Samvada for iOS
August 29, 2012 5:37 AM   Subscribe

Samvada for iOS
Samvada (currently free in the app store) turns your iPhone/iPad into a set of sympathetic strings, tuned to the notes of a raga. Designed for practicing and performing Indian Classical music, Samvada is also fun to use for everyone - it turns everything the microphone picks up into tuneful sound.
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posted by iotic (6 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

This is super neat!
posted by bluefly at 9:19 AM on August 29, 2012

I couldn't make it do much with my voice, but when I rubbed the mic a bit the white noise created some great tones. What's your pitch shift algorithm (PSOLA?)?
posted by hanoixan at 10:28 PM on August 29, 2012

There's no pitch shifting. It's a bank of Karplus-Strong resonators. Try turning the "mix" control fairly high and singing to match a note you get from tapping the "strings" - you should hear that note ring out.
posted by iotic at 11:50 PM on August 29, 2012

good fun! thanks
posted by Prince_of_Cups at 12:52 PM on August 30, 2012

While I am musically illiterate, I had a ton of fun playing around with the (keyboard? Strings?). What do you call that part of it anyways?

I think I was able to pick out the theme to dr. Horrible's sing along blog. Totally cool. I need to try out the mic feature next.

None of the settings made any sense to me. But that's ok. All I wanted to do was make noise. Success!
posted by Folk at 4:11 AM on August 31, 2012

I didn't know about KS resonators, and now I do. Thanks!
posted by hanoixan at 6:33 PM on September 4, 2012

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