Dhwani Tanpura 4+

Dream Tones Inc

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 26 Ratings
    • Free



Tanpura App that sounds very close to a real tanpura. Only free Tanpura that runs in background, has middle not tuning temperaments, 432 Hz support and different styles.

All musicians, professional or amateur, experts or beginners, need Tanpura or Shruti box for the practice and performance of Indian music.
Though sometimes people prefer Shruti box or electronic Tanpura for the ease of use and convenience, it is well known that there is no real substitute for the beautiful resonating sound of a real Tanpura.

At Dreamtones Inc., leveraging years of experience with music, signal processing and developing professional quality mobile applications, we have created with passion, this Dhwani Tanpura professional application.

The application has been designed and carefully tuned to accurately reproduce the sound of an original Tanpura instrument, including its beautiful tone, resonance and overtones. The professional instrument quality sounds of this application, simple but advanced customization options and professional level signal processing settings, sets this application apart from other such apps available today.

Scroll left or right to choose the appropriate pitch (Shruti). If needed, the pitch can be manually adjusted to 1 cent resolution. The tempo of Tanpura plucking and overall volume of the sounds can also be modified.

The app allows choosing different middle notes (Pa, Ma, Ni 1, Ni 2, None) and suitable tuning temperaments (Equal Tempered, Just Tuning and Manual Tuning). Equal Temperament is the standard tuning used in modern music, but traditional Indian music typically uses Just Tuning. When Manual Tuning is selected, the middle note (Pa, Ma, Ni 1, Ni 2) can be manually tuned to 1 cent resolution.

The reset button restores the default settings without changing the currently chosen pitch.

Settings allows choosing Tanpura octave (Low/High), Tanpura tone (Mellow, Deep) and plucking style (Soft, Medium). In addition, the master tuning of the Tanpura can be changed from A4 = 440 Hz (default) to A4 = 432 Hz.

What’s New

Version 0.96 Beta

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

tiger*boxing ,

Please fix the following..

1. The slider should be below the fine pitch reading. My hand unneccessarily obscures the cent reading during precision tuning.

2. A couple of fast taps on the pitch slider should not send me all the way to one side of the fine pitch slider. Please allow the user to quickly tap a cent at a time.

3. A double or triple tap to advance by 5 or 10 cents at a time would be useful.

charanodhwani ,

Absolutely the best Tanpura on ipad or anywhere.

My pranams to the developer for creating an authentic melodious sounding Tanpura that is a delight to hear and use. All the features and usability well though through. Including support for the important madhyama tuning.

I have been using this for more than a year and it has become my mainstay for playing songs, singing and all my creations. I had tried to write a review several months and for some wring key press the long review got lost. I am hoping this one makes it today.

It plays nicely in the background and that is so wonderful.

My request to the developer is run that last stretch and add the inter app audio and auv3 support to simplify adding dhwani tracks to compositions in DAWS like garageband and Cubasis.

Regards Sri.

Alisha Arora 09 ,

Melodious sound but can’t record

I like the tanpura sound here and I was able to customize well for my voice. The sound is pleasant to hear. In other apps, tanpura sounds coarse. But as soon as I press record button, it stops. Except for practicing with it, I can’t do anything else

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