The Tin Pan South App
This week's app is the Tin Pan South app:
Tin Pan South (https://www.tinpansouth.com/download-app) Official app of the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival March 28-April 1, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee; numerous venues throughout town put the spotlight on the songwriters that create the music we love; nearly 400 songwriters will perform and share the stories behind everyone's favorite hit songs; Tin Pan South is produced by Nashville Songwriters Association International; (iOS 14.0 or later; Android 7.0 and up).
The Piano by Yousician App
This week's app is the Piano by Yousician app:
Piano by Yousician (https://yousician.com) Personal piano tutor for the digital age; learn and play thousands of songs on a real instrument with instant feedback on accuracy and timing as the app listens along; learn at own pace; curriculum designed by expert piano teachers for pianists of all levels from complete beginners to professionals; step-by-step video tutorials guide each lesson; gameplay tracks progress and keeps students motivated to practice and learn; includes over 1,500 missions and exercises with hundreds of videos covering all skills; sight reading for sheet music; music theory; special trainers for each skill; Weekly Challenge where students can compete with friends and other Yousicians worldwide; suited for self-learning or as a supplement to learning with a teacher; played with a real instrument and requires no additional equipment; phone’s microphone listens to playing and app gives feedback; premium subscription available; (iOS 13.0 or later; Android 7.0 and up).
This week's app is the Wisdom of Martin Luther King app:
Wisdom of Martin Luther King (http://www.ubtechglobal.com) Learn the sayings and quotes of Martin Luther King; thought generating sayings and quotes provide a great source of inspiration for song lyrics; does not require a network connection; hear and share inspiring quotes with the touch of a button; make image and quote collages; discover the gift of MLK; (iOS 10.3 or later).
The SAGA Synth App
This week's app is the SAGA Synth app:
SAGA Synth (https://audiokitpro.com/sagasynth/) Retro 16-bit video game sounds synth; use for amazing and expressive pads, sound fx, drums, leads, and more; real 16-bit retro video game power; created from five different vintage hardware YM2616 sound chips; includes over 350+ Presets by MobyPixel, Electronisounds, Red Sky Lullaby, Gavinski, The GarageBand Guide, DJ Puzzle, The Audio Dabbler, Sound of Izrael, Marc Hupkens, AnalogMatthew, Brian Funk, Shazaam the Producer, and more; custom-created sounds made from vintage retro gaming hardware; standalone app and iOS AUv3 Plugin; free-running step sequencer; exclusive sound sources made for the app; stable AudioKit code; 16-bit Synth, Drum, and Sound FX sounds included; over 600+ Mb of sounds compressed to under 150 Mb; audio recording; record sounds then export wav files; no other apps needed; use as an iOS Plug-in in hosts like GarageBand, AUM, Cubasis, Beatmaker 3, and more; use with MIDI keyboard or iOS MIDI host; Ableton link; first of the next generation of AudioKit Pro apps; written from the ground up with a focus on playability and great sound; rock-solid sequencer timing; improved AUv3 support; easy standalone recording; (iOS 14.4 or later).
The Ableton Note App
This week's app is the Ableton Note app:
Ableton Note (https://www.ableton.com) Start new musical ideas with a curated selection of sounds and effects; play beats and melodic parts or sample; continue tracks in Ableton Live; form ideas, experiment with sounds, and find direction; get inspired using a selection of Ableton Live’s drum kits, synths, and melodic instruments; create own sound palette by recording sounds into Note’s sampler instruments using phone’s microphone; use Ableton Cloud to send projects to Live (version 11.2.5 or later) without leaving the app; open project from Live’s browser then keep working; edit MIDI notes; all samples and sounds from Note are exactly the same; begin with a beat: choose from 56 Drum Sampler kits; tap out a beat using the 16-pad grid; quantize beat to fix any loose timing; nudge notes to correct mistakes; add more layers of rhythm; create beat repetitions with Note Repeat; change parameters to shape sound; experiment with effects; start with a melody: choose from 261 synth sounds and 36 Melodic Sampler instruments; play melody or chord progression with either the 25-pad grid or the piano roll; set a key and scale to get instant harmonic results or leave options open; overdub more layers of harmony; change parameters to shape sound; add effects to experiment with sound design; sample environment: create own kits by recording percussive sounds into Note’s Drum Sampler; record tonal sounds to create own Melodic Sampler instruments; manipulate samples by cutting, filtering, or re-pitching them; shape or transform sounds with effects; capture improvisations: play something then tap the Capture button to keep it; play at the tempo that feels comfortable and Note will detect it; Note will recognize the length of the phrase; a loop is created automatically; quantize it, add to it, or change the sound; create variations: Note features a grid-based Session View layout; double loops to create variation within clips; duplicate clips and create different versions of ideas; create eight tracks with up to eight clips on eight scenes; try different layer combinations and song structures; export work in Session View as an audio file to listen and share; (iOS 15.0 or later).
The BBC Sounds App
This week's app is the BBC Sounds app:
The Music - Musica App
This week's app is the Music - Musica app:
Music – Musica App (https://musicmusicallc.com/musica/) Search and listen to millions of songs; advanced video player; playback control: Repeat, Mute, Speed: 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x; switch video quality to 240p, 360p, 720p, 1080p; share videos; browse videos by categories; video playback in full screen or small window; Smart Manager; Youtube search with suggestions; browse popular videos; create unlimited playlists and add music in one tap; add videos to playlists without login; subscription length: weekly, monthly, yearly; (iOS 11.0 or later).
This week's app is The Society of Composers and Lyricists app:
The Society of Composers and Lyricists (https://thescl.com/apps/) Mobile app offers SCL members easy access to news, events, seminars, screening interviews, and their membership card; (iOS 11.0 or later; Android 5.1 and up).
This week's app is the Production Music Conference app:
Production Music Conference (https://pmamusic.com/about/) App for the 2018 and 2019 Conferences; leaders in the production music industry join forces for a day of panels, learning, and networking; the PMC mission is to provide valuable information and share best practices in a positive and inspired forum to attendees involved in all aspects of production music; for anyone in production music; (iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.3 and up).
The Follow Elvis App
This week's app is the Follow Elvis app:
Follow Elvis (https://follow-elvis.com) Definitive Elvis app; innovative Elvis biography; presents 200+ episodes about Elvis and his time in text, audio, photos, and film; more than 200 Elvis related sites; more than 1000 pages of text presented in text and audio; more than 36 hours of Elvis stories to listen to; thoughtfully curated routes in Memphis; access to all content ready to enjoy from everywhere; the ultimate Elvis quiz to test Elvis knowledge; more than 200 sites in and around Memphis are described in detail according to their relation to Elvis, his life, and the people who surrounded him including friends, family and fans; meet Elvis starting at his rise from humble beginnings to global stardom and all the way to his much too soon death; relevant to all Elvis fans as well as anyone who has an interest in music and cultural history; when in Memphis, the app is the definitive Elvis guide, providing live directions from site to site or according to a customized or predefined route based on specific interests such as Elvis’s favorite food, his residences, etc.; stories found on the sites cover all aspects of Elvis Presley’s life including his childhood and upbringing, his musical influences, his music and its impact on the world, his family, friends, and fans, his generosity, and his untimely death; each site is an episode in itself; free to install and offers access to all areas and three free episodes; purchase access to all episodes in the app; (iOS 12.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up).