The Digital Pan Mobile App is the only steelpan app that is officially and exclusively endorsed by the world governing body for the steelpan - Pan Trinbago.
The app allows users to practice and develop their skills for not just one specific pan, but the entire range of the steelpan family. This includes: Tenor High C, Tenor Low C, Double Tenor, Double Seconds, Double Guitar, Triple Cello, Four Cello, Tenor Bass, Six Bass and a Children's steelpan.
The app offers the opportunity to experience the diverse richness of the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago and the only percussive instrument created in the 20th century. In addition to which, it acts as a teaching aid by increasing the capabilities of users which adds to the potential of obtaining different opportunities.
The Digital Pan App features:
• Lock: This icon allows users to freely play the pan while all other icons are locked as to prevent accidentally touching another icon.
• Full Steelpan Range: Access to the entire range of the Steelpan family, including the Tenor High C, Tenor Low C, Double Tenor, Double Seconds, Double Guitar, Triple Cello, Four Cello, Tenor Bass, Six Bass and a Junior Steelpan.
• Piano: In addition to the range of the steelpan family, there is a piano which has the notes accessible to broaden the learning experience.
• High Quality Sound: All Steelpan notes were recorded directly off the GILLPANS Masters Series and digitally mastered.
• Recordings: Users can record and replay pieces that they created. Also, users can select all the previous recordings and play them all at once or one by one.
• Tutorial: There are videos available for users to view which demonstrates the app in use.
• Teaching Aid: The notes on the Steelpan and the piano can be toggled on/off to act as a teaching aid.
• Multitouch: Traditionally, steelpan players use 2 or 4 sticks when playing the various pans. However, the advantage of the app is now you have 10 fingers that can be easily used to play the steelpans.
• Rotation & placement: All pans on the app can be rotated and moved to suit to the users’ preference.
• Colour: The app allows users to change the colour of the junior pan only to the variety of fun colours available.
• Help Screen: Screenshots with explanation a breakdown of all the functions the app possesses.
• Main menu: Layout of / link to history, description of each pan, about DB and availability to share the app via social media.
• Mobile Platform: Supports Windows and Windows Phone 8.1 and 10
The Digital Pan App is the first of its kind and is entirely "Made in Trinidad and Tobago". Some noteworthy achievements so far have been:
• Winner of Service Exporter of the year 2012 from the TTCSI
• The only steelpan app that has been officially and exclusively endorsed by the world governing body for steelpan - Pan Trinbago
• Digital Pan was used to play the National Anthem of Trinidad and Tobago at the opening of ALL Panorama 2013 events
• Featured in Machel Montano video "Gold" launched in November 2012
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* Fixed issue where incorrect labels were assigned to notes
* Added the ability to save rotated steelpan
* General enhancements and bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I absolutely love this app! I have wanted to learn to play the pan for as long as I can remember, however time, schedule and location has never permitted.
This app allowed me to learn/ practice the notes, play and record songs. I am so excited about this and have shared with everyone I know! My cousins, my friends with kids, my musician friends...everyone loves the convenience and detail this app.
Great job on the look, the aesthetics are well done.
Realistic Sounding Pan Tool!
As a musician who played along with steel drummers, I must say that this is a really nice app. It has a very realist sound, and I like the ability to choose the different types of pan. It's also a great tool for anyone interested in learning to play a pan.
Wish that I could some day use a midi keyboard with the app, and Audiobus support would be fantastic. It would worth 10 stars or more. 😃
This app is really helpful to me for arranging and rehearsing... The sounds are accurate with little lag time and it's great for those moments when I just want to check something about a song key or a passage without lugging all my pans out and setting up. Great job, you guys!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.