SongTool for iOS initially shows album art in the top section of the interface. Other controls are accessed by swiping on the upper portion of SongTool's interface. Swipe left on the album art to move to the Speed and Pitch controls and Equalizer presets. Swipe right to move back through the interface sections. Press the Songs button (on the bottom toolbar) at any time to manage SongTool's queue.
SongTool for iOS combines advanced audio playback with an intuitive interface. Users are encouraged to live dangerously and start pushing buttons. Audio files on your device are never altered, so you won’t break anything. In case you need a manual, detailed discussions of each interface element are on this page. If you have questions, suggestions, or difficulties with SongTool, please contact me on social media or via the Contact page on the website.
SongTool's bottom toolbar allows you to quickly shuffle the current queue, repeat the current song, and save speed and pitch settings for the current song. A quick start section is available by selecting Help. You can access the song listing at any time by pressing Songs.
The listing section shows the songs currently loaded in SongTool. Press add to bring up the media picker and load songs from your iTunes library. You can select a song for playback directly from the list. If a song has saved settings associated with it, a 'Saved' icon will display in the song information.
Pressing Edit will allow you to rearrange and remove songs from the listing. Doing this will only affect the songs within SongTool. Your iTunes Library is never modified.
SongTool’s play/pause and arrow buttons behave like most other audio players. Fast forward and rewind are available by holding down the arrow buttons. Single presses on the arrow buttons will load the previous or next song in the list. You can use the slider to scrub to a new playback position in the song.
One of SongTool’s advanced features is the 1-touch looping button. During playback, you can press the button once to mark the beginning of a section to loop. Press the button again to mark the end of the section and start looping. The section will continue to loop until the button is pressed again, returning you to normal playback.
Speed and Pitch Controls
SongTool gives you complete control of song playback. Speed and pitch can be controlled independently and any adjustments can be saved for later recall.
Playback speed can be varied from %50 to %150, in any of three ways. Use the slider for quick adjustment or enter the desired speed in the box for precise control. The buttons at the bottom will quickly move the speed up or down in 5% increments or reset the speed to normal.
Playback pitch can be varied from -600 cents to +600 cents, giving a full octave of transposition. Use the slider for quick adjustment or enter the desired pitch change in the box for precise control. The buttons at the bottom will quickly move the pitch up or down in 100 cent increments from the current pitch or reset the pitch to normal.
If you have made speed and/or pitch adjustments to a song, you can save these so they are automatically applied when the song is loaded again. Press 'Save' in the bottom bar to store a song's current settings. The button will turn blue to indicate that the song has saved settings, and an icon will display next to the song in the listing screen. To remove any settings from the currently playing song, set Speed and Pitch to their default settings (100% and 0) and press the 'Saved' button. Note that although the settings are removed, the sliders are not reset. The next time the song is played, however, the settings will no longer be applied.
SongTool for iOS uses the same equalizer as iTunes on your device. Simply enable the equalizer and choose a preset.
Should you need to reset SongTool to its original settings, press and hold the 'Save' button until you see a popup (about 2 seconds). If you choose to clear SongTool, all saved speed/pitch settings will be erased and the song listing will be cleared. Additionally, shuffle and repeat modes will be turned off and the equalizer will be reset.