Posts tagged ‘music’

Music Vibes Piano App for the Deaf on iOS

Interactive Coconut releases Music Vibes, piano app for iOS that doesn’t just play music as audio, it can also play it as haptic vibrations. That’s right, you can feel the music with vibrations! If you place the phone to your jaw, or the side of your head, the vibrations can be “heard” as music – even by some deaf or hard of hearing people! A fascinating and thrilling experience.

 

 

Famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven became deaf later in life. When his hearing had degraded significantly, Beethoven looked for support, and after finding nothing that helped in contemporary solutions, he turned to experimentation. He discovered that if he clenched a rod in his jaw and held it to the soundbar of the piano he was playing, the vibrations he could feel in his jaw could be experienced as sound! Little did Beethoven know that he had discovered the phenomenon now known as bone conduction.

 

Music Vibes takes this 19th century discovery to the 21st century! Instead of a real piano producing audio vibrations, Music Vibes is a piano app that can produce haptic feedback vibrations on iPhones. By pressing your iPhone to your jaw, users can actually feel the vibrations become sound and melodies.

 

Music Vibes has many of the features

  • Play music using the piano keys.
  • Record a tune and play it back.
  • Save a tune for later.
  • Share a tune with friends to play in their Music Vibes app.
  • Turn audio on and off or control the volume.
  • Load preset melodies from the library.

 

Of course the one feature that sets this app apart from other piano apps, is that you can turn vibration on and off, or even control its intensity!

 

Music Vibes is free. It does offer an In-App purchase of $1.99 (USD) to download a Christmas Pack of Christmas melodies – a pack of 15 Christmas classics, especially for this month, that you can play. The developer has also provided several preset melodies to load, and expects to add to these over time. For more information on Music Vibes, read the company announcement.

 

iCarMode adds Spotify integration with Newest Update

Indie developer, Diego Resnik announces iCarMode 5.4.4, an update to his popular productivity app developed for iOS devices. iCarMode now includes integration with Spotify allowing you to play your favourite music right from your Spotify library. Allowing safer use of any mounted iPhone with minimum distraction, iCarMode features large buttons that allow easy and safe access to music, shortcut for dialing, preferred navigation app as well as other car and driving related functionality.

 

 

The new version adds integrates to both Spotify & Apple Music’s AI allowing you to explore and play recommended music suited to match your taste in music. This version also adds a built-in and long waiting radio player & support for the new iOS 13 dark-mode.

 

These new features comes in addition to previous versions capabilities like music player control, turn by turn navigation, easy access to external navigation app, quick dial-up to favorite contacts, “where did I park?” to find your parking spot, find places of interest nearby, shortcuts to favorite apps and many more.
And all in its big buttoned user interface design suited for in-car use with minimum distraction.

iCarMode 5.4.4 is $1.99 USD and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

 

MegaSeg DJ Updated for MacOS Catalina

Fidelity Media releases MegaSeg Pro DJ and Radio Automation Software for Mac, which adds macOS Catalina support . The MegaSeg 6.1 update features various improvements, including 64-bit native support on macOS 10.13 and higher, support for the new Music app which replaces iTunes on Catalina, video playback optimizations and hot swappable outputs devices.

 

 

Fidelity Media is putting minds at ease regarding the removal of the iTunes app in Catalina. “The iTunes app is getting a much needed makeover by moving the non-music related portions of iTunes into separate TV and Podcasts apps, and renaming iTunes to simply Music,” said Jason Cox, president of Fidelity Media. “The new Music app will be very familiar, and work about the same as iTunes–Just with less clutter. All your existing iTunes music and playlists will be intact. You can even still purchase music from the iTunes Store within the Music app.”

 

New Highlights:

  • Added support for macOS Catalina 10.15
  • Works with the new Music.app which replaces iTunes on Catalina
  • MegaSeg 6.1 is now 64-bit native for macOS 10.13 and higher
  • Supports hot swapping external output devices
  • Video playback is optimized with the latest A/V frameworks

 

MegaSeg is available in two editions. The DJ edition focuses on core live mixing with visual beat syncing via multitouch gestures, multiple outputs for headphone preview, MIDI control, automatic volume, advanced categorization, track logging, and integrated iTunes playlists. MegaSeg Pro adds automated music scheduling, advertisement messaging events, rules for applying artist separations, video playback with ambient visuals, hot keys for triggering sound effects, request lists with reminder notes, and other advanced features for professional DJs and VJs, radio stations, and hospitality businesses such as restaurants and retail.

 

MegaSeg DJ and Pro editions can be purchased from $99 and $199.

TurnTable to v3.2 – The New Music Player for Mac

Aquarius Computer today is proud to announce the release of TurnTable v3.2, an important feature update to the company’s popular music player app for macOS. A music player made for music – and the art, TurnTable is a new Music Player app that replaces iTunes and plays all its music library files. It’s a player for truly jamming, by day and night. Day dream and play music, feel well, cry, have visions, whatever.

 

 

Developed specifically for artists, music aficionados, or people who dream by day and night, TurnTable displays your music in grids of artists for a fuller selection of what to listen to. Or nothing but Albums elegantly displayed with their art, your albums in a collection view. Tracks are displayed in a simpler utilitarian jukebox interface.

 

Since 3.0, including the new Themes feature, and a new Visual Tracks view, this jukebox is now way more usable, pleasurable even, comfortable. Version 3.2 sports a new, elegant user interface that is perfect for someone who is really into music the art, and a dreamier side to life. TurnTable 3.2 includes a new Visual Tracks view, for playing any songs/albums that may appear interesting. See the tracks you may like, that may get you up during the day, and just play one.

TurnTable v3.2 is only $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Music category.

 

TurnTable 3.2
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Everlisten++ Music File Player for iOS Devices Now Available

Developer, Tomoyoshi Natsui has released Everlisten++, a music listening app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Are you making the best of your music files? Using Everlisten++, you can listen to the main portion of a song track, one after another.

 

Everlisten++ Music File Player for iOS Devices Now Available

 

Its usage is up to you. At first, let’s create a playlist. You can add the music from your iTunes library to the playlist. This application plays a music from the “Start Position,” and it plays music for the “Playback Duration.” For example, if you made a setup playback 30 seconds respectively, you can listen to 100 musics in 50 minutes of commuting time. And you may discover a new charm which you have never known in many musics!

 

Furthermore, you can experience new ‘Parameter’ function with Everlisten. You can control the playback speed and its pitch freely, so how much to unleash the power of the music depends on you. Your favorite music may remind you the thought which only you felt. Now, let’s recover you-likeness.

 

After installation of this application, it has some restrictions as below. If you want to unlock it, please tap ‘Unlock’ at Playlist view:

1. You can create and edit only one playlist
2. You can register only 5 musics to the playlist

Everlisten++ 2.5 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Convenient in-app purchases are available.

Tomoyoshi Natsui
Everlisten++ 2.5
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The Must-have App for Musicians Is Free for a Limited Time

Melody Composer Squared team today is announcing a free download of Melody Composer Squared during the limited period from 1st till 7th March 2018. Melody Composer Squared is a music editor for iPhone and iPad devices. The app uses a unique Diagram for transposition of musical notes on a two-dimensional plane.

 

The Must-have App for Musicians Is Free for a Limited Time

 

Since the Diagram is copyrighted, only Melody Composer Squared is granted to use this innovative method. The app is a must-have tool for any musician who wants understand music the same level as it did the famous composers as Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and other geniuses. Melody CS is also useful for music teachers and students.

 

At the present time, more than 86,000 users downloaded the app. Users can look at examples in the app library, build their own melody note by note and export the melody via email as the midi format. The midi file can be opened in other standard midi software for future editing. Melody Composer Squared is updated for new iPhone X screen proportions and layouts.

 

The team also started the Official channel on YouTube for the music lovers who would like to look at results of visualization of the famous melodies. More new features are planned to develop in the future: a color mapping for tonality control, comfortable files exchange, replenishment of the library of tunes, and 3/4 tempo of the musical measure.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Melody Composer Squared 1.2.3 is currently free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.  [GET IT HERE]

Major Upgrade Available for Piano Chords and Scales 3.0 for iOS

Sincere Apps SIA has announced the release of Piano Chords and Scales 3.0, an important feature update to their popular music app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

 

Major Upgrade Available for Piano Chords and Scales 3.0 for iOS

 

Piano Chords and Scales allows you to understand all the piano theory related to chords, scales and song composing. The true goal for creating this app was to lower the barrier for an individual to start playing and understanding piano, and how all the theory comes together and how songs can be composed.

 

Piano Chords and Scales lets you explore and learn huge collections of chords, scales, chord progressions and compose songs in an intuitive and interactive way. It is helpful for piano players and musicians ranging from beginners to experts and allows you to understand musical structures and find inspiration.

 

Features:

  • Chord collection
  • Scale collection
  • Chord progression collection
  • Song composer with chord recommendations based on harmony; * Audio playback support
  • Piano view for chords and scales
  • Staff view for chords and scales
  • Find chords and scales by the notes they contain
  • Interactive circle of fifths
  • Simple and intuitive

 

All chords and scales can be played ascending, descending and harmonically, and are shown on virtual piano and staff. You can experiment with different roots and inversions. You can also find chords and scales though reverse lookup. The app also includes song composer that allows you to easily layout chords progressions and recommend/suggested chords based on selected scale. You can then experiment on those songs by changing inversions, tempo, rhythm and other settings.

 

What’s new in version 3.0:

  • Added recommended chords for song in major and minor
  • You can now add chords from progressions in songs with no chords
  • Added piano view at the bottom of song view
  • Added more instrument sounds – electric piano, honky tonk, accordion and string ensemble

 

Piano Chords and Scales 3.0 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and is available in the App Store. [GET IT HERE]

BeatMirror for iOS Offers a Real-Time Way for Drummers to Stay on Beat

Independent development team Ten Kettles today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of BeatMirror: Beat detector for rhythm training 1.0, their new tempo-detection and rhythm training app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. BeatMirror allows any drummer to pick a target tempo and simply start playing. The app monitors the beats per minute (bpm) in real-time, and displays the current tempo, average tempo, and tempo drift. Visual cues indicate if the tempo is too fast or too slow. BeatMirror helps any drummer develop their internal tempo.

To get started, the user simply taps the Target Tempo button to go to the Target Tempo entry screen. Then, the tempo is set by either using the handy slider, “+” and “-” buttons, or by simply tapping a beat on the on-screen tap pad. BeatMirror then uses the iOS device’s built-in microphone to detect the drummer’s tempo while they play. The app makes a great tool for drummers who want to develop their own internal metronome. The app offers a wide tempo detection range, detecting between 40 and 208 beats per minute (bpm). This makes the app a great tool for getting the beat down for any type of music.

 

“Learning to stay on beat – learning to groove – isn’t always easy. I’ve often wrestled with it in my own playing,” says Alex Andrews, creator of BeatMirror. “Traditional aids like a metronome are definitely useful… but they can also turn into a crutch. When I’m playing live or jamming with my band, I want to be listening to the other musicians, not a click track! It’s those real-life musical situations where strong internal rhythm really shines through. And that’s exactly why I built BeatMirror: to give musicians a tool to build their internal rhythm skills.”

 

Features:
* A wide tempo range: Tempo detection between 40 bpm and 208 bpm
* Fast response time: Detects tempo quickly and accurately
* Flexible: Accurate across time signatures (e.g., 4/4, 6/8) and rhythm styles (e.g., swing)
* Real-time statistics display includes current tempo, average tempo, and drift
* Easy-to-read interface in all environments, including on-stage or practice spaces
* Tap pad allows users to intuitively set a target tempo
* Perfect for use during solo practice, band rehearsals, or even at concerts

 

BeatMirror helps any drummer develop their own internal rhythm skills. The real-time monitoring and on-screen feedback helps the musician know when they’re speeding up the tempo, or slowing it down. The app can be used in any environment. It can be used while practicing alone, jamming with the whole band, or even on-stage. BeatMirror helps keep the beat steady and strong.

 

In addition to being an avid musician, Alex has an education in Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics and had almost a decade of work experience as a research engineer before founding Ten Kettles. That allowed him to approach the app with a real engineering mindset, helping him develop the real-time signal processing and audio analyzing features of the app. As a rule, Alex’s skill set isn’t a common one for the development of apps, and he thinks it helps the app stand out.

 

“As someone who’s spent a lot of time both playing and teaching music, I deeply want to contribute a useful practice tool. Something that musicians don’t just find ‘neat’ but truly valuable,” shares Alex. “I think this level of care isn’t common enough in app development, and I do think it sets Ten Kettles’ apps apart in general. This is my full-time gig and BeatMirror has just started its journey.”

 

Alex has plans to continue development of the app, expanding it to other instruments in the future. A tempo graph is the top priority for an upcoming release, and Alex will continue to hone and perfect BeatMirror in future versions, as he has done for Ten Kettles’ other two apps: hearEQ and Waay.

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 25.4 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
BeatMirror: Beat detector for rhythm training 1.0 is only $2.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.