Two parts ingenious, one part hilarious, the new Ocarina iPhone Application is putting our late night infomercial hero to shame. The app actually uses the mic port to detect air blowing into the devices and converts it to kick ass music. One note, while it is beyond awesome on our 3G iPhone trials, it doesn’t seem to work on EDGE iPhones – the speaker is too close to the mic.
Ocarina is the first true musical instrument created for the iPhone. Both experts and beginners will be amazed by this innovative player. Ocarina is sensitive to your breath, touch and movements, making it even more versatile than the original. Unlike other musical applications, there are no pre-compiled riffs so musicians will find unlimited opportunities for self-expression. Advanced options allow you to choose between diatonic, minor and harmonic scales. Or channel your favorite video game adventurer with Smule’s Zeldarian mode.
Also, like most Smule products, Ocarina is a social application. Tap on the globe icon and you will see and hear other Ocarina players throughout the world. The globe view will highlight the source of the music. Rate your favorite performances so that others may benefit from your judgment. Name your Ocarina if you want listeners around the world to identify your performances. With this robust application beautiful music is created, appreciated and shared.
Optimized for 3G phones; for first generation phones we recommend upgrading to the 2.2 firmware when it becomes available.