WI Orchestra is a full orchestral library and composition tool for iPhone and iPad.
You can now create and record your own orchestral music on the iPhone, layer by layer, using the instruments and built-in recording features of WI Orchestra. Choose between a full range of orchestral strings, brasswinds, woodwinds, saxophones and percussion.
When starting WI Orchestra for the first time, press the "play" button to listen to the included demo song, which was made with the WI Orchestra app in only a few hours!
WI Orchestra features a velocity sensitive keyboard (requires iOS 4.0 or higher) allowing you to play different dynamics by touching the keyboard harder of softer. The simplest way to use WI Orchestra is to choose one of the dynamics presets (pp, p, mp, mf, f or ff) and play only using the keyboard.
You can work on as many as 98 different projects at a time, and export your songs to your computer, as *.wav files, via the "Apps" tab in iTunes (requires iOS 4.0 or higher). iOS devices with less than 256 MB RAM are capable of 1 minute length projects (iPhone 3GS and earlier) while iPhone 4 and iPads are capable of 5 minute length projects.
For those who are unfamiliar with orchestral music, each instrument in WI Orchestral comes with a picture and description of the instrument.
For the brave, you can also choose to use the microphone as a breath controller!
WI Orchestra is a universal iOS app, with a native full-screen iPad version and beautiful high-resolution graphics on iPhone 4 retina displays.
All wind instruments in WI Orchestra are based on the WIVI technology, an additive synthesis/behavioral modeling pioneered by Wallander Instruments with the professional music production software WIVI.
Strings and percussion in WI Orchestra uses a new patent-pending filtering technology by Wallander Instruments, that allows seamless dynamic changes of any sampled instrument in real-time.
WIVI technology is used on a daily basis for producing music for movies, TV and writing classical scores, by composers all over the world.
Price: Free + $2.99 per section via in-app-purchase (iTunes Link)
Requirements: iPhone®, iPod Touch® or iPad® running iOS 3.1 or newer
Created directly in the WI Orchestra app!
Instrument Contents (marked with * are included for free)
- Double Basses
- Violins Pizzicato
- Violas Pizzicato
- Cellos Pizzicato
- Double Basses Pizzicato
- Piccolo Trumpet
- Bass Trombone
- French Horn
- Wagner Tuba
- Alto Flute
- Bass Flute
- Bass Clarinet
- English Horn
- Sopranino Saxophone
- Soprano Saxophone
- Alto Saxophone
- Tenor Saxophone*
- Baritone Saxophone
- Bass Saxophone
- Mixed percussion (Bass Drum, Toms, Bongos, Castanets, Triangle, Cymbal, Gong, Snare, Tambourine, Wood block, Tam-tam)