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STOMP 6 for Music Performance Management in OnSong

AirTurn, Inc. has announced the release of the STOMP 6 a wireless, six switch foot pedal. The STOMP 6 connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device and works with hundreds of apps to perform tasks that simplify music performance. OnSong (v1.99992) offers immediate support for the STOMP 6 which allows users to configure 40+ actions per switch.

STOMP 6 for Music Performance Management in OnSong

Musicians can perform hands-free with digital sheet music and charts that are easy to transpose and always stay organized. For musicians looking to enhance their stage presence, OnSong can also trigger backing tracks, stage lighting and integrate with MIDI-capable instruments, including synthesizers and drum machines, effects processors and apps for complete control. OnSong is the first app to harness the possibilities of the new STOMP 6 with its rich suite of functionality.

 

The STOMP 6 is designed for the professional musician who wants to add a tablet or computer into their setup. Its all-metal enclosure is designed to mount to guitar pedal boards with a 9V power supply, but can also be used right out of the box with a standard 9V battery (included) that lasts for 100 hours of continuous use.

 

The STOMP 6 retails for $139 MSRP and will be available for order on the AirTurn online store. OnSong (v1.99992) is $19.99 and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store.

Moog Model 15 & AC Sabre Video Series – January Sale

Air Craft Media Ltd announces a series of mind-blowing videos showcasing the unique power of their AC Sabre MIDI Instrument & Motion Controller for iOS when combined with Moog’s latest iPad synth, the Model 15. The videos demonstrate how AC Sabre enables a sound engine to go well beyond the boundaries of typical keyboards and even more expensive MPE controllers such as ROLI Seaboard. Air Craft further announces that the AC Sabre will go on sale, 60% off to $4.99, until the end of January.

 

AC Sabre is a revolutionary new music composition app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that allow electronic music artists and composers to push the boundaries of their craft. The app uses the device’s built-in gyroscope and accelerometer, and translates movements into musical actions allowing performers to control their music intuitively with their movements. Composers can make use of the app to create distinctive hooks that go beyond the normal MIDI keyboard, conduct automation in realtime, and add sophisticated musical elements without the need for long years of theory and training. DJs and performers can play electronic instruments without the need to stay shackled to their gear, adding spontaneity to their live performances. The app makes it easy for artists to infuse their performances with their own signature attitude and style.

 

Hari Karam Singh, inventor and founder of Air Craft believes the Moog Model 15 is the perfect sound engine to take advantage of AC Sabre’s multi-dimensional expressiveness: “Moog has been pushing the boundaries for decades, creating dedicated per-note, multi-axis, touch controllers for their hardware synths while the rest of the world was still using a single mod wheel. The Model 15, the iPad emulation of their classic module hardware synth, carries on in this tradition. It’s a crime to play the Model 15 with just a typical keyboard! And unfortunately the iPad screen leaves little room for note play. That’s where the AC Sabre comes in.”

 

This video series demonstrates the power of this magic combination. All the demos show built-in Model 15 presets which are enhanced simply by assigning AC Sabre’s motion controls to the synth’s parameters. There is also a tutorial video on how users can get up and running in just a few minutes.

 

AC Sabre excels over other Multi-dimensional, Polyphonic, Expression (MPE) controllers such as the ROLI Seaboard and MiMu gloves by providing instant setup and a sophisticated musical palette that doesn’t require traditional instrument skills. Musicians of all levels can be up and performing immediately without the typically long learning curve of traditional instruments. With AC Sabre, notes are triggered via invisible strings that can literally be “plucked” in mid-air, while gestural motions control up to 7 additional parameters via MIDI CC messages. This combination results in a level of nuance and expression not achievable by the current tools of studio and stage.

 

AC Sabre’s rich musical features include:
* Scale-synced, velocity sensitive note play
* Harmonies, trills, arpeggios
* Gesture-based vibrato
* Polyphonic Aftertouch
* Over 150 musical scales
* Note shift (for playing out-of-scale notes)
* Circle of Fourths/Fifths key changes
* Note range and octave shift
* Legato and Portamento modes
* Note-clamping pitchbend
* A Drone for sustain and guitar tapping-style effects

 

The app offers powerful expressive control, with six assignable motion controls. Pitch, roll & yaw angels, play intensity, configurable touch ribbons, a configurable user button, as well as vibrato on shake are all available. It’s 150 musical scales include major, minor and pentatonics, jazz modes, exotic scales such as Bebop Dominant, Octonic, Nine-tone scale, arpeggio scales, bassline scales, and a large selection of Indian raag scales.

 

AC Sabre is honed for professional use:
* Low latency (<10ms), 50m range via Wi-Fi
* QuickPanels allow realtime access to most common parameters
* Save/load/export configuration Patches
* Wi-Fi/Bluetooth support & Bonjour auto-detect
* Supports multiple devices running AC Sabre as separate MIDI inputs into your DAW
* MIDI Learn wizard for quick CC assignment
* MIDI channel selector for playing multiple instruments

 

Note: AC Sabre is high performance application that requires at least an iPhone 4s, (iPhone 5 or higher recommended), iPod touch 5th generation or newer, running iOS 8.1 or higher. While playing on the app is especially tailored more for smaller handheld devices like the iPhone, the app works splendidly on the iPad. Windows users will also need a copy of rtpMIDI for connecting AC Sabre to their computer. rtpMIDI is freely available on the Internet.

 

AC Sabre MIDI Instrument & Motion Controller is on sale for only $4.99 (USD) (60% off) until the end of January 2017. It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.

TabView 3.0 – The Missing Tool for Mac Guitarists

Tellini is pleased to announce the release of TabView 3.0 today. TabView has been the first macOS viewer for PowerTab tablatures. PowerTab is a well-known and widely adopted tablature editor for Windows systems and thousands of transcriptions in this format are available on the net. TabView is thus an essential tool for guitar players wishing to learn new songs as well for trainers. Version 3.0 implements support for Guitar Pro tablatures (gp3, gp4, gp5 and gpx files), enabling users to access a much broader set of documents.

TabView 3.0 - The Missing Tool for Mac Guitarists

Other general features of TabView include:
* Export tablatures in MIDI format for playback or use in other applications (for instance, GarageBand)
* Advanced playback of the tablature: follow the playback on screen, loop over selected parts, slow the tempo down for practice
* Mute selected tracks: play along TabView using it as a backing band
* Switch between different display modes: TabView can show the tablature together with standard notation, only the tablature or only the standard notation
* Create beautiful prints of the tablature: you don’t need to stay in front of your monitor to play along your favorite song

 

TabView 3.0 is $11.99 (or the equivalent in other currencies) and available on the Mac App Store in the Music category.

Swangg – The New Social Music App ‘That Will Make You Slap Yo Mama’ (Did We Read That Right?)

Paragoni, LLC is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Swangg – Make Songs And Music Videos With Friends version 1.0 on the App Store. It is the first social music app of its kind where singers, songwriters and producers from around the globe collaborate to make original new songs and music videos on their road to stardom.

 

Swangg enables novices and pros alike to participate in the music creation process. Songwriters write short Twitter like lyrics, Producers upload 30 second beats and Artists select lyrics and beats to record Swanggs (short music videos). Unlike the hit TV shows The Voice or American Idol in their heyday there are no celebrity judges, rather collaborators rise to fame with votes garnered from the Swangg community.

 

Today’s songs have traditionally been created by professional singers, songwriters and producers in a music studio, but Dante V. Moore, the creator of Swangg and founder of Paragoni envisions “Swanggers” from around the world collaborating and creating new music together daily.

 

Songs with lyrics like “that will make you slap yo mama…” and “let your hope swallow your fear…” are just a couple of the originals created by the users of Swangg. “Creating songs to express oneself whether through singing, rapping, written word or making beats is at the heart of Swangg” says Moore, “…if you can sing in the shower, write a tweet or make a beat – you can Swangg.”

 

Key Features Enable Swanggers to:
* Record music videos, build fans, become a top Artist
* Write short lyrics, build fans, become a top Songwriter
* Post beats, build fans, become a top Music Producer
* Share videos with friends and on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
* Remix popular Swanggs
* Add fun vocal effects
* Use in app messaging for collaboration
* Get ‘likes’ and ‘standing ovations’ and rise to fame and become a superstar

 

Swangg is not another iteration of a karaoke or lip-syncing app where users perform to already existing popular radio songs. Instead it is the first app to use innovative social media technology to bring people together to create new and original music and videos. When a new Swangg (music video) is published, the community votes on it with likes and standing ovations and if the Swangg rises to fame so do all the participants who collaborated on it.

 

Swangg 1.0 is Free and is exclusively available worldwide through the App Store in the Music category. A press kit is available for the media at Swangg’s official website.

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Waver Cloud Music Player Released for iOS

Imagam, Inc. today is proud to announce new iOS(iPhone/iPad) application Waver Cloud Music Player. Waver allows you to create a personal streaming service with Dropbox. Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, SMB Server, WebDav Server, SoundCloud, FTP and more.

 

Listen to your music with an advanced and powerful media player.
* FLAC format supported – Enjoy your favorite tracks in the best quality
* Light and dark theme modes

 

Supported Clouds and Protocols:
Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, SMB/CIFS, SugarSync, AFP (Mac), FTP/FTPS, SFTP, WebDav, Amazon S3, SoundCloud, FTP, more coming soon.

 

Features:
* Formats: MP3, WAV, FLAC, M4A
* Audio Bar (Adjustable with 3 modes)
* Repeat and shuffle
* Airplay (iOS Airplay mode is supported)
* Favorites (favorites list is supported)
* Playlists (create and manage playlists)
* Dark Theme (In addition to default light theme)
* Fine scrubbing
* Lock screen playback controls
* Background music playback
* Background controls
* Cache Streamed Files – (Files can be saved after caching to prevent re-downloading)
* Passcode Lock – (Application can be passcode protected)

 

Pricing and Availability:
Waver Cloud Music Player 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. For more information please contact Tom Biel.

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Music Creativity On The Go Made Easy With Innovative App Hum A Hit

New Wave Applications, a London-based app developer that specializes in mobile apps for use as creative tools, is proud to announce the launch of a new app, Hum A Hit, which has been developed in collaboration with the UK’s largest independent app developer, Pocket App.

 

What do you do when an idea for a tune gets stuck in your head while you’re on the move? If you’re a musician or a composer, you probably want to record it as quickly as possible before it is forgotten forever. The designers at New Wave have created an innovative app that lets you do just that.

 

Hum a Hit now available in beta release, lets you keep those fleeting moments of inspiration from being so elusive, as it lets you instantly record your ideas by simply humming them. Just choose from a range of realistic sounds that includes guitar, bass, piano, synthesizer and mic mode for vocals; once you hit record and hum your tune, the app renders your voice into musical notes and plays it back to you.

 

Ideas can be saved and revisited as required on the built in Multitrack Sequencer that allows you to combine multiple instruments and sketch concepts wherever you may be sit back and hear your ideas take shape, all by just Humming!

 

Music enthusiasts of all levels will find Hum A Hit to be a useful tool as their own voices become musical instruments, helping them to better express the ideas they wish to develop. The app is well suited to aid as a creative tool to help song writers develop basic sketches of ideas and melodies.

 

Users can record multiple ideas on the bespoke Multitrack Sequencer and shift the tempo using the built-in metronome. Hum A Hit has also been developed to work with a number of popular professional music editing programs so that basic ideas can be exported and developed.

 

Many musicians currently use portable voice recorders or Dictaphone apps on their smartphones to capture their ideas on the move. We feel Hum A Hit is the next logical step because it actually allows you to hear your ideas as you imagine them, whilst the current method lacks any tools for organisation or translation into musical notation – merely offering a collection of random audio clips which very often do not capture the true essence of the melody or sound.

 

The developers at New Wave created Hum A Hit upon the concept of a Dictaphone for musicians, giving music makers the tools they need to capture ideas in an instant.

 

“This is a useful tool for professionals and music enthusiasts alike, now anyone can not only capture and hear the idea they had in their head, but also in the instrument they imagined, allowing for a truer representation of their ideas” said Owais Kazmi, founder of New Wave Applications in London. “what’s more, voice control technology is now becoming a daily reality in most areas of our lives and the voice is the most natural instrument we posses so it’s a logical next step and a matter of time before more music is made this way. The beauty of this app is that everyone has a voice so everyone can use it and as long as you can hum in tune you can use this to explore your own creativity and the music making process.”

 

The combined factor of portability and innovative easy to use features make Hum A Hit an ideal choice for music makers of all levels.

 

Hum a Hit is now available to download from the Apple Store. This early beta version is being made available in response to continued interest and through this PR the developers aim to muster capabilities to further develop the pitch detection and to cut the price by seeking crowd funding support from all users. Users are therefore encouraged to be an active part of Hum a Hit’s development and to help expand its capabilities in order to help make Hum A Hit the most powerful voice controlled music software on the market.

 

For a limited time only, early adopters will be able to download the app for only GBP1, as opposed to the standard price of GBP3, and the funds raised by the downloads will be used to drive the development process.

 

“We hope that the early version though still being refined, will prove to be a useful tool to users and we hope that they will see the wider potential in this idea and get involved early. We are really excited to see the response that the app has garnered so far, however it’s far from finished yet and over time we plan to bring more accuracy and innovative features to the app,” said Kazmi. “We look forward to user feedback as we continue to improve the application,” he adds.

 

Features:
* Converts your voice into realistic instruments including guitar, bass and piano
* Powerful pitch detection engine detects and converts your notes as you hum
* Built-in recorder and multitrack sequencer allow you to record and layer your musical ideas
* Note playback allows users to view created parts on a keyboard in real time
* Built-in metronome allows for easy tempo adjustment
* Save and export ideas to compatible programs e-mailed from within the app.
* Headphone and mic accessories are compatible too!
* Much more to come: Percussion mode, new instruments, and new effects

 

For a limited time, Hum A Hit 1.0 is only GBP1 (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. For more information, please contact Owais Kazmi.

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ChordPro Buddy 1.2.5 – New Release of the macOS Chordpro Song Editor

Independent Developer Gerald Flossmann has released a major update of ChordPro Buddy, his easy to use, but powerful song editor and viewer for the Mac. ChordPro Buddy allows musicians to create, edit and view their songs, lyrics and lead sheets. It makes it very easy to transpose, change chords and create beautiful formatted printouts or PDF. The new 1.2.5 version runs on macOS 10.10 and higher. More than 50 improvements and bug fixes have been made.

 

ChordPro Buddy uses plain text files with the very simple “chordpro” syntax to store the lyrics and chords. This syntax uses square brackets [ ], to mark chords and curly brackets { }, to mark commands and formatting tags. ChordPro Buddy has short keys for many of them, so you can edit really fast and concentrate on the song, not on the tool, you work with. While you edit lyrics or chords of a song, you can see the results immediately with the unique synchronized split view. ChordPro Buddy has a layout pane, where you can use sliders and textfields to set the values of sizes, colors and spacings as well, as fonts for the different parts of a song. With the zoom slider you can zoom up and down the whole song in a second.

 

With the ChordPro Buddy you can switch the chord notation between western, latin and german notation. As an example you can have chord C, D, E chords as DO REM MI in latin chord notation. You can transpose the chords up and down with only one click of your mouse or even a shortcut on the keyboard. The transpose feature works of course also with all different chord notations. Also you can easily switch enharmonic chord names and chord shapes.

 

The new ChordPro Buddy allows you to import Lyrics and chords from other sources. Simply copy and paste songs from word, pages or PDF’s, or get them from the many webpages on the internet. This works fine, as long as the chords of the source are well positioned above the lyrics.

 

With the ChordPro Buddy you can show chords as diagrams. This is a perfect feature not only for beginners, but also for pro’s. You can choose either to show chord charts for all chords above the lyrics, or display every used unique chord once at the top of the song. If you click on a chord chart, you can switch the used chord shape and you can mark your favorite chord shapes, to get them sorted, as you need it. If a chord is missed you can create it in the chord database editor.

 

With ChordPro Buddy you are not limited to printouts and PDF’s. It is also a powerful tool for practicing and live performances. So you can set a playtime for each song and then let ChordPro Buddy scroll the song automatically through the screen. So you can choose a readable zoom level and let ChordPro Buddy do the scrolling for you. You can start/stop/rewind with simple or double hit on the space bar, use a programmable USB footswitch or you can use a MIDI device. There is a simple MIDI learn function in the preferences for that. There is also a fullscreen mode with his own colorset for better performance in dark on stage situations.

 

Because ChordPro Buddy works like every normal file oriented OS-X application, you can open and edit files also in a Dropbox synchronized folder. So you can share and synchronize your songs between your Mac, your mobile devices and your friends.

 

ChordPro Buddy 1.2.5 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Music category.

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Waver Cloud Music Player Released for iOS – Personal Streaming Service

Imagam, Inc. today is proud to announce new iOS(iPhone/iPad) application Waver Cloud Music Player. Waver allows you to create a personal streaming service with Dropbox. Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, SMB Server, WebDav Server, SoundCloud, FTP and more.

 

Listen to your music with an advanced and powerful media player.
* FLAC format supported – Enjoy your favorite tracks in the best quality
* Light and dark theme modes

 

Supported Clouds and Protocols:
Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, SMB/CIFS, SugarSync, AFP (Mac), FTP/FTPS, SFTP, WebDav, Amazon S3, SoundCloud, FTP, more coming soon.

 

Features:
* Formats: MP3, WAV, FLAC, M4A
* Audio Bar (Adjustable with 3 modes)
* Repeat and shuffle
* Airplay (iOS Airplay mode is supported)
* Favorites (favorites list is supported)
* Playlists (create and manage playlists)
* Dark Theme (In addition to default light theme)
* Fine scrubbing
* Lock screen playback controls
* Background music playback
* Background controls
* Cache Streamed Files – (Files can be saved after caching to prevent re-downloading)
* Passcode Lock – (Application can be passcode protected)

 

Pricing and Availability:
Waver Cloud Music Player 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. For more information please contact Tom Biel.

 

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