Ocarina by Smule was first introduced very early to the App Store. It was a shining example of what apps could do and why the App Store, itself, was so exciting. Fast forward nearly five years and it is still one of the more innovative apps available and a heck of a lot of fun to play with, whether you're 8-years-old or 80.
The basic concept of Ocarina is very simple. Onscreen there are four glowing purple dots. Place your fingers over these dots and you simulate the holes on an Ocarina. Blow into the microphone at the bottom of your iPhone and you create a note. Move your fingers on the holes to change the note and play a song. The harder you blow, the louder the note; and the faster you move your fingers, the more responsive the instrument. In terms of iOS instrument apps, Ocarina remains one of the best in terms of interface and interaction. Over the years, Smule has added a record and share function, and you can still see who is playing around the globe and even listen in on their recordings if they are broadcasting.
Smule's Ocarina app for iPhone is a joy to play with. It's responsive, offers numerous options for sharing and composing songs, and demonstrates that a great app needs only a great idea, not dozens of unnecessary features. If you enjoy playing with musical instruments, composing songs, or simply showing off what your device can do, consider downloading Ocarina for iPhone today.
One of Apple's All-Time Top 20 Apps, Smule's Ocarina turns your iPhone into an ancient flute. With no musical training required, you'll blow away your friends and family with your new talent. "If everyone had the Ocarina app there would be no more wars" - David Pogue. "One of the most original entertainment programs to emerge from the App Store" - Wall Street Journal. "Ocarina is one of the most magical programs I've ever seen" - NY Times. Sensitive to your breath, touch and movements, Ocarina is more versatile than an actual flute: Blow air into your mic to create music. Touch combinations of holes to play notes. Tilt to change vibrato rate and depth. Advanced users can change keys and modes, including C-Major and Zeldarian mode. With Ocarina, you can also hear people learning to play around the world: Listen in on Ocarina players all over the world just by tapping the globe icon. Rate your favorite performances. Name your Ocarina so others can listen to you play. Share your favorite performances with family and friends via e-mail. Record and archive your favorite performances on your own "My Ocarina" web page. Ocarina fans from all over the world have posted hundreds of free easy-to-read scores for popular songs. Just go to http://ocarina. smule.com and click on 'Songbook'. Top Songs: Theme from Zelda. Amazing Grace. Theme from Harry Potter. My Heart Will Go On. Mario Brothers Theme. Zelda's Lullaby. Poker Face. Watch some great (and not so great) Ocarina performances on YouTube: www.youtube.com/smuleage. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/smule. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/smule. Try other Smule apps: iPad: Magic Fiddle, Magic Piano & Glee Karaoke. iPhone/iPod: I Am T-Pain, Glee Karaoke, Leaf Trombone, Sonic Lighter & Zephyr.