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EJ-Kisz
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April 5, 2013 - 3:48 pm
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Hey everyone!

So, I've finally decided that I need to catch up with the times and purchased some new tech stuff!  I just wanted to get everyone's opinions!

What are some of your "must have" apps and programs?  

I now have Window's 8 with the new "tile" & App setup as well as a new iPad Mini thanks to my wonderful wife!  

I have the Tuner App by "Sharp Tuner," "Fiddlerman" App for my iPod Touch (the website looks great on my iPad!).  I just need some suggestions for more music apps! :D  Metronome? Music Notation program?  Recording?  

Thanks everybody!

 

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Hi mate

Have a look at an app called 'Anytune'. It allows you to slow the playback of a piece of music without changing the pitch. It can be very handy if you want to properly hear the individual notes of a fast tune

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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I run > tuner, metronome, and drum tracks apps {all free apps} on my Iphone. It is very handy. Tech stuff is SWEET to help one practice. I also record me playing on it>> the ability to record is SWEET > when I listen to it > not so SWEET > but, yeah > there is no reason one can't pursue their passion to play with what is available out there to help. Best tech kind of leaning help > This Site.

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April 7, 2013 - 3:49 pm
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Must have programs:

MuseScore - Open Source & Free.  Music scoring program.  Great for creating your own score, downloading scores others have created, transposing, changing key signatures, adding notation, etc.

Audacity - Open Source & Free.  Audio recording and editing program. Too many features to list here.  Awesome program if you're just dealing with one or a small number of tracks.

REAPER - Free 60 day trial, $60 for non-commercial license.  An awesome low cost Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).  Great for multi-track recording including midi.  Much more sophisticated than Audacity!

BTW, there are some great tutorials on home recording and audio editing on YouTube.

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Maybe a Tesla coil or a Jacob's ladder?  Brain in a jar with some wires stuck in it and a sheet of music propped up in front of it?

 

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Ferret said
Hi mate

Have a look at an app called 'Anytune'. It allows you to slow the playback of a piece of music without changing the pitch. It can be very handy if you want to properly hear the individual notes of a fast tune

I was actually looking at those!  I didn't know if they actually worked well, I'll have to give it a try!

StoneDog:  Which Metronome/drum tap apps do you use?  I've been looking for a decent one!

JoeP:  I'm a little leery about MuseScore.  I had it a long time ago and it gave me as much headaches as Crescendo.  ......Then again, I am used to GP5 and GP6.  I'll have to check it out and see if it's been updated and more user friendly from what I remembered!  I'll definitely check out Reaper and Audacity!  

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Maybe a Tesla coil or a Jacob's ladder?  Brain in a jar with some wires stuck in it and a sheet of music propped up in front of it?

Hmm......Mad Scientist Musician......that might just work! LOL  It would go perfectly with my Spinal Cord Stimulator!  ...Speaking of which, I need to go and plug myself into the wall to charge my batteries! LMAO  

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