Studies have shown that music has many mental health benefits, and may even lower anxiety more effectively than some medication. It’s that powerful. And even if you don’t play an instrument or didn’t study music in school, chances are music does something to you when it plays. From being associated with wonderful memories and soothing your nerves to increasing motivation and improving mood, music is good for the soul. So if you’re a lover of music, you want to make sure you arm your living spaces with as many ways to enjoy it as possible. There’s more to life than just a great pair of wireless headphones (although those are a necessity, too). We provide some inspiration below with five must-have software products for music lovers.
1. Jamstik+ smart guitar
This isn’t a software, per se, but with all of the other smart products in our lives, this is one music lovers will be over the moon for. As this macworld.com article notes, “Once it’s paired to your iOS devices, you can play the Jamstik+ using a suite of compatible apps. The official Jamstik+ app, for example, lets you change the guitar sound, from acoustic to banjo to electric.” Not only that but it could come in handy if you don’t have the time, money, or inclination to meet with a music instructor, as it can actually teach you to play guitar. Smart guitar, indeed.
2. A Music Visualizer by Magic
So you say you’re throwing a party. Awww, yeah. It goes without saying that you’ll want to have music playing. Hiring a DJ is always a fun idea but, if you decide to forego this, make one of your software products a music visualizer. Allowing you to create dynamic visuals from scratch with colorful and stimulating effects, this is a party in a product. It allows you to draw abstract geometric patterns that “dance” and “spin” in time with your audio. 3D models can move and pulse with the beats. Graphics can be synchronized to your music. And video can even be included, as it will work with simultaneous movie files and live cameras. Guests will “ooh” and “ahh” as you present these compositions in full-screen mode or they can be safely downloaded to sites like YouTube and Vimeo for post-party enjoyment. This will take your fete from drab to fab in zero seconds flat.
Okay, we’re dating ourselves here, but if you remember the show Name That Tune, you’ll love this amazing app. It’s also great for those who love music but can never think of the title or artist, as it will allow you to name any song you’re listening to in seconds. If you’ve had your nose in your laptop lately as you tirelessly try to launch your latest tech business and have been out of the musical loop, this innovative app will help get you updated in no time.
One of the best things about music is its ability to be shared. Is there anything better than when you’re at a party and someone steps up to “play DJ” or, better yet, sits down at a piano to play your favorite tunes? SoundCloud is the virtual experience in this regard, as it allows you to share your favorite music with your friends. If you’re also into podcasts (and who isn’t these days?), you’ll love that you’ll have full access to these as well once you sign up for an account.
5. iMusic Player
If you’re an apple person, this is more of a must than a want, as it will help you sync your music across all of your Apple products. A seamless music experience, you can manage your go-to MP3 files on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, and your Mac. Life is better when all of your products are “talking” to each other—or, hey, “singing” to one another. With podcasts, remixes, music, and DJ sets, this is a one-stop shop for software for music lovers.
Music change a mood, a party, and, when it comes down to it, a life. It really does hold that kind of power. So if you’re a true lover of tunes and all that goes with it, get any or all of these software products for music lovers. You and your beat-busting friends will thank us later.