Glossary

These are the terms I use to describe the basic concepts inside of BandHelper. If you use the same terms, you'll understand the documentation more easily and will be able to write better help requests.

  • song: an item you add to your database that includes fields for title, artist, key, tempo, etc.
  • recording: an audio file that you can attach to a song and play within the app
  • MIDI preset: a collection of MIDI program changes or other MIDI messages that you can attach to a song and send from the app
  • document: a word processing, text or image file that you can attach to a song and view within the app
  • lyrics: text that you can type or paste into a song, then view or edit within the app
  • set list: an item you add to your database that includes a list of attached songs that you can rearrange in any order
  • break: the time that your band leaves the stage between sets; you can add breaks to a set list when editing a set list
  • pause: a shorter time that your band might take between particular songs to change equipment or make announcements; you can add pauses to a set list when editing a set list
  • set list view: the page in the app where you can view and interact with a set list you've created; set list views can include the set list, the details for the selected song, or both in a split-view layout
  • layout: an arrangement of text and buttons in the set list view; the app includes several predefined layouts, but you can edit them to your liking or create new layouts from scratch
  • event: an item you add to your database that includes fields for name, date, pay etc.; you can attach a set list to an event when editing the set list
  • transaction: an item you add to your database that includes fields for name, category, amount and users involved; if you log all your transactions, BandHelper can calculate the money currently received by or owed to each user