Oh man…. I’m blown away. For FREE! Go check their website and listen while you download! If only we could have this on iPad! Continue reading Spitfire has Symphony Orchestra FREE for YOU!
So Tascam just put out a brand new version of their handheld recorder and I’m pretty excited. This could be an amazing tool for music educators! Let me tell you why….. of course I will warn you up-front that I do not own one of these yet. I have simply watched, read and listened to every bit of information I can about this thing. So … Continue reading Tascam Portacapture X8 is an Excellent Recorder for Teachers! (I think)
This is the time of year that we see some outstanding sales on iOS apps that allow you to use your iOS devices as musical instruments! When I bought my first iPad in 2010 I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that it would become an irreplaceable tool for my sheet music. Now, 11 years later, I almost feel guilty using iPad for JUST … Continue reading Want to use your iOS Device as a Musical Instrument? Get started with some Black Friday Sales!
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!)
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!)
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
If you have followed this blog at all for any length of time you will know that one of the quests I’ve been on is using iOS to perform in ways never before possible. Gestrument Pro is going to be released on Sept. 25 and is currently available for pre-order at like half price. $8.99 vs. $16.99! PerplexOn has access and has posted a wonderful … Continue reading Gestrument Pro – Performing on iOS with alternative interfaces
I have been an extremely busy bee the past couple months working hard on a project here at the school. I’d like to share just a bit. I’ve learned a ton about using Notion software, by PreSonus, to fill in for musicians that just are not available. You see we are a small school district with limited funds and limited access to amazing musicians who … Continue reading Using Notion in place of non-available Musicians!
With all the music apps we have available to us it is all to rare that I just sit down and play with those apps. When I do the process is simple, open them up and start playing with the sounds available – much like taking crayons out of the box and simply starting to draw. Once I find a sound or two that is … Continue reading Getting Creative with Cubasis (and a few other apps)
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