iTanpura - Tanpura Player

iTanpura - Tanpura Player

By Prasad Upasani

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2009-08-15
  • Current Version: 8.4.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 8.22 MB
  • Developer: Prasad Upasani
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 84 Ratings


Got tanpura? Well guess what, we have two for you, PLUS a Swar Mandal AND a Sur-Peti / Shruti box! Come listen to the beautiful, meditative sound of real Hemraj tanpuras, and get lost in the mysteries of Indian Classical music. ________________________________________ ◆◆◆ 5-STRING TANPURAS & AUTO-TUNER! ◆◆◆ Before buying also consider iTablaPro ◆◆◆ which has all iTanpura features + tabla ◆◆◆ Note: All updates are always free! ________________________________________ And the reviews are in: ***** "BEAUTIFUL SOUND" ***** "Excellent App, superb sound" ***** "Concert-quality tanpura in your pocket" ***** "This is what I've been waiting for" ________________________________________ ◆ ABOUT THE TANPURA ◆ The Tanpura is a musical instrument used in Indian classical music to provide a background "drone" against which the rest of the music is performed. It is a 4-stringed instrument with a base made from cured pumpkin gourd and a stem made from wood. ________________________________________ ◆ AND NOW PRESENTING - iTanpura ◆ iTanpura is an electronic Tanpura for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It uses stereo digital sound to simulate a set of two tanpuras each of which can be tuned with a different string combination. It uses sounds sampled from real Hemraj tanpuras to provide beautiful yet realistic sound in a pleasing and intuitive package. And now iTanpura also includes fantastic Swar Mandal sound (with presets for 75+ raags) for an instant concert atmosphere guaranteed to inspire! iTanpura is ideal for everyday music practice, concerts, or even as a serene background for meditation. YouTube demo: ________________________________________ ◆ KEY FEATURES ◆ √ FOUR fantastic instruments in one app: includes two 5-string tanpuras with independent pan and volume controls, a 15-string Swar Mandal, and a Sur-Peti/Shruti Box √ Uses sounds sampled from actual male & female tanpuras for realistic tanpura sound throughout the pitch range √ Wide range of pitch from lower A (A2) through upper E (E4) for one and a half octaves of tuning √ INTEGRATED AUTO-TUNER: Auto-Tune iTanpura to your instrument such as harmonium, or use it to tune other instruments (microphone capability required such as iPhone built-in mic or 2nd/3rd generation iPod Touch with external microphone) √ BACKGROUND PLAY: Start playing the tanpuras and switch to another app, or play along with iPod music √ Integrated 15-string Swar Mandal - completely tunable & can be played manually OR set to auto-loop √ Suitable for Hindustani or Carnatic, vocal or instrumental music √ Fine-tune pitch in cents. The display shows the fine-tune value to allow exact recreation of any pitch √ Play one or two simultaneous tanpuras both controlled by the master pitch controls √ Each tanpura's first string can be tuned to Pa, Ma or Ni, or any custom note such as Re, Ga, Dha, etc √ Or tune first string to any shruti in the octave using a slider √ Each tanpura has its own pan and volume controls to allow precise placement within the stereo image. For example you can have a tanpura with Pa on your left and one with Ni on your right √ PRESETS: Save your favorite settings as named presets. Includes presets for the 100+ most popular raags. And now you can also export/import presets via email or iTunes File Sharing. √ Turn the Sur-Peti/Shruti Box on or off and adjust its volume from the settings page √ Can be used with speakers, headset, or the internal speaker (a high-quality speaker dock is recommended for maximum effect) ________________________________________ Not yet convinced? Try iTanpura Lite for free! It has most of the features of the full version, except the sound stops playing after 30 seconds and it does not include the Swar Mandal or the Tuner. ________________________________________



  • Excellent

    By Edward Piercy
    An excellent sounding tanpura. They seem to have thought of everything. Tuning can be changed both by cents and more traditional means. You basically get 2 tanpura, each with 2 strings, all can be set differently and played at the same time if desired. Ability for user presets (thank you!). L/R pan. Loops can be varied by minutes or not at all (continuous). I patch this out of my iPhone and into my Roland and then in to DAW. Works great. And oh -- you can find the master volume under the Harp icon.
  • Very useful and convenient

    This app has saved me several times when I was asked to sing and didn't have a sruthi box. Before this app, i use to have hard time singing at my pitch during an adhoc request. Very useful, convenient and life saver for singers. I would highly recommend it. I have tried using other apps, but none as effective
  • Excellent app in my opinion!

    By TJ Floyd
    Never really written a review for an app before thought this app was well worthy for it! One of the best apps I've ever purchased!! Hands down!!
  • Love the app

    By Music lover Charlotte
    Very very useful app. Sometimes it sounds a little sharp but I love the app. Portability is a big big plus without having to lug the sruti box. Still have to learn some of the functionality but overall a great app.
  • Fails

    By Bk is a awesome game !!!!
    It stopped my sound system and suddenly stops working . I have been having issues with this app for months and now my sound system doesn't even work ! Never buy it , it's a waste
  • great app!

    By taylormadeaudio
    I had iTanpura Lite for a couple of days before I upgraded to the full version - glad I did! What an amazingly well thought-out design. I love this app and use it all the time - a perfect accompaniment for practicing my Tablas, and when I get together with Sitar players... the closest you'll ever come to a live Tanpura player ; )
  • Great app for accompaniment

    By Grgupte
    This is truely great app. My old electronic tanpura broke so I tried it out. The quality of sound is truely close to the real thing. The swarmandal is great. I recommend this app to anyone who needs to practice music.
  • Amazing app

    By sendiv
    This is an amazing app for Indial classiscal music learners and professionals. Thanks for creating such a wonderful app. The inclusion of sruthi box helps young leaners to stick to the swaras when they do the alapana. I would appreciate very much if you could also please and please and please include the carnatic notes in the sruthi. If possible, please also provide some presets for carnatic ragas. My 11yr old daughter became crazy of these presets and overall with the app since I purchased it.
  • Beautiful sound

    By 17costu29
    Sounds exactly like a real tanpura. Absolutely lovely!
  • Ms.

    By sirichills
    The sound of the tanpura is so pure, and it gives the most accurate shruti I have ever heard!