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ScotsPipes - Play the Scottish Highland Bagpipes

By Michael Eskin

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Description

ScotsPipes is an easy to play, authentic sounding set of Scottish Highland Bagpipes for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

Touching each of the holes makes a different tone of the standard bagpipes scale.

Once you touch a hole, the chanter plays continuously just like a real Scottish Highland chanter.

Touch the drones image to switch the drones on and off.

To stop the chanter playing, start and stop the drones.

Touch the 'i' icon at the bottom center to bring up the settings page. Here you can adjust the balance between the drones and chanter as well as turn the reverb on/off. (Reverb feature requires iOS 5.0 or later)

Please see the note below about the use of reverb in headphones on iOS6.

On the settings page, touch the ePipes logo to visit their website, or touch the TradLessons logo to learn more about my other music apps.

Please visit the app website for a demonstration video!

The drone and chanter sounds are provided by ePipes in Glasgow, Scotland, and are high quality per-note studio recordings of a world-class set of Great Highland Bagpipes.

Have an iPad and want a full realistic Highland Bagpipes app? Please check out my "Bagpipes" app for the iPad, which is played with the same fingerings as the real chanter.

Note about the use of headphones on iOS 6 devices:

Unfortunately, because of a bug Apple introduced in iOS 6 to the reverb system in iOS, the reverb is broken in headphones and results in the sound being panned far to the right.

Apple has been made aware of the issue and hopefully will fix the issue in a future iOS 6 update.

For now, please turn the reverb off when using headphones on iOS 6 devices to center the sound.

What's New in Version 2.0

BlowPipes is now ScotsPipes!

No more blowing required, it's now much easier to play by just touching the holes.

New reverb feature for a huge sound. (Reverb requires iOS 5.0 or later)

Note about the use of headphones on iOS 6 devices:

Unfortunately, because of a bug Apple introduced in iOS 6 to the reverb system in iOS, the reverb is broken in headphones and results in the sound being panned far to the right.

Apple has been made aware of the issue and hopefully will fix the issue in a future iOS 6 update.

For now, please turn the reverb off when using headphones on iOS 6 devices to center the sound.

iPhone Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Note names please!

As a piper, I like to use this app with headphones on the bus, train etc to get more practice, but it's confusing because the finger holes are different to a real chanter. If you put note names (low A, B, C) etc, then this would help a lot. Cheers😀

ScotsPipes - Play the Scottish Highland Bagpipes
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  • £0.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 6.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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