Summer Sale on Cubasis – Get this if you do not have it already!

Hello all! I am so excited to let you all know that I am still alive! Happy summer (at least for those of us here in the US!). Great news…. Cubasis and Cubasis LE are both on sale for 50% off! If you are a music educator who owns an iPad then Cubasis is one of those apps that should be on the front page … Continue reading Summer Sale on Cubasis – Get this if you do not have it already!

Roli has released a new Orchestral Ensembles for Equator and it sounds astounding!

(OK – I guess I started writing about this and never hit the Publish Button! this is NOT new but came out in early Dec 2021) This is the weekend for new sounds I guess! I know I am super excited because I am taking some of my band students down to listen to the Brass Band of Battle Creek here in Michigan. This is … Continue reading Roli has released a new Orchestral Ensembles for Equator and it sounds astounding!

FREE Sound Libraries from SpitFire Audio Labs

Oh my goodness… How has this escaped my finding it? It has taken the onset of free time driven from the CoronaVirus shutting down our schools which in turn has opened up some additional time for me to explore the world of music! So many great options for you to download and use from an amazing company! Most have a desktop/laptop for these to work … Continue reading FREE Sound Libraries from SpitFire Audio Labs

Making Music Using Cubasis 2 on my iPad

Creation makes us more Human. We are driven by the need to create. Sharing that creation is vital. T.P. Shimmons I dug in and played in the musical sandbox again last night. This is what I came up with using Cubasis 2 as my starting point and then digging into the arpeggio presets. I did add one additional AudioUnit app – iSEM. Oh, and the … Continue reading Making Music Using Cubasis 2 on my iPad

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)

Christmas News in the Music Tech World From CME – WIDI Master

Hopefully this post finds you enjoying time with your family. I also pray that your time with family is better then some of the movies get togethers! I also hope your year has ended well, leaving you much to be thankful for. Sometimes it is difficult to find the silver lining. I find that many times I simply need to adjust the way I am … Continue reading Christmas News in the Music Tech World From CME – WIDI Master

Music Apps, Battery Life and the never ending “kill app” discussion on iOS

I’m forever seeing students swiping away and force quitting the apps on their iPhones. When I ask why they state, “It saves the battery!” My research has shown that unless you are dealing with audio apps this force quitting is not needed. Is if you are using audio apps then it is ALWAYS a good idea to force quit your apps upon finishing with them. … Continue reading Music Apps, Battery Life and the never ending “kill app” discussion on iOS