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Creative and Performing Arts - Win 8 Apps

A board of apps to support Art, Music and Drama on Windows 8 Desktops, Laptops and mobile devices.

Animation Desk app // Animation Desk for Windows8 provides an intuitive drawing environment so that anyone can enjoy creating their own animated works. With an interface that resembles a traditional animation desk, each frame is completed in the working environment of a professional animator.

Animation Desk app for Windows in the Windows Store

apps.microsoft.com

Create Animate app // Description Create graphics and animate them! Have fun!

How to draw app // will make you like drawing! Finally drawing made simple! See how you can teach your child to draw like a pro. Just listen, follow the instructions and draw on your screen. You may start with a cat as it's really simple. If it goes well don't be afraid of the "Pony" episode! Beautifully designed, touch oriented with funny instructions. Cool and addictive!!

edjing // Voted as Best App of the Year at the AppAwards 2013 edjing is the best social DJ app on Windows. THE 1st social DJ app transforms your device in a real pocket turntable for FREE! Already more than 11 million downloads worldwide.

Didlr // Draw and Share - it's that simple! Didlr is everything everyone is drawing! Draw on your PC, tablet, smartphone & on web. Share your creations with the world instantly! So you draw a 'didl' on your screen using simple controls. Didls are cool, they draw back just the way they were drawn. Didl ANYTHING. Draw what you see, draw how you feel. Draw stuff that inspires you and others. Use your amazing imagination. Draw anything you want to share!

didlr app for Windows in the Windows Store

apps.microsoft.com

Start a jam session - anytime, anywhere! Music Maker Jam // is the first app that combines easy music creation with maximum fun. In no time at all you'll be producing your own hits thanks to a huge selection of professionally produced loops and styles!

Adobe Inspire app // for Windows in the Windows Store

Adobe Inspire app for Windows in the Windows Store

apps.microsoft.com

Recording Studio // Designed for quick and simple operation, Recording Studio makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. Recording Studio is the perfect way to create great sounding music productions. With this free version you can record up to 2 tracks (24 tracks with the Pro version) by choosing between audio recordings or by using the virtual instrument 'Grand Piano'

Recording Studio app for Windows in the Windows Store

apps.microsoft.com

Piano Time // Piano Time is a multitouch piano with 36 visible keys and 4 selectable octaves. With a configurable metronome, users can learn to play the piano or practice their skills, as well as record and playback unlimited songs. Piano Time supports multitouch screen, keyboard, and mouse input.

Piano8 // is a great acoustic piano for your Windows 8 device. Simply select your octave with arrows and play with real sounds of piano!

Synth Keyboard // 40 000 fans can't be wrong. So we enhanced our "Music Keyboard" to a "Synthesizer Keyboard" with 3 different sound engines and 3 synthesizer editors. Discover the possibilities and enjoy the ride. 50 000 fans can't be wrong. So we enhanced our "Music Keyboard" to a "Synthesizer Keybord" with 3 different sound engines and 3 synthesizer editors. Discover the possibilities and enjoy the ride.

Music Producer // Making music means, interpreting a composition in a creative way. This is true for traditional musicans as well as for electronic artists. Nowadays it is easy to create music. There are millions of digital sheet music (= midi files) available for essencialy every song ever has been written. With this midi files a synthesizer can produce an endless number of different interpretations of a song, with different instruments and numerous sound effects.

KIDS SONG MACHINE! // The best gift for your children: KIDS SONG MACHINE! A fun musical application, that is both stimulating and educational, it’s guaranteed to keep your children entertained for hours.

Kids Song Machine app for Windows in the Windows Store

apps.microsoft.com

n-Track Tuner // Tune your guitar, bass or other instrument with n-Track Tuner. Just put your device next to your instrument and play each string, the tuner will automatically recognize the note you're playing and tell you wether you need to lower (green bar) or increase (red bar) the string's pitch.

BLINK Cliplets // lets you exercise your creative talents by layering static and dynamic visual elements. Create fun and surprising results that you can share with friends or the world.

Play Guitar! // turns your Windows 8 machine into a virtual guitar. You can press and strum strings, just like a real guitar. Play Guitar! helps you learn what notes lie on the frets of the guitar. It is a very useful tool for every aspiring Play Guitar! turns your Windows 8 machine into a virtual guitar. You can press and strum strings, just like a real guitar. Play Guitar! helps you learn what notes lie on the frets of the guitar. It is a very useful tool for every aspiring guitarist.

Rock Guitar // After Play Guitar!, Rock Guitar! is now available on Windows Store. RockGuitar! turns your Windows 8 machine into an awesome electric guitar. You can press and strum strings, just like a real guitar. Even you can bend the guitar strings! Rock Guitar! helps you learn what notes lie on the frets of the guitar. It is a very useful tool for every aspiring guitarist.

Note Trainer // 86% of piano teachers consider sight reading to be the most important skill. Now Note Trainer makes sight reading practice fun! Move away from rote memorization techniques and learn how to read music notes in a natural and engaging way. Note Trainer increases in speed and difficulty over time so that you can quickly learn to read music effortlessly.

iHeartRadio // offers free music in an all-in-one, free digital internet radio service that lets you stream more than 1,500 live radio stations. With iHeartRadio’s Windows 8 radio app, you can also create commercial-free Custom Stations featuring songs from the artist you select and similar music.

Vevo // With the VEVO app you can watch music videos, stream live concerts, and discover new artists on your Windows 8 device for free! Access VEVO's entire catalog of 75,000 music videos from more than 21,000 artists.

Start a jam session - anytime, anywhere! Music Maker Jam // is the first app that combines easy music creation with maximum fun. In no time at all you'll be producing your own hits thanks to a huge selection of professionally produced loops and styles!

musiXmatch // musiXmatch app lets you find and match lyrics to your favorite music tracks for free! With over 6 million officially licensed lyrics localized in 18 languages, musiXmatch allows users to access the largest lyrics database in the world. Featuring a fully integrated music player, song tracker, and powerful lyrics search engine, musiXmatch is the best way to find lyrics on your device. Users can browse the top viewed lyrics by country, and even purchase music directly from the app.

Built in Loops, Cues, Sound Effects, Auto Transitions and the ability to scratch the record give you full creative control over your sound. Pure DJ's // Auto Transitions allow even the most novice of DJs to mix songs with ease.