If you’re a gigging musician looking for a way to organize and generate set lists for your shows, you might be interested in a free software utility just released by Sweetwater called SetMaker. SetMaker is ready for download now.
The software keeps track of song titles, styles, tempos, lengths and other attributes important to musicians who want to craft a good set list for their gigs. The information can be easily printed, as well. Applications extend beyond just professional musicians, too — Sweetwater president Chuck Surack noted that SetMaker is also useful for worship leaders, DJs and music directors who want to organize their songs.
SetMaker itself is comprised of two main parts. The Song Manger portion enables you to keep a database of song information. The data is automatically saved and can be categorized, filtered and manipulated based on your needs. The Set List Creator enables you to select songs from your database, put them in a Set List and print out a clean list of songs to use for live performances or even just as a general reference. You can save as many Sets as you like.
Sweetwater noted that SetMaker is available now for Mac OS 9.x. The company indicated that it’s considering making a version for Mac OS X, as well. If you’re interested in seeing further development of SetMaker, make sure to visit Sweetwater’s Web site at the URL above and fill out the form that accompanies the Mac OS X link on that page.