More Harp Apps this week!
Celtic Harp (https://www.rehegoo.com/apps-support/) Includes Irish pub traditional songs; Irish and Celtic folk music in harp version; combines tradition and innovation; playlist of popular classics including Woman of Ireland (free), Morfa'r Frenhines (free), John O'Connor, Sally My Dear, Dark Mollie, O'Leary's Lament, Down by the Beach, Mairi Bhan's Theme, Cait ni Dhuibhir, A Fairy's Love; minimalist and intuitive interface; access the tune list and choose how much each song will play; soundtrack for Saint Patrick's Day; includes ten songs (of which two are completely free); timer for each song; play in background when screen switches off; (Android 3.0 and up).
Today's app is the Professional Harp app:
Professional Harp (https://alyaka.mobi/mobile/andr/professional-harp/) Virtual music instrument; stringed musical instrument with a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard; strings are plucked with fingers; the harp had great popularity in Europe during the Middle Ages and Renaissance where it evolved into a wide range of variants with new technologies and was disseminated to Europe's colonies, finding particular popularity in Latin America; (Android 2.3 and up).
Today's app is the Harp app:
Harp App (http://mateenpekan.com/) Play the harp anywhere, anytime; high quality sounds, controls, and user interface; easy to learn; Zoom and Full modes; improve harp skills; (iOS 7.0 or later).
Today's app is the Star Trek Vulcan Harp app:
Star Trek Vulcan Harp (http://startrekvulcanharp.com/) Play Mr. Spock’s Vulcan harp replicating the alien instrument from the classic Star Trek series; app is fully functional and features multi‐level sounds, cool effects, and the iconic design of the original harp; includes controls to compose spacey music or play fascinating songs; detailed appearance and wide‐ranging musical abilities; 15 vibrating strings each identified; distinct pluck dynamic where the sound occurs on the release of a touch similar to a harp; five instrument sounds from futuristic to the classic harp; large six-and-a-half octave range in five octave banks; custom multi-level distortion and reverberation controls give a wide range to experiment with; ability to select pentatonic scale/five notes per octave; one button background arpeggio/sequence chords; inlaid wood detail appearance on the harp and moving starfield background; SoundCloud recording to share creations; tutorial to locate controls; Vulcan harp is also called a Vulcan lyre, lute, lyrette, and lytherette; Vulcan harp is played in four episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series: Charlie X, Amok Time, The Way to Eden, and The Conscience of the King; Spock and Uhura both play the Vulcan harp; Tuvok owns one in Star Trek: Voyager; Melian owns one in Star Trek: The Next Generation; mirror universe Kira Nerys owns one in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Spock plays “Row-Row-Row Your Boat” on the Vulcan harp in the film Star Trek: The Final Frontier; (iOS 6.1 or later).
Today's app is the Bubble Harp app:
Bubble Harp (https://www.snibbe.com/apps#/bubbleharp-app/) App draws bubbles around fingertips, recording and replaying movements while creating music based on the animated forms; combination of drawing, animation, music, art, geometry, and games; can record long movements of a single point or stream many points out of fingertips like ink; tap the screen’s edges to change from single points to streams of points, change graphic and sonic parameters, and post to Facebook; multiple fingers and multiple people can touch the screen at once to create together; first released as a work of interactive art by Scott Sona Snibbe that was only available in galleries and museums; now available as an iPhone and iPad application that also creates generative music; built for the iPhone and iPad with the help of open Frameworks; uses the Triangle library by Jonathan Shewchuk; (iOS 3.0 or later).
Today's app is the Aeolian Harp app:
Aeolian Harp (http://aeolusapp.appspot.com/) The Aeolian Harp is named for Aeolus, the ancient Greek god of the wind; wind harps are the oldest forms of automatic music; app uses the wind harp as a metaphor and allows user to create relaxing animations and sounds without musical knowledge; touches and strokes generate visualizations and sounds which evolve in time; user defined parameter and color schemes can be used to explore the manifoldness of the underlying particle system; compass can be used to locate the following instruments in the four directions of the winds: Balalaika, Celtic Harp, Guitar, Gamelan, Guzheng, Kalimba, Koto, Marimba, Orchestral Harp, and Sitar; each of these instruments can be assigned to a compass direction with a double tap on a cardinal point; acceleration sensor is used to simulate the impact of gravity on the flowing particles; must increase the impact of gravity in the parameter settings to see the effects; other parameters can be used to control the duration of the sounds; endless loops can be created by a reduction of the evaporation parameter and an increase of the elasticity of the particles; snapshots of the animation can be sent via e-mail; recommended for headphones and external speakers; (iOS 8.0 or later).
Today's app is the HarpSS app:
HarpSS (http://hdoapp.sakura.ne.jp/harpss_en.html) Grand harp app features 26-46 strings with approximately four-seven octaves depending on device; to play a halftone, touch the small ball that appears in the upper middle of the string; recording function; can send recorded data via email; supports iTunes file sharing; play with other music apps with button on right side of record button; string color code; support orientation; (iOS 9.0 or later).
Harp Apps this week!
Handy Harp (https://www.procyon-studio.co.jp/handyharp/) Explains the complex mechanisms behind a concert harp through sounds and pictures; the design of harp pedals has been recreated; using touch capabilities can manipulate the pedals, hear the changes of interval, and watch the rotating discs prompting the changes; displays 45 chord types, 28 modes, and the associated pedal settings; supports MIDI Wi-Fi; transfer play data from iPhone or iPad to DAW as well as pedal diagrams to software such as Sibelius and Finale; (iOS 7.1 or later).
Today's app is the Oriental Arabic Harp app:
Oriental Arabic Harp (http://appsdash.com) Harp musical instrument simulation app with Oriental and Arabic rhythms; accords with quarter flat tunes; real sound recorded in professional studio; mix accord, rhythm, and instrument volumes; pitch sounds by moving on each wire; transpose the notes; change the rhythm speed; two different octaves selectable on main page; Oriental, Persian, and Arabic tunes with quarter flat notes; (iOS 8.0 or later).
Today's app is the Persian Ney app:
Persian Ney App (http://appsdash.com) Persian ney flute musical instrument simulation app with all quarter flat oriental scales, rhythms, and accords; ten Oriental music style tunes; Oriental middle east rhythm styles; accords used in this type of music; quarter flat tunes; change the rhythm speed; transpose from -20 to +20 percent; real sound made in professional studio; six voice pads; pitch notes during playing; app video; (iOS 8.0 or later; Android 2.3 and up).