December 23, 2011 in Music (F)
[prMac.com] Sendai, Japan - PSOFT MOBILE, maker of the hit iOS app Zen Brush, is proud to announce the release of new free app "VirtuaBell 1.0" for iPhone and iPod touch. VirtuaBell is a motion sensing musical instrument app where the user simply moves his device to play handbell melodies. It is particularly well suited for playing Christmas carols.
VirtuaBell is a musical instrument app that simulates handbells. It allows the player to change the musical tone without touching the screen, allowing them to freely perform any melody.
Playing VirtuaBell is made fun and easy by taking advantage of the gyroscopic sensor available in the iPhone / iPod touch / iPad. The app uses the gyroscope to calculate the position of the device. For example, the player waves the device on the left their waist to play a C (Do), in front of their right shoulder for an A (La), in front of their face for a high D (Re), etc... It's as if virtual bells were arranged in the space around the player, allowing them to play a variety of notes.
Making it possible to play the musical scale without touching the screen, VirtuaBell is a new era electronic musical instrument in its own right. Users can enjoy ringing the bells however they like, but with a little practice, they can quickly learn to play actual melodies.
* 19 tones: from B3 (low Si) to F5 (High Fa).
* Tones are changed using the device's gyroscopic sensor.
* Ability to stop the bell's ringing sound by tapping the screen (bell damping).
* Ability to use the app while playing music in the background.
* Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th) , and iPad2
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
Pricing and Availability:
VirtuaBell is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.
Located in Sendai, Japan, P SOFTHOUSE Co., Ltd. was founded in 1990 by Keiki HATAKEYAMA as a software development company. It has contributed to the development of multiple consumer games, digital media contents and software for entertainment facilities, both for distribution under its own brand name or as part of collaborative projects with other companies. P SOFTHOUSE applies superb know-how to its products, and provides new solutions for digital media creators and artists. PSOFT MOBILE is the division of P SOFTHOUSE Co., Ltd. which handles development of applications for mobile devices. Copyright (C) 2010 P SOFTHOUSE Co., Ltd. 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.