by leadsinga (New Zealand) on 10/6/2015 (v.2.4.2)
Have just signed up for another 12 months ... Bandhelper is a fantastic program.
I have this installed in my 3 iPads and iPhone.
I use this live to run backing tracks and display chords and lyrics, now sharing this info across all devices so all members of the band see the same information.
The web interface is a huge added bonus as you can log into your account and layup changes, lyrics, add recordings, then sync this info back to all devices...
Constantly under development I recommend this app for any solo, duo performers who use live backing tracks or just want a app to hold all the info you require to perform to your best.
by Stelluto (USA) on 10/4/2015 (v.2.4.2)
With so many tools at your disposal, this app offers an arsenal of weapons to combat band drama and live performing. I'm so happy to have found it and look forward to utilizing more of it's features. Every musician should get this app (and I have no affiliation with it's creator)! It's just that good!
by erok1111 (USA) on 6/6/2015 (v.2.3.3)
Overall this app has been an asset to our band. We use the calendar all the time to streamline communication among band members. The set list function has been very handy to keep track of song tunings and other details. The app is being improved on all the time, so I'm sure it will get better and better.
by PatJenkins (USA) on 6/5/2015 (v.2.3.3)
I've played in bands big and small for years and one of the biggest impediments to getting up and running was the time it takes to get charts, recordings, lyrics,etc. out to everyone. This app streamlines that process and does it well.
by Greg Pfremmer (USA) on 5/15/2015 (v.2.3.2)
If you are in a band or you are a solo artist that uses any type of backing music or if you just need the chords & music for your songs then this app is perfect. The developer is a great guy and is there to help you with any questions that may arise. Support is outstanding and I could not be happier with this app. It is perfect for my needs. All of the modules work seamlessly with each other. I also own the developers other program Set List Maker which is also outstanding and I was able to import my songs directly into BandHelper.
by Sonicflight (USA) on 1/24/2015 (v.2.1.1)
What an excellent App...! Developer continues to enhance and add features/functionality based upon user needs and requests. Questions are answered promptly and really helps keep a band/musician in sync with songs/material, set lists, schedules, lyrics, and any other shareable documentation. Additionally, there is a significant amount of technology through MIDI part of this App that can turn this into a backing tracks player. Definitely worth a serious look for any musician or band leader to keep everyone in sync.
by Thunder_sticks (Canada) on 12/14/2014 (v.2.0.9)
What a great idea, and well executed. I have been using this app with my five piece band and it is a huge help in organizing rehearsals and gigs. It is a good amount of time invested to get all your data entered and uploaded to the website, but VERY well worth the effort. I have regular PDF lyric files, inverted white on black PDF lyric files, chord charts and recordings all linked together now. The account and device sync options are great on stage, and in the rehearsal hall.
If you are a band leader, or the person in your band that is the organizational force SUBSCRIBE to this service! The fee is miniscule compared to the money you will save on printer ink, paper, and most importantly time needed to keep bandmates up to date.
by Jojo Was A Man (USA) on 11/23/2014 (v.2.0.9)
I am in a cover band that plays 3 sets / 40 songs a gig. I used to print oversized index cards with chords and lyrics that were inconvenient and stressful to use onstage, and now all I need is BandHelper on an iPad mounted on a mic stand. I set up the set list in advance of the gig, but it’s nice to know that any song we do is readily available on the fly.
So helpful is that you (or your girlfriend) can add songs and create set lists, and make changes or re-order songs on the BandHelper website and all will sync to the iPad.
BandHelper has a robust set of features for running a band that includes scheduling, financials and communicating with the band, but I use it solo only for the repertoire functions. There are so many nice touches and extras that you'd never expect such as the ability to change the key of the chords with the push of a button and control MIDI gear from the app.
BandHelper is the real deal, and the developer is extremely responsive to questions and issues, and frequently makes updates.
Set List Maker is its little brother, with a smaller feature set. It is also excellent but lacks the online and bandmate sharing components.
BandHelper is truly a professional app and is so much better than it needs to be. It deserves more than 5 stars.
by Beucepholis (Canada) on 10/22/2014 (v.2.0.8)
Arlo has created the gold standard in set list and repertoire management. The level of detail and overall scope of this product are overwhelming.
An ipad is a very natural place to create and reference set lists, all the more so when it can be shared across the cloud, annotated, and integrated with your performance control system of choice. I have worked it into my rig as the centrepiece. Thank you arlo!
by Siktracy (USA) on 1/15/2014 (v.1.1.1)
We love it! Now nobody has an excuse as to what songs to play or gigs to show up at! It's nice to be able to store lyrics and mp3 in a central location.
by chrt0 (Germany) on 12/5/2013 (v.1.0.5)
After prolonged use of Set List Maker I've decided now for the BandHelper - it may be the same and even more. For me, it is a great asset, now on the PC or Mac I can edit the song sheets. Dates and - if available - :), even the revenue be easily and transparently documented for all members. There are still 'teething problems' but Arlo Leach likes suggestions and makes improvements quickly.
by dudist55 (USA) on 12/4/2013 (v.1.0.5)
I use this with a couple of band I play with. Makes scheduling rehearsals and gigs easier, keeps our arrangements and set lists current, gives us a good place to upload and share recordings, suggestions and notes. It's SetList Maker for the whole band!