PolyHarp is a virtual musical instrument and a thought experiment.
It takes the basic idea of a chorded zither and extends it to large numbers of chord choices, made out of any kinds of intervals, multi-string courses, fretting, and massive polyphony. It's a testbed for harmonic theory as well as a great multi touch simulation of the good old "idiot zither" you have in the attic. PolyHarp can translate many of these innovations to MIDI and is a powerful MIDI controller.
PolyHarp comes with a large number of presets, exploring many variants on stringed instruments, but its real power is its ability to build strange new chords, layouts, and controls into otherwise impossible instruments.
PolyHarp supports Audiobus 3, including saving setups, and IAA.
Fixed some things that mostly annoyed me, having to do with using MIDI CC01 as a modulator destination, which was actually sending CC00.
Ratings and Reviews
So much better than what you think it is.
Simply brilliant and deep
This app creator must be an enlightened sound designer! This app is so intricate and Intense with its almost overwhelming. This thing so far is like a stringed blank slate with anything you want to create even odd harmonic subdividing it’s here. Midi out and your golden. All his apps are creative but this is the magnum opus
Weird and Beautiful
Such a deep and deeply weird little app. A simple idea done extremely well. Do it!
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- Henry Lowengard
- 18.5 MB
- Requires iPadOS 9.3 or later.
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- ©2018-21 Henry Lowengard
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.