Hohner announces the introduction of a revolutionary new app for the iPhone: The Hohner Mini-SqueezeBox.
Mimicking the layout of Hohner's iconic Corona Classic diatonic accordion, this intuitive virtual accordion app feature a super responsive, three-row fingerboard that plays and sounds like the traditional instrument and now plays in all three of the most popular tones: EAD (Mi), FBbEb (Fa), and GCF (Sol).
Simply touch in the bellows area to toggle between bellows push and pull, then play on the buttons.
Touch the sliders icon at the upper right side of the screen to bring up the controls where you can select the tone (EAD, FBbEb, or GCF) and control the volume and reverb settings.
The Hohner Mini-SqueezeBox app allow musicians to practice chord combinations, scales, and songs on-the-go. Headphones can be used for private practice, or the audio output of the virtual accordion can be amplified by plugging into computer speakers, or other sound enhancing devices.
Players may select to have the note names displayed on the large white pearloid buttons.
This app is ideal for the beginning student or professional musician who needs a simple carry-on companion to compliment his or her actual accordion. While not meant to be a replacement for a real accordion, the app is a convenient and easy tool for practicing, learning, or teaching.
Faster playing and audio quality improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
It was good until the iphone update-no sound
There is no sound!
Developer Response ,
It’s now 2018. Definitely makes sound.
Can you make an update for the newer phones I love the app but it’s hard to use on the newer phones
Super for beginner and advanced accordionists!
You can only poke at the accordion buttons on this app designed for the smaller iPhone & iPod Touch -- so don't expect the playability you'll find on the iPad version. Essentially, only very slender (child sized) fingers will be able to play chords easily.
That said, this is still a great tool for working out songs in situations where the others around you may not appreciate you pulling out an accordion -- like on your morning bus commute, or lying next to your spouse at night, in bed.
Because of the small size of the screen, this app version has missing buttons. But word is that an update has already been submitted that will allow users to shift missing keys into view.
Of course, if you own an iPad you'll want to get that version instead. But again, this is great app for working out melodies and for the ability to see the notes on the buttons.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.