….

Those of you who have visited the site in the last week or so will have seen that I was away for a few days on a roadtrip with my wife. This was our second 'scouting' trip in a few months as we look to move our family and home from the north of the UK to the south of France (what can I say? We are looking for a little more sunshine while we work). Thanks to everyone who was in touch with wishes of luck for the trip - it was much appreciated - and, happily, it now looks like we have a roof to … [Read more...]

Roadtrip time… part deux

Those of you have been regular visitors over the last few months will recall that, back in March, I was away on a bit of a roadtrip with my wife.... We had a week away from our current home (and, therefore, the blog was a bit quieter than usual) while we looked for what might become our new home. A few regulars left some 'good luck' comments and others on the email newletter list also sent similar messages (thank you all). As I outlined at the time, while the trip was part-holiday and … [Read more...]

Roadtrip time…..

One of the wonderful things about using iOS technology to make music is the opportunity it provides to make music on the move. Of course, that might just mean moving from the sofa to the bedroom or perhaps whipping out your iPhone during your lunch break. However, it can also be when you are away from your normal base….   on a work trip, on holiday or just ‘on the road’…. And the latter is more the kind of trip I’m going to be on during the next week. The trip is part-holiday (catching up … [Read more...]

Links and resources page for iOS musicians

I've had a slight reorganistion of the Music App Blog website structure today to make room for a page of links to other websites and online resources that contain information that might be of interest to the iOS/mobile musician. You can access this via the Links menu item at the top of the website. It includes other websites related to iOS music making, hardware/app developer websites and a selection of more general music and/or technology websites that cover mobile music topics. This is … [Read more...]