Home Concert Xtreme
By Zenph Sound Innovations
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Lead your own band or orchestra with Home Concert Xtreme as an accompanist, rehearsal tool, or music tutor. HCX makes MIDI files respond to your keyboard playing. It turns pages automatically. You speed up, it speeds up. You jump to another place in the music, and it jumps there and keeps following.
HCX is compatible with thousands of commercial and free MIDI files, as well as properly-formatted MIDI files that you make yourself. It also works with MIDI files available for most popular piano teaching methods, piano concertos and from publishers like Hal Leonard, Alfred and Frederick Harris.
When you load a Standard MIDI File into HCX, the app shows one or two tracks in notation (such as piano left- and right- hands). If you connect a compatible MIDI keyboard, it will expect you to play the music on screen while it plays all the other tracks.
As you play, HCX determines your location, tempo, and dynamic expression, musically coordinates the accompaniment tracks to match your playing, and turns your pages intelligently. In other words, you are the soloist and HCX is the conductor, orchestra, and page-turner.
HCX works in three ways:
•LEARN: waits for you to play the correct note
•JAM: plays the accompaniment tracks normally and you have to keep up
•PERFORM: follows your tempo and jumps to another part of the piece if you jump
•TRACK MIXER: manage your accompaniment tracks by turning them on or off
•MUTE ACCOMPANIMENT: single-button for muting all accompaniment tracks
•KEYBOARD DISPLAY: on-screen keyboard that highlights the correct note(s) and position on the keyboard
•PRACTICE LOOP: mark a section of the piece for repetitive practice
•SINGLE-HAND PRACTICE OPTION
•SCORE ENHANCEMENTS: user-created score enhancements (dynamics, fingering, clef changes etc.)
•PLAYBACK CONTROLS: Playback your most recent performance. Control your performance with dynamic playback options (wait-for-attack, wait-for-special-signal, restore-tempo, ignore-soloist)
HCX comes loaded with sample MIDI files from a variety of publishers to get you started.
SUPPORTED FILE TYPES:
HCX works with thousands of MIDI Files. The best quality files usual come from commercial publishers. You can also make your own using a sequencer, notation, or auto-arranger program. Visit www.zenph.com/ipad for more details. Use iTunes, DiskAid (www.digidna.net) or email attachment to copy MIDI files to your iPad.
•iPad or iPad 2 running iOS 4.2 or later
•You need properly formatted MIDI Files for HCX to function optimally. The files should be organized to logical beats and barlines; have key and time signature(s); and have left- and right- hand parts assigned to separate MIDI channels (Type 0) or to separate tracks (Type 1)
•You need a connector and cable to connect your iPad to your MIDI keyboard. Visit www.zenph.com/ipad for examples of compatible connectors.
What's New in Version 2.3.1
General product bug fixes.
Good App Great Support
I had a digital piano, but really wanted something to help me learn some songs. With HCX I was able to stick my iPad in the music stand and just go. It feels like I'm living in the future! I had one problem which turned out to be a documentation problem and the folks at Zenph got back to me within minutes. Amazingly good support. This is by far the most expensive app I've ever purchased, but so far it seems like it was worth it.
This is the best app I've found for playing/practicing midi along with my digital piano.
Most files need to be prepped by using the keyboard split utility off Zenph's website.
My advice would be to buy a .99 version of this app with just one song to test prior to buying this app.
Doesn't work on I- pad
This is the most expensive app I've ever paid for and it doesn't work correctly on the I-pad! I bought it as an accompaniment to use with with piano concertos but the Garriton music files don't work on the i-pad. Why isn't that fact specified in the description of the app? If I had known that, I would have purchased the computer version instead. I tried to contact support but they are rarely available.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Feb 02, 2012
- Version: 2.3.1
- Size: 6.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Zenph Sound Innovations, Inc.
- © 2011 Zenph Sound Innovations, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.