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Positive Grid

August 23, 2012 10:00 ET

Positive Grid Releases 3 State-of-the-Art iOS Apps

The Makers of JamUp Pro Debut Beats Metronome, Jam Player, and AccuTune

SAN DIEGO, CA --(Marketwire - August 23, 2012) - Positive Grid (www.positivegrid.com) announced the release of a trio of new iOS music-utility apps: Beats Metronome, Jam Player, and AccuTune. All offer the same high level of quality, features, and usability found in the company's flagship app, JamUp Pro.

"We're confident that musicians will find all three to be essential for their software toolkits," says product manager Calvin Abel.

Beats Metronome combines a comprehensive feature set with an elegant interface. It can be set to 35 different time signatures. It also sports a handy tap-tempo function and 17 different click sounds. Turning on Flash Mode in the Settings page enables a strobe-like flash on each beat or each downbeat. With the Visual Beats function on, rotating the iOS device to landscape mode changes the display to show circles that represent the beats in a measure. As the metronome counts time, the appropriate circle is highlighted, providing a visualized version of the tempo.

Jam Player is a powerful app that offers real-time manipulation of speed and pitch, and makes learning and practicing songs much easier. Load a song into Jam Player from your iPhone or iPad's iTunes library. Use the Speed control to adjust the tempo without affecting the pitch. Likewise, the Pitch control changes pitch without impacting the tempo. You can even adjust both parameters for the same song. The app's sophisticated algorithms provide stunning results, even at extreme settings.

As its name suggests, AccuTune is a super-accurate chromatic tuner. It responds to notes that are either captured by the device's microphone or through an iOS guitar adapter. It provides two different views: the top of the screen is a standard meter display and the bottom a note-wheel. Setting options include changing the calibration from the default 440 Hz, setting a transposition value, and more. Most importantly, AccuTune's response is ultra smooth.

All three music apps are available for the low introductory price of 99 cents.

About Positive Grid
Positive Grid (www.positivegrid.com) is a developer of music software for Apple iOS. The three musicians who founded the company got their start modeling tube amplifiers during a grad school project in 2007. Separately, they've worked on projects for companies like Apple, Google, iZotope, and Euphonix. They launched the first version of JamUp Pro, their flagship amp-and-effects modeling app, in 2011.

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