SessionBand sale – all SessionBand apps currently at half price

If you have ever played one of the more 'consumer' orientated electric keyboards, you will be familiar with the concept of 'auto-accompaniment'; you play some chords and the keyboard does its best to add some bass and drums (for example). Way back when, perhaps 'cheesy' would have been the best way to describe this technology; it was music Jim, but not as we know it.... Thankfully, the musical AI behind this kind of approach has come some way since then and, while 'muzak' is still available … [Read more...]

SessionBand sale – all SessionBand apps currently at half price

If you have ever played one of the more 'consumer' orientated electric keyboards, you will be familiar with the concept of 'auto-accompaniment'; you play some chords and the keyboard does its best to add some bass and drums (for example). Way back when, perhaps 'cheesy' would have been the best way to describe this technology; it was music Jim, but not as we know it.... Thankfully, the musical AI behind this kind of approach has come some way since then and, while 'muzak' is still available … [Read more...]

SessionBand sale – all SessionBand apps currently at pocket money price

If you have ever played one of the more 'consumer' orientated electric keyboards, you will be familiar with the concept of 'auto-accompaniment'; you play some chords and the keyboard does its best to add some bass and drums (for example). Way back when, perhaps 'cheesy' would have been the best way to describe this technology; it was music Jim, but not as we know it.... Thankfully, the musical AI behind this kind of approach has come some way since then and, while 'muzak' is still available … [Read more...]

SessionBand Blues review – UK Music Apps give you the blues in an iOS app

A few weeks ago, I did a review of SessionBand Drums – the newest app in UK Music Apps extensive SessionBand series – and was very impressed with the app as a source of putting together acoustic drums tracks for some more conventional musical genres. As I mentioned in the review, I now have a number of the SessionBand apps lined up and ready to review and, first off the blocks is SessionBand Blues. The apps are normally priced around the UK£5.99 mark (and are, I think, very good values for … [Read more...]

SessionBand flash sale – all SessionBand apps currently at pocket money price

Yes, this is a post about the SessionBand apps...  and the fact that, for a very limited time, they are on a 'silly sale'... but, just for a minute, indulge me while I provide a bit of background.... If you have ever played one of the more 'consumer' orientated electric keyboards, you will be familiar with the concept of 'auto-accompaniment'; you play some chords and the keyboard does its best to add some bass and drums (for example). Way back when, perhaps 'cheesy' would have been the best … [Read more...]

SessionBand Drums review – UK Music Apps bring ‘drums only’ model to their SessionBand series

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, developer UK Music Apps Ltd have recently added a new app to their extensive SessionBand series; SessionBand Drums. As I described in the ‘news’ piece, the SessionBand apps are a little like a ‘mini’ iOS equivalent of PG Music’s (often derided but actually quite powerful) Band In A Box desktop software. And, while BIAB covers dozens of musical styles within a single piece of software (and has a much broader feature set than would be practical in an iOS app), … [Read more...]

SessionBand Drums launched – and all SessionBand apps currently on 50% SALE

Yes, this is a post about the SessionBand apps...   but, just for a minute, indulge me while I provide a bit of background.... If you have ever played one of the more 'consumer' orientated electric keyboards, you will be familiar with the concept of 'auto-accompaniment'; you play some chords and the keyboard does its best to add some bass and drums (for example). Way back when, perhaps 'cheesy' would have been the best way to describe this technology; it was music Jim, but not as we know … [Read more...]