instrument simulation

iPhone and iPad apps tagged "instrument simulation."

Samplodica offers Innovative but Mediocre Beat-Making

Samplodica offers Innovative but Mediocre Beat-Making

Looking to mix yourself some crazy tunes or beats on the go? Care to do it in a new an innovative way? Perhaps them you may want to get a good look at a new beat-making app from bryn space called Samplodica.


Accordéon Promises to Turn iPad Users Into Talented Musicians

People of all ages who have never played the accordion in their life can now tap into their hidden talents with Accordéon, the iPad instrument app exhibited by Steve Jobs at the Apple Keynote iPad launch event, see Accordéon at the Apple Keynote here.


Buy String Trio on the App Store

String Trio - Air Violin it is

With a pre-loaded selection of classical and folk music, String Trio is an air violin app for iPhone with realistic sound and appearance.


Buy Music Studio on the App Store

Xewton Music Studio is a Beast — and We Mean it in the Best Possible Way

Lets start with the bad news, Xewton Music Studio is a $20 iphone application. That is a lot of money on a platform that offers an almost infinite amount of free and under $2 apps. That being said this thing is a beast and in a world that seems to be in a drunken race to the bottom, I will gladly stand on the top and give Xewton my hard earned 20 bucks.

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Buy Dub Siren on the App Store

Innovative Dub Siren Mixes Reggae and Sound Effects

Dub Siren is one of the most innovative music apps I've seen to make it into the App Store in a long time. And that's coming from someone who isn't even capable of using the app to its fullest! With some 55,750 apps in stock, sifting through the inventory to find the gems is getting harder all the time.

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Buy Melodica on the App Store

Melodica Light and Sound Combine for Simple Music Creation

Melodica presents a 16 by 10 surface where the length represents the 4 bars of a 4/4 beat and the height is a set of 10 notes that all harmonize well together. Anyone familiar with arppegiators or sequencers will find themselves at home using the software's interface.


Tongue Drum Brings Archaic Music to the Modern Era

The Tongue Drum, the world's oldest form of instrument, has been used for millenia by tribes throughout the world as both a story-telling instrument and war drum. Originally crafted from hollowed out tree bark, it has evolved into a modern instrument with multiple tunings, sizes and variations.

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Buy Tiny Violin on the App Store

Tiny Violin: Use Your iPhone for Sympathetic Strumming

Playing the world’s smallest violin using your thumb and forefinger is so old school now that the Tiny Violin iPhone app by Brian Gorby is available. Tiny Violin actually adds the sound to your snarky attempts of condolence or joy towards someone.

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Buy Leaf Trombone: World Stage on the App Store

Leaf Trombone Will Blow You Away

Leaf Trombone: World Stage - There's something vaguely intimidating about being assigned to review an application and, upon doing a little research, finding out that it's an extremely hotly-anticipated app from a developer with a line of very successful, high-profile offerings.

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Star Guitar Another Shining Music App from Amidio

Recently released by Amidio, the same developer who delivered the popular synth app Pro, Star Guitar is a full-function guitar app that lets you play, record, and export files of the music you create.


Buy Air Guitar on the App Store

Air Guitar Rocks Out

The App Store has something for everyone including amateur rockers. Air Guitar by Inedlible Software will have you spinning and strumming away to your favorite hits. It’s a fun entertainment app that uses the accelerometer of the phone so you get the full effect.

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Buy FMScreen on the App Store

FMScreen is Frequency Modulation on the Cheap

A couple of months ago, I was given the opportunity to review a number of synth apps for the iPhone. In that round-up, I took a look at pro, one of the deepest and richest apps I've come across.


Buy Bebot - Robot Synth on the App Store

Bebot Chirps Its Way Into Your Heart

The App Store is flooded with a number of inexpensive apps that serve a very specific purpose. A prime example is Bebot, a "Robot Voice Synthesizer." I have to say, I did not have very high expectations for Bebot, mostly because I didn't see the utility of the app.

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Buy Harmonica on the App Store

Harmonica is as Close as you'll get to the Real Deal

Harmonica is a little app created by Benjamin McDowell, developed in the same vein as Ocarina. It's designed to be used like a real harmonica. Just like the real thing, you place the iPhone in your mouth and slide from side to side to play notes.


Buy DigiDrummer on the App Store

DigiDrummer Shines in Perfect 10 Performance

Until now, I hadn't been convinced that the iPhone stood a chance at being a legitimate replacement for any music production hardware or software. It seems I've been wrong all along. DigiDrummer from Magnick Software is quite simply the greatest drum machine for the iPhone to date.

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