NOTE: We are no longer adding new features to Set List Maker. We recommend our newer product, BandHelper, for the latest design and functionality.

Set List Maker History

Set List Maker has evolved functionally and visually since its first release in December 2010. Here's a bit of nostalgia for long-time users, and context for newer users:

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Version 1

Release date: December 15, 2010
Price: Free + $3 for all in-app purchases
Main features: add and import songs, attach documents and recordings, create and share set lists
Active users*: 3600

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Version 2

Release date: August 25, 2011
Price: Free + $6 for all in-app purchases
Main features: database sync, remote control, MIDI, Perform window, song selection actions
Active users: 10,000

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Version 3

Release date: September 7, 2012
Price: $3 + $11 for all in-app purchases
Main features: field-level database syncing, live sharing, auto-scroll, custom fields, document annotations, text formatting, chord transposing, Share window, song completion actions, automation tracks, multi-route audio
Active users: 18,000

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Version 4

Release date: June 30, 2014
Price: $5 + $14 for all in-app purchases
Main features: Android version, streamlined interface, utility toolbar, custom song layouts, custom smart lists, recording pitch, speed and loop controls, inter-app audio, audio memos, video playback, app quick-switch buttons
Active users: 41,000

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Version 5

Release date: June 27, 2016
Price: $13 + $25 for all in-app purchases
Main features: two-column document display, document markers, scriptable lyric highlighting, smart copies, share songs function, updated navigation, more layout options, SMF playback, layout MIDI presets, paired MIDI presets, more remote control options, more audio and tempo options, recording fade and skip options, external display options, SoundBrenner and BeatBuddy integration, Flic integration
Active users: 23,000

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Version 6

Release date: May 19, 2019
Price: $15 + $21 for all in-app purchases
Main features: rewrote with a more modern programming language, macOS support, better layout editing system, autocomplete on edit pages, more live sharing options, more remote control options, customizable show shortcuts, customizable swipe gestures, two-column lyrics, ChordPro conversion tool, speak text functions, improved automation track editing, more tempo options, in-app help
Active users: 38,000

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Price: $15 + $21 for all in-app purchases
Main features: new database back end, export/import improvements, chord chart database, automation track control with play/pause and seek, smart list improvements, multi-window improvements, remote control actions through Live Sharing, Apple Pencil support
Active users: 54,000

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Price: $15 + $21 for all in-app purchases
Main features: linked songs, move multiple songs together, better layout scaling, smart copy improvements, MIDI preset improvements, new document toolbar, App Control and Pinned To All Songs reorganization, Live Sharing multiple leader support, direct tempo control from the show view, multi-channel audio support on macOS, show chords as Roman numerals
Active users: 55,000

* User estimates are based on the number of users who download the last version in a series (e.g., 1.6.1) within one week of its release date.

* In 2020, we replaced major/minor version numbering with version numbers based on release dates.