Add up to 79* perfectly sampled virtual Indian instruments to your iPad's sequencer! SwarPlug is an Audio Unit Extension that will load in AUv3 compatible hosts like Garageband, Cubasis, AUM, Audiobus, etc... as additional voices that can be played through the keyboard, in new loops created from scratch through your MIDI editor, or by using the thousands of MIDI loops included in the plugin.
SwarPlug also supports Inter-App Audio, so you can link it to virtually anything!..
*This app initially only includes the Tabla instrument, but you can download any additional voice you like through In App Purchasing. You can listen to a short demo clip of each instrument in the list.
- fixed the selection of Pitch Bend Range (PBR) in the app screen
Ratings and Reviews
THE Indian music app
I stumbled upon this app last week and because of the stellar reviews I tried it out. I concur with the other reviews — this app is fantastic. The samples are all high quality and each instrument comes with patterns and loops. Of course you can also play any of the instruments with a MIDI keyboard. The tabla voice that comes with the app is the best tabla I’ve heard on the iPad. After listening to samples of the other instruments available I went ahead and bought the all instruments pack — well worth it. If you have any interest in Indian music — particularly percussion — you need this app! The developers are also very courteous and helpful.
Great sounds but missing a couple of features
Firstly I have to say that the sounds are great, and I love the way that instruments can be added with one purchase at a time. Most of the Indian instruments on the App Store are overpriced garbage, and this is the ONLY one I have ever found where it seems like effort went in to sampling the instruments.
However, I do think there is room for improvement, with (in my opinion) two important features are missing. The first is a pitch bend control for the built in keyboard, and the second is background audio. Pitch bend is essential for instruments like the sitar, and I have run into problems with connecting control surface apps due to background audio not being present.
Overall a great app, and a big thank you to the developer.
If you are looking for highly authentic Indian instrument multi-samples, this is it. Huge variety; expensive if you buy them all, but quality is quite good, not cheesy like most. Sequencer is a bit baffling though.
- Swar Systems
- 80.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Swar Systems
- In-App Purchases
- Dholak voice $2.99
- Santoor voice $2.99
- Tabla (medium pitch) voice $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.