Version 2.0 of Live365 Radio has just been released, adding multitasking so that you can use your iOS device to do other things while listening to streaming radio stations. The app offers over 7,000 free online radio stations. These range from commercial and public stations, to those programmed by DJs interested in a particular style.
Your iOS device has a built-in app that lets you play music. On the iPhone and iPad, it's called "iPod." On the iPod touch it's called "Music." The app lets you browse songs, albums, artists, create playlists, and more. Even cooler, the Voice Control feature (available for the iPod touch gen 3 and 4 and the iPhone 3GS onward) allows you to play songs by speaking a command like, "Play Artist John Lennon." The following will help you maximize the music capabilities of your device.
Looking for a unique music-creation app with MIDI controller capabilities for your iOS gadget? Check out SoundPrism Pro (a little spendy at $14.99, but the non-pro version minus MIDI is free for a week). The amazingly simple and popular music app is used by DJs, musicians, and producers, but doesn't require an extensive background in music composition or theory to use. Read on for more press release info...
IK Multimedia, a company with the tag line "Musicians First" has recently released two products geared toward the aspiring and professional musician market. The iRig Mic is billed as "the first handheld microphone for your iPhone" and the iKlip is a microphone stand adapter for the iPad. Do these two products truly make creating and performing music easier? Read on to find out.
Innovative music apps are starting to appear on a fairly regular basis for the iPad, and for good reasons. Apple has had a long standing relationship with musicians, harkening back to the days of MIDI on the Apple IIe and original Macintosh computers. As the interface has changed over the years, so too have the means of interacting with musical data.
Guitar Lovers - this is for you. WARNING: the second half of this video is LOUD (as it should be). AmpliTube for iPad version 2 is currently in development with even more powerful features and will be announced shortly. In the meantime, you can check them out here.
I love playing guitar, whether for people at parties or in the quiet solitude of my home. I also enjoy learning new pieces, whether from traditional sheet music or from the wide range of guitar tabs available on the Internet (most of which are not that good). Yet after years of playing, I still occasionally come across a weird chord that I haven't played in ages. Like many students of the instrument, I learned a majority of chords from Mel Bay guitar chord books. The drawback of these books is that there is no sound accompanying the strum, so it is hit or miss whether your fret fingering is correct. However, with the release of portable music apps like Agile Partners' GuitarToolkit, chord formation and sound are no longer a mystery.