Mandala Music HD provides a new way of expressing yourself musically. Instead of playing a conventional instrument, Mandala Music HD maps the notes of musical scales to pads on the iPad, which are arranged in a circular pattern known as a mandala. Music is pattern and pattern is music.
Play and compose multi-track compositions. Compose a pattern and change the modality from a western major scale to an Egyptian, Arabic, or other scale (33 scales from around the world are provided). Change the tempo, the sound (pitch, harmonics, dynamics), the meter, and even the rhythm.
Audiobus 3 compatible.
Redesigned. Easier to compose and play songs. Uses boomwhacker color scheme.
Ratings and Reviews
Love the different sound options. Wish there were a way to turn off the click track on track 0, wish options would save with the tracks instead of carrying over from the track you were just on and changing the sound of the new track. Very cool interface though.
Kind of useless as a musical instrument
I own the Mandala drum, which is an electronic trigger/sound module. The iPad version is a very primitive approximation. Although it has a four-track recorder, the click track on track 0 is inaudible when you switch to another track. When you change sounds, all previously recorded music changes to the new sound. What is the point of a 4 track recorder with these limitations? Almost no dynamics. I expected a lot more.
Glitchy, and not as cool a I hoped.
I'd delete and get a refund if I could. The touch pads are very picky, so if don't hit exactly in the center, it doesn't make any sound. If it's not fun to play, then the extra features are kind of pointless. It also kept crashing on me. I guess that could be considered a feature, so you don't get too annoyed by the lack of playability for too long. I feel like most of the other features are so it looks good on a screenshot.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.