iShrutiBox is the most convenient and easy-to-use electronic tanpura for iOS devices. Featuring professionally recorded samples, this app provides a lighter and portable alternative for Indian classical musicians.
The tanpura is an Indian stringed instrument that provides accompaniment to Indian Classical music performances by providing a continuous drone in a specific pitch

App Features:
- Professionally Recorded Samples
- All Pitches included
- +/- Pa/Ma mode
- Continuous loops! The iShrutiBox won't time out unless you pause it or exit the app
- Mixed and Mastered to sound great on all iOS devices
- You don't need to carry a shrutibox around anymore
- Now runs in the background too, so that you can multi task with ease

**NOTE: If there is no sound from the iPad speaker but headphone is working, it is because of an iPad settings issue. Go to the Settings app, General tab, set "Use Side Switch To: Mute", then turn the iPad's side switch to (Mute) and then to off again (Unmute). Then set "Use Side Switch to: Lock Rotation" to prevent problems in the future"

What's New

Version 2.0

iShrutiBox gets a complete makeover in version 2.0. Here is what's new:
- All New UI
- Maa Mode Added
- Support for multitasking on iPad and iPad Pro
- Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Good app design. Loops are too short

gnostic student

It only has a few seconds of loop for each tone. You don't really get the droning feeling of a real shruti box because you hear it looping every two seconds or so. This app would be Perfect if it just had longer samples. Maybe one or two minutes loop for each tone.


Mahesh Raghavan
22 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Mahesh Raghavan


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