Impaktor Drum Pad Demo

Sean over at iOS Musician has posted a video of Impaktor with a practice pad and drum sticks. He gets some nice results!

Buy Impaktor on iTunes: $4.99

Beatsurfing Sale!

Thanks to Andrew, Julien, and Maria for writing in this morning about this great sale on a great MIDI Controller! Beatsurfing is just $1!

Buy Beatsurfing on iTunes: $11.99 (On Sale, from $19.99)


This a 2 day sale, so don't let it slip. GlitchBreaks developer Alex "Distraub" Matheu has written a review for it on his blog.

Beatsurfing fully supports VirtualMIDI, so you can do some very interesting things with it. Andrew further suggested this video from Apps for Music Production, which shows off Beatsurfing with BeatMaker 2.

Free Sheet Music from a Free Sheet Music App!

Sheet music is crazy expensive, starting at around $4 for a single song. An app that is going to give you them for free is probably violating someones copyrights. That said, as of right now you can get a free app that will get you "hundreds of thousands" of free sheet music songs.

iTunes Description:

Download hundreds of thousands of free sheet music titles! Save sheet music for easy access later in your library, or print it out directly! All the sheet music is in the public domain, and it's easy to find free sheet music by famous composers like Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Mozart. Also includes a metronome and the ability to record audio of yourself playing!

There are a lot of similar apps, but all of those are selling the sheet music as IAPs. This is not likely to last on iTunes for long, but if you grab it now and back it up you should be able to use it indefinitely!

Buy SheetMusicFox on iTunes: Free


Correction: My reading comprehension failed me as I rushed to get this up on my lunch break. It is just public domain songs, so there is no risk of iTunes pulling it.

Visual Instrument for iOS & Android

Visual Instrument is an interactive-generative music app, offering hours of ambient tunes that won't repeat.

iTunes Description:

The power of randomness combined with your touch creates an endless melody for your enjoyment. Jazz guitar virtuoso Paul Musso combined his musical knowledge with the programming and artwork of Bryan Leister to create this music-making application. Musso provided guitar recordings of chords typically used to create a melody - F#, D#, C and G. Your touch (supports up to 4 simultaneous touches) creates collisions that will trigger one of these chords. Every 3 seconds, the key is randomly changed to either A Minor, C, F or G.

The result is an amazing, soothing and endless melodic tune that you can play for hours without the tune ever repeating itself. The visuals provide an ambient backdrop to help you play. The capsules represent your touch, each moving dot is a physics-enabled ball that contains one note. Hit a ball, and the note plays. If the ball hits the edges of the screen, the collision also triggers the note.

An experiment in music theory that was produced for an exhibition in Denver that also used motion tracking. Now available as a touch screen application.

If ever an app needed a YouTube video, but searching for "Visual Instrument" on YouTube gives a hundred car ads for some damned reason. I can't even find any video from that Denver exhibition it mentions.

Oh well, it's free to give it a try on both Android and Universal iOS!

Buy Visual Instrument on iTunes: Free

Buy Visual Instrument on Google Play: Free

goodEar

A new ear trainer released today for iPad, goodEar, offers a lot of customization over other ear trainers.

iTunes Description:

Professional musicians know, that having a good trained ear is one of the most important skills, a musician should have. goodEar was made to increase those skills and bring you on a new musical level!

It is made for all musicians, whether you are beginner or professional.

Functions:

• Choose from four different modes: scales, chords, intervals, melodies
• Create your own exercises, depending on your personal approach. (No annoying wizards)!
• Play the exercises on piano or give the answer with multiple-choice
• Watch your progress in statistics
• Make highscores, and try to challenge yourself

goodEar was made with the knowledge of various professional musicians and teachers, for giving you high quality music education on the iPad.

Buy goodEar on iTunes: $3.99

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