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Description

Samvada creates sympathetic strings that resonate when you sing or play into the microphone. Ideal for practising and performing Indian music. Samvada tunefully accompanies you in any scale or raga you choose. Like the taraf (sympathetic) strings of a sitar, only the notes you play in tune will ring out - helping you improve your ear and providing a harmonious accompaniment.

A number of presets come with Samvada, or you can make and share your own. The thirteen strings can be fine-tuned to the notes of a recording, or you can tune them to what sounds best to you or your teacher. The default presets are based on tunings from maestro recordings, plus some additional settings for Western-style scale tunings.

Samvada is also useful for:

• Tuning stringed instruments
• Helping with making and tuning instruments - e.g. flutes
• Providing a pleasant sonic mask for background sounds and voices
• Playing, like a swar mandal or harp
• Using as an Aeolian harp, in windy conditions

Samvada can be used at the same time as a drone recording, or other apps designed for music, such as the excellent iTabla Pro app by Prasad Upasani.

For a similar effect as a plug-in for desktop and laptop machines, try DroneBox by Oli Larkin (New version coming September 2012).

Samvada is a Sanskrit word meaning harmonious dialogue or communication. The word relates to the musical concept of samvadi, and the instrument the samvadini.

Samvada could not have been made without the generous help of:

Ustad Wajahat Khan — wajahatkhan.com
Oli Larkin — olilarkin.co.uk
Martin Roth — twitter.com/supersg559
Mohan Chandola — facebook.com/mohan.chandola
Prasad Upasani — upasani.org
David Ronan — facebook.com/daithiobadabing
Craig Grindley — bansuriflute.co.uk
Chris McGrail — kleber.net
Peter Davidson — facebook.com/zenbansuri

Samvada uses the following libraries:

libpd — Library version of Pure Data by Miller Puckette
pd-for-ios — iOS wrapper for libpd
ActionSheetPicker — for UI elements — Copyright (c) 2011, Tim Cinel
JSONKit — for presets — Copyright (c) 2011, John Engelhart

What's New

Version 1.3

Updated for current iOS

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings

Glitches and crashes

Michaelmenary

I liked it when it worked, but there were occasional audio glitches and output spikes for no apparent reason. It crashes very often too.

Update means it will live!

Ben Efitofadoubt

Fantastic app!
Hands down the best deal in the entire App Store.
Thank you developer!

cool

Caray82

ive come to know this as the freaky drone machine that helps me space out

Information

Seller
Dan Sayers
Size
33.3 MB
Category
Music
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Dan Sayers
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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