Earmaster has released version 6 of its ear training software, Earmaster Pro.
The new Earmaster Pro 6 includes 2000 new lessons available through two complete courses: a standard course (all styles) and a Jazz course (with swing rhythms and jazz chords).
According to the company, the activities included are designed to enable trained and untrained musicians to practice their abilities to identify by ear, transcribe, sight-read and play back intervals, chords, scales, rhythms and melodies. Most of the new features and improvements of Earmaster Pro 6 are said to be user requests that the company received.
Earmaster Pro 6 also features a new sound playback engine using SoundFonts, lower latency for rhythm clapping, and a new real-time pitch detection algorithm provided by Mu Technologies.
Current users of EarMaster Pro 5 are offered the possibility to upgrade to the new version 6 for half the price of a straight full version. A grace period is also offered to users who bought a EarMaster Pro 5 license after Aug.1, 2012, entitling them to get the new upgrade free of charge.
It costs US$59.95 and is compatible with Mac OS X (10.5 and higher) and Windows.