FingerFiddle - Play music like on a real violin

FingerFiddle - Play music like on a real violin

By Matthias Demoucron

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2016-03-01
  • Current Version: 1.2.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 22.19 MB
  • Developer: Matthias Demoucron
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 26 Reviews)
  • Price:
FingerFiddle - Play music like on a real violin App Ratings: 4
Total 26 Reviews

FingerFiddle - Play music like on a real violin App Description

Turn your iPad into an instrument of the violin family and play just like on a real instrument ! FingerFiddle introduces a new and highly sensitive musical experience with your IOS device. Your actions on the screen are turned naturally into an exceptionally realistic and responsive sound, whatever you do. Place your fingers on the fingerboard to change notes. Move your other hand on the screen to rub the strings with the bow and shape the sound continuously in real-time. Pluck the screen to play pizzicato. FingerFiddle responds accurately to your movements and lets you play with the full palette of violin expression, just like with a real instrument. FingerFiddle is a musical instrument that you can bring with you everywhere to play, practice, have fun and perform with others. It includes a full collection of fine-tuned instruments from the violin family (violin, viola, cello and double bass). The basic version comes with a cello, and other instruments are available to try and purchase. Wherever you are, at any time, pick one of the instruments and play music for real with FingerFiddle. Who is it for? Anyone interested in music playing can find something in FingerFiddle: - For the beginner, FingerFiddle is an affordable way to experience and enjoy fiddle playing, alone or in group. Play, practice to improve your playing, try different instruments and maybe, eventually, buy a real instrument… - For advanced players, FingerFiddle is a new instrument to discover and have fun with. Use it in your musical productions and live performances, when jamming with others, or just to sketch ideas. - In all cases, FingerFiddle is a musical instrument that is always right at your fingertips, whenever you feel the need to play music. Features: - Natural mapping between movement and sound: your finger is the bow ! - Outstanding sound rendering for a realistic output - Pitch is controlled with a fingerboard on the screen to allow fiddle-specific playing techniques (vibrato, glissando, chords) - The fingerboard is customizable: set its width and the space between notes for a comfortable playing - A specific area is dedicated to pizzicato playing - Inter-App Audio / Audiobus support (generator) - Very low memory requirement: no samples library is used - Inter App Audio and Audiobus support - The basic version includes the Cello from the Classic Collection. Other instruments are available as In App purchases (Violin, Viola, Double Bass, normal or with mutes)


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FingerFiddle - Play music like on a real violin App Reviews

  • An ambitious concept

    By MCMorrise
    The sound is stunning, gorgeous — I believe these are the best solo strings I've ever heard on an iOS device. It's pleasant enough to play, although in "play in tune" mode, notes snap to pitch too quickly, and there's no way to set the tolerance level or correction speed for that. Coming from GeoShred and other advanced modeling synths, the major issues I have are the lack of custom scales (seriously, why?) and no MIDI/MPE support. I look forward to seeing where the developer goes with this.
  • Ok...

    By Dw10151313
    Well, this would be a GREAT app, but you can only play the cello, and you have to pay $5 for any other instrument. If you could play every instrument it'd be awesome, but you can't. So if you're only looking for a cello app, it's great.
  • Easily The Best of Its Kind

    By Neumuzik
    Astounding realism and responsiveness not seen before in a simulated stringed instrument for iOS. Bought the single instrument version and will now upgrade to the full quartet because I'm so impressed with the attention to detail this developer has paid. Not a game, it's the real deal. Good enough to use for professional recording if a person takes the time to learn how to properly position their fingers and learn good bowing technique (which means bowing up & down, versus back & forth, as one would normally do). Feels very natural and it's the instantaneous feedback that works best, unlike in other apps. This is not playing back prerecorded samples, it's modeling the sound on the fly.
  • Absolutely phenomenal

    By Nobody 789
    Never have my ears heard such a realistic soft synth. This rivals desktop string sample libraries in sound quality and I have never would have expected this out of the iPad. Maybe some ears can tell it apart from the real thing but mine can't. Definitely gonna use this for future compositions.
  • Finger fiddle

    By Nim62
    This is a rip off. The app does not work for the intro price of $2.99. It wants you to buy every instrument separately at high cost. There are better apps for less price do a great deal better.
  • It's unbelievable.

    By B'bba
    I was a skeptical at first, but am truly amazed. The way the notes respond to various changes in position, bow pressure and speed, it is mesmerizing. With just a little practice I was able to play a reasonably nice melody-- and it is easy to imagine ways this could be used to create expressive parts for many types of projects. This app is very special.
  • Great modeling and playability!

    By Henry Lowengard
    This program has great string and resonance modeling, "expensive" for an app, (if you get the IAPs), but still pretty cheap for other instruments and desktop instruments. It takes full advantage of the touch pads' X,Y and pressure (or touch radius on non -iPad Pros). It's therefore very instrumenty, turning gestures into subtly synthesized audio in a way that even professionally playing on keys cannot describe.
  • Awesome!

    By Tom Cintula & The Buffalo 24
    This is fantastic! The app responds accurately to touch from both hands. Sounds great too! Get this and have fun!
  • This is a extremely cool instrument

    By Keywiz
    There is nothing like this on the App Store. It's the closest you will come to playing Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass on your iOS device. The physical model achieves incredible realism. My name is Jordan Rudess and I endorse this awesome app. Great job.
  • Immediately Impressive synthesizer

    By dysamoria
    I've only spent a short time with this synth so far, but I think it is exactly what I've been waiting for in physically modeled string synthesis. FingerFiddle is way more playable than comparable Reaktor ensembles played via keys and modwheel. It might also sound better than the bowed string Reaktor ensembles I've tried, though the expressiveness really has a lot to do with the resulting sound. FingerFiddle is the most expressive soft synth I've used so far (due to the touch interface). Maybe Reaktor with a good iPad-OSC setup can compare, but why go through the configuration trouble when FingerFiddle is just instantly playable? The only thing missing is something I don't know how to ask for: being able to record the performance data into a DAW as MIDI, and play back the performance to a synth via MIDI. No instrument plugin or Reaktor ensemble is likely to have exactly the same modeling parameters as any other. It seems this is where we must perform and record audio... just like with the traditional instrument FingerFiddle models.