SessionBand is a new music app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that ts creators say lets anyone create professional-quality music in minutes. They tell us that, with over 70 musical styles and a simple, intuitive user interface, it has been designed to capture the broadest audience possible - from pro musicians to those who can't play a note! Here's their press release
Created by UK Music Apps Ltd, SessionBand is a game changer. It's the world's only chord-based audio loop app, which means for the first time, users can create pro-quality music from almost every chord and in almost every main style. And they can do it in minutes...wherever they are, by simply selecting chords and watching them convert instantly into great sounding audio loops.
SessionBand is powered by over 80,000 precision-cut audio loops (all of which are chord-based) created by some of the UK's best session musicians and producers, who have previously recorded with Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis, Mark Knopfler, Van Morrison, Sugababes and Cheryl Cole.
SessionBand's chord-based format has far-reaching benefits. It means that you can instantly 'flip' the track you have just created between all 71 musical styles, hearing your R&B track as Reggae or your Deep House tracks as Dubstep. Speed tracks up, slow them down, mix and arrange and share your music on the go. And because loops reside within the app itself, SessionBand is perfect for the user on the move - no internet required!
SessionBand has been priced to represent great value. Introductory price is £1.99 (iPhone) and £4.99 (iPad) and comes with 16 of the 71 styles pre-loaded on the iPhone version and 20 on the iPad. Launched on the 10th December, SessionBand has already made an impression, with the iPad version hovering in and around the Top 10 in the UK App Store music chart for two days - having reached the number 1 spot in Singapore - and it is currently among the most downloaded, newly-released paid music apps in UK, USA, Canada, Japan and Germany (iPad version).
SessionBand offers loop sets for every taste with a diverse range of genres from Acoustic, Blues and Dance, through to Country, Hip Hop/Rap, Rock and Urban/R&B. Add-on 'Style Packs' offer additional multiple loop sets, which can be purchased from within the app itself, enabling access to an even broader range of styles.
SessionBand was the brainchild of UK entrepreneur Paul Sissons, former CEO of private equity-owned GTI Media. UK Music Apps Ltd has a suite of additional apps scheduled for release in the New Year which will receive full global marketing support.
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