Octavian Music Theory iPhone App Gets Major Tune-up

January 25, 2011 in Music (E)

[prMac.com] Portland, Oregon - Octavian 1.5.0, the new release of Bitnotic's music theory app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, is now available on the iTunes App Store. Octavian makes musical scales and chords instantly accessible to musicians of all skill levels. At just US $2.99, Octavian is an essential musical reference tool for any musician, student, composer, songwriter, pianist, keyboard player, or hobbyist. The new release improves every feature in the app and adds significant new ones, including:

* Over 500 new scales
* iPad support
* New Circle of Fifths interface
* Additional octaves of piano sounds
* Plays scales up and down
* Descending forms of scales

This long-awaited update also addresses issues users were having with piano playback on iOS 4.0 and increases the loudness of the sounds.

Keyboard Magazine (Jan 2010) said of Octavian 1.1.0 "It's a cheat sheet no keyboardist should leave home without."

Octavian 1.0.0 was featured on the iTunes App Store's What's Hot list. Early user reviews called it "a blessing," "a must download now app!" and "perfect for the studio."

With Octavian, users can:
* Quickly find scales and chords and transpose them to any root note
* Listen to scales and chords with high-quality piano sounds
* View any mode of any scale
* View chords in root position and first, second, and third inversions
* Build chords on any scale degree
* Use Scale Explorer to view all scales that contain the notes of the current chord
* Use Chord Explorer to identify chords built on the degrees of a scale
* Interactively traverse the Circle of Fifths

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 10.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Octavian 1.5.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. A detailed YouTube video walk-through and complete PDF User Guide are available at Bitnotic's Web site. Promotional codes for members of the press (and bloggers) are available on request. Please contact Bitnotic.

Bitnotic Mobile is a division of Bitnotic that focuses on apps for iPhone and iPod touch. Other branches are Bitnotic Software (Concordia/chill, VX-323, all for Mac) and Bitnotic Music (roster includes The VX-323). The company is based in Portland OR, USA. Copyright (C) 2008-2011 Bitnotic. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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