BeatMirror updated – Ten Kettles’ tempo-testing app gets new features

I reviewed Ten Kettles latest app - BeatMirror - a few weeks ago here on the Music App Blog. The app falls into the 'musical eduction' category and is aimed primarily at drummers. And, as discussed in the review, while the app is extremely simple to use (although there are a bunch of new features on the development list apparently), in this case, 'simple' most certainly doesn't mean the same as 'not useful'. BeatMirror's function is quite straightforward; it gives you feedback on your ability … [Read more...]

BeatMirror giveaway results – 5 winners of Ten Kettles’ tempo-testing app

I reviewed Ten Kettles latest app - BeatMirror - a few days ago here on the Music App Blog. The app falls into the 'musical eduction' category and is aimed primarily at drummers. And, as discussed in the review, while the app is extremely simple to use (although there are a bunch of new features on the development list apparently), in this case, 'simple' most certainly doesn't mean the same as 'not useful'. BeatMirror's function is quite straightforward; it gives you feedback on your ability … [Read more...]

BeatMirror giveaway – 5 copies of Ten Kettles’ tempo-testing app to be won

I reviewed Ten Kettles latest app - BeatMirror - a few days ago here on the Music App Blog. The app falls into the 'musical eduction' category and is aimed primarily at drummers. And, as discussed in the review, while the app is extremely simple to use (although there are a bunch of new features on the development list apparently), in this case, 'simple' most certainly doesn't mean the same as 'not useful'. BeatMirror's function is quite straightforward; it gives you feedback on your ability … [Read more...]

BeatMirror review – Ten Kettles expand on their iOS musical education app offerings

As an aid to your efforts as a musician, iOS doesn't just have to be about synths and drum machine and DAWs; it can also be about improving your musical skills. I've looked at a number of iOS music apps that might fall into this 'utility' category over the years here on the Music App Blog. There are some really good offerings but, as with that subscription for your local gym, buying an educational app doesn't buy you the right to the skills it teaches; some practice is required for that. Ten … [Read more...]

Waay updated – Ten Kettles add ‘teacher mode’ to their iOS musical education app

Like lots of musicians, I'm primarily self taught. While that has included some music theory (mostly enough to get me into trouble but not enough to get me out again) I'm more than aware of (and often embarrassed by) my own limitations. Thankfully, for musicians of any age or musical persuasion, there is now an abundance of tuition resources available that, if you are prepared to invest a little money - and, more importantly, your study time - can hold your hand as you grapple with whatever … [Read more...]

Waay updated – Ten Kettles go offline with their iOS musical education app

Like lots of musicians, I'm primarily self taught. While that has included some music theory (mostly enough to get me into trouble but not enough to get me out again) I'm more than aware of (and often embarrassed by) my own limitations. Thankfully, for musicians of any age or musical persuasion, there is now an abundance of tuition resources available that, if you are prepared to invest a little money - and, more importantly, your study time - can hold your hand as you grapple with whatever … [Read more...]

hearEQ update – Ten Kettles make your ears work harder in their iOS EQ ear-training app

I first reviewed hearEQ by Ten Kettles back in April 2014 soon after it was released. Essentially, this app provides an EQ training utility. It is very easy to use with a clear and simple design and, providing you have the self-discipline to spend time using it, for a chump change price (the app is currently UK£3.99/US$4.99 and offers a couple of inexpensive IAPs to expand the feature set), it will undoubtedly help improve your listening skills and your ability to identify specific frequency … [Read more...]

hearEQ giveaway results – 5 winners of Ten Kettles EQ training app

We have had quite a few app giveaways running here at the Music App Blog over the last couple of weeks but that doesn't seem to have exhausted the generosity of the iOS music app development community. So, next up is Ten Kettles excellent ear training app hearEQ. This app provides a very straightforward DIY training and testing environment for you to brush up and improve your ability to identify different frequency bands and, when it comes to mixing, knowing where to go with your equaliser … [Read more...]

hearEQ giveaway – 5 copies of Ten Kettles EQ training app to be won

We have had quite a few app giveaways running here at the Music App Blog over the last couple of weeks but that doesn't seem to have exhausted the generosity of the iOS music app development community. So, next up is Ten Kettles excellent ear training app hearEQ. This app provides a very straightforward DIY training and testing environment for you to brush up and improve your ability to identify different frequency bands and, when it comes to mixing, knowing where to go with your equaliser … [Read more...]