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As excited as we get about apps that raise the bar for professionals, the iPad has always been respected as a tool for educators and their students, and this applies to the musical space as much as any other. Back in July, Nathan Snelgrove took a look at a new app from MiQ Limited designed to help budding musicians wrap their heads around some of the theoretical underpinnings of good songwriting.

I found Jamn to be a superb tool for picking up chord theory and kickstarting your songwriting, and the latest update brings with it a brand new feature that builds on the visual learning methods of the first. Is it enough to make Jamn the de-facto app for iPad songwriters? Let’s find out!

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In our last couple articles in our series on the iPad and Professionals, we’ve been looking at photographers/artists and filmmakers. This week, I’m going to take as in-depth a look as possible on the iPad and musicians.

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Little-known fact about me: back in my high school days, I used to be the frontman for a hard rock band. The band fell apart, as most high school rock bands do, shortly after we all started going to university and college. I didn’t play guitar for a while, but I’ve been flirting with the idea of starting up a solo indie project with just me and my acoustic. The real problem, apart from no possibility of success and the utter likelihood of failure, is that I often have trouble cracking down the whip and writing music.

Jamn aims to fix that problem for me. I’ve tried a lot of apps meant to help floundering musicians, but none of them work on either a visual or musical level. Most of them are ripoffs sold based on empty promises. Initially, I was worried Jamn would be the same way. I was wrong. Read on to see what makes this app so compelling for musicians. (more…)

We’re proud to announce that the following people have won promo codes for AmpKit+:

  • Florian Taltavull
  • SXNC
  • Gershom Charig
All winners have been notified via Twitter. Thanks to everyone who entered, and be on the lookout for another competition soon!

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Combined with an ever increasing range of hardware, the iPad is becoming as popular a device on stage for musicians as traditional stomp boxes. When taking the considerable cost of owning one amplifier – never mind multiples – and a few simple pedals into account, your pocket may be thanking you for looking at using software rather than more traditional setups.

With solutions like AmpliTube already available on your iPad, AmpKit+ is already making headway into the market. However, the question on your lips – does it sound the same as the real thing?

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