Music Assistant for Mac OS X
|Op. System:||Mac OS X|
|File size:||1.83 MB|
|Publisher:||Custom Solutions of Maryland|
Publisher description for Music Assistant for Mac OS X
Music Assistant was developed to help set a tempo and tune your instruments. On the left you see the Metronome portion; on the right you see the Tune-up portion. When you launch Music Assistant, the Metronome mode is active by Default. The tempo above is set for 146 beats per minute which is in the Middle of the Allegro tempo. You can adjust the tempo up or down using the arrows or jump immediately to the center of a range by clicking on one of the tempo ranges. Click on the "Start" button to start the beat and click on the "Stop" button to stop the beat. As you change the beat using the buttons and the arrows, the tempo display will follow throughout the range of 40 to 210 beats per minute. If you prefer to see flashes instead of hearing clicks, click on the "Flash" checkbox. Above, the user has clicked on the "Tune-up Mode" button and has chosen to hear a 440 Hz tone. This is the A just above middle C on a piano. As per the notation, middle C on a piano is C4. On a piano the frequencies go up to the right and down to the left. In this application, a sharp is marked as # and a flat is marked as b. B flat, one full note below middle C is A#3 or Bb3. The user has chosen to hear a sine wave; there are three other choices (square, TRIANGLE and sawtooth). When the "Play Note" button is clicked, the A4 tone is heard for three seconds. Above you see Tune-up in the Select Note mode. All 88 notes on the piano are in the table with their frequencies. The user has scrolled down about half way and clicked on the C4 row. The row clicked is displayed to the right of the "Select Note" button. Again, a sine wave is selected. When the "Play Note" button is clicked, the selected note is heard for three seconds. Above you see Tune-up in the Select Instrument mode. The user has clicked on the Fiddle row; Fiddle is displayed to the right of the "Select Instrument" button.