Tuesday, February 11, 2014

APP HAPPY



So guess what.  I might be the last MT on the planet to get an ipad but.....I just got an IPAD AIR!!!!!! and now I don't know why I waited so long...well the price tag, but still. No regrets. This is worth it's light weight in pure gold. 
My number one reason? Onsong.  It's awesome.  One month ago I was carying TWO full binders of music and shuffling through them like a joke to find music.  Then I made folders with topic appropriate songs that would be easier to manage.  Soon enough I had those folders bursting too.  
Onsong does everything on a screen and makes life insanely easier.  Garfoose does a great review of the app here.

                                 
Next up access to both of these!  I use both Evernote and Dropbox.  I can file like a maniac with dropbox and that's where I keep all of my progress notes etc... Then with Evernote, I can make quick notes, take photos, make lists of things I need to remember.  It's like my quick stop. The coolest thing about Evernote is that you can do searches within your notes.  AH-MAZE.
Now I'll do a snap-quick sentence or two about the rest of these apps.  I love mad pad and so do my clients.  I love how they get excited to see themselves on screen.  Great for motor, both fine and gross.  After I make a screen full of videos, I have my clients use that screen as an instrument while we play other songs.
Garage Band. Nuf' said.
Best ZEN-like app.  I adore this one. It's better than Trope or Air, which are also Brian Eno apps. I probably use it in EVERY session.
I'm just now getting more out of this older app, Beatwave. I've had it for years on my phone but now that it's ipad time, game ON.  We've been making layers of beats and then using the layers as a background to improvised song making sessions.  It's pretty hip.  
I realize some of these apps are old hat. But here's my abbreviated two cents on them.  I'd love to hear what other apps you find most useful in your sessions too. 
IPAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wooo hoo!

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