updated 07:40 pm EDT, Tue July 28, 2009
SmartMusic 2010 released
MakeMusic has released SmartMusic 2010 (v12), a new version of its music learning application for band, orchestra, and choir. The latest version includes a redesigned interface that adds a new Home Screen and compiles all of the applications features into one place. The update also features over 300 new band and orchestra titles and allows users to continue practicing while downloading new titles. The application's recording capabilities have been expanded, providing users with a single microphone setting that works for both assessment and recording and enables recording with and without a metronome.
The program is primarily used for teaching purposes, allowing students to practice music and help attune them to the orchestra parts they are attempting. The software achieves this with its assessment feature that listens to student recordings and provides feedback. Students can also access their assignment status, grades, and teacher feedback within the application.
SmartMusic 2010 requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 and a microphone adapter. The application is available from the SmartMusic website in a student package for $30 per year and an Educators package for $130 per year. Registered users are eligible fora free upgrade.