Canadian Musician - January / February - Page 74

TECH TOOLS The SongBook Chordpro app manages song collections with lyrics and chords. Users can tap on any chord name to see its variants and it comes with comprehensive chord libraries for many instruments, including guitar, ukulele, banjo, and piano. It boasts a wide array of fea- tures, such as the ability to transpose songs, auto-zoom, auto-scrolling, metronome, external display, Bluetooth pedal support, and more. Large song collections can be sorted in catego- ries, filtered by tags, or organized into playlists (sets) for performances. The app is fully offline capable, so no internet connection is required. www.linkesoft.com/songbook. The free OffTop app is designed to be a collaborative mobile studio to record, rap, or sing over beats. Users upload their own beats or choose from a library of rap, hip-hop, R&B, or electronic instrumentals. Producers can upload instrumentals directly to the app to find new artists, hear raps or songs recorded over their beats, and gain exposure for beat sales. Vocalists record freestyle or written verses over the rap and hip-hop instrumentals. Sound quality is designed to mimic a studio and there’s live headphone monitoring. The notepad saves all of the written verses and rapid fire mode will shoot the user words to stay inspired. Recorded tracks can be sent to the producer and shared with the community of over 50,000 rap and hip-hop artists for feedback. www.offtop.co. 74 • C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N SoundCloud Pulse is a dedicated companion app for SoundCloud’s music creators on Android and iOS devices. The app is designed to make it easier for users to share their sounds and tracks, interact with fans, and track their performance on SoundCloud’s network. The app lets creators share songs either publicly or privately and get up-to-date stats and interactive graphs on the performance of those songs. Artists can also follow and block other users, manage comments, and reply to comments on their tracks. www.soundcloud.com/mobile/pulse. The Producer Tools app is designed to be like a mobile studio assistant for producers, DJs, and musicians. It includes a delay calculator, frequency-to-note translator, chord finder, harmonic mixing wheel, and equalization guide. It’s all opti- mized for working with DAWs like Ableton Live, FL Studio, and Logic. There is a free version وH\[H[ܙHX]\K\X[Z][H\[ۋ˜X\\ K