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*** The FIRST and ORIGINAL Mandolin on the iPhone! Beware impersonators! ***

For a quick demo, see our YouTube channel at or visit us at

From courtly love to bluegrass to folk escapades, mandolin has been one of the most mysterious and personal instruments in history. Using our expertise in musical app design, we bring you the first iPhone and iPod Touch adaptation of this venerable instrument.

Featuring three different sounds, or "instruments", Mandolin also offers a new zero-latency picking/plucking algorithm we have developed in-house. Combined with a choice of three different plucking modes, you can execute different playing techniques with ease and speed.

***For example, you can set Mandolin on "Pluck Only" to use the tremolo picking this mode, tapping the string will not make a sound, but when you move your finger up and down on the string (imagining that you are hitting it with a plectrum), the string will be plucked.

Mandolin also offers you the ability to tune each of the 8 strings individually to craft your own harmonic or cross tunings. To start you off, we have included 10 tunings.

Additional features include the option to change fretboard orientation, left-handed mode, pluck-only-modes picking sensitivity, and our vintage-influenced reverb unit with settable time and feedback, easy fretboard scrolling, and a capo on/off setting to "capo" the fretboard on the lowest (partially) visible fret.


• 44100 Hz, 16-bit sound quality
• 0 latency
• Three different instruments
• Acoustic Mandolin 1
• Acoustic Mandolin 2
• Electric Mandolin
• Brand new tapping and plucking algorithms
• Three picking modes:
• Tap & Drag (aka, Classic Mode)
• Pluck Only (aka, Trem Picking Mode)
• Tap & Pluck (combination of the above)
• Adjustable plucking sensitivity (if a pluck mode is selected)
• Our own reverb unit with adjustable time and feedback
• Three reverb presets for convenience
• Configurable orientation
• Right-handed or Left-handed layout
• Adjustable fret width, pick-area width and string spacing
• Each of the 8 strings are individually tuneable
• Tune while testing
• 10 common and uncommon mandolin tunings built-in
• Capo option for the lowest (partially) visible fret
• Extremely easy fretboard scroll feature: just press and hold "Scroll" with one finger and scroll on the fretboard with another
• Moveable/hideable menu

What's New in Version 1.1

-- Comprehensive iOS4 update for full integration with the new OS subsystem
-- Increased minimum required OS to 3.0
-- General performance improvements

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Customer Reviews

Keep it in perspective

If you are a mandolin player, play your actual mandolin. This app is silly, but fun. It's not going to make you a better mandolin player but that shouldn't surprise you. It sounds electronic, but that shouldn't surprise you. Come on-a tiny phone speaker cannot now and could never reproduce the resonance of a real instrument. Keep your expectations realistic, and it's not a letdown. If you expect you're getting a $2 Gibson, you need a reality check.

You'll end up playing it like a pedal steel because it's near impossible to hold the phone, strum and fret properly as if you were holding the instrument's neck. The main reason to get it is for laughs and shock value - plug it into a PA system at a gig and it can be a real trip. For about 30 seconds max :)

Great app!

This was well worth the $1.99. Played on it and practiced chords on the airplane all the way to Arizona from the East Coast (with earplugs of course). I bet the other passengers around me thought I was nuts but it was great fun. Anyone wanting to practice chords while in confined spaces without your mandolin should jump on this one.

amazingly well made

This is an amazingly well made app. The tones are superb, the control is very effortless and sensitive. In the world of dime-a-dozen guitar apps, it's also a breath of fresh air and really gets a lot of attention whenever I take it out. It seems the developers really have their stuff together.

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  • $1.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Jul 13, 2010
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 5.9 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Yonac Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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