Apps on Sale That Music Teachers Should Consider!

First app is a no brainer for anyone who wants to use their iPad/iPhone for a musical instrument –

SampleTankSampleTank is currently only $1.99! Normal price is $19.99!

SampleTank was just recently updated and now allows 8 multi-timbral slots into which you can insert sounds from a wide variety of included instruments.

Features:
• 8-part multitimbral professional-quality sound and groove module
• Expandable sound library with 600+ instruments in 16 categories
• Layers feature lets you easily create zones on your controller for multi-part performances
• Live and Song modes optimized for composition and live performance
• Streamlined interface for faster workflow
• Integrated 8-track MIDI recorder with song export
• MIDI learn feature makes programming external controllers a breeze
• Play interface with piano keyboard, scale keyboard and enhanced drum pads
• Universal app compatible with iPad and iPhone with iOS 8 and later

Secondly is an awesome app for anyone into looping who also uses MIDI keyboards –

Infinite Looper Icon.pngInfinite Looper by Secret Base Design is currently only $9.99

From the stage to the studio, Infinite Looper will let you capture musical ideas, and can provide the framework for songwriting, all in a single integrated app. Loop MIDI phrases easily, control six different instruments, and quickly assemble loops into full songs. Visit the Secret Base Design web site for details and demonstration videos.

Features:

  • Internal SoundFont Engine – Built into the app is an extensive SoundFont library with hundreds of instruments, and multiple drum kits.
  • Inter-App Audio – Infinite Looper can host IAA-compatible synth apps
  • MIDI In and Out – The app recognizes MIDI from other apps, over Bluetooth connections, and from hardware controllers.
  • Loop sequencer – select different sets of loops for each section of a song, and the app will step through them automatically.
  • MIDI Export – Infinite Looper will export a MIDI file for a song, which can be loaded into professional desktop DAWs.
  • Keyboards and Pads – The app features a responsive piano-style keyboard — adjust note velocity by touching towards the tops of the keys. And because on-screen keyboards can be hard to play, there’s also ten pages of programmable pads.
  • Quantization and MIDI Latency – To lock down timing, you can toggle on quantization, or leave it off, for a natural feeling. If you use external MIDI controllers, the app can time shift to account for the delay of Bluetooth connections or WiFi. And if you use an audio-to-MIDI converter app like MIDImorphosis, latency compensation can tighten up the timing.
  • All the standards – Infinite Looper supports Ableton Link, making it easy to synchronize the app with other Link-enabled apps. There’s full support for Inter-App Audio and IAA MIDI, and Audiobus too.
  • MIDI Learn – If you’re playing live, your hands might be busy with a keyboard or a guitar. With MIDI learn, you can control the app with a foot controller. Toggle on and off recording, switch tracks, and more.
  • Import and Export – Easily share projects with friends using AirDrop, Dropbox, or by email.
  • Take Notes – Infinite Looper projects include a text notepad

 

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