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Dhalang Microtonal Groovebox is a standalone music software accessible use of alternative tuning systems in electronic music composition, production and performance. Dhalang offers internal synthesizers and samplers with multitrack mixing and effecting possibilities that can be controlled with internal sequencers, touch screen or standard MIDI input. In addition to it’s traditional multitrack piano roll editing and sequencing, Dhalang also features several generative and algorithmic methods for more experimental sequencing of ((micro)tonal) music.

Features in short:

- Various preset tuning systems and scales with a custom tuning editor.
- Analog-style, physically modelled, additive and FM method monophonic and polyphonic synths,
- Audio sample player with mini granulizer and audio data auto-segmentation.
- Piano roll and control automation sequencers.
- Algorithmic/generative sequencers: vector, matrix and particle.
- Mixer with four stereo buses and many sound effects.
- Offline and online rendering to stereo file.
- MIDI file import and export.
- Dropbox file transfer interface.
- Audiobus and IAA multi port support.
- Ableton Link support.
- Audiocopy support.
- iOS document interaction between apps.
- Internal filesystem with basic operations.
- Realtime MIDI input and output.
- IAA MIDI support.
- Network synchronisation of various cross-platform Dhalang instances.
- Many UI colour themes and support for various languages.

Supported devices:
iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro.
Recommended devices:
iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro.

for more detailed information and examples, visit http://www.hypertonal.net/dhalang

What's New

Version 3.9

- Improvements on Physical synth: Portamento on CORD mode, FM LFO modulation to OSC & Model.
- Vector X pattern mode now with 9 numbers.
- GUI multi selections improved: Stays open on fast tap, select & close on next release.
- Last remaining DSP initialise issues fixed.

Customer Reviews

Wonderful App, Terrible to Sync with other apps


I love this app and it's really great as a sketch pad, but because of the buggy MIDI clock and Ableton Link it's too difficult to get this connected to other apps which was one of the things I'd really wanted from this app. Huge let down.

That being said, every time I open this thing, I usually get something decent going in under 5 minutes. It's a good app that REALLY needs some work on debugging. Happy to Beta test!

The closest thing to Absynth on iOS (not for those who lack patience) True geek app 🤓


When I stumbled on this app this morning there weren't any reviews. Checked out the free version and was a little put off since it lacked functionality that I wanted to test. Watched some of the demo videos on the devs website and then spent the $20 and hoped for the best. Ummmm whoa!!!! Talk about depth! This app is not for the faint of heart or those in need of instant preset gratification. This is a sonic playground that will leave your imagination dancing with its possibilities. I've taken my iPad pros battery from 100% to 30% playing with this today. The interface becomes a lot less intimidating once you understand the flow. It's actually very intuitive and I can tell the time and thought placed into developing this was not rushed. A couple of bug fixes and user control enhancements and this will be an absolute five star app. I love the particle and control systems. So much awesomeness! I hope the synth community adopts this gem with open arms. It's a pretty special groundbreaking release for iOS.

Incredible! Genius


I was apprehensive about this app. Couldn't figure out exactly what it was and how I could use it. But, after watching a few demo videos I got extremely intrigued and took the leap.

At first, it was a bit of a beautiful aural puzzle to figure out, but after just a little bit of the interface syntax was understood, most of the rest became clear.

I'm still learning with this app the deeper that I go. The level of internal and external control is amazing. Seriously, this is a genius app.

UPDATE: It's just so strange and interesting with all of the varied ways you can cross-effect everything. It's like you're at the center of some advanced routing device, with the ability to make defined choices, trigger generative sequences while still being able to shape them, and mix them all into each other. And then, you can save what you've come up with as a "state", create significant changes to what you've got going, save as a new "state", and then route each into the next via instant change or interpolated morphing change into the next... and for several states in the route it appears.

This thing is like some kind of strange interface that draws you in like a alien crack pipe the deeper you get into it.

Very pleased I took a chance on this one. Well worth the cost and highly recommended. :)


Joel Kivela
40.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Joel Kivelä


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