Bheema Tanpura Lite, is the free version of Bheema Tanpura application, a concert quality tanpura synthesiser, The app supports 2 accurately tuned/synthesised, tanpuras each with 6 strings and other advanced controls, all in one screen.

The fully functional 'Lite version' has a time limitation on the tanpura playback duration. You can also purchase the PRO version from the app store for unrestricted playback.

I am a signal processing engineer by profession and Hindustani classical singer by passion. I have developed this app after rigorous analysis of the resonance of instrument. Connect your device to good speakers and enjoy the sound in high fidelity. Ideally place the speakers at least 3 to 4 feet away for the best effect. When speakers are separated by about more than 2 ft it sounds better !!

This version contains several digitized tanpura profiles. Use them and adjust the tempo/pluck-style to get the best combination that suits your taste. Two full octaves are supported. Use the higher pitches with caution as they may sound little shrill and are suitable for use only with instruments.

FYI : My great grand father made wonderful tanpuras from wood, about 80 years ago and in this digital age I have taken to computing !!!

* About Bheema Tanpura *

"This application takes its name from one of the greatest hindustani classical singers of our times, Pt Bhimsen Joshi, the maestro of Kiraana School of North-Indian classical music. He has been an inspiration for me and I belong to his school of Music; this software is a tribute to that great personality"

Enjoy the Naada of your new pair of tanpuras

What’s New

Version 3.1.0

* Continue audio playback along with other audio apps
* Switch the tanpura even while using the stereo profile
* Quick pause: press Volume-down button 3 times to pause playback even while the phone is in locked

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings


Mukunda Haveri Srinivasa Murthy
2.5 MB

Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Mukunda Haveri


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