MakeMusic has released SmartMusic version 10, a new version of its music learning software for Mac and Windows.
SmartMusic is practice software for students in band, orchestra and choir. Users plug in a vocal or instrumental microphone and start practicing — they play or sing their part with accompaniment and get detailed feedback on their performance. It’s designed to work with woodwind, brass, string and vocal musicians.
New features in version 10 include SmartMusic Impact, a Web-based grading system that’s included with all “Educator” subscriptions; the ability to create assignments for any concert selection; compatibility with Finale 2007; support for Intel-based Macs; and percussion assessment in large ensemble titles.
System requirements call for a PowerPC or Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later with 512MB RAM.