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Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

Free iOS App Today: Guitar chords – eHands – Virtual Chord Finder

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in iOS Apps, Mobile Apps

Guitar Chords - eHand Virtual Chord Finderhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id726115605?mt=8&src=af

Description

VIRTUAL CHORD-FINDER FOR GUITAR

A virtual display guitar chords. Perfect for everyone. Displays three positions of each chord. HD image quality for popular chords. Also Displays three variations of popular Major scales and minor scales. Tap Guitar to see variations. Tap play button to hear sound.

Beginners will love this app. So simple.. No more confusion while learning chords.


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Free iOS App Today: Beats Metronome

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in iOS Apps, Mobile Apps

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id552262303?mt=8&src=afBeats Metronome

Description

POSITIVE GRID SUMMER SALE!

– JAMUP PRO 75% OFF ($19.99->$4.99)
– BIAS 75% OFF ($19.99->$4.99)
– FINAL TOUCH 75% OFF ($19.99->$4.99)

We built it because we love to have an awesome metronome to practice in time. The metronome is simple, beautiful and powerful.

Beats Metronome can be set to a whopping 35 different time signatures, including compound and complex meters. It also sports a handy tap-tempo function—great for figuring out song tempos—and 17 different tone options. 

Turning on Flash Mode in the Settings page enables a strobe-like flash on each beat (it can also be set to flash only on the downbeat). This mode can be very useful onstage or in other low-light environments. 

A different type of graphic depiction of the beat is provided when the Visual Beats function is turned on and the iOS device is rotated to landscape mode. The display changes to show circles that represent the beats in a measure. As the metronome counts the time, the appropriate circle is highlighted, providing an easy-to-follow visualized version of the tempo.

Developed by Positive Grid, the leading developer of music software tools. We focus on things that are solid for working musicians, with simple interface and cutting edge algorithm.

– Portait mode: it's a fully featured and configurable metronome.
– Landscape mode: becomes a simple and beautiful visual beats machine.

Features: 
– Elegant design for working musicians
– Precise BPM adjustment (place your iOS device in portrait mode)
– Innovative visual dots/beats (place your iOS device in landscape mode)
– 35 different time signatures, including compound and complex meters
– Advanced subdivisions including Triplet, Dot Note and many other patterns. 
– 17 different sound sets including classic Seiko SQ50, Cool Edit, Kristal, Cow Bells, drum, stick, rim, tambourine, bell, click, ding, effect and many more. 
– Tap tempo to calculate BPM
– Flash light mode to give even more visual feedback
– Support background mode to work with other apps
– Universal app, ready for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

More Information: 

www.positivegrid.com 
www.facebook.com/positivegrid

Free iOS App Today: Cloud Audio Recorder – US (Yamaha)

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in iOS Apps, Mobile Apps

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id502653949?mt=8&src=afCloud Audio Recorder

Description

Cloud Audio Recorder allows you to record the sound of musical instruments 
to your iOS devices via the built-in microphone. 

The recorded data can be normalized, trimmed and signal processed on the iOS devices. 
Recorded data can be freely uploaded to or downloaded from SoundCloud 
Also you can copy & paste your sound to another iOS apps. 

-Functions- 
Recording & Share 
Record the sound of musical instruments to your iOS devices via the built-in microphone. 
Each recording max is 30 minutes. (Wav, 44.1KHz, 16bit) 
Share it on SoundCloud. 
Copy&Paste audio files between iOS apps (AudioCopy) 

Wave Edit 
Easy wave editing function (trimming, normalizing) 
Signal processing is available. (Equalizer, Noise Suppression, Reverb, Gain) 
Undo function. 

NOTE 
To register SoundCloud, please see the URL. 
http://soundcloud.com

 

Free iOS App Today: Junglator (Music-Jungle Drum’n’Bass App)

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in iOS Apps, Mobile Apps

Junglatorhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id717233716?mt=8&src=af

Description

*** UK APP & MOBILE DESIGN WINNERS 2014 *** 

Junglator is an interactive Jungle and Drum'N'Bass app. It works by following the expression of your fingertips to create flowing beats and rhythms. Auto-sync gives complete control and keeps everything in time allowing you to create fun and intricate mashups.

You can combine multiple effects, from pitch control, filter sweeps, SFX and more to twist up the sound. Cue buildups, drops and breakdowns to create your own performance and control the music in a unique and exciting way.

Rinse out your jams to the next level and create seamless mixes: the tracks are automatically kept in time, allowing you to concentrate on creating the perfect performance. Junglator will give you a DJ experience like no other.

Now with support for AudioBus as a source.

 

Free iOS App Today: AccuTune – Guitar Tuner

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in iOS Apps, Mobile Apps

Guitar Tunerhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id499204349?mt=8&src=af

Description

POSITIVE GRID SUMMER SALE!

– JAMUP PRO 75% OFF ($19.99->$4.99)
– BIAS 75% OFF ($19.99->$4.99)
– FINAL TOUCH 75% OFF ($19.99->$4.99)

– AccuTune is a super-accurate (±1 cent) chromatic tuner.
– More than 1 million users of AccuTune.
– Featured worldwide by Macworld, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Premier Guitar, Guitarist.

AccuTune responds either to notes captured by the iPhone or iPad’s microphone, or through a guitar adapter like Positive Grid’s JamUp Plug. 

It provides two different views: the top of the screen is a standard meter display and the bottom a note-wheel. Both offer a great level of detail, making precise tuning easy.

Pressing the Setup button brings you to the Settings screen, where you can change the calibration from the default 440 Hz, set transposition, adjust temperament, and more. Most importantly, the AccuTune features a smooth response, making tuning easy.

Developed by Positive Grid, the leading developer of music software tools. We focus on things that are solid for working musicians, with simple interface and cutting edge algorithm.

Features:

– Accuracy range: ±0.01 semitone ( ±1 cent) 
– Fast responsive ±25 cent range for fine tuning
– Easy-to-use note wheel display
– Configurable needle damping factor
– Selectable temperaments
– Support for transposing instruments
– Adjustable A4 calibration in 0.1 Hz resolution

More Information:

www.positivegrid.com 
www.facebook.com/positivegrid