2011
08/23
Hang Drum For iPad

Hang Drum For iPad

Been saving up for that Hang, but don’t have quite enough yet? You can get busy on our version of the infamous steel instrument. Start it up, bang away, even record your own loop to play along with. So authentic, your friends will think yours has already arrived. Fill them in on the secret, and they too can download and record their own creations. Do I hear a “Hang out”???

Little bit of information about the Hang … The Hang is a steel percussion instrument that is typically played using the hands and fingers while it rests in the musician’s lap. It was developed in Switzerland in 2000 by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer. There are currently 5 generation models.

Ours is a first generation Hang that defaults to the Aeolian tuning with a D3 central note and a A3 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 A4 tone loop. The eight notes are arranged in a ‘Tone Circle’ that zig-zag from low to high and are harmonically tuned around the low ‘Ding’ note in the center. Select from 45 tunings including microtonal tunings. These various tunings can be mixed into loops that are being constructed.

Many thanks and kudos to Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer for creating such a unique, elegant, and fun instrument. For more information about the origin of the Hang, to hear some sound samples, or just to see someone kickin’ it, visit one of the following:

The loop recording in all of the OddTunes apps is roughly modelled after the Gibson / Oberheim Echoplex Digital Pro. While there are only a few buttons, there is much more functionality there than meets the eye.

* 45 tunings!
* Includes micro-tuned scales
* Loops can contain notes from multiple tunings
* Strike logic completely rewritten to allow more simultaneous or near-simultaneous strikes
* Muted notes are now in the 4 corners and are not dependent upon holding a note
* Settings menu
* Strike animation (can be turned off for performance reasons)
* Start loops on first strike option. Now get a perfect loop every time!
*iPad Support

All of the original tunings for the first generation Hang are included plus more that have been used with Hangs.

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