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Dhalang Microtonal Groovebox is a standalone music software for accessible use of alternative tuning systems in electronic music composition, production and performance. Dhalang offers internal synthesizers and samplers with multitrack mixing and effecting possibilities that can be controlled with internal sequencers, touch screen or standard MIDI input. In addition to it’s traditional multitrack piano roll editing and sequencing, Dhalang also features several generative and algorithmic methods for more experimental sequencing of ((micro)tonal) music.

This is a free i/o limited version of the full MG software. It has most of the features but lacks saving and loading of files and all connectivity through MIDI output, IAA, Audiobus, Ableton Link, audiocopy and document picker etc

Lite features in short:

- Various preset tuning systems and scales with a custom tuning editor.
- Analog-style, physically modelled, additive and FM method monophonic and polyphonic synths
- Audio Sampling with mini granulizer and audio data auto-segmentation.
- Piano roll and control automation sequencers.
- Algorithmic/generative sequencers: vector, matrix and particle.
- Mixer with four stereo buses and many sound effects.
- Network synchronisation of various cross-platform Dhalang instances.
- Many UI colour themes and support for various languages.

Supported devices:
iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro.
Recommended devices:
iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro.

for more detailed information, visit http://www.hypertonal.net/dhalang

What’s New

Version 2.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

updated to full version state (with lite version limitations)

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Laarz ,

This won't run on iPad 2

Although it is nice to get a full preview of the paid version of this app, the lite version does not make sound on an iPad 2. The initial lite app release, although very limited, did make sound. So if you like playing around to hear differently tuned scales on your iPad 2 with the initial release of this lite version app - don't upgrade. The positive news is I know the full version probably won't make sound either on my device, even though it seems to be rather awesome and unique.

midi fister ,

Hold Tight

Well, I don't know what the H is going on but this is super fun. decent time waster and I will definitely be sampling it a lot. can't figure out if save is an option or not... rather have a prompt telling me to buy if I want to save than not being sure if I am just not seeing how.

Codowlsky Polopumus ,


Have to say I wasn’t expecting that level of sonic capability. Sounds amazing.

Trying to decide if I can justify the price tag on the full version , knowing you’re likely a one man show (which I like!)

Phenomenal work here

App Privacy

The developer, Joel Kivela, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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