Indispensable iPad App for Music Teachers! Anytune Pro+ (Warning about updating to latest Version!)

First of all – if you have been using AnyTune Icon SmallAnytune Pro+ as much as I have and you actively use the ability to access YouTube DO NOT UPDATE TO THE LATEST VERSION which will be 3.10.2

They are being forced to remove this ability (which is an amazing tool when trying to learn how to play a song!) Here is there warning….

Do Not Update Anytune

This is one of those prime examples of why having the AutoUpdate feature turned on for you apps is not always a great idea! If you are not sure about this then go to your Settings app and scroll all the way down to the iTunes & App Store on the left.

From their website this is a great suggestion here…

“If you happen to have purchased Anytune Pro or Anytune Pro+ rather than the free Anytune, you could always get the free one now to use for the download functionality and keep it backed up at 3.10.1. Then make use of the free version to export the original downloaded tracks to Pro+ via Open-In… just sayin’. ;)

That way you could still update Anytune Pro+ as we release updates to get the new Audiobus SDK (among other things), while still having a relatively convenient way of getting downloaded tracks into Pro+.”

A couple of years ago I wrote about an app I use that I find indispensable as a teaching tool and as a personal tool. That blog post can be found here – Indispensable For Music Teachers

The YouTube function of this app is just one of the great tools and ways we utilize it in our music lessons. We use this all the time during marching season because it is so easy to create “Marks” for all of our songs to use during marching rehearsals. That allows us to jump exactly to a specific spot in the song without fumbling around – HINT:I usually set the Mark 4 counts ahead of where it actually is at so that there is in effect a 4 count, count off. Plus it is absolutely easy to create loops so that we can march back and forth between two spots.

The app runs on iPod Touch, iPhone and of course iPad. That means my students use this app as well! In fact, there are plenty of kids with their own devices that it isn’t my own device running rehearsals it is now one of the students. Plus AnyTune gives you the ability to share Marks and Loop Points with the Cloud making it easy for me to create all those important points and the kids just simply pull those from the Cloud.

Anyways… maybe it’s time to write another post about this again? It IS marching season again.

There are really only two versions of this app for you to look at one is free with a bunch of In-App-Purchases and the other is their Pro+ version with just a couple of IAP’s. Here is a list of what the differences are….

AnyTune Icon SmallAnyTune (Free):

– Practice at your pace by adjusting the tempo without affecting pitch
– Visualize your song to find the part you want quickly and easily
– Organize songs into folders and playlists / setlists
– Mark and loop song sections for practicing
– Record and share
– Stream audio to Audiobus-compatible apps
– Transparent import from iTunes
– Import Audio from Videos
– Backup marks and settings to iCloud
– Shuffle

AnyTune Icon SmallAnyTune Pro+ ($14.99)
Basic (Included in Pro+):

– Custom Skins
– Ad Free
– Auto Loop Between Marks
– Lyrics Editing and Auto Scroll

Pro (Included in Pro+):
– Adjust Gain and Pan
– ReTune your song with scripted tempo and pitch changes
– Delayed playback start
– Tempo Interval Trainer
– Transcribe mode to facilitate replay
– Unlimited audio marks

Studio (Included in Pro+):
– Amazing HQ audio quality down to 0.05x!
– Pitch up or down by 24.0 semi
– Pinpoint your instrument in the song with FineTouch™ EQ
– Feel as though you’re playing in the band with LiveMix™
– Queue up a mark for playback with Play Next
– Fade-In or Fade-Out music when playing or pausing

Import (Included in Pro+):
– Import your music from Dropbox, WiFi and Open-In

Export (Optional In-App Purchase):
– Export a tempo/pitch adjusted track via Email or Open-In (m4a/aac format)


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