SessionBand, 4 iOS music creation apps
UK Music Apps launched on the AppStore the SessionBand series, with 4 apps that transform chords into audio loops.
The loops available in SessionBand have all been created by world-class musicians and producers and are copyright-free. The apps cover all music styles.
In use, you choose in the app a music style, chords in any key and the app automatically transforms them into audio loops. You can them change the loop length with a two-finger slide on the screen (like zoom gesture). You can also change the style, tempo (+/-15%) and transpose on the fly.
The apps are available at a very reasonable basic price and you can then expand the collection via in-app purchases (also very affordable).
Here's the detail of the four apps:
- SessionBand : the original app features 16 loop libraries in different styles. Price: $1.99 and $2.99 for iPad, with in-app purchase to expand the collection
- SessionBand - Jazz Edition: 16 000 loops recorded by a jazz quartet, that cover 15 styles, each with 10 chord variation for each root note. The is currently available for the introductory price of $3.99. No expansion packs available
- SessionBand - Acoustic Guitar Edition: more than 17 000 acoustic guitar loops recorded by french virtuoso Christian Marsac. It covers 20 styles and tempos (59 to 166 BPM), each with 10 variations for each root note. The app is also available for the special price of $2.99
- SessionBand - Piano Edition: Also 50% off ($2.99), this edition is dedicated to piano and features more than 7000 loops recorded by Tom Cawley (Jack DeJohnette, Stacey Kent, Peter Gabriel...) and covers 22 styles and tempos (from 60 to 180 BPM), with 10 variations per root note and per style
SessionBand apps support AudioCopy and Audiobus. You can also export your creations via iTunes or e-mail and demo songs are included.
More information about these apps at www.sessionbandapp.com.
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