Ear training app for sound engineers builds professional EQ skills (iOS)November 7, 2016
Toronto, Canada – Aspiring sound engineers and musicians need to look no further than their iPhone or iPad to hone their equalizer (EQ) skills. Today, a major update to “hearEQ: Ear training for musicians and engineers” launched for iOS. It’s a simple app with a powerful promise: if you learn the qualities of each frequency band – for example, cutting 4 kHz puts sound in the background – then you can make equalization work for you, and truly transform your live and recorded sound into something professional and beautiful.
* Build practical, real-life audio mixing skills by practising on your own tracks
* A special Learning mode lets you explore different EQ settings and learn about each one
* Custom exercises allow you to train on just a couple frequency bands to start, and then work up as your skills improve
* Learn using a 10-band equalizer, just like you’d find on many professional sound mixers (and iTunes too)
New in Version 2:
* No tracks on your device? No problem. A built-in practice track is now included with hearEQ
* An advanced 30-band EQ is now available as part of the Advanced EQ module
* Fully responsive across devices and portrait/landscape orientations
“Whether you’re trying to make the vocals rise above the mix at a show, or mixing two similar guitar parts on a record, EQing can have a profound effect,” said Alex Andrews, hearEQ’s creator. “hearEQ builds the practical skills you need to identify which frequency bands you can harness to transform your sound, whether for a live show, a new recording, or even your home stereo.”
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.3 or later
* 40.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
hearEQ: Ear training for musicians and engineers 2.1.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. An additional built-in track “Pink Noise” and a set of advanced EQ settings are available as in-app purchases.
Based out of east-side Toronto, Ten Kettles builds original apps for music and education, and was founded in 2013 by Alex Andrews. Alex is an engineer, teacher, and musician, coming from a background in research labs (biosignal analysis, hearing development/disability, music psychology), music education, and playing many, many concerts in and around Toronto. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Ten Kettles Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.