MADISON, WI — September 9, 2015 — Musicnotes.com, the world’s leading publisher and retailer of digital sheet music and digital sheet music technology, today announced the official release of its next generation of free apps for iOS and Android devices.
The release includes full redesigns and enhancements of the company’s top-rated tablet and phone apps, providing musicians a streamlined, interactive sheet music experience across major mobile platforms.
Among the most notable features of the company’s new iOS and Android app overhaul is fully functional audio-visual playback with audio mixing and adjustable tempo. Using the new audio mixer, musicians can control and/or mute the volume of any instrument, voice or part of a piece of sheet music in playback mode. For example, a vocalist can mute just the vocal line for on-the-go accompaniment anywhere at any time, or an instrumentalist may isolate parts to practice separately. Then, using built-in tempo controls he or she can slow down the music to better study a problematic passage, and speed up gradually until they’ve mastered their performance.
Musicnotes’ apps are available to anyone as free downloads from Apple’s App Store and Google Play, and come pre-installed with a selection of free sheet music to get you started. Additionally, most sheet music files purchased at Musicnotes.com offer instant in-app key transposition – an important feature for those looking to adjust a song’s range to better match their voice or instrument.
Jon Higgins, Director of Technology at Musicnotes.com, designated simplicity, functionality and customer suggestions as top-of-mind when developing the Musicnotes apps. Most of the Musicnotes app developers are musicians themselves, and they’re inspired by their own musical needs as well as feedback from insightful, passionate Musicnotes customers, he said.
“One of the most important parts of our development process is to have our employees, who are musicians themselves, actually use our apps,” Higgins said. “If something isn’t right for us, we know it won’t be right for our customers.”
Modernizing the age-old art of sheet music engraving using today’s most innovative sheet music technology is a forte of Musicnotes.com. The company, founded in 1998, has stood alone in the forefront of the digital sheet music age, offering the largest catalogue of officially licensed titles for instant download, nearly 300,000 arrangements. After purchase, a customer may print their professionally engraved and noted, high-resolution file or sync it to any of the company’s suite of free apps, which include the new releases for Android and iOS (with iOS 9 compatibility), and Mac and PC desktop apps.
Watch a demo of the iOS app, complete with all features, here.
See the new Android app in action here.