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hearEQ app review: perfect your ear



Those who work in the music industry as a sound engineer or musician understand exactly how important it is to have a keen ear for music. The hearEQ app for your iPod touch, iPad and iPhone has been developed to help you really train your ear and hear all the different layers of your music. The app is ideal for professional sound engineer and musicians, as well as anyone who has a love for music. This app will help you as you record a song, make sound edits, mix elements, and just while you're listening to your favorite music on iTunes.

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hearEQ: Ear training for musicians and engineers


An Ear for Music

Not everyone is born with an ear for music and if you happen to work in the industry then you need to have a very good ear. The hearEQ app is really meant to help train your ear and take your appreciation for details to a new level. Even if you already feel you’re pretty good when it comes to noticing different sounds and elements this app can still help perfect your skills. What’s really amazing is the speed in which you’ll be able to see results.

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This educational app has a couple of in-app purchases available both priced at $1.99. The app scores extremely high with users who have given it 4.5 out of five stars. This summer the app had a number of updates made including the sliding learn page which was added. With this page you'll be able to listen to and experiment with the dB levels.

Train your ear and get quick results
Train your ear and get quick results

The Learning and Listening Experience

The hearEQ app is extremely simple to use yet it is packed with educational value. The idea is that users will be able to learn about each of the qualities in a frequency band giving them a greater understanding of music as a whole. The app makes use of all your favorite songs and then offers exercises with them. You will be learning how to really narrow in on your EQ skills and learning about all the different frequency bands. Once you familiarize yourself with the lesson then you can apply it to your own sounds and really make it all the more professional sounding. The app uses a standard 10-band equalizer just to make things easy and universal.

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You are given 10 questions and 10 frequencies in your test and then you are given a score so you know exactly where you need to make improvements.

The app uses your own music to train you with
The app uses your own music to train you with

hearEQ: Ear training for musicians and engineers


Pros and Cons


  • The app can be used by professionals in the music industry and those with a love of music
  • The app is very simple to use
  • You will be training your ear to recognize the different frequency bands
  • Results start happening pretty fast


  • Not all features/tools are included in the download price

Final Words

The hearEQ app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone feels like one of those tools that is really fun to use yet it actually has an educational purpose. The app is user-friendly, professional, and well-done.

hearEQ: Ear training for musicians and engineers

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