Several Free iOS Music Apps To Keep The Creative Music Flowing~

TF7 Synth – An advanced FM Synth for those of us stuck in our personal musical dungeons! Remember – Create and Share! Of course it’s always nice with keyboard apps to have a MIDI keyboard to hook up to your iOS device but it sure isn’t necessary. Korg Gadget LE – The baby brother to the full blown Gadget. The free version gives you plenty … Continue reading Several Free iOS Music Apps To Keep The Creative Music Flowing~

Christmas Presents for Teachers and Musicians with iPads (Updates for iDoceo, Cubasis, and KeyStage)

In December there were three updates for apps that stand out as amazing presents for us music teachers. (It seems like I am forgetting another but I can not bring it to mind currently so I am going to stick with the number THREE) Each of these updates centered around an interface update alongside refining of the code to make the app more reliable and … Continue reading Christmas Presents for Teachers and Musicians with iPads (Updates for iDoceo, Cubasis, and KeyStage)

My iOS Device Journey

This…. this is my blog of my adventures with the magical world of Apple and it’s devices. My story of the journey of using, creating, and learning. and so…. the great tale continues today with another episode in the “I can’t believe it” category. Astute readers will notice something missing in the picture above – my Apple Watch! Pretty funny tan line hey? That’s what … Continue reading My iOS Device Journey

Software/App Updates – FileMaker and Readdle in Particular

Well it was very interesting to read about FileMaker (an Apple owned company) rebranding itself BACK to it’s Claris name. Claris is from the days gone by (like 1998) and was the predecessor to FileMaker. Claris had some great apps like MacWrite, MacPaint, Claris Works and such. FileMaker has been profitable (80 back to back quarter of profit is no small task) so that’s not … Continue reading Software/App Updates – FileMaker and Readdle in Particular

Tip for Sending Program Changes from ForScore – Make Your Life Easier (and way cooler!)

I’ve got a problem – I REALLY like using my iPad as my digital sheet music BUT I also REALLY like using my iPad as an Instrument while performing! The problem comes in when I want to change sounds on my instrument app but don’t want to be flipping between apps during performance! The Solution – Use ForScore‘s ability to send program changes. UnRealBook also … Continue reading Tip for Sending Program Changes from ForScore – Make Your Life Easier (and way cooler!)

Apps for an Amazing Live Performance Setup for iPad/iPhone (Some great prices on these currently as well!)

Performing live with your iPad is quite an amazing journey these days as we now have a plethora of apps and hardware to choose from.  There are no excuses accepted for NOT using your iOS device to perform with! From simply using it to display your sheet music to running AUM to control six different apps all connected to your MIDI keyboard to simply using … Continue reading Apps for an Amazing Live Performance Setup for iPad/iPhone (Some great prices on these currently as well!)

Navigation in OnSong and ForScore – Video

So while working with OnSong and ForScore this past week it hit me how different each approaches navigation in your music. Not sure which is “right”. I’d like to see both apps be able to show portions of two pages as OnSong does when scrolling up and down. I’d like for both apps to have the ability to add hotspots as ForScore does to deal … Continue reading Navigation in OnSong and ForScore – Video

Using Cubasis and the new Waves Plugins to Edit My School Choir Concert Recordings on my iPad

Steinberg just released version 2.3 of Cubasis which is on sale for 50% off! This update includes IAP’s for some awesome Waves Plug-ins. These Waves Plug-ins IAP ($19.99) do require iPad 4 or higher, iPad mini 2 or higher models. • Waves AudioTrack Channel Strip (in-app purchase) — Get a mixing console’s channel strip including compression, EQ and gating in one convenient, intuitive plug-in. • Waves L1 … Continue reading Using Cubasis and the new Waves Plugins to Edit My School Choir Concert Recordings on my iPad

Performing with Todays Technology – Multi-Tracks and Loops

In the process of looking for new music to listen to and to perform I’ve run across and excellent CD created by a new worship band/church I’ve never listened to before. The really interesting thing is that they offer backing tracks. It’s been a REALLY long time since I’ve looked for these backing tracks and boy has the process changed. The CD is Edge of … Continue reading Performing with Todays Technology – Multi-Tracks and Loops

Moog Releases Another Outstanding Synth For Your iPad

If you have had ANY contact with the synth world you know immediately about the Moog keyboards. You also have an inclining of the legacy of Bob Moog – His legacy goes back to the starts of the synth world. He got his start in 1954 by building and selling Therimins with his father. In 1963 Bob built his first modular synth. Bob Moog is … Continue reading Moog Releases Another Outstanding Synth For Your iPad