2016
03/30
YouCompose Writes Harmonies For Your Melodies
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YouCompose iPad composition tool

With YouCompose you can easily accomplish complex compositional tasks in classical and jazz styles. YouCompose comes with a powerful built-in assistant composer. She knows her music theory and can help you compose and arrange your music in many ways. You give her your melodies and decide how they should be handled. She then finishes your composition, doing all the hard work that normally takes hours, but now is done in seconds.

It’s a great tool to create your own music for your movie, game or theatre productions for example. It’s also great for songwriters but above all: it’s just fun to play with this app and enjoy its surprising results.

YouCompose is of great educational value as well. Many teachers from around the world already use YouCompose in their harmony, composition and orchestration classes.

YouCompose Screen

Built-in instruments:
– Over 75 instruments are included with high quality sounds. You’ll find all regular orchestral instruments, keyboards, organs, guitars, basses, chorus, percussion and more.
– With over 40 preset ensembles you can quickly setup YouCompose for ensembles like a saxophone quartet, string quartet or orchestra, woodwinds or brass sections and much more.

Creating and editing:
– You create melodies using the built-in virtual keyboard or a MIDI keyboard, by entering single notes in a grid editor, by importing a melody from a MIDI file or by asking your assistant to make one for you. 
Your assistant composer will then harmonize these melodies in a classical or jazz style taking into account the instruments you selected.
– A composition can be edited in many ways. YouCompose allows you to copy, paste, move, repeat and discard movements, segments and individual notes.
– You can ask your assistant to compose a complete 3 or 4 movement classical or jazz symphony for your ensemble all by herself, or let her add a new movement to an existing one.
– You can control the way she harmonizes your melodies, by setting Harmonization Points and other options, or you can also leave that completely to her.
– If you wish you can even combine classical and jazz styles within one piece.
– Special tools allow you to enter lyrics, apply melodic transformations or create dynamic effects.

Sharing and saving:
– YouCompose is Audiobus, AudioCopy and Inter-App Audio compatible and supports background audio. This means that you can record its audio using Audiobus, GarageBand or any other Audiobus compatible or IAA host App. In Audiobus you will find remote triggers for reverb and output level adjustment. With AudioCopy you can copy audio from movements, parts, segments or fragments to any other AudioCopy compatible app.
– YouCompose is CoreMIDI compatible. This means that you can also utilize a MIDI keyboard, a MIDI sound module or synth apps running on your device together with YouCompose.
– You can export audio files directly to other apps on your device. Supported audio file formats are: MIDI, aac, m4a, aiff, caf and wav. A m4a file contains iTunes data like ‘artist’, ‘song name’ and ‘lyrics’. You can export audio from movements, parts, segments or fragments.
– You can view your composition’s full score and the individual parts (transposed when applicable), print them directly from YouCompose to an AirPrint compatible printer or export them to any PDF viewer like iBooks.
– You can save compositions to your device and load them again later. Additionally, YouCompose allows you to send and receive them from other devices running YouCompose via Dropbox, email or an AirDrop connection.
– You can share your composition with others by sending an email containing a YouCompose data file, m4a audio files, MIDI files and/or a PDF document with the full score and the individual (transposed) parts.
– Several sample compositions containing well known melodies are also included in the package.

YouCompose


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2015
04/01
Medly Music Composition App For iPad
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Medly is a FREE and easy way to get your musical ideas down. Simply draw in the notes and select from various sounds. Use the preset drum patterns to accompany your melodies and chords.

What’s New in Version 3.2.2
◆◆◆ Best of App Store 2016 ◆◆◆

New Future Bass Pack!
– 16 new instruments
– 4 are LFO based instruments
– Free download for Band Pack purchasers

4 New Essential Pack Instruments
– 2 new Vox synths
– 2 new high quality pianos

A few more notes:
– “Made In Medly” feed features user-made songs (posted to SoundCloud)
– Updated mastering settings
– Bug Fixes

Medly takes a new approach to the way music is made, letting both seasoned and new musicians make epic music. Just pick your instruments and start drawing notes.

UNIVERSAL SUPPORT
Use Medly on your iPhone, iPad, and iPad Pro. Medly supports all screen orientations and sizes, including Split View and Slide Over.

READY TO HANDLE YOUR MUSIC
Medly breaks up your song into Sections that you can easily pick up, move, delete, copy, and link together to make loops. Then arrange your Sections, using up to 8 instrument tracks, to make epic music.

112 INSTRUMENTS
Start off with 12 free instruments, and unlock 100 more across a variety of genres in the Medly store.

SHARE AND PLAY
Quickly upload your song to SoundCloud, or share it as a video*, audio, MIDI, or Medly file. You can also connect Medly to other apps using Audiobus, Inter-App Audio or play in time using Ableton Link.

MIXER & EFFECTS
Change the volume of each track and apply effects and filters to make to customize your sounds. You can also add fades and automate volume and effects over time.*

MEDLY FOR APPLE WATCH
Open, play and control Medly songs right from your wrist. Perfect for running in the background and using Inter-App Audio or Audiobus.

3D TOUCH SUPPORT**
Use 3D Touch to quickly create and open a song from your iPhone home screen, or Peek & Pop your Albums and Songs. You can also press harder when drawing notes to make them louder.

Medly is free. Additional sounds can be purchased via in-app store.

2013
04/09
UPDATE: Symphonix Evolution Ver 2 0 Adds Audiobus
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Symphonix Evolution Musical Composition App For iPad

Whether you’re an experienced musician or a learner, Symphonix Evolution is a powerful tool that helps take your music to a whole new level. Create music by dragging notes directly onto the score, and record or playback via MIDI devices or using the inbuilt virtual synthesizer. Then print your music to share with others in your group. Learners or musicians who play ‘by ear’ will appreciate the ability to associate note pitch with the notation.

What’s New in Version 2.0

Thanks everybody for all your continued support! We’re finally ready with Version 2.0

New and improved features:
* Audiobus support!
* It is now possible to record from a specific position
* Undo and Redo the last 50 editing changes
* Introducing Markers, which make it possible to quickly navigate anywhere in the song
* New Selection options for Merge and Quantize
* Digital Audio Recording allows 8 tracks of audio to be stored
* A new and more powerful Lyric Editor
* New Guitar Tab and Fret views
* Make your own custom Synth Panels for creating MIDI controller surfaces
* Improved Track Manager screen
* Support for custom Time Signatures
* Added a Synth Gain Control to increase playback volume
* Piano Roll enhancements
* It’s now possible to store multiple external controller profiles
* Use an external MIDI Clock for recording as well as playback
* New controller inputs for setting the selection and marker positions
* New options when creating a new song
* General stability and user interface enhancements

Bugs Fixed:

* Fixed rotation display bug for volume and AirPlay indicator
* Fixed for lyrics in SMF Type 0 files being split across multiple tracks
* Fixed crash when selecting tracks while a song is playing
* Repeat measure symbols did not print
* Fixed crash when attempting to send email but mail is not configured
* The Synth Reset button now works across all channels and not just the current track
* The File “side panel” was sometimes drawn underneath other windows
* Rhythm panel and chord view did not dismiss when switching to Sheet Music view
* Fixed bug where the Drum pad was not drawn correctly if the app was closed while the pad was open.

Symphonix Screenshot 1

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Symphonix Evolution has numerous features, including:
* 16 track sequencer
* Full 88 key piano display mode
* Support for external MIDI devices using the USB Camera Connector or Core MIDI devices
* Retina display support
* Wavetable synthesizer with GM/GS emulation
* Over 260 high quality instruments
* Virtual MIDI support
* Load and Save standard MIDI files
* AirPrint support for printing your sheet music
* Integration with email and web for easy file exchange
* Real time recording and conversion to notation
* Quantization of recorded input or MIDI files
* Chord editor and matching
* Dropbox support
* Rhythm Generator for custom drum patterns
* Tap Tempo
* Complete online help to get you started

Symphonix Evolution is available for $12.99.

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