SetMaker 2.0 debuts; set list software for musicians
By Peter Cohen
Are you a professional musician? If you’d like to use your Mac to help your gigs run a bit more smoothly, you might want to take a look at Sweetwater Sound’s release today of
SetMaker 2.0. The software enables musicians to create and manage set lists. SetMaker 2.0 includes the ability to store song titles, keys, styles, tempos, lengths and more. The software runs in Mac OS 9 and X, as well as Windows. Best of all, it’s free.
Sweetwater founder and owner Chuck Surack called the response “overwhelming” to the original release of SetMaker last December. “Since then, we’ve heard from a lot of musicians who were asking for more features. SetMaker 2.0 includes many of those features plus some extra goodies.”
New features in SetMaker 2.0 include:
New “Key” Field
Filter Songs By Key
New “Key” Column In Every Set List
Open Multiple Set Lists Simultaneously
Drag And Drop Between Set Lists
Print All The Songs In The Songs Window
Songs In The Songs Window Are Saved With Every Modification
Print Preview Your Print Jobs
More Control Over Final Printed Output
Backwards Compatibility With SetMaker 1.0/1.1 Set Lists
SetMaker 2.0 isn’t just for pro musicians — if you’re a worship leader DJ, or music director, SetMaker can come in handy to help you organize your songs and pick the best songs for your performances.
The software is divided into two principal parts: the Song Manager, which is where the database or song list information is kept. The Set List Creator enables you to quickly select songs from your database, generate the Set List itself, then print out a compact and clean-looking list of songs. You can create as many sets as you like.
Sweetwater Sound is the same Fort Wayne, In.-based company that sells MIDI and professional audio hardware, retail software and much more.