QMP3Gain: Volume Normalizer Front-End For MP3Gain With Batch Support

Isn’t it quite cumbersome to fiddle with the volume slider every time a new song is played? Some tracks are in deafening high volume, while others hardly reach our ears. If you have been looking for a way to normalize the sound across a number of soundtracks, and that, too, without any loss in quality, then QMP3Gain is probably what you need. It’s an open source application that provides front end for MP3Gain engine, a robust volume normalization engine that losslessly adjusts the volume across all the selected tracks – particularly effective in normalizing a whole album. Most volume normalizers gain boost in volumes via peak normalization; contrary to the norm, MP3Gain engine does statistical analysis of the file and makes adjustments without re-encoding. Read More

What’s On Air For iPhone Alerts You Whenever Your Favorite Music Is On The Radio

You can purchase any song, or listen to your favorite artist on YouTube, but there’s nothing like stumbling onto a lovely song on radio. What’s On Air is an iPhone app that lets you cheat a little on this random music discovery via radio. Although there are a lot of ways of discovering new songs you might like, What’s On Air is quiet different from other apps of its kind. You can use What’s On Air for song discovery, but it can also be used to make sure you are notified as soon as your favorite song or artist starts getting some airtime on any online radio station. All you have to do is set song and artist names on the app’s main page, and will make sure that alerts are sent to you whenever your specified keywords crop up on a channel. Apart from that, there are categories in What’s On Air representing different music genres, and you can browse through stations based on these categories. Another function of What’s On Air is to let its users stay apprised of all the upcoming concerts from their favorite artists and bands. Read More

Disable CoverFlow In iPhone Music App For Use In Landscape Mode

There are many features of iOS that are quite beautiful, but don’t really get called into action too frequently, and might even hamper the platform’s usefulness to some extent. Take the CoverFlow view in the stock Music app, for instance. It is very attractive, but to be honest, it causes inconvenience most of the times, specially if you don’t have orientation lock turned on. Most people are used to seeing the Music app in portrait orientation, but even in the alternative, CoverFlow obscures the song list view, and you are not likely to enjoy browsing through your music library if it is not presented to you in an alphabetically arranged list. Even a simple task like changing a song takes more time using CoverFlow. So, won’t it be nice if there was some way of getting rid of the rather-elegant-but-less-functional album covers in the Music app completely? Thanks to the talented Cydia developer, Ryan Petrich’s new tweak named NoCoverFlow, you won’t see the album art tiles ever again on your iPhone. The tweak doesn’t just remove CoverFlow; it replaces it with a neat Now Playing window. Read More

CloudPlay: Search & Play Music From iTunes, YouTube And SoundCloud

Apps that control iTunes from the menu bar have to do much more than just playing/pausing songs to stand out or they fall in line with all the other apps (that are close to a million probably) that do this. It’s one of the most ordinary things an app is created for, and while a unique interface will earn an app a few brownie points with users, it isn’t enough to stand out. CloudPlay is a Mac app currently in open Beta that isn’t just for controlling iTunes from the menu bar. As the name hints, it’s developed for playing music from the cloud. Specifically, it will let you search and play songs from YouTube, SoundCloud, exfm, and BandSoup. You can enable a hotkey that will toggle the app’s menu bar panel or you can enable it to work with an Apple Remote. Read More

TuneWiki Releases iOS Music Player With Live Lyrics & Song Recognition

TuneWiki is a well-known name among music fans, and it is usually the first destination for anyone trying to find lyrics for a song. The service has a social network of its own as well, where you can connect with people having similar music interests as you. You would think that such a useful service will have an iOS app of its own, but surprisingly, the official client for the service has been released just today (even Windows Phone got a TuneWiki app way before iOS). However, after taking the iPhone app for a spin, we can say that the wait has been completely worth it. TuneWiki for iPhone is a complete music player that features scrolling lyrics. Apart from that, if you are a registered TuneWiki user, you can follow and find people who are listening to your favorite songs, thus letting you create a music-oriented social network. The Shazam-like song discovery feature of TuneWiki makes it a complete app for dealing with everything related to songs and music on your iPhone. Read More

Synthesia: Practice Playing Piano With Different Difficulty Levels

Everyday, we listen to new songs and watch music videos, and wonder how the musicians playing the instruments become so good. To get good at anything, you need to do a lot of practice. In the same way, learning to play a musical instrument also requires you to put a lot of hours into practice. It is a difficult task and may take quite a significant chunk of your time, but hey, that's the price you pay for something you want this bad. Some years ago, to learn music, you had to join a music school, hire a personal teacher, or get some other help material in order to know the basics. These days, there are hundreds of websites available, and you can watch tutorial videos on YouTube that provide free courses, starting from beginner to any subsequent level. There are also software available that let you practice different musical instruments. Some days ago, I covered Guitar and Bass, an application for Windows that lets you learn how to play fret-based instruments. Today, we have another program that also helps you in learning music; only this time, instead of guitar, it's for honing your piano skills. Synthesia is a software that lets you learn to play the piano in a fun way. You can use the keyboard or connect a real piano to your computer in order to practice playing different songs. Read More

Groove 2: Rediscover Your iPhone Music Library, Get Missing Album Art & New Mixes Of Favorite Songs

Unless you pay particular attention to it, the Music app in iPhone and iPad can be a real mess. A lot of songs have their album art and artist info missing, while the alphabetical arrangement of tracks might lead the user to completely forget about some decent songs. Groove 2 is an app that addresses all such pesky music-related issues. The app is just another iOS music player on the surface, but once you start using it, Groove will take care of just about everything that has got anything to do with your iPhone or iPad’s music library. The album art and other song information will be fixed, you will be able to learn more about your own music collection, and on top of all that, the app can create smart mixes of songs and artists that you like! Read More

AUPEO! Radio: Intelligent Music Discovery & Streaming For Windows Phone

Fans of music streaming services and online radios have got access to a few decent apps on Windows Phone 7, but the absence of giants like Pandora means that the Mango platform still has a long way to go. Having said that, another way of looking at the situation could be that the Marketplace has a vacuum that can be filled by any good app released for music streaming and song discovery. Many people are already saying that AUPEO! Radio can prove to be the app that makes all Windows Phone users forget all Pandora. For one thing, AUPEO is not limited to US only, and works around the world. In addition to that, you don’t need to sign up for any account if you want to stream music. The app supports an amazing number of genres and subcategories, and if you like any song in the radio, you can purchase it for offline playback via Amazon store. AUPEO! is intelligent enough to learn from your music history, and will play songs according to your taste after a while. Read More

Guitar & Bass: Learning Exercises, Tuner, Tab Editor & Metronome For Fretted Instruments

There are a lot of applications, as well as web services that allow you to download and/ or listen to music. Here at AddictiveTips, we have covered a number of apps and web services (check out our compilation of top 50 web services for listening to music). Listening to music while working, or when you are taking a break from work, helps releasing the stress from your nerves. There are some people, who not only listen to music, but also like to play an instrument. The problem with playing an instrument, however, is that first you need to learn how to play it. Guitar and Bass is an application for Windows that allows you to learn how to play fret-based (stringed) instruments. It provides you with various exercises in order to practice notes, chords and scales. Moreover, it comes packed with a lot of tools such as a tuner, metronome, key finder, chord finder etc., which allow you to better train yourself. A built-in Tab (tablature) Editor can be used to edit existing tabs, as well as create new ones. Read More

SyncLib: Sync And Share Photos, Videos And Music Across Web, Windows & iOS

Cloud computing is probably one of the finest inventions of the internet.  It’s free, it’s fast and works everywhere. Although quite useful, most cloud services provide you with limited storage, where additional space or unlimited plans being the prerogative of paid accounts. So, if you have got stupendous amount of media stored in your PC and want to share it across all your devices, for instance, your Desktop, Notebook, iPhone or iPad, for free, then give SyncLib a try. It’s a sleek Windows media suite that aims to help you share your Videos, Music and Photos across all your devices. What’s more, you can even stream the media directly from the web. Unlike storing on cloud, it syncs your media files to all the aforementioned devices from your local storage, while giving you the freedom to have access to your media wherever you are, provided you have access to the internet. In addition, you may share your content with your Facebook and Twitter friends directly from within the application, along with an integrated chat functionality. Read More

Now Playing For NC: Control & Tweet Music From iOS Notification Center

The stock Music app in iPhone and iPad is something that Apple has got absolutely right. It does not have too many options, which helps in keeping things elegant and simple, and on the other hand, it has all the features that are enough to ensure that most users don’t need any third-party app to play their favorite songs. Music controls are pretty thorough too, and users aren’t restricted to the in-app controls to navigate between tracks, thanks to the presence of these controls on the lockscreen and in the App Switcher tray (not to mention the earphone buttons). Now Playing for Notification Center is a tweak that provides users with yet another option to control their music, adding some pretty cool options of its own to the mix as well. Via this Notification Center widget, you can change tracks, rewind, forward, pause or play them, and there is also the Twitter button in the tweak, using which you will be able to scrobble your music with a single touch. Read More

Stereomood For Android & iOS Streams Music That Matches Your Mood

I love listening to music, and those hundreds of tracks constituting my Android’s music library serve as an ideal testament to the fact. The problem, however, is that neither do I have sufficient tracks from each and every genre to cater to my sudden mood oscillations, nor are there any easy means to sort whatever meagre options I have at hand as per my sentiments. Stereomood, a music streaming web app that lets users filter and listen to tracks that fit their mood, has decided to lend some much-needed help in this regard by launching official Android and iOS apps. Laced with hundreds of mood-oriented playlists, the official Stereomood mobile client ensures that you no longer have to fear waking up to a heavy metal track while listening to lullabies, or run into a series of classical tracks while looking to play just party music. The app has been designed to play only the sort of music that matches your mood, and to help you with picking the ideal playlist, it presents you with a neat tag cloud interface, complete with the tags referring to all the various mood-based playlists featured on Stereomood. Read More

Songkick Concerts: Track Events & Tour Dates For Your Favorite Music Artists, Now On Android

It’s been almost a year since the official iOS client of popular music event discovery service, Songkick, was released in the iTunes App Store. If you’re an Android user, you’ll be delighted to know that the app is now available in the Google Play Store. Not only is the Android variant of Songkick Concerts much better and polished than its iOS counterpart in terms of looks, but is also equipped with several additional features. The app has the capacity to scan your local music library, Google Play Music, Pandora, Facebook and last.fm accounts to gauge your personal music taste. Based on its findings, it then presents you with a personalized calendar, depicting upcoming concerts of your favorite artists by location. In addition, the app brings plenty of customizations and user-friendly features that can keep you from resorting to multiple event tracking websites and subscription services for getting timely alerts about live performances of your favorite bands in town. Read More

Rockify.TV Is Like Pandora For Music Videos [Web]

Rockify.TV is a web application that allows you to stream the best videos based on your likes and social trends. The app learns what you enjoy and gives you a personalized video watching experience, so you can sit back, and enjoy an endless stream of high definition music videos of your liking without having to browse much. Once signed in, Rockify will let you set Channels and Artists of your choice as the sorting criteria. You may create custom playlists and channels for all your favorite tracks, save them for later and share with friends. More after the jump. Read More

ListenItLater Is Like Read It Later Or Instapaper For Music [Web]

Music is believed to be the most vivid language in order to express the inexpressible. The passion for music has never been as alive and nourished as it is since the internet resources revealed music oriented communities that help everyone who is serious about music. In the realms of a wide range of such applications, ListenItLater (sounds similar to Read It Later, no? It’s not just the name, but the functionality too) grabbed my attention due to its potential to help you listen to a continuous stream of songs or be the DJ of your own music station. ListenItLater allows you to easily save the music you find so you can play it when you do have the time, helping you find, save and listen to your new music easier, better, and faster. Read More

Plug.dj: Internationally Available Tunrtable.fm-Like Social Network For Music & Videos [Web]

Popular social network Turntable.fm is one of the best ways to share songs online and socialize with music-lovers from across the globe. Unfortunately, it is only available for users in the United States. If you're based outside of the USand want to experience something similar, then Plug.dj is what you probably need. This social network cum web application lets you explore a wide variety of DJs and tracks, create playlists, join DJ waitlists, join online chatting rooms and choose dancing avatars that express your personality. The app is integrated with YouTube and SoundCloud, which means you have a heavy repository of songs at your disposal. Moreover, you can join or switch between any number of virtual rooms, where you can discover or share music, talk to people from different locales using real-time chat translations! Additionally, Plug.dj features a reward system wherein you can earn points by participating in different activities, like joining rooms, voting for different tracks and you can even get points when people add your tracks to their own collection. Read More

MusicSmasher: Simultaneously Search GrooveShark, Spotify, SoundCloud, Rdio & More [Web]

The web has a massive collection of all types of music streaming services offering more than enough ways for listening to online tracks, but sometimes, this abundance can double as a problem, making it difficult to find what you're looking for in a hurry. While some people always use the same online music services, others switch between different ones to listen to their favorite music. MusicSmasher is a music discovery search engine that integrates some of the major online music streaming services, all in a single interface. Included engines include Grooveshark, SoundCloud, MOG, Spotify and more. MusicSmasher displays results in lists with different colors in a neat layout, so you can easily locate the track of your choice and navigate to the original source with minimum friction. Read More

Tune Your Mood: Music Tracks For All Occasions & Emotions [WP7]

While Tune Your Mood might not be the first Windows Phone 7 app of its kind, it certainly is one of the most comprehensive ones in the Marketplace. The app can be used for two purposes. You can use it as a music discovery app when you have really run out of songs to listen to, and it can also be helpful if you want to stream music related to a particular mood. Tune Your Mood has playlists that are categorized with respect to different events and moods, rather than the music genre or artists name. You just have to share your feelings with the app, and it will come up with the perfect playlist for you. Read on to know all about this fantastic music streaming app. Read More

RadioKlone For Windows: Listen To And Record Online Radio Streams

Almost everyone likes to listen to music. Whether it is a good habit or a bad one to do it while working, is debatable. However, if done in your free time, it can be quite a relaxing activity. A good playlist can take off a lot of stress. Radio is a great way to listen to new music, as well as old music. Developed by Hiro-Multimedia, RadioKlone is an application for Windows that allows you to listen to thousands of online radio stations, record streams and save them to your computer. It contains a long list of radio stations grouped together by music genre such as Blues, Electronic, Jazz, Rock, Metal, Alternative etc., and each genre category includes a number of radio stations. If there is any particular radio station that you like to listen to, but it is not included in the program by default, you can easily add it to the application. More on RadioKlone after the jump. Read More

Popular iPhone App Songify Comes To Android; Lets You Convert Speech To Music

With more and more people gaining access to the widespread world of the internet, and with more effective means of communication and sharing being introduced via various online services, you stand a realistic chance of going viral among the global audience with your thoughts, creative skills or anything (however idiotic) that sets you apart from the rest. In this regard, die-hard music enthusiasts, who fail to impress the masses with their rather bland voices, have the option to resort to auto-tuning software or web services, which convert even the dullest of vocals into a musical masterpiece. When talking of similar applications for mobile platforms, not many have been able to entice a greater user-base than popular iOS app Songify. Songify transforms plain audio recordings into auto-tuned musical tracks with different beats in no more than a few taps. You don't even need to sing to have the result sound like a song. All you have to do is speak into the mic and the app will do the songifying for you. Songify also has its own little social network that worldwide users can access to share their ‘musical masterpieces’ with others. Good news is, it is no longer exclusive to the iOS App Store, as an official Android variant has just hit the market. Read More