What is Newzik ?
Newzik is a unique application for managing songbook, storing and sharing songs, offering practical support to musicians.
What is it for?
Say goodbye to bulky, heavy, inconvenient paper songbooks.
Now, just download the Newzik free application, create an account. You will then be able to manage and carry all your songs (music, lyrics, scores and chords) and play them anywhere, alone or in band with other « Newzikers ».
Newzikers will create and share their musical repertoire with friends, Newzikers will post new songs to their community.
Newzik Apps are optimised with IOS6
What the required configuration for using the Newzik?
Newzik is compatible with Ipads and Iphones and Ipod Touch (it requires the iPhone 3.0 operating system).
How do I activate Newzik?
Once you have downloaded Newzik from the App Store, you must register and open your My Newzik account.
Can I connect with Facebook ?
To create your account, you can register through your Facebook account by clicking on the facebook logo.
A Facebook connection page will open. Create your My Newzik account using your Facebook ID and password, then click on “Connect”. You will be redirected to your My Newzik account where your list of Facebook Friends and your profile photo will automatically enter the data from your Facebook account.
How do I organize my songs into playlists ?
Playlists allow to classify your songs with personal criteria.
To create your playlists, click on “New” in the upper brown headband, then New playlist in the menu. Type-in the name of your playlist and press “ok”.
Your new playlist has just been created and is displayed under [LIBRARY & PLAYLISTS].
Note that in the Lite version of Newzik you can create only 2 playlists. With Newzik Premium, you can create as many playlist as you want.
How do I add songs to a playlist?
just click on “Add a song” under a specific [PLAYLIST]. The “New Song” popup menu will open.
You can add songs to your library by purchasing them on one of the Newzik stores or directly by creating your own songs by adding different types of music file.
How do I create my own song in Newzik ?
Click on “New” in the upper brown head-band, then New Song in the menu. Type-in the name of your song / the name of the artist and press “add”.
Click on “Edit”, top right side of the page and you will see 6 horizontal tabs:
Clicking on each of the tabs allows you to import your song data.
To import a data in a folder, open the folder and then click on the “Add” button on the left side of the opened folder, you can then browse you Ipad to import the file (e.g. you go on your cloud to select a text document with lyrics and chords, on or your itune library to import an audio etc.)
For the lyrics and chords you can also directly type them in the application (or copy paste them from any document, an email for example)
Type in the chords on the line above the corresponding lyrics. Position them by inserting spaces between the chords so they are correctly placed according to the corresponding lyrics, like in this example:
G D C# Am7
It's not time to make a change, just relax and take it easy.
You will then be able to choose to see both the lyrics and chords, or the lyrics only or the chords only. This is achieved by clicking on the buttons Lyrics or/and Chords in the middle of the brown headband of the lyrics & chords folder in the edit section of the song.
NB: you may also use ChordPro format to enter the lyrics and chords. In this format, the chords are typed in brackets [ ] between the lyrics at the place where they are played.
Once you’ve imported all your files for a song you click on done. It will recognize automatically the chords, in order, for instance, to transpose it in the future, and save your song in you’re own library, and let you play your song with the parameters that you have chosen and stored in versions.
By clicking on the triangle button menu just on the left of the “done” you can also save a song in different versions and duplicate a song.
What are the different display modes?
You can display the lyrics and/or chords and/or scores associated with your songs in your My Newzik account.
You can play as many midi file as you want or play an audio file. These files will be synchronised with the lyrics (see how below)
How do I manage, modify and delete my songs?
Your account allows you to fully manage all your songs. You need to go in the edit mode of the song: click on the edit button on the right-hand side of the brown head-band.
Beware that there are 2 edit buttons in the application: the former one (that you can see when you look at playlists) and another one inside a song if you want to modify the song itself.
By clicking on the edit button of the playlist, you can:
You can either remove a song from a playlist or delete a song from the song book by clicking on remove or delete.
How do I filter my songs?
You can filter the list of songs by entering text in the search window located in the top right side of the screen. This will reduce the list to songs containing that text in their title or author’s name.
My Newzik Friends?
Once you have entered your songs and organized them into playlists, you will be able to share them with your Newzik friends !
How do I make new Newzik friends
In the tools & Preferences menu select Friends.
Enter the Newzik login of the friend you want to invite and press OK. You Newzik friend will receive an invitation and accept it to become your new friend.
How do I invite my Newzik Friends to play and sing together?
From your App go to Tools & Preferences in the ID/Session section, press friends, then enter the session number of the friend you want to play with.
Your own session number is found on the same page (ID/Session) just next to ID User.
Once this operation is complete, they will be automatically registered on your Newzik Friends list in your My Newzik account.
Group mode does not require Internet access and runs on the local Wifi.
What is then “Band Mode”?
Once you’ve started a session you are the master and you can invite other musicians to share your score or a part of your score.
When opening a session, a user is by default the master of the session he opened. A guest must enter the number of the session he wants to join (ID session bottom of the page). This number is given by the master. The guest must then choose his version of the song (amongst those prepared by the master).
How do I share my playlists?
You can either share or send your paylists with/to friends.
Content of shared playlists can not be modified. Content of sent playlists can be modified.
Click on the share button and select in the pop-up menu the friends you want to share the playlist with then and press "OK".
How do I associate files to my songs?
To attach files to your songs, you can: