hearEQ: Ear training for EQ

hearEQ: Ear training for EQ

By Ten Kettles Inc.

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2014-03-24
  • Current Version: 2.3.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 42.41 MB
  • Developer: Ten Kettles Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 272 Ratings


hearEQ builds your EQ skills to professional levels using custom ear training exercises, created just for you from your favorite songs. Simple, powerful, and fast, hearEQ is perfect for ear training on the go. Named one of "The best iPhone and iPad apps for musicians" (www.apppicker.com), here's what the experts have to say about hearEQ: "When I found hearEQ, I knew this was a game-changer. From the ease of use and the ability to use your own music selections, hearEQ is perfectly designed to be the go-to choice for developing your ear. My students have shown tremendous improvements in mixing and productions, and I completely attribute this to hearEQ. Thanks Ten Kettles! Keep up the great work. You are making a difference!" -Chandler Bridges, Ph.D., Professor (The Los Angeles Film School); Audio engineer (Will Smith, Aaliyah, Johnny Mathis, P-Diddy, J-Lo, Bette Midler, LeAnn Rimes, and more) with two Grammy-winning albums. “After half an hour with the app I had a noticeable improvement to my score, but I was also thinking in much clearer terms too!” -Tim Webb, www.discchord.com “This handy app is one of the greatest tools I've seen for helping you hear exactly how EQ adjustments affect your sound. Wish I would have had this when I was first learning how to mix live sound.” -James Wasem, www.greatchurchsound.com "hearEQ…makes the experience of ear training enjoyable enough to seem like fun. [It's] a great educational tool." -Tom Flint, Sound on Sound: The World's Best Recording Technology Magazine “The principle behind hearEQ is beautifully straightforward…even with a little repetition, things do start to improve and I suspect if you were to build some hearEQ into your daily musical routine, you would soon reap some positive benefits.” -John Walden, www.musicappblog.com ---------------------------------- Every frequency range has a color, a quality, a character. For sound engineers, musicians, and other enthusiasts, knowing how to apply this to an equalizer (EQ) can make a transformational change to your sound—whether you're mixing a live concert, a recording, or even playing music through iTunes. (VIDEO @ www.hearEQ.com) It's a simple app with a powerful promise: if you learn the qualities of each frequency band—for example, cutting 4kHz puts sound in the background—then you can make equalization work for you, and truly transform your sound into something professional and beautiful. hearEQ uses your favorite songs on your device to create custom ear training exercises that a) teach you all about frequency bands, and b) help you really hone your EQ skills. A standard 10-band or 30-band* equalizer is used, just like you'd find in iTunes and on many professional sound mixers. Your song will be played back with a simple equalization applied—and you guess what it was! > Was it really clear, maybe a bit hollow? Could be a 1000 Hz cut. > Was it muddy? Maybe that's a 500 Hz boost. > Was it really present, almost too in-your-face? Sounds like a 4kHz boost. Ten questions, ten frequencies, and then you get a score. Want to focus on just a few frequency bands to start? You can do that too. Keep at it, and you'll be an EQ master in no time. Want to learn more? Check out our site and the hearEQ video at www.hearEQ.com. *The 30-band equalizer is part of the "Advanced EQ" module, available as an in-app purchase within hearEQ. NOTE: hearEQ works with any unprotected track on your device, but access to protected tracks and cloud tracks (e.g., Apple Music) is not possible at this time. That said, hearEQ ships with a practice track built-in, so you'll be able to start EQing right away!



  • Great app

    By ATIcleveland1!
    Man what a great thing. This will help me with mixing a ton.
  • This is amazing

    By AppleLover12
    Hey Alex + the whole dev team, this is some seriously awesome work and a great joy to use. It’s helping me out a ton. Thank you for helping make my life and the life of all the musicians and engineers out there that much better. Recommending this to all my music tech classmates!
  • Must grab

    By 12ben44
    So far it’s helping a lot in my first few minutes of using it. I love how you can adjust the quiz to just one frequency or all of them! A must grab for all producers and engineers.
  • Module?

    By hcgyugggyuuuu
    Hi, just got this app last week and I love it. It’s been a game changer for my ability to hear frequencies and correct feedback! I purchased the pink noise module and am not finding where to access it. How does it work?
  • Dope

    By Cody Falkosky
    Great for ear training!
  • Works great but watch out on your headphone volume

    By ZeeJayKay
    It's a great simple app to improve your understanding and recognition of different frequency areas. I'd recommend this app to any of my peers or students but along with a headphone warning. When doing a quiz the app will reset your headphone volume to a previous level. Meaning that if you're planning on doing some HearEQ and scale your volume down to half, but you were listening to YouTube or something at 90% volume, even if you dial it down before starting a quiz, it will hit you at that 90% volume again when you start the quiz. It can be very unexpected and has cause many a jump-scare. Other than that it's helped me out a lot! This turned out to be an operating system issue and not the app. The dev is super on top of things too so an extra kudos for that as well.
  • HearEq is amazing

    By Sxannsong
    Really cool to use right before I start school! HearEq has the right amount of songs to study from all genres. I recommend this app to anyone wanting to develop a golden ear when mixing/mastering music.
  • The best

    By Aoikimmery
    Every once in a while I remember how awesome this app is and curse myself for not practicing with it more! Essential skill training for mixers, producers, and music directors.
  • Best thing ever happened to me!

    By Gera Kosmos
    Must buy for any serious musicians.
  • It's cool

    By Buxtehudeles
    Good training. I saw a big improvement in my listening after 30 mins. You should know that it's another $2-3 to unlock the 30 channel EQ. You start with ten or so.