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One of the great things about the iPad is that it enables users to play musical instruments in a different way. However, many of these apps require musical talent of some sort. That’s all about to change thanks to a new app known as Fingertip Maestro.
Fingertip Maestro lets users create beautiful melodies without any musical talent whatsoever. It’s designed for users of all ages and abilities, which means lower levels of frustration and higher levels of pure fun. Instead of focusing on individual notes, Fingertip Maestro utilizes chords to help users unleash their musical genius.When Fingertip Maestro is opened for the first time, users will see a bright rainbow of color bands on their iPad screen. Each colorful band features many different squares. Tapping on one of these squares emits a musical tone. Additionally, tapping on the slider on the right side of the screen provides users with access to 24 different colored notes.
Located in the lower right corner is the settings button. This is where users can adjust things like Quantization, Tempo, Chords, and Volume. Furthermore, there are settings for each instrument, which makes it possible for aspiring musicians to fine-tune everything just how they like it. Piano is the only instrument that is unlocked when the app is downloaded. Users can download Guitar and String instruments for free, but Drums, Bass Guitar, and the two Synth packs must be purchased for $0.99 each.The coolest feature is the record button, which lets users record, store, and share their creations. Tap on the record button and it starts recording right away. When recording is finished, tap on it again. A box will pop up that lets users listen to, delete, rewind, and share their creations. Recordings can currently be shared on SoundCloud and Email via m4a.
Currently Fingertip Maestro lacks Audiobus, MIDI, and iPhone support, but all these features are planned in future upgrades. The current features, elegant design, and easy-to-use interface all combine together to make it a top-notch app that any aspiring musician will appreciate and cherish.