iReal Pro

App Detail » iReal Pro

Published by: Technimo LLC

  • App Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2008-12-02
  • Current Version: 8.0.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 103.94 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • Price: $12.99

iReal Pro
App Rating: 4.5/5
Based on 1,453 Reviews
Buy now: $12.99

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App Description

Practice makes perfect. iReal Pro offers an easy-to-use tool to help musicians of all levels master their art. It simulates a real-sounding band that can accompany you as you practice. The app also lets you create and collect chord charts of your favorite songs for reference. ~One of Time Magazine's 50 Best Inventions of 2010~ Used by thousands of music students, teachers and some of the world’s top music schools such as Berklee College of Music and Musicians Institute. “It’s the perfect technology for a practicing musician: high-quality digital audio, mixable, transposable into any key and completely mobile. Now every aspiring musician has a backup band in their pocket.” – Tim Westergren, Pandora Founder • It's a Book: Create, edit, print, share and collect chord charts of your favorite songs for reference while practicing or performing. • It's a Band: Practice with a realistic sounding piano (or guitar), bass and drum accompaniments for any downloaded or user-created chord chart. FEATURES: Have a virtual band accompany you as you practice • Choose from the included 47 different accompaniment styles (Swing, Ballad, Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Latin,...) and 12 blues styles available as a one-time In-App purchase • Personalize each style with a variety of sounds including piano, Fender Rhodes, acoustic and electric guitars, acoustic and electric basses, drums, vibraphone, organ, and more • Record yourself playing or singing along with the accompaniment Play, edit, and download any songs you want • 1000s of songs can be downloaded from the forums in a few simple steps • Edit existing songs or create your own with the Editor • The Player will play any song that you edit or create • Create multiple editable playlists Improve your skills with the included chord diagrams • Display guitar, ukulele tabs and piano fingerings for any of your chord charts • Look up piano, guitar and ukulele fingerings for any chord • Display scale recommendations for each chord of a song to help with improvisations Practice in the way, and at the level, that you choose • Includes 50 exercises for practicing common chord progressions • Transpose any chart to any key or to number notation • Loop a selection of measures of a chart for focused practicing • Advanced practice settings (automatic tempo increase, automatic key transposition) • Global Eb, Bb, F and G transposition for horn players Share, print, and export – so your music follows you wherever you need it! • Share individual charts or whole playlists with other iReal Pro users via email and the forums • Export charts as PDF and MusicXML • Export audio as WAV, AAC and MIDI  • Support for AudioBus and guitar connection kits • Support for AirTurn™ and other bluetooth page turners • Upload your songs and playlists to iCloud for safekeeping and for synchronization across any of your iCloud enabled devices such as iPhone, iPad or Mac Always backup your songs!

App Reviews

  • Indispensible tool for the guitarists woodshed

    By wireAndWood
    This app is now an integral part of my woodshed workflow. If you are learning jazz or perfecting it, iReal can amplify the value of your practice time. A pro harmonica soloist recommended this app to me as a way to coordinate learning jazz standards (so we could jam, etc). I can set tempo, key, make chord substitutions, great, all the stuff in the marketing lit. Everything works as claimed. iReal abstracts a basic rhythm section, giving me simple tap control over things which would take (potentially loads) more time to explain to musicians. I can try out ranges of possibilities, phrasings and moods at whim. There's an active community of iRealers who continue to provide new songs and new interpretations of old ones. Thousands of songs are available. When Steely Dan's Becker passed, I was able to sound out the grief, starting with a handful of taps to download and play (along with) Deacon Blues.
  • I'm so lost as to why this app had so many positive feedbacks?

    By Thirdnail
    Maybe I'm doing something wrong? I mean I bought this app to A: build upon ideas for my original music, as well as to learn new songs... B: I wanted different feels and styles of music with the chord progression, so when writing a piece of music, I would maybe be inspired by a different feel...maybe a jazz drum with acoustic guitar, with a running octave bass line and chords on the piano... (the old app ChordBot) did this, but it's progressions were limited. Maybe I'm doing something wrong...but even when I try to use this app in the MOST basic way (which is just opening the style, and then a song) when it play the notes, it sounds NOTHING like what the song should sound like. I am not speaking about the quality, I'm speaking about the timing, the style, the instruments chosen to play a song. Each song sounds like a BAD elevator edition... please help! What am I doing wrong? Is there something I'm overlooking? If I'm not overlooking anything then I would HONESTLY rate this app a 2 star app... so I HAVE TO BE DOING something wrong...
  • Incredible!

    By malikilam
    What you get for your money is immeasurable.
  • Love this app; very handy for gigs.

    By ssprager
    I love this app. Sure, it doesn't have the lead line like the Real Book would, but it's a very handy app for gigs! Say your vocalist wants to sing "Misty" in A flat instead of the normal key of E flat. No problem! This app allows you to transpose the chart instantly. The changes are usually pretty accurate and one can also practice with the 'play along' feature, and vary the tempo, key signature and number of times the tune is played. Some of the best money I've ever spent on a phone app.
  • What a great app!

    By Janprimus
    Several years ago when I got the first I real be, I was so thrilled! I was able to quit hauling around 4 large binders of band charts! 2 C books, 1 Bb book and one EB book. Thank you Massimo and crew.
  • Just one thing to say...

    By Yohann Sebby
    I love this app and use it all the time for both playing along with music or writing music. My only problem is that this app doesn't have the ability to change the style mid-song. Therefore, songs like A Night in Tunisia, in which the groove changes from Latin to Swing and back, is left Latin throughout. Once that minor issue is fixed, this app will be perfect!
  • Simple, valuable, accurate!

    By chillbone1111
    As a performing solo/duo jazz guitarist, finding an app that's simple and predictable enough to provide backing drums that sound authentic, appealing, and correlate directly with the lead sheet, offer transpositions, stylistic variety... well that's a very tall order, but you've achieved it. Someone has listened and worked closely with real gigging musicians, thank you!
  • Blues styles

    By motpom
    Can not say enough about this app. The new styles help to improve my timing on a lot of the songs that seemed a little lost in the given styles. Coming back to them after learning in blues styles works great for me. Tech. Response is "A plus". Thank-you!
  • Irealbook

    By plato90
    This is the best, most useful, of the many apps I've ever had.
  • Amazing! But melodies?

    By Leothemighty
    Love the app, but I think it would be really cool if this app could eventually include the melodies as well just like in the real real book. Would make this app a lot more universal

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