eMedia Music has announced the North American release of EarMaster Pro 6 through its partnership with EarMaster ApS of Denmark. The new version adds new features to the ear-training program, as well as brand new activities such as real-time sight-singing exercises and singing back melodies by ear.
EarMaster Pro 6 has been designed for all musicians and singers at any level. It includes over 2,000 new lessons available through two courses: a standard course (all styles) and a Jazz course (with swing rhythms and jazz chords).
The activities included in EarMaster Pro 6 are designed to enable both trained and 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 the new version are user requests that the company received from users from around the world, from musicians of all levels, to leading music schools such as Berklee College of Music where music students use the program.
EarMaster Pro 6 has also been 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. Licenses are Mac OS X (10.5 and up) and Windows compatible.
Upon release, six languages will be included: English (US and UK), French, German, Spanish, Italian and Danish. More translations are on their way. EarMaster Pro 6 has an estimated retail price of US$59.95. The CD-ROM will be a hybrid for both Mac and Windows platforms. The software will also be available for download at emediamusic.com and select online retailers.