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Essential Tools for the Music Educator

There are certain tools that I find indispensable as a music educator in 2022. Tools I simply can not imagine teaching without. Silly thing is that as much as things have changed they haven’t changed. I find that most of these tools are the same as ten years and even fifteen years ago but they have matured into tools that work in ways I could … Continue reading Essential Tools for the Music Educator

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!

Tascam Portacapture X8 is an Excellent Recorder for Teachers! (I think)

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)

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

Creating Music and Exploring Music Technology

Just had to play in the musical sandbox tonight for a bit Playing and creating with ROLI’s SeaBoard Block and using Logic to record. No iPads were used in this creation so far. My Roli SeaBoard Block, Equator (the sound software Roli bundles with the Blocks), Logic ProX and my MacBook along with the iConnect Audio4+ What did I find out? 1)I found out that … Continue reading Creating Music and Exploring Music Technology

Music Video Creation On iPad/iPhone

Got creative with your music apps and now you want to share it with the world? How about putting it in YouTube as a music Video? Enter Wizibil – the quick and fun way to create a video to go along with your music. Make your music with Cubasis, Earhoof, iTuttle and MicroSoniq using Interapp Audio (which basically means open a. Lille of apps and … Continue reading Music Video Creation On iPad/iPhone

Recording Your Concerts (Updated)

(Updated with recordings at the bottom of this post!) You are going to have a concert, I feel it is the season! So, how are you going to record it and listen/watch to it later with your students? This is part of the National Standards for Music – Evaluate music. This gives you and your students a chance to sit back and enjoy the hard work and effort … Continue reading Recording Your Concerts (Updated)

Auria Goes PRO! Now THERE is some news worth reading!

Over at the Auria discussion boards it was announced today that one of THE big DAW apps for iPad is going to be going to a new version which will be called “Auria Pro”. If you are not familiar with what Auria is currently here it is…. Auria is one of the leading Digital Audio Workstations for iPad offering 48 tracks of digital audio playback … Continue reading Auria Goes PRO! Now THERE is some news worth reading!

Pocket Studio by XME is Free! A 98 Track Digital Audio Workstation on your iPad…

What’s to think about it’s free! Go get it – Especially if you haven’t bought yourself an app that does the the whole digital audio workstation bit yet! Plus their BeatPad is on sale for $2.99 (down from $5.99). BeatPad and PocketStudio work hand in hand. Pass your beats you create in BeatPad off to PocketStudio then record your keys, vocal and guitar into PocketStudio. … Continue reading Pocket Studio by XME is Free! A 98 Track Digital Audio Workstation on your iPad…

Capture for iPad Arrives – Drop Dead Simple App to Record With!

Presonus released a new app recently that has high potential to make things simpler for us musicians. If you are a music teacher who needs to create accompaniment tracks for your students or if you ever record your performances this app would be an awesome choice. In fact, there are only two items missing from this app that would make it stand at the top of the list … Continue reading Capture for iPad Arrives – Drop Dead Simple App to Record With!