Monday, November 10, 2008

Ocarina: The First Wind Instrument for iPhone

Ocarina is the first true musical instrument created for the iPhone. Both experts and beginners will be amazed by this innovative player. Ocarina is sensitive to your breath, touch and movements, making it even more versatile than the original. Unlike other musical applications, there are no pre-compiled riffs so musicians will find unlimited opportunities for self-expression. Advanced options allow you to choose between diatonic, minor and harmonic scales. Or channel your favorite video game adventurer with Smule's Zeldarian mode.

But you don't have to be formally trained to appreciate this enchanting instrument. For beginners, Smule provides an interactive tutorial on its website. It's so easy, anyone can play it even if you don't read sheet music.
- Blow into your microphone to generate music
- Hold down combination of the holes to change your pitch
- Tilt your phone from front to back to change the vibrato depth
- Tilt your phone from side to side to change the vibrato rate

Also, like most Smule products, Ocarina is a social application. Tap on the globe icon and you will see and hear other Ocarina players throughout the world. The globe view will highlight the source of the music. Rate your favorite performances so that others may benefit from your judgment. Name your Ocarina if you want listeners around the world to identify your performances. With this robust application beautiful music is created, appreciated and shared.

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