- CoreMIDI support for MIDI input
Ratings and Reviews
A beautiful, extremely limited scratchpad.
I'm currently using the app with no add-in purchases. The sounds are great, and I could see using this a *lot* for working on orchestral ideas on the go, especially since it now supports CoreMIDI (this app + MIDI Bridge + Akai Sunthstation 25 = Awesome portable orchestra).
Unfortunately, the features don't lend themselves to experimentation or easy workflow.
•Lack of metronome or record count-in
•Lack of transport controls on the keyboard page
•Lack of individual tracks (I'd even go for track buttons marked #1-#4, to allow for basic layering and editing in a project.)
I understand that this isn't a DAW, but it's too feature-light to consider spending $15 for additional sounds...fantastic sound synthesis isn't enough by itself. With basic editing features, this would be an incredible composition tool that I would gladly pay for. Three stars because the sounds are fantastic, but I can't see doing much work in this app.
Good app that sounds great. The add on packs are a little pricey but you get what you pay for here. The recording is linear so no fast forward to punch in parts to a song. Just hit record and go when you stop the track auto returns to the start and you can add your next part. There is one,one,undo step so be careful if you mess up and switch to the next track(press record again)you are stuck with that track. Great if you are a pro. Bad if you like to edit ;). I really am growing to like this app more and more every time I open it. With the addition of core midi the options are open now as it speeds up recording since you can use more keys(obvious). The only glaring issues I have are one,the price...the app,to complete the full set is going to run you upwards of $20! The next is,the app,it's monophonic. The samples themselves are heavily voiced but the mono key press thing gets me every time. I always am going for chords to get the full sound im after and it just isn't having it. If you can spare the change I say pop for the sets. I really think they are high quality samples. Thumb jam quality or better. Have fun.
Poor sound + One note at the time
This App is not free, and judging by the quality of the samples the full version should cost $5 instead of $15 (for a full orchestra sound bank).
The developer forgot to mention a very important detail:
You cannot play two or more notes at the same time. This is a "single note" virtual instrument, like a 1980 Casio keyboard.
It is unbelievable that you cannot play chords with this app. Neither two notes at the same time as you would do with a real music instrument.
The limitation of one note has no justification. Any other virtual instrument app on the AppStore offers multiple note play and 16-24bit samples.
Wi-Orchestra features low quality samples. The entire brass library plays a weird high pitch noise along with the instrument sound (bad compression artifacts), which makes any recording sound like cheap midi track.
Once you download this "free app" you will be asked to spend $15 to have the missing music instruments. The free version only come with 4 low-fi basic music instruments.
I don't suggest to spend any dime unless the developer offers an upgrade with:
- multiple note play keyboard
- hi quality samples (without compression noise)
- a slider to choose the right amount of reverb (instead of on/off)
- and possibly a notation tab
Overall this app simply requires a bit more love.
If fixed it could be a 5+ stars app.
- Wallander Instruments
- 36.3 MB
Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Arne Wallander 2006-2011
- In-App Purchases
- Woodwinds Instrument Pack $2.99
- Brass Instruments Pack $2.99
- Strings Instruments Pack $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.