Canadian Musician - November/December 2017 - Page 74

TECH TOOLS TabBank is an iOS app that helps writers craft songs using simple chords, lyrics, and tablature, export their compositions as printable, paper-sized PDFs, and send finished manuscripts directly to printers. The app can also import existing tabs from the web. It allows users to hear audio previews that show chords, progressions, and solos on a virtual fretboard with a tap as they edit or play along. Users can place each composition’s most-used chords in the contextual smart editing bar and fast offline search makes it simple to find and edit songs. Digital music distribution and publishing administration provider TuneCore has expanded its partnership with audio company Aftermaster so that TuneCore members now have access to the Promaster by Aftermaster instant master- ing service. Promaster was developed by artists, producers, and audio engineers to streamline the mastering and storage process without compromising quality or creative intent. With Pro