Orphion’s Little Brother, Orphinio, Comes To iPhone

orphinioDeveloper Bastus Trump let us know that the iPad musical instrument Orphion now has a little brother, Orphinio for iPhone.

Features:

  • Different articulations from soft to plucked to hardly slapped
  • Natural interaction
  • Shaker mode
  • Individual voices for each finger
  • Extend your ways of expression as a percussionist, guitarist, pianist or other musician
  • 9 transposable pad layouts with different tonalities from easy to complex
  • Record and share what you play via EMail, SoundCloud or AudioCopy
  • Audiobus support: Now you can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps.

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Orphion For iPad Intro & MIDI Tutorial

These videos, by developer Bastus Trump, offer an introduction to Orphion, his instrument for the iPad.

Orphion is one of the more expressive instruments available for iOS, because of the way it allows for different types of sounds to be played, depending on how you touch the screen.  Continue reading

Use Orphion As A MIDI Controller

This tutorial shows how to use Orphion as a MIDI controller, with Sunrizer, Animoog and Ableton Live via MIDI-over-WIFI.

See the Orphion site for details.

How To Set Up Orphion For Live Performance

Developer Bastus Trump sent word of a new tutorial video for Orphion, above, that demonstrates how you can customize the app interface for live performance.

Orphion is an software synth and MIDI controller for the iPad that’s designed to translate various types of touch into musical expression. It’s available for $4.99 in the App Store.

Orphion 1.1 Adds MIDI Support, New Scales

Developer Bastus Trump has updated Orphion, a unique software instrument and MIDI controller.

Here’s what’s new in Orphion for iPad 1.1:

  • MIDI support
  • 3 new pad layouts (harmonic minor, chromatic columns, lydian mood)
  • High resolution graphics for the new iPad

Features:

  • Different articulations from soft to plucked to hardly slapped
  • Natural interaction
  • Extend your ways of expression as a percussionist, guitarist, pianist or other musician
  • 12 transposable pad layouts with different tonalities from easy to complex (Five, Bluesscale, Pentawheel, Piano, Guitar Strings, 5ths circle, 3rd Matrix, Bassdrums, Waterdrops, lydian mood, harmonic minor, chromatic columns)
  • 8 individual voices for 8 fingers (4 on iPad 1)
  • MIDI support: Play your favorite synth with the revolutionary Orphion interface

Here’s a video that demonstrates the new version of Orphion, including using it as a MIDI controller:

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