Jamn music app updated – MiQ’s musical toolkit moves to v.3

I’m always up for a little musical education, especially when it’s presented in an interesting and intuitive fashion. A little while ago, I reviewed v.2 of Jamn by MiQ, an iOS music app that falls very much into the musical utility/music theory/songwriter’s toolkit territory and I was impressed with what the app had to offer both to those learning their instrument (guitar, piano, ukulele) and getting into songwriting. The app provides a very neat means of accessing information about music … [Read more...]

Music app review – Harmony Voice by VirSyn

As someone with what might best be described as an ‘untrained’ singing voice, I’ve always been a sucker for software that can give the less than confident singer in me a helping hand. On my desktop system, I have therefore used all the mainstream vocal processing products. Aside from those that provide a distinctive sound (effect chains of compression, EQ, delay and reverb, etc.), two sorts of tools stand out here; pitch correction and harmony generation. Both of these sorts of tools have … [Read more...]

Music app review – liveBPM by Daniel Bach

One of the things that I’ve always found appealing about the world of iOS music apps is that, by necessity, developers create apps that are much simpler than the majority of desktop software. That’s not to say that more complex apps are not available or very effective on mobile platforms – Garageband and Auria are perfect examples of just how well featured iOS music software can be – but the streamlined approach has a lot to recommend it, including the absence of a steep learning curve and all … [Read more...]

Music app review – Anytune Pro HQ by Anystone Technologies

When I was first trying to learn the guitar, teaching aids were either books or the occasional audio resource. To slightly re-word a well-worn phrase, these were the bad old days and, today, the range of teaching tools available for musicians is varied, vast and a whole lot more engaging. Anytune Pro HQ – from Anystone Technologies - is a music app definitely falls in the latter category. The principle offered here is quite straightforward; Anytune Pro HQ allows you to take any audio file on … [Read more...]