The All in One ESSENTIAL iPad Tool for EVERY MUSICIAN!
Now, fully compatible with BodyBeat Pulse by Peterson Tuners. Don't just hear the beat, FEEL the beat!
Philippe Schartz, BBC National Orchestra of Wales
"An absolute must have App for every serious brass/wind - music student. One of the best tool kits around for serious practice.”
Achilles Liarmakopoulos, Canadian Brass
"The best practice app I’ve seen, it makes practice fun and it has it all!”
Used by music educators across the country and by the finest professionals around the world, get more done in less time with the PRACTICE CENTER™ for iPad.
Start your PRACTICE TIMER for 5 minutes then set a METRONOME tempo and play a Samba DRUM LOOP. Work on intonation with a Dorian Scale exercise with TUNING DRONES giving you a Perfect 5th based on concert pitch G4. Switch on the VIDEO VIEWER to check your embouchure as you play, and use the AUDIO RECORDER to record the exercise. Later, email your recording using the built-in Email capability for your private teacher to evaluate.
• Metronome - all subdivisions and sounds
• Drum Loops - live sounds for energized practice
• Practice Mode - clean up technical issues
• Tuning Drones - fully chromatic with customizable interval settings
• Audio Recorder - immediate playback
• Adjustable playback tempo to get “inside” the notes
• Email recordings directly from PRACTICE CENTER™
• Video Recording - visual feedback
• Uses either front or back facing camera
• Countdown Timer - keeps you on task and moving forward
• Stop Watch - timing long tones, performance timing, etc...
All this and more in a single app, operating seamlessly so you can do what you need to do...INCREASE EFFICIENCY IN MUSICAL PREPARATION.
Updating the internals, working on the multi-tasking, all so you will have a smoother, more enjoyable experience using Practice Center for iPad.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is a bane
Let me say that my entire class hates this app with a fiery passion. If I could leave 0 Stars, I would. Let’s start with the the app itself. Unless you turn off automatic turn off on your iPad, which most of us did not know existed, you have to stop practicing to tap the screen, which is a hassle when, if you miss it and the app shuts down, you lose the recordings. That comes into my next issue. The app does not keep recordings! If we need to stop and come back, because bathrooms are a thing, we have to start all over because our recordings are gone! We have to practice 100 minutes a week, and, sadly, this brings me to my final issue. The sending function. There are the lucky few who get the recordings to send. Then there are those who can open the email, but cannot send because we did not know the app can’t attach to any email but the mail app which most of us did not have (you know a q&a function would greatly better this app). Then there are the poor souls that can’t get the blasted email open and some hope that it could send. All in all, my class is preparing a petition to never use this app for class again. If that fails, a revolution is on our teacher’s hands. Spare him the fate of an angry band of 48 and fix this app!
Worst app I’ve ever seen
Learn how to program since you obviously can’t create a simple app like this. Either it won’t send completed recordings via email, it will crash and delete everything, or it just won’t open whatsoever. Either completely overhaul the app in an update or delete it from the App Store.
Really good, Swiss Army knife for practice
I use this app in my teaching as well as my personal practice. It is great for creating both quick-and-dirty audios and videos, and allows nearly instantaneous feedback. The fact that all of these features can be used either together or separately is unique- and very cool. Well worth the modest cost, and doesn't take up a lot of room on your iPad. The drum loops feature is also nice to prevent some of the boredom straight metronome can provide. But the metronome itself is full of variations. Likewise the drones are extremely useful, and can be used while working on other aspects of playing, rather than in isolation only, as with other apps (But if you want to only work on pitch, you can do that, too.) This app takes advantage of all the real estate provided on an iPad. Five stars.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.