Frequently Asked Questions

If you're experiencing a lack of audio, here are a few troubleshooting steps to consider:

  • Check Device Settings: Ensure that your phone is not muted, turned down, or on mute mode. On Apple devices (iPhone, iPad), verify the mute button status.
  • Try Headphones: Test the audio with headphones to rule out potential speaker issues. If sound is audible through headphones, it may be a problem with the device's built-in speakers.
  • Contact Developers: If the issue persists, it's advisable to reach out to the developers for further assistance. They can provide tailored support and address any software-related problems that might be causing the audio problem.

While the full circle covers one octave, we realized that one octave might not be sufficient in the long run. In the current version, synthesizer sounds can be played across multiple octaves, spanning 4 octaves both higher and lower.

It’s worth noting that the chamber orchestra sounds cannot be shifted.

Additionally, there is an octave switcher in MIDILabe for further exploration of octaves.

musicLabe currently doesn’t support MIDI In, but MIDI Out is supported.

Starting from musicLabe 2.0 Premium version, users have the ability to connect to any external DAW and use musicLabe as a MIDI controller. Go to musicLabe’s settings, switch to the MIDILabe interface and find instructions on how to set up the connection in MIDILabe’s settings.

The instruments in the Chamber Orchestra are original instruments, each sampled note loaded into a sampler. There are two main reasons for the predominance of short (staccato) notes. Firstly, longer sampled notes would occupy more storage space, making the entire app larger. Secondly, the playback of longer notes and the abrupt interruption before their natural decay sounded less pleasing. We prioritize a natural sound when playing back notes, and thus, we made this compromise.

Looking ahead, it’s possible that the Chamber Orchestra will be supplemented with longer tones, giving users the flexibility to switch between different tones according to their preferences.

With a Premium membership, three additional views are activated alongside the existing one. These views present the musicLabe interface in different ways, each serving a unique purpose. The four views are:

Informative View:
This view provides detailed information, helping users understand which solmization sounds correspond to specific scales.

Inspirational View:
The Inspirational View is designed to inspire creativity. It offers a unique presentation of the musicLabe interface, encouraging users to explore and create music in an imaginative way.

Basic View (in free version):
As the name suggests, this is a straightforward and simplified view of the musicLabe interface. It serves as a user-friendly option for those who prefer a clean display.

Minimal View:
The Minimal View further simplifies the interface, providing a compact and focused display for users who prefer a minimalist design.

Users can switch between these views using the View Changer button. These different views enhance the versatility of the Circle of Fifths, offering varied perspectives on scale-related solmization sounds and their positions on the ABC circle.

Currently, musicLabe is available in English. However, there are plans to introduce support for additional languages in the future. Stay tuned for updates as we work on expanding language options to enhance the accessibility of musicLabe for a broader audience.

You can create your own loops in musicLabe. However, to save, playback, and share them, you'll need the Premium membership. With the Premium membership, you gain access to the musicLabe Cloud, which allows you to store, replay, and share your personalized loops with others. Upgrade to the Premium membership for a more extensive and collaborative music creation experience.

For looping, you can enable the Quantize feature if desired. By default, it is turned to 1/16, but you can easily change it by tapping the center of the circle. In the Quick Settings, set the desired quantization (which you can adjust or turn off at any time). Please note that there is no option for retrospective quantization; it must be set before or during the loop creation process.

Once you have created and saved a Loop, you can share it with others. This is done in the form of a generated link. Essentially, you send the link to whomever you’d like, and they can download your loop by clicking on the link. The shared loop will then appear in their “Loops shared with me” folder. They can open, edit, and send it back to you or share it further. This feature allows for collaboration with friends or sharing musical ideas with a larger community.

Understanding musicLabe is not rocket science. The basic concept is built around the Circle of Fifths. We rotate the relative solmization system on the ABC absolute system. The “Help” menu can be a great resource, providing detailed information, and there are continually evolving Help videos available. Feel free to experiment; you can't go wrong. 😎 Using musicLabe doesn't require prior knowledge of music, but like anything else, achieving beautiful musical results takes time and practice.

Watch a 2-minute video on How to create and save a Loop.

You can activate the premium features within the app. Choose from monthly or annual subscriptions, and you'll receive a one-week free trial at the beginning. With a subscription, you unlock all the features available in musicLabe.

musicLabe records audio in WAV format. After completing the recording, a “Share” button appears, allowing you to either send the file, save it to your device, or discard the share function. At the end of this process, the temporary file is deleted to keep the app size minimal and free up space.

The built-in instruments in musicLabe do not have a sustain adjustment feature.

However, in the MIDILabe controller, you can use a slider to control a VST instrument’s sustain in your DAW.

Playing scales in musicLabe is straightforward. Follow these steps:

  • On the left side, select a scale from the list. By holding down the list, you can view different modes associated with the selected scale, making it easier to choose the desired mood for your scale.
  • After selecting a scale, the circle will display the notes of the scale. The double note, located at the split, represents the base note of the scale and its octave. This is where you should start playing the scale.
  • To play the scale, follow the lines connecting the notes.
  • Transpose the scale easily by rotating the notes on the circle. Simply slide outside the circle to rotate the scale.
  • For a quick playback of the scale, click the "PlayScale" button. musicLabe will automatically play the notes of the scale.

Experiment with different scales and modes to explore a variety of musical possibilities.

Starting from musicLabe 2.0, the app operates on a subscription-based model. Users can choose between Monthly and Yearly subscriptions. For the current prices and promotions, you can find up-to-date information on the website. Every subscription comes with a 1-week free trial period.

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