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Mugician

By Rob Fielding

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Description

A microtonal capable distortion synthesizer with an 11-string bass guitar layout with extremely low latency. This is the predecessor to Geo Synthesizer (like this with many features including MIDI added), which is in the store under Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater's keyboardist) and Wizdom Music (Morphwiz,Samplewiz apps).

It is also the predecessor to Cantor, which is free when this is for sale (vice versa). If you are a long-time Mugician user, then please purchase Mugician when it is on sale.


Mugician appears on Underoath's latest album 'Disambiguation', and also on Gorillaz latest album "The Fall" (which was mostly created on iPad), and the Jordan Rudess with Project RnL collaboration. Contact me if you use this on stage.

Send me your youtube video links, and I will post them on Facebook and twitter!

I also have lots of users that have been playing Mugician daily for a half year, and this exact version for 3 months. The only thing that has changed recently is the iPad operating system itself.

I recommend iTablaPro for background accompaniment, as that app can run in the background, interacts well with Mugician, and is a really good fit for Mugician's sound.

rob.fielding@gmail.com
RobFielding on Ping and facebook
rrr00bb on skype/aim/youtube

What's New in Version 1.7.5

Follow the app support links to read the manual before you download this. Mugician is an open source project hosted on github now.

You may want to use a guitar amp if you need more effects.

if you are an ipad developer, the open source version us hosted at http://github.com/rfielding/Mugicianif you can play amazingly well, put it on youtube already!

iPad Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

A 'real' iPad instrument.

I'm reminded of The Chapman Stick. You can try and describe Mugician as a cross between a keyboard and a string instrument, But that's not entirely accurate, and doesn't do it justice.

Mugician is it's own musical animal, and as with picking-up anything beyond a Kazoo, it can bring you joy, as well as frustration. But with patience and persistence, you can make Mugician your own. You can solo around on the thing like Keith Emerson, do fretless arpeggios till the cows come home. The possibilities are literally endless.

It's my favorite music app. Nothing else touches it.
And it's free! But if you expect it to sound good without spending time practicing, it will sit on your iPad gathering dust, taking up room like grandpa's vintage Strat in the closet.

Personally, I hope you don't download Mugician. I want it to be 'my' secret weapon in my musical arsenal. ...Why don't you just download one of the pretend iPad instruments instead, like 'Seline', and leave the practicing and headaches to crazy anal-retentive players like myself? (While were at it, I'll give you a few bucks for that vintage Strat, and take it off your hands too!). ;)

An amazing instrument, not a toy. Thank You so much. I love it!

Earl Grey ;{D>

Spend time to figure it out, it's worth it

Ok so I downloaded this app randomly because it's free and I was bored. Confusing at first this app is very easy to pound out melodies on. It's way easier than a stupid onscreen piano. Probably the best way to functionally play scales quickly on the iPad or any touchscreen for that matter. It also has a wide range of options to change the sound to how you like it. The interface seems odd and lo definition but the responsiveness of it is well worth it.

-interesting layout
-complete control over notes (bending/shifting)
-very quick and responsive

Though there are no instructions in the app it is not hard to figure out by just messing with it for a while

-Arthur Lang

⚠ WARNING – App for Actual Musicians

If you are looking for one of those toy apps that mimic a real world instrument (you know, the ones that have little pictures of drums or fretboards, which are ten times harder to play than the actual real world version), then you should look elsewhere.

If, however, you are a real musician, or someone training to become one, then Mugician is a great addition to your arsenal.

I thought about removing a star – for the green connecting lines that appear when you place more than one finger, but I decided that would be petty, and besides, maybe there is a legitimate purpose for it but I am just to thick to fathom it.

Mugician
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Sep 24, 2010
  • Version: 1.7.5
  • Size: 0.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Robert Fielding

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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