WI Orchestra™

 

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.

 

 

Technical Specifications

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

 

 

Audio Demos

Created directly in the WI Orchestra app!

Demo Song.mp3

 

 

Instrument Contents (marked with * are included for free)

(Strings)

- Violins*
- Violas
- Cellos
- Double Basses
- Violins Pizzicato
- Violas Pizzicato
- Cellos Pizzicato
- Double Basses Pizzicato

(Brass)

- Trumpet*
- Piccolo Trumpet
- Trombone
- Bass Trombone
- French Horn
- Wagner Tuba
- Tuba
- Cornet
- Flugelhorn
- Euphonium

(Woodwinds)

- Flute*
- Piccolo
- Alto Flute
- Bass Flute
- Recorder
- Clarinet
- Bass Clarinet
- Oboe
- English Horn
- Bassoon
- Contrabassoon

(Woodwinds)

- Sopranino Saxophone
- Soprano Saxophone
- Alto Saxophone
- Tenor Saxophone*
- Baritone Saxophone
- Bass Saxophone

(Percussion)

- Timpani*
- Harp
- Mixed percussion (Bass Drum, Toms, Bongos, Castanets, Triangle, Cymbal, Gong, Snare, Tambourine, Wood block, Tam-tam)
- Glockenspiel
- Xylophone
- Marimba
- Vibraphone
- Celesta
- Piano

 

 

Press Graphics

 

 

WI Guitar™

 

WI Guitar™ is the first truly playable virtual acoustic guitar app.

Based on revolutionary patent-pending sample technology, WI Guitar has the sound and expressiveness of a real steel-stringed guitar.

Does this sound too good to be true? It is not, and we can honestly say you need to try this app to believe it! This is why we also offer a free version, for everyone who wants to try this amazing instrument!

With WI Guitar, you can strum chords as softly or as hardly as you like, with ultra-realism. Hooked up to loudspeakers, WI Guitar is the perfect replacement for a real guitar at the party, or even in a band. Use headphones to play your favorite songs on the guitar, or write songs, on the way to work, on the airplane and everywhere else.

As an artist or songwriter, you can even use WI Guitar as a professional recording instrument. Add beautiful stereo guitar parts to your tracks!

WI Guitar includes 12 chord buttons, and the action buttons add9, sus4, 7 and maj7. In combination these give you instant access to more than 150 unique chords.

 

Price: $19.99/Free (iTunes Link, Free version)

Requirements: iPhone®, iPod Touch® or iPad® running iOS 3.1 or newer

 

 

Tips & Tricks

- Strumming harder or softer also makes the sound stronger or softer.

- Pluck or strum closer to the board to get a stronger sound, and play further down on the strings to get a softer sound.

- If you release all fingers from the screen, all playing notes also released. If you want chords to sustain, press and hold the chord buttons while playing.

- Holding both the add9 and sus4 action buttons transforms from a major to a minor chord, and vice versa. Use this feature to also access the Gm, Fm, Cm and Bm chords.

- Holding both the 7 and maj7 action buttons produces an add6 chord.

 

 

Live Videos (in-app audio)

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Hallelujah

Hotel California

Round Here

House Of The Rising Sun

All By Myself

 

 

Press Graphics

 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

Wivi Band 15-in-1™

 

Wivi Band 15-in-1 runs on the iPhone, using the microphone as a wind controller, and an easy-to-learn piano fingering with 5-octave range.

The app includes 15 expressive musical instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn, Bassoon and Contrabassoon.

 

Price: $9.99/Free (iTunes Link, Free version)

Requirements: iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 3.0 or newer

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I get only little response from blowing at the Microphone of my iPhone 4.

A: If you see the microphone meter moving, but only a little, try blowing at the left corner of the phone instead. Also, make sure that microphone amplification is set to 2x in Wivi Band, on the main screen. Alternatively, you can always use the included headset. The reason why this occurs is that iPhone 4 has built-in noise cancellation, when blowing at the internal microphone.

Q: The octave keys sometimes let go when I play the keyboard?

A: Make sure your screen is as clean as possible! This makes it easier for the iPhone to detect multi-touches.

Q: Why is the sound low-fi on my 1st generation iPhone?

A: The iPhone 2G (1st generation) automatically locks at 8 kHz sample rate whenever the internal microphone is in use. To get high-quality output on 2G iPhones, you must use a compatible headset with microphone.

Q: How do I use it on my iPod Touch?

A: If your model supports it, you can use a headset or an external microphone. If you don't have a microphone, the Wivi Band instruments will lock at the highest dynamics and are still playable, but without wind controller support.

Q: Why are some keys blacked out?

A: Keys that are blacked out are outside of the natural range of the instrument. Most wind instruments only have a 4-5 octaves range.

 

 

               

 

 

 

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