WorldScales 4+

Kelfar Technologies

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 16 Ratings
    • $19.99



Not all scales are created equal.
This app allows you to break out of the limitations of equal-tempered scales and gives you freedom to tune the built-in keyboard in whatever way you want. Loaded with many presets and samples you can explore ancient scales, byzantine music, oriental vibes or configure your own scales.

Have you ever wondered why we tune our instruments the way we do? They are usually tuned to an "equal-tempered scale", which divides the octave into equally spaced tones and semitones. This has become the most prevalent way of tuning the instruments in the west since the 18th Century. Today, musicians use this tuning system, and the scales based on it, without ever considering other ways. For example, in the Middle Ages European musicians generally used Pythagorean tuning, and today many traditional instruments in the Middle East and Asia are tuned according to regional systems and standards.

Included features:
● Ability to tune each key in the octave individually (+- 100 cents).
● 35> High quality sampled instruments: From grand piano, violin and organ to oriental oud and kanun, to voices of a choir singing Ison voices. Many samples are polyphonic and have multiple velocity layers.
● MIDI In. Connect your External MIDI keyboard and play microtonal music. Tuning the individual keys is normally only possible on $1000+ keyboard!
● Many presets introducing lesser known western, byzantine and oriental scales.
● Ability to save your own scales and tunings.
● Entering directly frequency ratios, frequencies or cents.
● Shows on the piano keys where the scale starts and what keys are included in the scale.
● Changing the root key of a scale: all tuned keys are shifted correctly.
● Audio effects: reverb and compressor.
● And more…

What’s New

Version 1.1.1

World Scales 1.1.1 - New Features and Enhancements:

1. The update fixes the use of the Apple System Font.
2. By default the Pitch Bend is Enabled
3. Added Pitch Bend Lock to Lock the Pitch Bend Slider
4. The Pitch Bend Value is displayed in real-time -/+ 200cents (PB. Value)
5. The Green and Red dots have been enlarged and enhanced for better visibility

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

MagellanTheRed ,

Learning Chants

While starting to learn chanting with a Greek Orthodox church, I found out about the WorldScales app. With it, I can set the correct pitches for the various scales, something that thousands of other musical apps cannot do.

I was delighted to see that not only can the user set pitch adjustments on each key, but it has the soft chromatic scale and Byzantine Mode 2 available directly from a menu. That was exactly what was needed for the music I was practicing.

I was a little bummed because running on a MacBook the user interface is not as convenient as it would be for a touch screen on an iPad. But then I was completely delighted to discover the WorldScales' MIDI feature in the settings, connect my keyboard via USB cable, and it just worked. That's an even better UI than a touch screen.

Ma83707 ,

Excellent App - Best in it’s Class

This app is packed with features and is loaded with many helpful options and amazing settings. I am very pleased with this and it has come in handy for my purposes ever since I downloaded it.
Many thanks to Kelfar Technologies for all of the hard work, diligence, and expertise that goes into creating such a useful tool.

Rick Hanson 42 ,

The best in its class

This app is the bomb! Thank you for your recent update too, Karim!

App Privacy

The developer, Kelfar Technologies, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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