Playing with Pro Chords

After the latest update to this app I thought I’d have a play with it again. I haven’t used it for a while now but even so the interface was simple enough to just dive straight in.

I was impressesed by the chord suggestions and the ease with which you can select new chords and add them in.

I also really liked the record function too, and I can see myself using that quite a bit. I haven’t got around to using the midi export but that’s next on my list of things to try out.

For making chord progressions this is a really nice little app and well worth a try.

Pro Chords - Instant Inspiration - Groundcontrol ApS Clip to Evernote

The Palm Sounds 12 days of Christmas: Day 1: SoundTrends

Welcome to the 1st day of our 12 days of Christmas. Today we have SoundTrends to thank for promo codes for:

  • Looptastic HD (4 codes)
  • Looptastic Producer (4 codes)
  • and Studio.HD (6 codes)

If you would like one of these codes then all you have to do is send an email to: stating which app you would like a code for. No questions to answer this time, just let me know which app and I will pick winners at random.

Please email by 10pm GMT tomorrow 14th of December.

If you don’t know SoundTrends apps, then check them out at the app store.

Sound Trends LLC Clip to Evernote

SoundPrism is free for 24 hours

SoundPrism is currently free for 24 hours! Get it while you can.

SoundPrism - Audanika GmbH Clip to Evernote

SongCatcher lite arrives

If you missed the full version when it was free and want to know what it is like, then you can try the lite version which has just come out.

Here’s what to expect:

FREE!! SongCatcher is the first fully functional recording studio environment for the iPhone, and is designed to make capturing musical ideas and working on them as fast and easy as possible. It is the first app to feature both Audio and MIDI recording, making it the ultimate solution for the songwriter that is looking for a sketchpad.

The full version of SongCatcher features 10 layers of recording. With Audio to MIDI conversion you can sing ideas and have the instrument of your choosing play them back to you. You have a resizable keyboard, 10 quality instruments (more available through in app store), a mixer, a MIDI editor, and you can record and layer live performances. You can build and arrange your ideas anywhere, anytime. You can email them home to your studio or next rehearsal.

SongCatcher has two interfaces, which are tailored specifically for the novice and professional.

Sketch mode offers the main functionality in a fast, easy to understand interface, tailored to the inexperienced music interface user. In the style of a wizard, you are walked through the process with prompts, and can build on your ideas within seconds.

Project Mode offers the full functionality of SongCatcher. Its layout is in the style of conventional music software, with all of the controls easily accessible and functional.

To see SongCatcher in action you can watch demonstration videos at:


  • 2 layers of recording instead of 10
  • 4 instruments instead of 10
  • No access to in-app store, which features addtional instruments, beats and backing tracks.

Full Version Features:

  • 10 layers of recording, including both Audio and MIDI.
  • Audio to MIDI conversion, allowing the user to sing ideas and have instruments play them back. You can create your band with your voice.
  • Resizable Piano Keyboard to play instruments.
  • Instruments include: Piano, Electric Piano, Drums, Bass, Guitar, Distorted Guitar, Synth, Organ, Strings and Horns. (more available through in app store)
  • MIDI editor to edit performance.
  • Mixing functionality.
  • Ability to bounce mixes and re-import, hence allowing unlimited tracks.
  • Tempo track with optional click.
  • Ability to export mixes in various formats.


PLEASE NOTE: SongCatcher is optimised for iPhone 3GS and above. If you have an early version iPhone or iPod touch the software will work, but your handset has less processor power, which means you may experience audio glitches before you reach the full 10 layers of the software’s capability. Please do not purchase if you intend to write a bad review based on this.

SongCatcher Lite - John Vella Music Clip to Evernote

uLoops Radio arrives

You can now listen to music made with uLoops on the uLoops radio site here. Clip to Evernote

Modern DJ Blog starts

A new blog starting out to look at DJ applications and is preparing to compare some of the recent DJ apps. I’m looking forward to reading that.

Check it out here. Clip to Evernote

iOS Audio asks about plugins

An interesting post at the iOS Audio blog about plug in architectures. Always good to ask this kind of question in my view, but as far as I know they aren’t allowed on the app store.

Read some of the ideas to get around this here. Clip to Evernote

Dizzy Banjo on the Inception App

A view from Dizzy Banjo who was involved in the making of the inception app from RJDJ. Worth a read.

Inception - The App - Remote Control Productions Clip to Evernote

Check out the new Audiosilverlining site

Audiosilverlining is evolving. The new site looks really good. Clip to Evernote

Intermorphic Desktop Deals still on

Intermorphic still have some great deals on their desktop software. Worth checking out their Xmas deals in the Intermorphic Store. Clip to Evernote

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