Come sit down for a session with our Tabla Pro. Experience virtuoso, realistic tabla playing, and let the fantastic Tanpura & SwarMandal sound inspire you to greater heights in your own musical journey!
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And the reviews are in:
***** "REAL Tabla Sound!"
***** "Truly Amazing!"
***** "FANTASTIC app for riyaz"
***** "Best app ever, all I can say is WOW"
***** "Finally a first-class app to replace expensive mediocre hardware"
◆ About iTablaPro ◆
iTablaPro is the first electronic tabla and tanpura that actually sounds like the real thing, ideal for Indian Classical musicians and students. It includes support for all common taals used in Hindustani music, making it the perfect companion for daily riyaz (practice). And the beautiful Tanpura and Swar Mandal create an instant concert atmosphere!
YouTube demo: http://iTablaPro.com
√ SIX fantastic instruments in one app: Tabla, two 5-string Tanpuras, a Sur-Peti (Shruti-Box), Swar Mandal, plus Manjira all controlled by a single set of pitch controls
√ Uses sound samples from actual highest-quality instruments for the most realistic sound
√ 44 taals: Ada Chautaal(14), Ardha Jai Taal(6.5), Ardha Jhaptaal(5), Ardha Shikhar(8.5), Ashta Jhaptaal(8.5), Bhajani(8), Chachar(16), Chartal-ki-Sawari(11), Chautaal(12), Dadra(6), Dakshinatya Rupak(6), Deepchandi(14), Dhamar(14), Ektaal(12), Farodust/Firdost(14), Gajamukha(16), Jai Taal(13), Jat Taal(8), Jhampak(5), Jhaptaal(10), Jhoomra(14), Kalawati(9.5), Keherva(8), Matta Taal(9), Moghuli(7), Neel Taal (7.5), Pancham Sawari(15), Pashto(7), Punjabi / Sitarkhani(16), Rudra Taal(11), Rupak(7), Sadra(10), Sardha Rupak(10.5), Sasthi(6), Shashanka(5.5), Shiva Taal(9), Soolfaak(10), Soolfakhta(5), Sooltaal(10), Sunand(9.5), Teentaal(16), Teevra(7), Tilwada(16), Yamuna(5)
√ Multiple variations for most taals or use the new SHUFFLE style for a more interactive experience
√ INTEGRATED AUTO-TUNER: Auto-Tune iTablaPro to your instrument such as harmonium, or use it to tune other instruments
√ MANJIRA: Manjira auto-play support for taals used in bhajans such as Bhajani, Keherva and Dadra
√ AUDIOBUS support: Now you can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps! See http://audiob.us for more information.
√ RECORDING (Optional) add-on now with RECORDING: Hear yourself in the speakers to the background of iTablaPro using the iPhone or headset microphone and record everything (requires external speakers with wired connection or headphones). Additional purchase required.
√ METRONOME: Now includes a metronome with the most common time signatures!
√ TAP TEMPO: Just tap out a beat on the lower display and watch the app sync the tempo!
√ MIXER: Full-featured mixer to adjust volume and panning of each instrument independently.
√ PRESETS: Save your frequently-used combinations as named presets. Includes presets for the 100+ most popular raags. And now you can also export/import presets via email or iTunes File Sharing.
√ BACKGROUND PLAY: Start playing the music and switch to another app or play along with iPod music
√ Includes an option for "Sur" tabla for a more bass tabla sound suitable for vocal music
√ Extremely accurate tempo from 10bpm to 700bpm (depending on the taal)
√ Wide range of pitch from lower A (A2) through upper E (E4) for one and a half octaves of tuning
√ Each taal has different thekas for slow, medium & fast tempos for more natural-sounding accompaniment
√ Displays current matra being played as well as the current divisions (Sam, Taali, Khaali, etc.)
NOTE: The tabla's bayaan sound is very bass-intensive and cannot be full heard through the iPhone/iPod/iPad internal speaker. For best effect, use a speaker dock, external speakers, or high-quality headphones.
- iOS 13 compatibility fixes
- Minor enhancements & fixes
- All new & improved audio engine
- Improved recording quality & controls (NOTE: Recording requires additional in-app purchase)
- Updated support for Inter-App Audio & Audiobus v3
- Various minor enhancements & fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I bought an iPad in order to run this app
Couple of years later I was grateful to find out I automatically could get the iPhone version.
It's still by far my favorite app. I wish developers would do similar things for other styles if music.
I'm not a Indian classical player, but I mess around with Kirtan. (Suggestion: set up your favorites so your 6, 8 and 16 beat tals are all easily available without having to scroll through all the other options. Yeah, someday I hope to play in 13 and a half, but until then...) I love the interface but what really makes it are the quality of the sounds. In fact I wish the tabla was available for playback through a sampler. I asked and got an immediate and polite no for an answer. Hmmmmmm, perhaps I should take off one star...
The Best App for Indian Music and Much More
I have been using iTabla for quite a number of years now and use it almost daily. For many years I was a student of North Indian classical music, and for many years since, I have been a jazz musician, retaining many of the ideas and concepts of Indian music.
So in addition to practicing ragas and talas, I also use it for less traditional purposes, such as non-traditional tanpura tunings, and for general practice in odd meters.
Also, every musician can benefit from practicing regularly with a drone, as it can greatly improve your subtle sense of pitch.
The app is also extremely well designed, and I would recommend it not just for students of Indian music (for whom it is really essential), but for any musician who wants to practice modal music with configurable drone accompaniment, or wants to practice in a wide variety of metric patterns. It also can provide a very useful background for all sorts of vocal exercises.
Unless you have a couple of decent Indian musicians who can accompany you whenever you want, you should have this app, and probably even then.
Very well designed, easy to use
This software was well designed. It is very easy to learn how to use all of the features just by opening all of the menus and reading the choices. The sound quality is excellent. I love how you can make the tabla play more fills for the vilambit tempo and choose between several variations of how it plays theka at any tempo. You can even fine tune the tampura settings in great detail. The designer thought of everything. I love how You can still see how much battery power is left on your phone while using. This app is any serious Hindusthani or Carnatic music student or performer’s best friend.
- Prasad Upasani
- 57.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2010 Prasad Upasani
- In-App Purchases
- Recording Add-on $5.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.