UTICA (WWJ) — A lot of musicians and bands can relate: They get the sound just right, but can never quite get it to sound like that again.
Now, there’s a new smartphone app called Tone Recipes, that allows users to save personal settings and equipment combinations required to create unique sound tones as “recipes.”
Musicians can even search recipes submitted by other users and save their own and others’ in a favorites library. Searches for recipes can be done by genre, artist, or song title. The app also lets musicians record a live sample of a tone and make specific notes for future reference.
Users can also collect “tone points” by submitting their own personal “tone recipes” for inclusion in the app, and points can be redeemed for various rewards. Tone Recipes will develop a tone community experience through photo capabilities, a periodic newsletter, in-app blogs and social connections, including Facebook and Twitter.
Apps for both iOS and Android devices and more information is at the company’s Web site, http://www.tonerecipes.com.
“The app will have many uses in a wide variety of situations, from practice to performance, from gear shopping to studio,” said Tone Recipes creator Mark S. Mitchell, a 40-year veteran guitarist and frontman. “Tone Recipes is the way to integrate all the musicians’ different pieces of equipment in an organized, coordinated manner.”
Besides Mitchell, Tone Recipes is managed by Mike Bradshaw, creative director. Bradshaw is the owner of Utica-based Garage Band Music, and has been active in music of all forms for 20 years.