Ocarina – A Musical Application

Available In: App Store       Price: $0.99  

Ocarina Another very cool application that has been released in the last week is Ocarina. When I first saw this application I was totally skeptical. But, turns out that it is not only real but very cool!! Ocarina is a musical instrument that can actually detect your breath (similar to a flute or recorder)! It uses the microphone to detect breath and then uses the iPhone’s touch screen to play different notes. Not only that but it uses the iPhone’s accelerometer to affect vibrato! It is really cool.

Another thing that makes this application unique is that it is also a social application. “Tap on the globe icon and you will see and hear other Ocarina players throughout the world. The globe view will highlight the source of the music. Rate your favorite performances so that others may benefit from your judgment. Name your Ocarina if you want listeners around the world to identify your performances.” Their website has a ton of pointers and tips…including information on how to play certain notes and scores! You can check it out HERE. [Read more…]