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PiQ

$0.99
iPhone / iPad
Genres:
  • Social Networking
  • Music
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The PiQ musical instrument offers an entirely new and fascinating musical experience. This is a different instrument and different playing experience from any you already know. You start playing music in the simplest possible way, and then can move into playing and recording sophisticated, even radical, music. PiQ offers a range of intriguing finger gestures that can keep you immersed for hours just fiddling and tweaking and jamming. You can record your music, along with your voice (and your friends’ voices), and play back the music you’ve created, and you can immediately share your recordings to your Facebook wall, or by SMS (text message) or email. In fact, sharing a voice recording by SMS is a voice SMS system in its own right – record your singing or simply a voice message, with or without notes, and send it instantly embedded in a text message, and whoever you are sending it to can listen to your recording instantly. You can make the PiQ musical instrument unique to yourself by personalizing its appearance with a photo of your own.

What you get with the free/lite version:

An entirely new and unique musical instrument experience

Sharing your recorded music via Facebook, email and SMS

Sending voice messages by Facebook, email or SMS

Multiple gestures on each note key, and multi-touch across notes, lets you create intriguing and continuously fascinating music
Notes (natural, flat, sharp) across 3 octaves, with major and minor chords for each note, all in the context of a highly ergonomic, one-handed user interface that lets you play learn and play almost instantly with multiple fingers
Tune gesture effects, space effects and volume
Play music with quickly and easily, from simple to sophisticated to radical
Simple, ergonomic note layout and user interface offers a rich musical experience, powered by NeoKeys technology
Record your musical note compositions, with or without voice
Personalize the PiQ instrument with your own photos

Separately optimized PiQ images for iPhone and iPad. The iPad image is sized ergonomically for one-handed, all-finger use (so it intentionally does not fill the whole screen)

What you get for the paid version:

no in-app ads

The native maximum app volume from the internal speakers on iPhones and iPads has constraints.  We have worked hard to provide volume and volume controls that optimize your experience within those constraints.  However, in many environments with external ambient noise levels, you may want to use headphones or external speakers for most effective volume when using the PiQ music app, especially when playing lower notes.

Yuvee and PiQ support the Foundation for Retinal Research (www.tfrr.org).