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Setlyst Keeps Your Set Straight So You Can Focus On Rocking Out.

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 2nd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Setlyst was designed for musicians by a musician, T Gregory Knox. The app keeps track of all of your band's songs to make it easy to arrange a set list for your gig. You can share your list with the rest of the band easily or post it on Facebook and Twitter. The app also allows you to set the screen up so that you can view the list full screen in case you want to read it on stage.

Setlyst is free to download on the App Store.

Planet Quest Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 23rd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: STELLAR RHYTHMS
This quirky rhythm game has all of the necessary ingredients for it to be out of this world.
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FreshPlanet Unveils SongPop 2, the Sequel that Music Trivia Lovers Were Possibly Waiting for

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 17th, 2015

FreshPlanet has announced that their popular music trivia game, SongPop, is getting a sequel. SongPop 2 will have a fresh look and a new tournament-style mode. You'll be able to compete in a series of quizzes, which will add to your score on the global leaderboard. Top players will win prizes like coins, power-ups, and even VIP badges.

The sequel will also add a new pack of six playlists, with of 200 songs each, every week. Probably the best part is that the songs are free to try.

“We were thrilled to see how many people were playing SongPop over the years,” said FreshPlanet CEO Mathieu Nouzareth in a press release. “I think of SongPop 2 as a love letter to our community. We listened to their feedback, and now we're using it to design a game that expands on everything they loved about the original - plus a fresh new look and a ton of extra surprises."

FreshPlanet has not given a specific release date for SongPop 2 yet, but it should be out this Spring.

Band On Tour Wants to be Your Pocket-Sized Manager

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 10th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Band On Tour by Davide Cardea is working to make musician's lives easier. With the app you can book your tours quickly and easily. It provides you with maps you can use to select venues to play, and each location provides detailed information including e-mail, telephone number, and/or website. Once you've selected your venue you can email or phone the booking agent directly through the app. 

Band On Tour also manages budgets, timetables, and even individual set lists. And once you have all of your venues booked you can export your Tour Book in PDF to make it easier to read or share. The app has over 9,000 venues to choose from and more are being added everyday.

You can check out Band On Tour for free on the App Store.

Starband Troopers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on January 19th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CRESCENDOLLS
Starband Troopers gives RPGs a fresh new rhythm.
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Dubify Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on December 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RE-RE-REMIX
Add dub step and techno music to your video clips with this easy to use app.
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Just Dance Now Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on October 7th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW
Get your groove on just about anywhere with Ubisoft's free version of the popular dance game.
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HipstaFox Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on September 18th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FANTASTIC MR. FOX
HipstaFox is a great single that makes players long for the whole album.
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Pixeljam Has Released the Glorkian Warrior Original Soundtrack on Bandcamp

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 11th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SHOOT EM UP DELIGHTS :: Read Review »

The original soundtrack for Glorkian Warrior, the funky shoot 'em up from Pixeljam Games, is now available on Bandcamp. Jam out to the chiptune music composed by Mark DeNardo, a Brooklyn-based composer and performer. Mark used a GameBoy and the program Little Sound DJ to create the 15 songs on the album.

The "Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork" OST is available for download on Bandcamp right now, for $5.00.

Spotify Connect Turns One, Now Supports New Devices

Posted by Ellis Spice on August 27th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

This time last year Spotify launched Connect: a feature that allows users to play their music through home speakers. It already works through 80 different speakers and home audio systems, and today it has been announced that more partners and devices are set to be added in the near future.

Bose, Panasonic, and Gramofon have partnered with Spotify for the Connect feature, meaning that some of their devices will soon work with the music service. For the first time a Smart TV will also able to connect with Spotify, with Phillips Smart TVs. Finally, multi-room set-ups are supported as well, meaning multiple users can listen to multiple pieces of music within the same household.

The Spotify app is available for free on the App Store now, although you will need a premium subscription of $9.99 a month in order to use Connect functionality.

jamstik, the Guitar You Can Take Everywhere, is Now Available for Purchase

Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 21st, 2014

Zivix has announced that their guitar-in-your-pocket, jamstik, is now available at select Apple retail stores and Apple’s Online Store. 

jamstik is a portable digital instrument you can use to learn, play, and create music on the go. It serves as a MIDI-enabled controller for multiple apps like jamTutor, jamMix, and Garage Band, and jamstik uses real strings and frets to give musicians a realistic experience while playing. The controller connects to your Apple devices wirelessly, making it an ideal instrument to carry around with you.

You can buy jamstik for $299.99 on the Zivix site now.

Create Music From the Sounds Around You With Feed

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 11th, 2014
iPad App - Designed for iPad only
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GROOVY :: Read Review »

New to the App Store is version 2.0 of Feed, an iPad app that allows you to create music from the sounds of the world around you.

The app offers an intuitive layout that means it's easy to record, playback, loop, pitch shift, and modulate sounds - all gleaned from your iPad's in-built microphone. Whether you're walking through the countryside or taking your daily commute to the city, you should be able to grab some great sounds to use within Feed.

In honor of its significant update, Feed is currently on sale at 40% off, meaning it only costs $1.99 at the moment. Get in fast though as this is a time limited sale.

Overcast: Podcast Player Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 18th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: FEATURE RICH
Overcast compiles an impressive set of features and a super simple transfer process that makes it a very attractive proposition for most podcast enthusiasts.
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Group Chat and More Comes to Soundwave in Latest Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 17th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Soundwave, the music discovery app that tracks the music you listen to on a variety of platforms (YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, etc...), is getting a major update today. The app is receiving a fresh, new design and includes a Music Messenger feature allowing users to connect with their friends. Users can search for songs on the app and share them, private group chat, make group playlists with friends, and connect with other users that have a common music interests.

You can check out Soundwave for free on the app store.

MuseAmi Launches Video and Music Recording and Networking App Hook'd.

Posted by Tre Lawrence on July 14th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

MuseAmi has just launched a new, social app based on the ability to take, edit and share video called Hook'd.

The app incorporates MuseAmi's proprietary technologies, one of which is real-time audio processing, which allows for users to create and share content directly from an iOS device. MuseAmi also offers authentic backing tracks, including licensed music from Warner Music Group, and says it will announce additional licensing deals in the coming weeks.

MuseAmi chief Bob Taub mentions the partnership with Warner Music Group. "In Hook'd, we've created a fun, addictive and totally new way to capture moments through music, and share it with one person or with many," he says. "We're proud to have the support of Warner Music Group at launch. They've been a real champion of our technology, and their incredible catalog provides our users with authentic master recordings that make Hook'd like no other app on the planet."

Hook'd is available for free (with optional in-app purchases) on the App Store.