TRAX Free is the ad supported version of TRAX. Visit https://thetraxapp.com to find out about why TRAX is the best live backing track player for iPad.
TRAX Free has all the great features of TRAX 2.4 with the addition of ads.
If you would like an ad Free version of TRAX you can find it on the App Store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trax/id895640580?ls=1&mt=8
• Fix UI glitch when re-ordering playlist items
• Fix crash re-ordering playlist items
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Ratings and ReviewsSee All
So far so good...
So far so good.. Gonna step up to the purchase app..
Simple to navigate and good visual cue for backing tracks
Close to perfect, but no pathway to paid version
I have tried ALL of the other backing track apps for my restaurant piano business. TRAX is absolutely right for my needs and is a stunning testament to the developer’s skills and the entire iOS design model.
I can easily see where I am in a song; each section is labeled just as I want it, and I have progress bars on each section to know how far I am into them. The app has crashed periodically but never shut down while playing my tracks over 100+ gigs, and I think I trust it more than I would trust a computer to run my backing tracks.
However: here’s a potential dealbreaker. If you put in all your tracks, configure them how you like and then test this app out for a number of gigs before buying, you’re STUCK. You can’t export your customized tracks to the paid version of the app, and this version doesn’t appear to be anywhere near the current version. There’s also no cloud storage for tracks in this or the paid version.
This may sound small, but not if you have any kind of a sizable setlist. Here are just a few situations in which it matters:
-you want to have a backup iPad (totally reasonable given the type of app this is)
-you get a new iPad
-you spent 6 hours customizing your tracks in this free version of the app, assuming there was an export function or “restore purchases” functionality to activate the app upon purchase (neither exists)
-Marzipan comes around and you want to run this app on a Mac
We’re all paying for iCloud Drive storage and the files involved here are tiny. Competing apps (such Loop Community Prime which is FREE) store every element of every track in the cloud and even provides free cloud storage space!
The developer is clearly INCREDIBLY GOOD at what they’re doing. The concept of this app is incredibly good and it’s generally very well executed, with no fat and clear visuals.
But it’s not worth spending 2-3 performances worth of time MANUALLY lifting EVERY detail of my massive setlist over to the exact same app because basic data management practices aren’t integrated.
Features I’d like to see implemented:
-better time indication overall, such as labels on each block so I can tell if they are 1 bar long or 64;
-better time metrics and indicators throughout to help me conceptualize where I am in the tune and my set
-better integration and visibility of metadata and song notes
-multiple audio track/stem support
-fade out button and other useful large action buttons
-more ergonomically friendly layout (larger buttons or controls like pan, etc, better ability to get to a song’s info panel while playing without having to poke at a tiny i icon when a miss could stop the music completely) and
-clarity and consistency about what happens when another song is chosen while one is currently playing (it should highlight with some sort of “next” or “pending” graphic like the looped sections have and should auto-load and/or begin when user presses arrow button at bottom or when current song ends)
-customization and flexibility around audio file start and end
-MIDI sync or external display support so bandmates can see where we are in the song and what’s next
-some sort of live sync to another iPad for redundancy
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.