Reflow is a musical notation software that can be used to create your own original scores in a very flexible and innovative way. Songs you write can be played back using the embedded software synthesizer.
Reflow can also import and play any Guitar Pro* or PowerTab file you can find on the Internet, giving you access to literally hundred of thousands of songs to learn and practice.
Reflow integrates well with the latest Mac OSX features, with its support for iCloud, Autosave, Versions and Full Screen Mode.
The new Reflow engine allows you to modify your song while it's still playing, for a totally non interruptive workflow.
Reflow can be used to compose and practice any song for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Banjo, and many other instruments as long as it uses Standard Notation or Tablature.
Then you can take away and modify your compositions anywhere you go using the Reflow for iPad App. With its iCloud support, every change you make in a session with your band, will be waiting for you when you come back home.
This is a great addition to your musical tools collection, at an affordable price.
- iCloud enabled.
- Import and playback any Guitar Pro*, or PowerTab file.
- Works seamlessly with Reflow for iOS.
- Enter notes using your MIDI keyboard.
- Export to MIDI, GP5 or WAVE file for easy sharing.
- Keep your songs organized using the built-in file library.
- Write your music using Tablature, Standard notation, Chord Diagrams and Chord Names.
- Support of Piano Grand Staff.
- Musical directions (Coda, Segno, …).
- Flexible design allowing you to use different scores for each instrument of your song.
- Manipulate your song's sections painlessly using drag and drop.
- Chord diagrams database you can drag onto your scores.
- Display the notes on a Fretboard or Piano keyboard.
- Full vector graphics PDF export for easy manipulation in Illustrator.
- Many Guitar effects and articulations, such as Bend, Brush, Slides and much more.
- macOS Versions and Autosave.
* Up to Guitar Pro 5.x version.
- fixed the chord diagram not displayed problem
Ratings and Reviews
Great App.. but Minor Problems
Love how you can import guitar pro files. That was my main reason for buying Reflow, but besides being great at importing guitar pro files there are some annoying problems that need to be addressed.
First off the browser is a great way to show all the files, but it needs a delete option and it would be great if we coudl update the information of each file within the browser.
Secondly the interface is confusing. It took me forever just to get some ideas down, and everyone knows once a great riff our chord progression hits you, it leaves just as fast. In conclusion, a faster and friendlier interface would be magical.
Lastly, there are some things missing from the guitar tab. like bends to another note (there is a bend feature but it doesn't correctly display on the main notation window), hammer-on and pull-off symbols, and also it doesn't allow me to sustain one note from one string and then play other notes after and on top of that ringing note (this is especially annoying because I am an acoustic guitar player and I do this all the time).
Anyway just a few problems, and I'm sure they will be fixed in upcoming updates. All in all, it's a great app and so far it is worth the $10.
Very difficult to work with, minimal support!
Almost good software
The price is great, the implementation is almost useful. Clunky interface. Miserable, imprecise and skimpy manual. And some procedures described in the manual simply don't work.
Hard to get it to do things easily. Like for instance, the manual claims you can enter a note several different ways, but in fact you have to use two of the methods at once to get anything. It takes too many clicks to accomplish a simple task like placing a note on the right line at the right duration. You can enter a note from the piano keyboard display, but only after you've clicked the place you want it with the mouse, so that's two clicks to enter the note. (And the keyboard does not play the note aloud as you click it... why leave that out?) And if you enter another note on the piano keyboard, it will try to make it into a chord with the first note you placed, so if you want to keep entering the melody line, you have to click the mouse on the next space before entering the note... So forget about "playing" the song on the piano display, because you have to go back to the staff to place each and every note. Clunky. Dumb. Not how people work.
So, this is real close to being a good app, but as it stands, you pay for the low price in dis-ease of use.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.