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Announcing Release 4 of Musician’s Practice Edge

Musician’s Practice Edge is a company dedicated to building software to help musicians practice better whilst using educational materials that they’ve previously bought. We’re excited to announce Release 4 of our product Musician’s Practice Edge (MPE).

New features include:

* Course Accelerators: download preset definitions of courses, then load them into MPE – this loads up useful information for all lessons in a course (useful sections, keys, tempos, time signatures, lesson names, associated charts/jams) – HUGE time saver!

* Smart Metronome: Automatically defaults to the same tempo and time signature as the lesson or jam track you’re currently working with. Trainer mode allows you to gradually work towards target tempos

* Completely Overhauled Course Manager

* Many usability and robustness improvements

“We’re continuing to work towards our goal of having an indespensible platform for musicians’ practice” explained founder, Jon Cook,

“Practice time is precious – nobody’s ever got enough of it, so anything we can do to streamline the process means more time for musicians to work towards their goals.Every little thing counts: setting the metronome automatically to match the tempo and time signature of the lesson/track that you’re working on; remembering any pitch or speed adjustment that you’ve done on the track; automatically cueing up to where you last left the lesson; keeping your notes and charts associated with the lessons… these things all add up.”

“Of course all the previous features are still there – slowing video&audio whilst retaining pitch, zooming on video, trainers to systematically work through different keys and tempos, associating jam tracks, charts, GuitarPro, Powertab and notes with lesson, etc.”

“And, as always, the audio-version is FREE. Why? Frankly, we’re hoping that this will encourage people to try it out, and that a lot of people will see how great the video version is and want to buy it. For everyone else – no worries – we’re happy that you’re getting value out of it, and we’re hoping that when we release new products you’ll think kindly of us and check them out,”
Link to this press release: http://www.prlog.org/12522651-new-release-of-musicians-practice-edge-tool-for-practicing-musicians.html

New Tool to Slow Down Music and Video by Musician’s Practice Edge

Free audio mode in Windows tool for musicians: Slow VIDEO and audio but retain pitch. Loop whilst changing tempo/key. Link charts & jam tracks. Import Truefire

Melbourne Australia – Sept 22 2015 – Musician’s Practice Edge is a company dedicated to building software to help musicians practice better whilst using educational materials that they’ve previously bought. Our first product called ‘Musician’s Practice Edge’ (or MPE) was released in June 2015. It’s a media player designed specifically for musicians running Windows. We’re excited to announce a new feature: the audio only version is now FREE forever. You can even play the audio tracks from videos in this mode.

Some features include:
* Zoom in on video
* Slow down VIDEO files whilst retaining pitch (or you can speed up as well)
* Slow down audio files whilst retaining pitch (or you can speed up as well)
* Adjust pitch
* Tempo trainer: repeat a loop gradually speeding up or slowing down
* Key trainer: repeat a loop whilst systematically working through different keys
* Sections (bookmarks) – divide videos and audio into named sections that you can easily find later
* Libraries – organize your educational material into libraries
* Show the performance tempo and the tempo at the current playback speed
* Show the performance key and the key at the current playback pitch
* Associated files: associate pdf charts, jam tracks, GuitarPro, PowerTab, and Microsoft Word files with each of your lessons

“I got frustrated with guitar lessons where the playing was too fast for me to learn, or where it was too hard to see what the player was doing. I needed to slow down the video and audio” explained founder, Jon Cook,

“I also found it hard to stay organised – my practice time is precious and I don’t want to spend it looking for just that spot on a video that I wanted to work on. I also knew that I should be systematically working exercises through different tempos and keys, but I usually didn’t bother as it was tedious to do this.”

“I wanted a tool to help me with this for ALL the video and audio material I was working with, whoever I’d bought it from. It had to work with videos and audio. It had to work with songs I was learning. It had help me bring up the right charts, jam tracks, Power Tabs, Guitar Pro or web pages for every single lesson or song I was working on. It had to let me store my notes against each lesson. I couldn’t find that tool anywhere. So I built it. It’s called Musician’s Practice Edge.”

“Why are we giving the audio-version away for free? Frankly, we’re hoping that this will encourage people to try it out, and that a lot of people will see how great the video version is and want to buy it. For everyone else – no worries – we’re happy that you’re getting value out of it, and we’re hoping that when we release new products you’ll think kindly of us and check them out,”

Link to this press release: http://www.prlog.org/12495416-new-tool-to-slow-down-music-and-video-by-musicians-practice-edge.html