Turn your iOS device into a musical instrument for free with Ocarina 2



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It might seem silly to play your phone like a musical instrument, but that’s exactly what over six million iOS users have done with the Ocarina app, a program created by social music company Smule. that transforms the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. in a virtual wind instrument. Today, Smule is launching Ocarina 2 for free on the Apple App Store.

“In 2008, we released Ocarina, a magical flute-like instrument sensitive to your breath and touch, and let people around the world listen to each other create music,” Smule said in a statement sent. at GamesBeat. “Recently we went back to the drawing board to reimagine Ocarina from scratch to make it easier for everyone to learn to play. In a sense, Ocarina 2 is both old and entirely new. We see Ocarina 2 as an opportunity to open up the magical Ocarina experience to more people, with new bells and whistles.

Fifty songs are available at launch, including music from artists like Beethoven and Lada Gaga (yes, I just put those two in the same sentence), as well as tunes from the Legend of Zelda video game series, which is famous for the use of ocarinas in several of its installments.

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Smule is based in San Francisco, California. The company was co-founded in 2008 by Stanford PhD student and entrepreneur Jeff Smith and Stanford Assistant Professor Dr Ge Wang.

You can get a better idea of ​​how exactly the app works by watching the video below, which shows Smule co-founder and Ocarina 2 designer, Dr. Ge Wang, playing the weird theme of The X-Files.

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