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Huge New Update To GarageBand for iOS

Apple’s New GarageBand For iOS Is An Electronic Musician’s Dream
 

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Apple Releases Music Memos, A Recorder App For Musicians

Apple Releases Music Memos, A Recorder App For Musicians
 

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ScoreCleaner iOS App Automates Notation

ScoreCleaner Notes iOS App
ScoreCleaner Notes iOS App

ScoreCleaner Notes is a new iOS app that can record singing or playing and transcribe musical notation on the fly. It works with melody only (no harmony), and is a scaled-down version of the full-featured desktop program, ScoreCleaner. The app version can interpret pitch, time signature, rhythm & meter, and tempo directly from the audio input.  I haven’t stepped into the studio yet to double-check whether or not Sibelius has any extensions for doing this, but I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen this before.  I gave it a quick try, singing a major scale, and it easily got the pitch, notation and even tempo right.  The app does require an internet connection, since the recording analysis is done in the cloud, similar to other apps such as Dragon Dictation.  The list of features is impressive, and if you also have the full desktop version, the ScoreCleaner Cloud will keep the iOS app and the full version in sync.

Download – iTunes App Store

Website – scorecleaner.com 
 

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Timbre Live Music Discovery App

Timbre Music Discovery App
Timbre Music Discovery App

I am loving Intrepid Pursuits’ Timbre live music discovery app for iOS. It’s a really simple and intuitive tool for quickly looking up what shows are happening in your area tonight or in the coming week, and quickly hearing what the artists sound like. Music previews, if available, are pulled from the iTunes store and play immediately. Intrepid Pursuits’ founder Mark Kasdorf says “We want to be a service that lets you listen to a lot of music quickly. We don’t want you to not find any jazz, or any country, because you think you don’t like it…” and The New York Times calls it “radically simple…”

An Android version is expected by year’s end.

Timbre Offers Previews of a Variety of Bands Playing Nearby – NYTimes.com

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Amazon Cloud Music Service

Amazon Cloud Music Service

Wow, what is this all about…?

Amazon Beats Google to Cloud Music Service – PCWorld

“Amazon Cloud Drive is a “personal disk drive in the cloud,” while Amazon Cloud Player is… a Web-based music player… Amazon Cloud Drive will be something like Google’s rumored digital music locker, a cloud-based storage system for all of your tunes.”

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New Apps for Guitarists – NYTimes.com

IK Multimedia AmpliTube Fender

New Apps for Guitarists – NYTimes.com

“IK Multimedia worked with Fender, the amplifier and guitar manufacturer, to digitally reproduce the tones from five classic Fender amps, including the 1965 Deluxe Reverb, the Super-Sonic and the 1959 Bassman LTD. Six Fender stompbox effects, like the Phaser and Tape Echo, are included.”