Here at MayosMusic, in addition to offering great guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo and autoharp lessons, plus complete luthier services that include guitar, string instrument and amplifier repair/restorations, we are also a great resource and referal service. Below are our recommendations for Software and Mobile Apps that are great for any guitarist, including apps for: practice, performance, instruction, print and sheet music, recording, effect processing, business tools, plus stage and studio.
Practice · Performance · Instruction
Print and Sheet Music
- TC Electronic Polytune
You can strum all your strings at the same time and this tuner instantly shows which ones need tuning.
- GuitarToolKit 2.0
A complete app with tuner, metronome, chord dictionary and drum machine.
- Songsterr Guitar Tabs
A high level app for learning and woodshedding, quality-controlled guitar tabs.
For: iOS and Android
- Cleartune Chromatic Tuner
Accurate to ±1 cent, a tone generator, transposition, adjustable calibration and different tuning temperaments
For: iOS and Android
- Amazing Slow Downer
For muscians wanting to change speeeds ranging from 25-200% without changing pitch, set loop points, change plaback pitch ±12 semitones and add EQ.
For: Windows, Mac, iOS and Android
- Music Binder
Song-Sheet organizer that supports PDF Files, automatic indexing of song titles.
Import and organize scans (jpg, pdf, tiff, etc)
For: iPad, Kindle, PC and Mac
A pro-level app with features of auto-scroll, metronome
To compose or transcribe, a full-featured notation and tablature app
For:iPad, Mac and PC
Also from PreSonus, software for creating and editing tab charts.
For: iPad, Mac and PC
- Audiofile Engineering's Fire 2 Field Recorder
High Quality Recorder: 16-bit, 48KHz, stereo recorder with overdub capabilities, bezier fades, normalization, dc offset removal
- Tascam PCM recorder
This FREE app allows you to turn any iOS device into a stereo recorder with "...input and output level faders with an “on-screen” meter to help you check levels. It includes high and low EQ and a limiter to prevent overload." Recordings are saved as .wav files and can be uploaded to your computer.
- Sonoma Wire Works Fourtrack
4-track recorder - bounce tracks, cd-quality files, effects, file import
- Sonoma StudioTrack
8-Track Recorder (plus features of sonoma's wireworks fourtrack)
- MultiTrack by Harmonicdog
Records up to 8 tracks at a time (on the iPad, two tracks on the iphone). 24-bit/96 KHz expandable to 24 tracks and works with most USB interfaces.
- Wavemachine Auria
Will Perform just about everything a computer-based DAW recorder can do . 48 channels, record 24 tracks simultaneously, 24-bit, 96KHz, runs VST effects (one of the best!!)
- Garage Band
Easy to use 8track recorder with virtual instruments and more
For: iOS and Mac
- Tascam Portastudio
an old school 4-track recorder - think: Beatles - Sargent Peppers
- Agile Partner's Ampkit+
Sound of amps, cabinets, mics, effects, recording and re-amping, tuner, metronome plus more. Free version avaible.
- IK MultiMedia Amplitube 2 Fender
This App recreates a range of accurate Fender amp and FX models to practice and record with
Stage and Studio
- Artist Growth
Use to schedule and manage gigs and projects, leger for merch inventory and income, create set lists, booking and promotion.
The most comprehensive iOS tool for the indie musician
for: Android and iOS
- Airturn BT-io5
Hands-Free page turning app for any Bluetooth-equipped device.
For: MAC, PC, iPad, or Android
Note: Although most of these apps are for the Apple iOS system, many of these products are also availble for the android operating system.