Inspired by instruments like the Hang drum and other idiophones, Intelligent Gadget’s Mandala Music is a virtual percussion instrument for the iPhone.
The instrument consists of eight notes arranged in a circle or Mandala around a central note (called the ding on a Hang).
The sound, which is generated by an FM synthesizer, is varied by four controls: octave, frequency, modulation, and decay.
The notes are based on the scale selected in the settings window. Thirty-three different scales from around the world used in first-generation Hang drums are provided.
A tuning setting allows the player to change the key of the instrument.
Mandala Music is $.99 in the iTunes App Store.
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