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MusicSketch v.2 – Free iPhone App



Capture your ideas quickly, work on them in detail later

What have we here? We have absolutely no idea, but this unedited release from the company leads us to believe that it’s a useful app – and the price is certainly right: free. Also, Q Up Arts, some of whose sounds it licenses, is a longstanding “developer of note.”

MusicSketch LLC launches Version 2.0 of MusicSketch app for iPhone® for free, improved in advance of appearance at The 2023 NAMM Show

REDWOOD CITY, CA, USA: intuitive music creation mobile apps provider MusicSketch LLC is proud to launch Version 2.0 of its MusicSketch app for iPhone® — improved to include music mixing and auditioning with curated drum loops and chord rhythms using hi-def virtual instruments from world-class sound collections developer/licensor Q Up Arts as a free creative suite of songwriting tools allowing musicians at any level to capture and publish ideas quickly and easily, exporting melodies, bass lines, and chord changes in multiple formats to share and collaborate with others — in advance of musically making an appearance at The 2023 NAMM Show, April 13-15, in Anaheim, CA, USA…

It is fair to say that musical notation is a universal language, ‘spoken’ across borders throughout the world. When originally launched from the App Store in June last year as a subscription-based model, MusicSketch made for a great learning tool for beginners and an easy way to capture ideas for the seasoned composer, offering on-the-go writing, editing, and sharing of music and lead sheets whenever and wherever inspiration might strike — imagine creating a lead sheet that can be shared with bandmates in seconds! Simply put, MusicSketch is the front end of the creative process which migrates easily to any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) or music publishing system.

Since Version 2.0 of MusicSketch is now available for free with unlimited songs, it is possible to enjoy working with a great selection of curated hi-def virtual instruments from world-class sound collections developer/licensor Q Up Arts — use MusicSketch to compose melodies and bass lines, audition chord changes, and add rhythm and drum tracks by simply selecting the best accompaniment to suit. Says Q Up Arts President Douglas Morton: “I’m inspired to be working with such a gifted team of designers on MusicSketch. I love putting the transcendent power of creativity at the fingertips of songwriters.”

Saying that, MusicSketch improvements include a smart chord builder with chord suggestions, while its newly-added audio mixer makes light work of choosing drum loops and setting tempo, as well as choosing accompaniment instruments and patterns to design and audition a complete rhythm section; intuitive in action, it easily encourages endless fun and experimentation.

Ease of use continues with the patent-pending Direct Interface Board (DiBo!™) — have fun while quickly creating scores with chords and melodies. MusicSketch includes a full complement of editing tools to write in either the treble or bass clef and an ability to drop in chord symbols — share or print detailed lead sheets, bass charts, and piano scores as MP4, MusicXML, and PDF files from an iPhone®. It is also possible for users to export full MIDI files from MusicSketch into their DAW of choice to further expand upon their ideas.

It is fair to say, therefore, that MusicSketch allows composers and songwriters to communicate, share, and collaborate while listening to their ideas in hi-def audio, also offering a contemporary way of creating, editing, and sharing notation on an iPhone® — anywhere at any time. To get started, simply open the app, pick a key, mix a rhythm, try a melody, and add chords with a variety of accompaniment patterns and instrument choices — pristine grand piano, acoustic and electric guitars, synth pads, celli, flutes, and multi-genre drum kits round out that curated collection of hi-def virtual instruments from Q Up Arts. To try something new is as easy as tapping a button — MusicSketch takes care of all the notation.

As an improved app for iPhone® now available for free, Version 2.0 of MusicSketch can be best summed up by these clear-sighted closing comments from MusicSketch LLC Founder John Walecka: “While the inspiration for a song can happen anywhere, sadly that new melody or clever chord change can just as quickly disappear into the ether, never to be heard again. MusicSketch delivers a powerful suite of tools that songwriters and musicians at all levels can use to quickly capture musical ideas, then easily collaborate with others in multiple formats. Our mission is simple: help create more music.”

MusicSketch LLC will be making an appearance at The 2023 NAMM Show, April 13-15, in Anaheim, CA, USA… feel free to swing by booth #10007 in Hall A at the Anaheim Convention Center for a personalised demo of MusicSketch, created by musicians for musicians.

Version 2.0 of MusicSketch is now available for free as an improved app for iPhone® — requires iOS 15.4 or later — from the App Store here. (It is also compatible with iPod touch, also requiring iOS 15.4 or later.)

For more in-depth information, please visit the MusicSketch website here.

Various videos for MusicSketch can be viewed via a dedicated webpage here.

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