Wilsonic is your portal to new musical universes. Ervin Wilson's 65 years of tuning research and discovery are now at your fingertips. By touching, hearing, and feeling Wilson's designs you can intuitively break free of the limits of the 12 note scale used by historical musical instruments such as the piano and guitar to pioneer new music never-before heard by mankind.
No previous knowledge of music theory is required. These tonal worlds are based on an entirely unique mode of thought that has little to do with historical musical thinking.
The app features Wilson's most profound scale designs. Your hands and ears naturally find new melodic patterns and harmonies that touch on those feelings and emotions you couldn't find before. When you find that perfect scale export it as a Scala file to tune up your favorite software synthesizers. Share your favorite scales with your friends. This version of Wilsonic has the scales "Moments Of Symmetry", Co-Prime Grid, Tetrany Major, Hexany, Tetrany Minor, Mandala (Hexany Stellate), Tetradic Diamond, Hexany Diamond, Aggregate Rotations of Euler Genus 4, Eikosany, Partch 43, Harmonic Spiral, Highland Bagpipes, and Recurrence Relations.
Wilsonic is Audiobus 2.3.x compatible.
* New scales from Erv Wilson's article in Xenharmonikon: "D'Alessandro Like A Hurricane"
* Pentany and Dekany
* bug fixes and stability enhancements
Ratings and Reviews
As someone who has learned a lot about theory in the past, I'm confused by a lot of this. However, It's very easy to use. It didn't take long to understand that the notes are spaced out in a series depending on the mode selected on the top left portion of the screen. The layout could stand to be a little more visually compelling, but it's self explanatory as far as playing a note goes. Some of the text is too small to be read. It would be nice if there was information about each of the different modes, whether that be the historical context, some sort of description explaining the structure, or something else to help a user wrap their minds around what exactly is going on here. I can tell by my ear that a lot of these structures are distinguishable from the 12 tone series, but it would be nice to know how they're different and what I could do to replicate some of these scales outside the app.
I like it
The app functions very well. Several of the features make it very easy to play music in just intonation by making it much easier to visualize just relationships than on a tempered keyboard, where you have to remember what ratio you tuned each interval to (although I'm used to that). I love being able to play compositions I wrote in JI without the intervals being completely out-of-tune and homogenized to one of only 12 irrational intervals. This app is mostly designed to demonstrate musical concepts that Erv Wilson studied, but it ended being a helpful tool for sampling music in just intonation as well.
Works with AudioKit Synths!
The update to Wilsonic allows you to add your favorite scales to either of the AudioKit synths which greatly expands the usefulness of the app.
In addition there are apps like Gestrument Pro which can import Wilsonic scales directly into them and can be used to play a multitude of iOS or hardware synths.
This is a great app for exploring Wilson's scale work. Add this to an IAA or Audiobus chain to inject new life into your tracks and go beyond the traditional 12 tone western scale. Export favorite scales into ScaleGen to play synths via MIDI.
There are also a multitude of Indian scales.
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- 46.7 MB
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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