By Bryan Duggan
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Listed in the top 500 apps of all times by the Sunday Times (6 February 2012)
Listed in the top twenty cultural apps for iPhone by the Sunday Times (28 March 2010).
Winner of the best overall invention 2010 in the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Tunepal was in the top 25 grossing apps on the app store (17-18 July 2010).
The essential tool for all musicians playing traditional Irish, Scots, Welsh and Breton music!
Ever sat in a trad session and wondered what was the name of that great tune someone just played? Well now you can search a database of over 22,000 tunes from your iPhone/iPod BY PLAYING!
Just hold your device up to a melody instrument such as the tin-whistle, flute, concertina, uilleann pipes, accordion or banjo, hit record and the melody will be extracted and submitted to the tunepal.org search engine for matching.
Matching tunes are downloaded to your device, where you can view and edit the notation or the stave, email the tune, post it to facebook or play it back using the high quality playback engine based on ABC2MIDI and FMOD.
What's New in Version 2.1
Phone 5 support and retina graphics on IOS
New logo and record indicator
An extra 5000+ tunes in the corpus including all 5 volumes of Ceol Rince na hEireann
Now search across over 22,000 tunes from 33 tunebooks
Up to date discographies
Now you can sort My Tunes
Ability to filter search results by time signature
More stability - better support for international characters, analytics and crash reporting
At last an app that can help you through the maze of trad tunes with so many names and yet which can sound so similar to all but the most ardent fan. It's also a great help to learn new tunes if you are interested in traditional music it's an essential app.