I'm glad to see a harmonium app, and I'll agree with the previous reviewer about hoping for a slightly more authentic tone. I'm am however pleasantly pleased with the developer's prompt response to a question I had about the unfortunately buggy nature of the app I downloaded. So techinically I guess I'm giving 4 stars for the developer's apparent interest in making this app better in the hope that there are some decent improvements with future updates. One thing I would like to see, unless I'm confusing a harmonium with a different instrument (such as a pump organ) is some way to control the bellows. If I am mistaken about the way a real harmonium works, then just ignore that last sentance- I'd prefer to not be one of those reviewers that for example suggest an app marketed as being for organ sounds include stringed instrument sounds, rather I'd just like to see this app turn out as decent as possible.
I liked the app first. It worked for few minutes and then it just stopped playing. I restarted the iPad and also tried to reinstall. Also made sure that the multitouch gesture is on, but still it does not work. Please suggest.
I have the current updates and the thing wont even play! the keys won't work and it is slow to react. When it does play it doesn't even sound like a harmonium. I was all excited to get this app. because my boyfriend plays the harmonium and this sounds like a goat being run over. its a waste of money. no wonder it was so cheap.
Not that good. I agree with other reviewers about unimpressive sound quality/timbre, and sluggishness. It does not really sound like a harmonium. The organ mode sounds better. The user interface can be simplified and improved.
The sound it produces is not even close to a harmonium. To make it worse, you hear little ticks once you start playing a little faster, and volume adjustment doesn't help. I also wrote them an email and never got a response.
Sounds like an organ, not even close to a harmonium. Save your money!!! It's a shame with the heart of Vedic songs that the harmonium is used to sing, they will scam you just like any other place. It's an organ or keyboard sound only so if you want that it's not bad. It's definitely not a harmonium though.
It is not a harmonium that you ever used or heard. The sound is subdued and it does not sound like harmonium. Buy Smule instead, a piano app that is so good. The sound of Smule is good and you can create nice music. Someone is going to come out with a better harmonium app. Just wait!
Hundreds of milliseconds of latency make it unenjoyable to play. Hopefully the dev will fix this because other similar apps do not have this problem, including much more complex apps. Otherwise, does what it says and nothing more.
The customization options are good especially the tempered scale is essential for Indian classical music. Sadly however the harmonium samples are awful. Sounds more like a combination of accordion and clarinet.
Harmonium will enable you to play different styles of harmonium, perfectly in tune. If you're interested to play indian music (karnatac or hindusthani), this is the perfect "travel" harmonium you need. Tune your harmonium such as the great singer masters where doing, in the indian harmonic scale. You select harmonic scale, and the base note. That's it. If you prefer to play western music, religious music, then tune the harmonium to the common tempered scale. You'll have a big church harmonium in your pocket! Our harmonium can do automatic transposition. You can play in any key with the same keyboard position. You just need to select the note to play on the C key of the keyboard. Harmonium contains two sound flavours : - Traditional Harmonium, with deep sound of original reeds - Modern flute organ, simpler, heavenly Each sound flavour has a simple set of reeds, or double (with octave). The harmonium can be tuned between A 380 Hz and 470 Hz. An option enables harmonium to play while your iPhone / iPad is playing music. This is very convenient for training yourself to accompagny your prefered artists! Play karaoke with your harmonium! For getting the best sound from this instrument, it is advised to use a good headphone or a pair of speakers with loudspeaker. We should distinguish Harmonium from Shruti (or sruti). Actually, the harmonium is a melody instrument and is usually used to follow the melody played by the soloist (sitar, bansuri, vocal, tabla, ...). The Shruti is only used to play continuously a set of notes (drone) for create the musical atmosphere.