Free Offline Dictionary: LingoPad

For translations, I usually refer to the excellent online dictionary of LEO (German-English). Unfortunately, this is suboptimal when you are currently without internet connection. So I searched for a offline dictionary – and found it: LingoPad. LingoPad is free (though not Open Source). It can display phonetic transcriptions for many words. Besides the obvious way […]

MySong: Simple Software Automatically Composes Musical Accompaniment

A research project by a student (Ian Simon) and a Microsoft empoyee lead to a nice toy called MySong. This software analyzes the melody of a vocal track and automatically creates a musical accompaniment: MySong […] automatically chooses chords to accompany a vocal melody, allowing a user with no musical training to rapidly create accompanied […]

Earmaster Pro 5: E-Learning Software for Ear Training

Earmaster Pro is an e-learning program for musical ear training. It is supposed to help you perceive intervals, accords and rhythms more accurately.