TaalMala 4+

Abhijit Patait

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 135 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



TaalMala provides personalized accompaniment of Tabla, Pakhawaj, Manjeera, Tanpura, SwarMandal and Lehra/Nagma on Santoor and Harmonium. Use TaalMala for your daily riyaaz or live concerts. With high-quality Tabla, Pakhawaj, Manjeera, Tanpura, SwarMandal, Santoor and Harmonium sounds sampled from real instruments, more than 360+ pre-composed Taals and Sequences, and more than 246+ pre-composed Lehra/Nagma compositions, and 650+ SwarMandal patterns in 65+ Ragas, TaalMala provides a complete practising solution for any Indian musician.

With TaalMala Composer, you can compose your own Taals, Lehras/Nagmas, SwarMandal patterns by simply typing the notation of the Taal/Lehra on special built-in Taal/Lehra keyboard. With TaalMala Sequencer, you can arrange sequences of fixed or randomized or tempo-based Taal and Lehra/Nagma patterns.

TaalMala features:

- High-quality studio-recorded Tabla, Pakhawaj, Tanpura, SwarMandal, Santoor, Harmonium and Manjeera (Zanj) sounds
- Two sets of Tabla/Dagga sounds and ability to choose and mix-match between the two sound sets
- 360+ pre-composed Taals and Taal sequences, including most popular Taals and their variations
- 246+ pre-composed Lehra/Nagma compositions and sequences in multitude of ragas and Taals
- 620+ pre-composed SwarMandal patterns in 62+ Ragas
- New Taals, Lehras/Nagmas and compositions added frequently as updates
- Compose your own Taals and Lehras/Nagmas by simply entering the notation
- Powerful sequencer to compose fixed, tempo-based and randomized sequences from the Taals and Lehras library
- Taal/Lehra/SwarMandal pad; play any Taal/Lehra/SwarMandal pattern on-demand in live accompaniment
- Automatic Manjeera/Zanj accompaniment, synchronized with the Tabla/Pakhawaj Taals
- Adjustable tempo from 10 bpm to 1000 bpm
- Pitch control (+/- 0.5 octave), with independent fine-tuning of all instruments for precise matching with your scale
- Pitch detector for detecting your pitch and precise matching, built within the app
- Independent volume control for Tabla/Pitch, Dagga/Bass, Manjeera and Lehra/Nagma
- Choice of chromatic or just/harmonic tuning for all instruments, with fine-tuning capability.
- Up to 2 simultaneous Tanpuras
- High-quality Tanpura sounds (male and female tones) with all popular Tanpura patterns included
- Adjustable Tanpura tempo and strumming speed of 4 Tanpura strings independently
- Option to slightly vary the Tanpura plucking delays randomly for better realism
- Tap on the screen twice to set exact Taal tempo, as required

This version of the application has following limitations: Playback restricted to 5 minutes every hour.

To unlock full functionality and remove the limitation above, click "Buy" option on the main screen. Once you purchase a subscription to the app, the 5-minute per hour limitation will be removed.

Please contact us at service@taalmala.com if you have any questions.

Licensing terms: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/
Our privacy policy: https://www.taalmala.com/privacy.shtml

What’s New

Version 8.1.6

- Support for the latest iOS versions
- Added new Taals (Vilmbit Teentaal, Kehrava variations)
- Added SwarMandal pattern for Raga Janasammohini
- Bug-fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

Ratin Rahman ,

I cant change a tabla

I purchased this a 2/3 years ago, but It never worked for me properly. If I select a tabla, it plays but when I go and select another one, it doesn’t play the new one, still the old one. The other caveat I found was it was playing some kinda default mode where it plays in the predefined automatic stop mode or something and you have to find it and change it to be on-demand mode. This caused embarrassment in a live setting for me. The default for purchased app should not be that.

Developer Response ,

You can change all of these in the app settings. Different users prefer different settings. It is impossible to satisfy everyone's default requirement. That is why we provide elaborate options in settings.

Jayaraman@MD ,

Great concept but feels like beta product

I am in the field of IT and software development so my review is principally from that viewpoint. At the same time, I descend from a very impressive line of classically trained famous musicians. So I do have very good idea of where this product fits and its potential.

This software fills a space that is much needed to promote and make shastriya sangeet (Hindustani and Carnatic) accessible to musical lovers, budding musicians, teachers and amateur/professional alike. The idea is fantastic!

However, the software is horribly buggy. I have installed on iPads (old to the latest - yes, I do have several); iPhones and they all exhibit very annoying problems like hanging, not releasing control to iOS when the home button is pressed, buttons on the display just freezing (unresponsive), UI being extremely cluttered (too dense).

I would have released it as beta and not even think about charging money till the bugs are ironed out.

Let me reiterate, conceptually this a great product. Work on the interface, remove the bugs and I will be one of your customers.

Good luck!

khaquan ,

Charging monthly.

I purchased this app years ago and now charging 3.99 monthly for updating why ?
Pl switch it back the one without update.

Developer Response ,

Your older license should still work. If you are having difficulties in restoring it, please contact us via email.

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