Repertoire

There are lots of "songbook" apps that can replace your collection of printed lyrics and chords. BandHelper goes a few steps further with audio, video and MIDI integration, automation options for hands-free operation, and an option to design your own screen layouts.

Manage Songs and Set Lists

Create multiple projects with separate or shared songs.
Add songs with standard fields for artist, style, color label, tempo, duration, starting pitch, notes, lyrics, chords and unlimited custom fields.
Add set lists and link to multiple events or leave as standalone lists.
Copy songs between accounts, and copy songs and set lists within an account.
Import batches of songs from a spreadsheet file or a playlist on your device.
Import individual songs saved in ChordPro or OnSong files.
Add formatting to lyrics and chords, or let the app automatically highlight chords.
Add color labels to songs, and adjust text sizes for screen, email and print.
Sort your songs by artist, style, tempo, etc. or quickly search all your song data.
Build set lists by adding songs and dragging and dropping them into the desired sequence, and inserting set breaks and pauses. Add text labels to set breaks and pauses for on-stage cues.
Copy all or part of a previous set list as a starting point for a new set list.
Build "smart lists" that automatically filter and sort your songs using custom criteria.
Calculate set list and set durations based on song durations, average time between songs and average time between sets.
Email set lists in PDF or HTML format, print wirelessly to Apple AirPrint or Google Cloud Print printers, or copy and paste into text messages or Facebook posts, after adjusting your display options with a real-time preview.
Synchronize data between devices automatically, with control over which fields are synced.
Back up your data automatically, and roll back to previous versions if needed.

Manage Documents, Recordings and Videos

Attach multiple recordings to a song, then play the recordings from any set list. Play through the entire set list to preview a show, or play backing tracks while performing.
Attach multiple documents in .pdf, .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .pages, .key, .rtf, .txt or .jpg format to a song, then view the documents from within BandHelper. (Android supports .pdf documents only.)
Attach multiple videos in .mov (iOS only), .mp4, .m4v or .3gp format to a song, then view the videos from within BandHelper.
Write notes or add highlights directly on your documents for quick updates while rehearsing.
Enter lyrics and chords for your songs, then transpose the chords with the touch of a button.
Set document zoom positions that are saved and reloaded automatically (for PDF files only).
Navigate through documents with swipe gestures or hotspots.
Loop a section of a recording or change the playback speed or pitch for help in practicing.
Record audio directly into the app to capture ideas while practicing.

Use On Stage

Customize your screen layout, with a drag and drop interface, for quick access to the functions you use the most. Save multiple layouts for different rehearsal or performance situations.
Select a light or dark color theme for different environments.
Auto-scroll your set list, or individual documents or lyrics, based on the song duration.
Record automation tracks containing actions to scroll your documents or lyrics to specific positions, start and stop recordings or tempos, send MIDI presets, etc. then play those actions back during your performance.
Trigger tempos, starting pitches, recordings, document display and navigation or MIDI presets when selecting a song or reaching the end of a song.
Trigger tempos, starting pitches, recordings, document display and navigation or MIDI messages from external Bluetooth or MIDI switches.
Preview song tempos with a visual flash or a choice of click sounds. Emphasize downbeats, play subdivisions, set a tempo auto-stop length, set the tempo volume or pan the tempo between the left and right channels.
Preview song starting pitches with a pitch playback button.
Send MIDI bank and program changes, song select messages, beat clock (tempo) messages or any other MIDI data to selected ports (virtual MIDI) or all available ports.. Enter MIDI manually or with a MIDI Learn mode.
Set up app shortcuts to quickly jump to other apps on your device.
Send the audio from recordings, tempo clicks and starting pitches to separate outputs if an external audio interface is connected. (iOS only)
Send the audio from recordings, tempo clicks and starting pitches to other apps via inter-app audio. (iOS only)
Calculate the remaining time and projected completion time of a show based on the songs completed so far.
Broadcast song and page selections wirelessly to up to 15 other devices.
Broadcast one device's screen wirelessly to up to 15 other devices.

Scheduling (Pro accounts only)

Booking your band's gigs is a thankless task, but BandHelper makes it easier with automated availability requests and reminders, and puts the details for each gig right onto your bandmates' mobile devices.

Enter upcoming events with your own categories, like gigs, rehearsals and vacations.
View events in a calendar or list format.
Request that your bandmates accept or decline new events, and see if enough have accepted to confirm the event.
Send email notifications when an event is confirmed or its details are updated.
Configure an automated email reminder before an event.
Feed your events to your personal iCalendar-compatible software.
Feed your public events to your band's website.

Finance (Pro accounts only)

Most bands aren't getting rich off their music, but knowing what's happening with your money is never a bad thing. BandHelper can tell you how much you've earned and whether it ended up in the right place.

Log financial transactions with your own categories, like performance fees, tips and merch sales, or transportation, equipment or meals.
Track who handled a transaction (received payment or paid a bill) and who else was involved (which band members were part of the gig or shared a meal).
View a report showing how much of the band's current balance is due to each member, for easy "settling up" after a gig or a tour.
View a report showing the total income received and expenses paid by each band member over the life of the band.

Contacts (Pro accounts only)

Keeping track of all your music industry contacts is a simple, but important function. BandHelper goes a step beyond that by managing scheduled reminders to follow up on booking or promo tasks.

Enter contacts with your own categories, like venues, press, technical personnel or performers.
Log each interaction with your contacts, to build a history for each venue or music industry professional you work with.
Schedule future interactions with reminders so you don't forget to meet publishing deadlines or follow up on bookings at the appropriate interval.
Link multiple contacts to an event so you can quickly find all the people you're working with on that event (e.g., booker, promoter, sound engineer).
Start a phone call, email message or directions with one touch from your mobile device.

Stage Plots (Pro accounts only)

Your gig will be smoother if you don't annoy the sound engineer, and a great way to make a first impression is by showing up with a simple and professional stage plot.

Build stage plots with a drag and drop interface.
Include a numbered input list, a list of other required equipment, notes to the sound engineer and your contact info.
Include a photo of each band member to help the sound engineer communicate with your band.
Email stage plots as PDF files or print them from your device.

Account Management

While many music apps have some kind of data sharing capability, collaboration with your bandmates is at the heart of BandHelper's design. Band leaders can easily bring even their most tech-challenged bandmates on board.

Set up multiple user accounts, and organize them into different projects if needed.
Add documents, recordings and videos and they will synchronize automatically to all the devices in your band.
Keep a master copy of lyrics, chords and notes, while band members edit their own personal versions.
Cover your whole band with one payment: no individual purchases, no in-app upgrades.
Suspend a user's access or restrict a user to read-only access at any time.