Tin Pan Rhythm App Designed For ‘Song Prototyping’

Tin_Pan_RhythmDeveloper Gil Carmel and team have released Tin Pan Rhythm, a song prototyping tool, based around chord progressions and acoustic instruments.

According to the developers, Tin Pan Rhythm is designed to be a “simple and playful” way to create music.

Carmel explains the philosophy behind Tin Pan Rhythm:

“As a game developer, I’ve spent much of my career optimizing for … human factors – doing my best to craft experiences that are engrossing, intuitive and self-teaching. I wanted to apply these principles to an app aimed at the “musical middle class”: folks who love music, maybe strum a guitar here and there or took viola lessons in third grade.

“My goal is to make tools that are musically expressive, accessible, playful and educational. They should be as fun as playing a real instrument. They should teach you something about music. They should let you make better music than you thought you could. And they should be designed for anyone who wants to use them.”

Here’s a video intro to Tin Pan Rhythm:


  • Compose and arrange short musical phrases through a process of play and discovery.
  • The simple interface guides you along: create a chord progression, then arrange the band in real time.
  • Use your creations as background music, inspiration for songs, or as practice loops for your real-life instrument.
  • Record and share your music or use it inside your favorite apps.

Tin Pan Rhythm also works with Audiobus, InterApp audio, Dropbox, AudioCopy, and Audioshare.

Pricing and Availability

Tin Pan Rhythm is available now on the iTunes app store for $2.99. More information is on the Tin Pan Rhythm website.

4 thoughts on “Tin Pan Rhythm App Designed For ‘Song Prototyping’

  1. nice idea for a video. made me smile.

    but imho not enough explanation of the product. and the dirty fingernail at 0:58 in close up is disgusting, sorry.

  2. Dunno how I feel about being described as musical middle class. Can I be upper middle class since I have a studio set up in my home?

    Sometimes I think people put too much emphasis on western musical theory. Most of my favourite musicians had NO training.

    Still I do like apps like circle of fifths, they are useful. I don’t see how this is different to a circle of fifths though…

  3. What a shit promo video! This may be a super awesome app, but I wouldn’t know. The vid seems to want us to understand that this is an app you can fiddle with while practiced musicians jam in your living room. Or something.

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