Gamelan Gender 4+

Otmar Kramis

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings
    • $2.99



iOS implementation of Balinese Gamelan Gender Wayang, tunable and now with Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support!

Gender Wayang is a 10-key metallophone, coming in pairs, most be doubled from an other pair one octave higher, tuned in Slendro scale. As Gender Wayang is played with two panggul (mallets) - other than the Gangsa in Gong Kebyar - two player together play the melody (left hand) and the interlocking parts kotekan (right hand) as a complete „mini“ Gamelan.

•Inter-App Audio/Audiobus support
•Remote trigger for Audiobus Remote
•MIDI file player
•Animated keys for „traditional" learning
•Sound bank sampled from real instruments
•Keys assignable to midi notes (adjust to your MIDI file)
•Tune it to your real instruments
•Mathematical tuning system, only 5 keys have to be defined
•Calculated tuning can be overwritten, and each of the 40 keys frequency can be defined
•Loop parts for practicing, increase/decrease tempo on every reloop
•Set tempo changes, to for example accelerate each repetition...
•Change tuning to pelog scale and use it for Gong Kebyar practicing as well, create your own 10 key tunings....
•MIDI input (Core MIDI, physical and virtual, Audiobus 3)
•Two touch play modes: gamelan style (strike and damp) and piano style (touch and release)

What’s New

Version 2.2.8

• adjustments for iPhone 15 screens

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Fan of iPhone apps ,

Great app

Thanks for doing this.

Joshua D. ,

Very Interesting And Great Sounds.

I know absolutely nothing on the origin of this instrument, though, the sound of it does seem somewhat familiar to me. And after using the demo version (which thanks for offering that, very smart choice), I was excited to purchase the full version.

I like the app so far because it gives you a really unique, uncommon sound to play with, works with Audiobus, which is really paramount for anything I decide to purchase music-wise and it has a very nice looking user interface I thought.

I should say, though, that I don't fully understand or grasp how everything works and how to fully utilize everything in this application. I think I will have to do some research to fully comprehend how to get complete use of the app. But, really I'm just excited to record these beautiful sounds through Audiobus and then apply filters to them in other apps like TwistedWave.

So, in conclusion, I think that if you are on the fence about making this purchase or are unsure about the app overall. Just do what I did and download the free demo version. I do now think the four bucks is a fair price and I'm glad that I checked this app out and glad I have something new to fool around in. Thanks again for that demo version of the app, I really think developers hurt their sales when they don't offer trial or demo versions of something they are selling.

iPhone 6 Plus/ iOS 8.3

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