WI Orchestra 1.0 for iOS - A Full Orchestra for iPhone and iPad

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[prMac.com] Stockholm, Sweden - 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 (TM). Five instruments are included for free (Violins, Trumpet, Flute, Timpani and Tenor Saxophone) and the app can be extended to a full orchestra via in-app-purchase, at $2.99 per section: Strings, Percussion, Brass, Woodwinds, Saxophones.

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 Orchestra comes with a picture of the instrument and a story describing its history in music. For the brave users, the microphone can also be used as a breath controller!

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 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. The WIVI technology is used on a daily basis for producing music for movies, TV and writing classical scores, by composers all over the world. 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.

Contents - The instruments Violins, Trumpet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone, and Timpani are included for free. The Mixed percussion instruments include Bass Drum, Toms, Bongos, Castanets, Triangle, Cymbal, Gong, Snare, Tambourine, Wood block, Tam-tam:

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

Saxophones:
* Sopranino Saxophone
* Soprano Saxophone
* Alto Saxophone
* Tenor Saxophone
* Baritone Saxophone
* Bass Saxophone

Percussion:
* Timpani
* Harp
* Mixed percussion
* Glockenspiel
* Xylophone
* Marimba
* Vibraphone
* Celesta
* Piano

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 34.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
WI Orchestra 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Violins, Trumpet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone, and Timpani instruments are included for free. WI Orchestra can be extended to a full orchestra via in-app-purchase, at $2.99 (USD) per section.

Located in Stockholm, Sweden. Wallander Instruments was founded in 2006, and specializes in producing professional virtual instruments for the music, film and TV industry. Since 2008, Wallander Instruments are also producing expressive high-quality mobile music products, for professionals and hobbyists, including the high-quality guitar simulation WI Guitar (TM). Copyright (C) 2006-2011 Wallander Instruments. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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