EarMaster ApS has released version 6 of its ear training software, EarMaster Pro (www.earmaster.com). It costs US$59.95 and is compatible with Mac OS X (10.5 and higher) and Windows.
Building upon the legacy of successful previous versions, the radically overhauled EarMaster Pro 6 has been designed for all musicians and singers at any level. It includes over 2000 new lessons available through two omplete courses: a standard course (all styles) and a Jazz course (with swing rhythms and jazz chords).
According to the folks at EarMaster ApS, the activities included in EarMaster Pro 6 enable trained but also untrained musicians to practice their abilities to identify by ear, transcribe, sight-read and play back intervals, chords, scales, rhythms and melodies. Most of the new features and improvements of EarMaster Pro 6 are user requests that the company received from various users from around the world.
EarMaster Pro 6 has also been vastly reworked under the hood, packing a new sound playback engine using SoundFonts, lower latency for rhythm clapping, and a new real-time pitch detection algorithm provided by Mu Technologies. All enhancements of this new version have been incorporated with one major aim: to boost productivity and efficiency, according to the folks at EarMaster ApS.
Current users of EarMaster Pro 5 are offered the possibility to upgrade to the new version 6 for half the price of a straight full version. A grace period is also offered to users who bought a EarMaster Pro 5 license after Aug.1, 2012, entitling them to get the new upgrade free of charge.