Musician's Kit - Tuner, Metronome, and Sound Recorder
By Kevin Murphy
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Never again will you need to switch back and forth between apps while practicing. Musician's Kit places all of your "musical utilities" (tuner, metronome, and sound recorder) into one convenient bundle.
Using the built-in microphone (or headset) on your iOS device, you can get a quick and easy tune up before rehearsal. It also offers a tone generator, if that's what you prefer. The tuner is accurate to a quarter of a cent at A-440 (1/400 of the distance between A and Bb).
The metronome in Musician's Kit offers an intuitive interface that allows you to set Beats/Minute, Beats/Measure, and Subdivisions/Beat. It even lets you tap in your own tempo for easy synchronization with a recording or that tune you have in your head.
Musician's Kit also allows you to record and play audio tracks on your iOS device. The recorder stores its audio tracks in .wav files on your device, so you don't lose any quality caused by compression. You can download your .wav files by connecting your device to iTunes (click on your device in the left hand column, then click on "Apps", and click MusiciansKit under "File Sharing"). The Recorder also lets you convert the wave files to .AAC, so you can easily share audio tracks by email attachment (WAV files are too large for email).
What's New in Version 1.3.1
-The metronome will now remember the settings (beats per measure, subdivisions, and tempo) you last used when you open it.
1. It is very confusing to have downbeats higher than the other beats. This is the opposite of music. Why do metronome designers not realize this? Or better yet give the user a choice; since I have not heard this complaint, some people must not mind it. My young students do get confused by it and I have to explain it every time.
2. I wish the note generator in the tuner in this app were as loud as it's metronome. (The loudness of this metronome is it's best attribute.)
If those two things were changed in this app, I would pay significantly for it.
Excellent but annoying beeping!!
This app has a nice metronome that includes subdivisions. The tuner is also quite accurate, although other users seemed to have had trouble with lower notes. The only reason I gave this four stars was because of the uber annoying beeping noise the metronome makes.
I just downloaded this today, so I haven't had a chance to check out everything on it, but from what I can see so far it seems like it will be perfect for what I need it to be.