Crudebyte has introduced Oriental Strings – a sound module app for oriental keyboard players and for musicians who simply want access to ‘middle eastern’ sounds.
32 Sounds are included with this App:
- Chinese Erhu 1 – 3
- Chinese Erhu Trill
- Turkish Strings 1 –
- Arabian Strings 1 – 3
- Tremolo Strings 1 – 5
- Spiccato Strings
- Oriental Spiccato Strings
- Oriental String Quartet 1 – 3
- Oriental Staccato Strings
- Arabian Solo Strings 1 – 3
- String Quartet
- Oriental String Ensemble 1 – 5
- Slow Oriental Strings
- Scale tuning editor, which allows you to adjust the standard well-tempered scale to all kinds of oriental scales (save and restore them as presets at any time).
- Low latency disk streaming.
- Polyphony up to 140 stereo voices.²
- Configurable audio latency down to 5 ms.
- Integrated effects with 18 presets.
- 16 parts.
- MIDI velocity response curve editor to fine tune the feeling of your MIDI keyboard.
- App can keep running in the background, so you can play on your keyboard while e.g. using Safari or another app to display scores or surfing the Internet
- Supports Apple’s “IAA” system for audio & MIDI streaming between other apps (iOS 7 or higher).
- Supports “JACK Audio Connection Kit” for audio & MIDI streaming between other apps (up to iOS 6.1.3).
- Virtual on-screen piano keyboard with velocity support, scalable & scrollable.
MIDI Player / Recorder:
- Record, save and load your songs in standard MIDI file format.
- Unlimited amount of tracks.
- Configurable target MIDI channel per track.
- Unlimited recording and playback length.
- Open MIDI (.mid) files directly from other apps (i.e. from Safari, Mail).
- Download or upload MIDI files with iTunes.
- Load your favorite songs as MIDI files from the Internet, and watch at the virtual keyboard how to play it.
- Use the “Tempo Zoom” dial knob to i.e. slow down playback at any time and learn your favorite songs more easily.
There is not an official demo at the developer’s site at this point. Here is an unofficial demo, via thesoundtestroom:
Oriental Strings is available for US $54.99 in the App Store.
See the Crudebyte site for additional info and audio demos.