Stamps tubist creates mobile app for musicians

Stamps tubist creates mobile app for musicians

By UM News

Stamps tubist creates mobile app for musicians

By UM News
Practica: Tuner and Metronome, a new app created by alumnus Stefan Hopman, B.M. '21, provides a digital toolbox for musicians.
Practica Tuner and Metronome is a music app made for and by musicians. Their mission is to provide a digital toolbox for musicians with a user-interface that makes sense.  From beginners to pros, whether you are a vocalist or play a woodwind, brass, or string instrument the application provides numerous well-designed practice tools to improve musicianship.
 
"Creating Practica required a rich and diverse talent pool. Few if any schools other than Frost can boast such an array of skilled colleagues and professors. I am fortunate that I chose to attend the Frost School of Music as Practica would not exist without this decision," states Stefan.

5 TOOLS PRACTICA PROVIDES YOU
 
1) Practica has the most accurate tuner on the market containing multiple displays like pitch graph and strobe tuner. Just intonation, an adjustable A = 440 Hz reference frequency, and transpositions are simple to implement. Practica’s tuner can also read decibels to measure your perceived loudness.
 
2) Our metronome is designed with a clear user-interface while at the same time containing the most advanced features of any metronome. Be able to set your metronome with tempo, meter, and beat changes. Please take a listen to our sampled drum kit, claves, and other click tracks. 
 
3) The simple to use drum machine allows you to create the most complex rhythm you can think of. You no longer need to use a DAW. Practica can change the BPM or groove of your backing track in seconds. Practica’s drum machine includes over 30 well-sampled instruments that you can mix and match to your liking. 
 
4) Want to improve your intonation, rhythm, and aural skills all at the same time? If yes, you should use our drone track tool to create custom chord progressions with any chord quality. The chord progressions created in Practica have wide use ranging from Jazz backing tracks to Classical aural theory practice. Included are over 20 well-sampled instruments to use. Also, a synthesizer is included for pitch reference. 
 
 
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS
  1. Each tool can be used simultaneously
  2. Recording and playback feature
  3. Import files to see how in tune and time they are
  4. Analyze any audio file to find the cents in the recording
  5. Ability to save your metronome settings
  6. Premade drum machine files to numerous musical styles
  7. Tutorials to explain all the functionalities in the app
  8. Uses little battery life

 
INSTRUMENT SYNTHESIZERS
Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet Bassoon, Saxophone
Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba
Piano, Organ, Guitar
Electronics (Sine, Square, and Saw Waves)
And More!

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