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Melodica

By CandyCane LLC

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Description

Tired of waiting for a proper tonematrix or tenori-on on the iPhone? The wait is over...the long waited and most hyped music app that lets anyone compose brilliant music compositions (even those who think that they aren't musically talented) is now available!

Melodica is a revolutionary music application that mixes lights and sounds in a unique way, allowing anyone to compose music intuitively creating amazing visual effects just with the tips of your fingers.

With Melodica everyone can make music, and when we say everyone, we mean it! We believe that simplicity is beautiful, and you will too as soon as you start to play with Melodica!

Choose from 4 distinct yet equally beautiful sound themes. Or make you own theme by customizing instrument, scale and tempo. Save your tunes and share them with the world! Or listen to other people's tunes.

How to play:

Plug the headphones in to your device, choose sound theme and start touching the boxes - make music!
Yes it is just that simple!

Melodica comes from the makers of Fuzzle/Fling and it is inspired on the Tenori-on and on Tone Matrix made by Andre Michelle.

Try the Melodica FREE version to really hear what Melodica is all about!

Features:
- Save/load/delete melodies
- Share your melodies with friends or even everyone
- Listen to tunes other people are making
- 4 predefined sound themes
- Customize instrument, scale and tempo - dozens of different sound setups!

To know more details about future updates please follow us on twitter:
http://twitter.com/candycaneapps

What's New in Version 1.2

- Share your melodies with friends or even everyone
- Listen to tunes other people are making
- 4 new distinct yet equally beautiful sound themes
- Customize music instrument, scale and tempo - dozens of different sound setups!

To know more details about this update or if you have any questions please contact us on twitter:
http://twitter.com/candycaneapps

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Customer Reviews

Amusing, but limited

I'm not much of a musician, but I'm enough of one to get tired of this app in a few minutes. I probably gave it an hour in total. At that point I felt like it didn't have much left to give. It's one bar, repeated over and over. Four instruments, four moods, a bit of messing with tempo. No, I'm not expecting a massive mixer and zillion instruments and so on. But I found it simplistic. I tired of my own compositions quickly. I sorta laughed at the idea that I'd want to save one, even the ones that I liked. Maybe I'm just rubbish at composing good stuff with it. Here's an idea: preload it with a few demo songs.

I will give it this: the sounds are beautiful and the whole concept of 'moods' is a good one. They've gone to a great deal of work to hide the complexity of constructing music and just let people fiddle with something that will always sound good. I am not surprised that lots of other folks like it. I found it was played out quickly, though.

I started this as a 2-star review, and then i picked up the app and messed with it a bit, to be sure I was remembering details correctly. The next thing I knew, I had made a song I liked. Still not good enough to save, but good enough to correct my rating from 2 to 3 stars. :)

Slick, simple step sequencer with loading

Melodica is a matrix step sequencer -- a grid of buttons that a wave sweeps across to synthesize music. This puts it in the same category as iPhone apps like Beatwave, Paklsound1, panome, and TonePad.

While not quite as fully-featured as Beatwave overall (e.g. no layer support, no tone set add-ons) Melodica has a quick configuration interface that is a pleasure to use -- the mood-based tone and scale sets are clever, and the saving, loading, and searching interface is quite clever (although the numerical search function could use some explanation). It is also quite stable compared to say Beatwave (which can sometime pause or lag on my iPhone 3GS) or panome, which can have display bugs on newer devices. If you want simple and polished fun, Melodica is the best choice. If you need more features, try Beatwave.

Too basic, but has potential.

While I agree this is a neat program for creating short, one-bar melodies, the features provided are limited enough that I don't think this app is worth the $.99 I paid.

My biggest complaint is the lack of customization, such as the lack of instruments (percussion, piano, etc), lack of multiple octaves, key signatures, patterns and time signatures. Only having one octave, one measure, and 16 possible sound combinations resulted in me becomming bored very quickly.

Also, concerning the visuals, it would be neat to see some custimization there as well. Such as being able to change the color scheme or the visual effect when a note is played. I'm sure there are other neat things that could be done as well.

Again, while I think this is a neat program, I think it is far too limited as it is now. However, I wouldn't mind paying the same, if not more for this once more features are added.

Melodica
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Nov 10, 2009
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 31.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: CandyCane LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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