Music Education and Technology

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How to use Music Memos like a cut-down GarageBand

Apple’s Music Memos app is just about about the best way to record musical ideas before they evaporate into the ether. For years, musicians used the built-in Voice Memos app to record snippets, but Music Memos, as you’d expect, is much better suited to the task. It can listen to you and record only …

Guitar

Ableton built a free browser playground to teach how music works

I think there’s a common myth that music production tools somehow take away from the need to understand music theory. I’d say exactly the opposite: …

Learning

A Case for Teaching Kids Hardcore Electronic Dance Music

For many British children, the music they grow up listening to with friends, family, parents and relatives is often not reflected in school music …

Education

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S to Compete With Chromebooks

Microsoft used to be king of the classroom, but Google has increasingly muscled in on its turf. Google announced Chrome OS nearly eight years ago, …

Microsoft

Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week was very busy with loads of new hardware/software announcements from Superbooth 17 in Berlin. Most …

iMac

Microsoft poised to take on Chromebooks with Windows 10 Cloud?

A little over a week from now Microsoft will be holding an event focused on education and it is expected the company will announce some new …

EFF: Google Chromebook is still spying on grade school students

Feature<p>Privacy advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation have again outlined how Google is successfully dumping millions of low-cost …

Privacy

Apple’s GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork apps are now completely free

No Mac or iPhone purchase required<p>Apple is making its GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) apps totally free for all Mac OS and iOS customers as of today. In late 2013, Apple began offering the software for free to anyone that purchased a new Apple device — either a Mac or …

Apple

The Microsoft 'CloudBook' could be Chromebooks' worst nightmare

Over the past couple of years, Microsoft has made a real name for itself in the high end. The Surface Pro and Surface Book are powerful-yet-portable PCs that have found real momentum in the market. And last fall the company made a convincing play for creators with its impressive—and …

Microsoft

Audio Evolution Mobile Studio comes to iOS

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Guitar

GarageBand – a huge step forward

Recent GarageBand update is a huge step forward for making a full-featured DAW. After playing for a few days with the update – I really dig into new …

IPad Air

Google Chromebooks Continue To Trample Apple Macs And Microsoft PCs In U.S. School Systems

If you have a kiddo in the American public school system, they likely are toting around a Chromebook, which runs Google's Chrome OS. A recent study …

EduTech: The best accessories for using iPad & iPad Pro in the classroom

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.</i><p>In …

Tablets

10 Tips for Recording a Choir

An article with ten tips for recording a choir.The post 10 Tips for Recording a Choir appeared first on The Pro Audio Files.

Guitar

BLOCKS: How to play tunes

NAMM 2017 Korg Gadget for Mac

Chrome OS tablets plan to punch iPad in the aluminums

iPad sales might be falling, but Apple’s tablet still outsells Android-powered rivals. Google hopes to change that by launching new Chrome OS slates that have the ability to run Android apps.<p>Chrome OS has already given us ultra-affordable laptops that are ideal for education and simple tasks — and …

GarageBand on iOS is now a more capable music production suite

Apple's GarageBand is a good place to get started with recording, but it's useful for more advanced skill levels as well. The company just revealed an update to the iOS version of the app that gives the software a few more tools for tracking on the go. First, the powerful Alchemy synthesizer from …

iOS

Best apps for musicians

What's the best app for musicians? Take note! (sorry)Your iPhone or iPad aren't <i>just</i> there to satisfy your musical tastes via Apple Music. Sure,you …

Guitar

Northwestern Study Finds Music Education Changes The Teen Brain

Inside the choir room at a Chicago charter school, 41 students sing through several warm ups. The exercise is a basic scale, but it’s sung in a …

These Music-Making Apps Turn Anyone Into a Musician

Music apps are some of the most rewarding to download because the payoff is immediate and they’re usually easy to play. Not only can the right apps …

Tessitura Pro Tutorial III. What's new in 2.0.2 Scales and Modes Music Education App Video

Image Line brings FL Studio Mobile 3 to iOS

After pretty long period of beta testing and Android launch a month ago – FL Studio Mobile 3 has finally arrived to the AppStore.FL Studio Mobile 3 …

Software

This portable MIDI controller is like having a music studio in your pocket

<i>Ask Audio</i> calls the Minim mobile music maker an “engineering masterpiece,” and it’s easy to see why.<p>For all the music lovers and dreamers, this …

Musical Education: Live or Digital?

Does creating electronic beats on the computer give the same benefits as banging on a live drum set? Is it worth the time and struggle to make your …

Flute

Harmony Space wins top prize at MIT Hacking Arts for music learning app that feels like Pokémon GO

In Boston this weekend, software developers, hardware engineers, artists and entrepreneurs gathered for the Hacking Arts 2016 conference and hackathon at MIT.<p>Of twelve finalists, the following teams took top honors.<p>Best All-Around Hack: Harmony Space<br>• Best All-Around Hack, First Runner-Up: Revive<br>• Best …

Pokémon Go

iPad Essentials for Musicians

Tablet schmablet. You can have the fanciest lookin’ device on the planet, but if there are no killer apps for it, it’s just a useless hunk-o-junk. So …

Guitar

Digital Citizenship: The Crucial Call To Educate and Prepare 21st-Century Learners

We live in unprecedented times of great digital advances and innovation. Technology is moving and changing rapidly across the world while connecting us in unforeseen ways. Today's youth are digital natives who are unaware of life without Internet access, instant communication, mobile phones and an …

Education

Roli Blocks are expressive multitouch musical instruments for everyone

It takes just a few seconds for a Roli Block to transform from a monolithic black slab into a harmonious array of colourful lights that pulse and …

Midi