Audiofile Engineering, creators of professional audio software for Mac OS X and iOS based in Minneapolis, recently acquired Quiztones, an ear training application for audio professionals and musicians. Audiofile Engineering has released Quiztones as an app that runs on iOS 4 or later for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Additionally, Quiztones founder Dan Comerchero joins Audiofile Engineering as a Product Manager.
Quiztones is designed to train the ears to instantly and intuitively recognize frequencies. This is useful for tasks like mixing, adjusting EQ settings, and identifying and eliminating feedback.
"As musicians and audio professionals, we spend a great deal of time analyzing frequencies, whether we're adjusting them for a good mix in the studio, for immediate release or trying to get rid of feedback onstage," says Comerchero. "Ear training with Quiztones can make this a lot faster and easier by eliminating trial and error methods of frequency identification, such as sweeping."
Quiztones uses various quizzes to engage users in training exercises from simple frequency tones and pink noise to real-world sounds like frequency-altered drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass and vocals.
Quiztones is available through iTunes for $2.99.