By Arlo Leach
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The BandHelper app works with your BandHelper account to share songs, set lists, chords, lyrics, stage plots, events, contacts and expenses with your bandmates, streamline your management duties and power your live show.
ALL THE INFO YOUR BAND NEEDS TO SHARE
Load your BandHelper account with your songs, set lists, lyrics, chord charts, reference recordings, videos, notes, events and contact info and they appear on all of your bandmates' mobile devices automatically. If inspiration strikes during a rehearsal, make a quick recording in the app and that will be synced, too. With this info at everyone's fingertips, you'll spend less time remembering what you talked about at the last rehearsal and more time becoming a better band.
YOUR COMMAND CENTER ON STAGE
The BandHelper app evolved from the popular Set List Maker app and shares the same on-stage functionality. Auto-scroll lyrics, play backing tracks and click tracks through separate audio ports or inter-app audio, and configure MIDI-compatible sound and lighting equipment as you move from song to song. You can control BandHelper with MIDI or Bluetooth footswitches, and link together multiple devices for screen sharing or remote control on stage.
TIME-SAVING FEATURES FOR BAND LEADERS
Scheduling gigs is a snap with BandHelper's automated email messages to ask your bandmates' availability, send updates if the details of a gig change, and send reminders before the gig. You can build and send stage plots with a drag-and-drop interface. And splitting the money after a gig is easy with BandHelper's features to track income (performance fees, merch sales, tips) and expenses (gas, food, rentals) and calculate each band member's share of the profit.
MOBILE OR WEB-BASED INTERFACE
Besides its native mobile apps, BandHelper includes a web interface for quick data entry. You can enter all your band's data from your computer, and BandHelper will sync it to your mobile devices automatically. The web interface also provides basic functionality for band members who don't have a mobile device.
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What's New in Version 3.1.3
- Fixed the display of photos when switching to full-screen or fit-height modes.
Top app for bands
I have been using BH for 2 years now with 2 live projects and have recommended it to several other live acts.
It has all of the tools essential to a successful live act...calendar, song and set lists, personal notes and group notes/lyrics, and recently my whole keyboard rig (6 boards and pedals) are run by BandHelper and the air turn pedal. I hit the pedal once, all the boards are programmed and ready to go, lyrics and notes pop up.
This is the top program! Arlo is very responsive to questions as well.
Fantastic App for Gigging!
After 23 years of managing our coverband, this app comes along and streamlines everything! We are utilizing almost all of the features, quite sucessfully, that this app has to offer.
All I have to do now is put a setlist together via the web interface and each member gets it as soon as they open the app on their ios device. Plus if we decide, on the fly, to rearrange the songs, only one person needs to do this and everyone else will get the changes! You have to set up a wifi network for your band but, this is easily done with a cheap $23 router from Amazon. The developer has excellent tutorials on the website to show you how to set this and everything else up.
Our drummer controls our set lists for us using a bluetooth midi foot controller (iRig BlueBoard). As he selects each song several things occur; he gets the tempo in his earbuds, he can play a backing track if needed, each of our ios devices follow his song selection and I and the keyboardist have midi commands sent to our gear to change our patches for us! (using a Yamaha MD-BT01 bluetooth midi transmitter)
On the administrative side, when I enter a new gig into the web interface, I have it send out text and/or email notices to each band member at set intervals that you can dictate. They will get these notices until they either accept or deny the gig. No more having to play phone tag trying to get in touch with everyone!
Arlo, the developer, is very customer oriented. He personally and promptly answered a question I had. You can't beat that!
I highly recommend this app!
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 16, 2017
- Version: 3.1.3
- Size: 29.3 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Arlo Leach
- © Copyright 2013-2017 Arlo Leach, all rights reserved
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.