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A simple utility designed to help you transcribe rhythms into an easy to read notation system that allows you to learn and play various percussion instruments
DISCOUNT: 10% OFFPercussionStudio was designed to help you easily transcribe rhythms, in order to play and learn them without much difficulty.
Basic interfaceIn order to keep things simple, the developers went with a straightforward user interface that will allow you to browse through the software's features without getting distracted.
Once you have chosen your instruments, you can even hide the list, so you can have more space for musical notes and tempos.
Each created rhythm has its own volume sliders and the option to only hear that particular track, or to mute it in order to hear the others.
Even though they are effortlessly drawn, these sound controls are very helpful when trying to focus on particular instruments or rhythms.
Downloadable instruments and rhythmsPercussionStudio offers you a multitude of preset instruments ready to be loaded and played, but in case you need more, you can download others from the program's website.
In case you are still not satisfied with the various instruments, you can always create your own, which you can customize and rename.
If you're happy with the result, you can also share it by uploading it on the product's site, so others can download it.
There is a multitude of rhythm presets to be downloaded, like Rumba, Cha Cha, Merengue, Samba and many more. You can load and play with these, edit them the way you want by tinkering with the beats per minute slider.
You can also see what others have been working on by downloading rhythms from the website. You can use and modify these as you wish.
ConclusionPercussionStudio seems to be a very handy application to have when you want to easily transcribe the rhythms you create. The program, even though simple, allows you to create advanced rhythms with various instruments, in order to test them out, modify and easily practice them.
PercussionStudio was reviewed by Sorin Apostol
Last updated on March 10th, 2014