Own an iPad, do you consider yourself an instrumentalist or musician, if you do, you'll want to check these out, seriously...
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1. SPL Meter
3. Scale Master
4. Tab Toolkit
6. Music Box
10. Air Harp
11. Eastern Lute
Each applet is well worth what they’re asking for, here is a breakdown via the list:
No. 01 an SPL Meter is very effective when used properly, it also can be very costly if you have ever owned the larger hardware, and be difficult to drag to a gig. Now you have the portable ease, with effective utilization.
No. 02 Strobe Tuners have been around for over 50 years and in my personal opinion, nobody does it better then Peterson.
No. 03 Scale Master is a handy portable tool that will teach/remind you of the importance in scales within music as a whole. I have owned several different books, posters, etc on scales, and I have to say, this little powerful applet is well worth it.
No. 04 Tab Toolkit is a great tool, if you are trying to learn a piece of music quickly. Even if you are a veteran sight-reader, this little applet will get you through a piece of music quickly. It also has the ability to allow you to upload your own music (I have yet to try) however, overall the U.I. is quite simple, direct and straightforward.
No. 05 VoxMatrix reminds me of the hardware sequencer that Yamaha created called the Tenori-On. This is not as advanced, however the concept is very similar in nature.
No. 06 Music Box – if you are a fan of Music Boxes, this is a must have. It allows you to create your own music, or you can listen to the music that is preloaded. If you are a DIY builder of these types of grinders, this digital instrument will allow you to test out your creations, before you pay to have them punched!
No. 07 Dulcimer – it’s a cute little applet that emulates a hammer dulcimer. The tones are crisp and clear, and are a great practice way.
No. 08 AutoHarp, or Zither (as I grew up with the name) this applet really works. Make sure to turn the volume down as it gets quite loud, very quickly, just like the real instrument.
No. 09 Harp – as the website recommends that you visit the site to understand how it works, I would do the same. I own a harp at home, and for harp players, it’s really cute, some may not find the interest of it, but I think, it has a few more options of chords and modes you can use to enjoy playing it.
No. 10 Air Harp reminds me of the “pig nose” harps I grew up with. It even provides you with a few simple tunes to play along with as the real one does, however no tuning is needed, this baby is digital, no need for calluses when playing this instrument.
No. 11 Eastern Lute – This is a Chinese based Lute – if you are a fan of the Asian themed instruments, this is a must have.
No. 12 The Zither is another Chinese based instrument. It does have a cousin in the instrument family, the Japanese Koto is similar by look and design, but both do have a unique voice all to their own. This Zither is very easy to play, and instantly transports you to the ancient times of China.
No. 13 I used to own a PanArt HANG C-Pentatonic scale. I loved it and took very good care of it, but eventually decided to sell it, as I rarely played it, and wanted a custom Hurdy Gurdy made for me. I did not realize how popular this instrument became, and from an initial investment of $600.00 with case purchased from Lark In The Morning many years ago, I was able to sell it for $6,000.00! Now occasionally I do miss the sweet sound it made, and through this little applet, I can have that, plus, pick all the available tunings (which would cost a pretty penny and I just don’t have that much room for all the instruments).