a "Irish Flute Pro" - Traditional Wooden Flute for the iPad


"Irish Flute Pro"
Traditional Irish Wooden Flute for the iPad


Irish Flute Pro

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Irish Flute Pro
(Landscape)

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Irish Flute
(Key of D only, No effects controls)

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Irish Flute Pro is an authentic sounding, simple-system wooden flute that plays in multiple common keys and is fully tuneable up to +/- 50 cents.

The app features a two-octave range, realistic finger vibrato effects, and multiple reverb options.

The Pro app supports both Audiobus and Apple Inter-App Audio so can be used as an instrument for recording in GarageBand and other multitracking apps.

The "Irish Flute" app is similar, but only plays in the key of D and doesn't offer the reverb contol options

The fingerings are based on those used for the real instrument and will also be immediately familiar to Irish pennywhistle and flute players.

The Landscape version of the app has an ergonomic split-instrument design, popularized by my "Uilleann" app, allows for a comfortable playing position with the iPad on a table or in your lap.

The sounds are from high quality per-note recordings of my 1857 English Metzler wooden flute, which I'm playing on the app icon.


How to Play (Portrait Version)


IMPORTANT: Since this app requires as many as 8 fingers on the screen at the same time, before playing, disable "Multitasking Gestures" on your iPad (in the Settings app, under the General section, turn the Multitasking Gestures switch to the off position).

To get started playing, first show the on-screen hole labels by touching the '?' icon at the lower right corner of the screen.

Start by touching the top half of the flute starting with the tips of your left index, middle, and ring fingers on holes #6, 5, and 4. The holes light up when touched.

Next touch the bottom half of the flute with the tips of your right index, middle, and ring fingers, on holes #3, 2, and 1.

To play the second octave, touch the "Octave" bar next to the flute with your left little finger while using the same fingerings as the first octave.

The purple "Semitone Down" bar next to the bottom of the flute, played with the right little finger, may be used to shift the pitch down one semitone for playing the notes F-natural, G#, D#, and Bb.

Touch the "Stop" bar at the top of the screen with your left thumb to stop the sound while fingering a note. This can be used for repeated notes in the place of doing a cut or tap.v

Playing tip: For the most fluid flow of the sound, when playing the note that use primarily the left hand (G, A, B, C) you can anchor your right ring finger on hole #1. This is often done on the real instrument as well and allows for a smooth legato transition between the left hand notes with no breaks.

Finger vibrato may be done with the middle finger of the right hand on many notes. The depth of vibrato is adjusted by the vibrato control slider.

Touch the 'i' icon at the lower left corner of the main screen to show/hide the key selection, tuning, volume, vibrato and reverb controls. You may change the tuning up to +/- 50 cents. Touch the tuning value to reset it to zero.


How to Play (Landscape Version)


IMPORTANT: Since this app requires as many as 9 fingers on the screen at the same time, before playing, disable "Multitasking Gestures" on your iPad (in the Settings app, under the General section, turn the Multitasking Gestures switch to the off position).

Start by touching the holes on the left half of the flute starting with the tips of your left index, middle, and ring fingers. The holes light up when touched and the note sounds.

Next touch the holes on the right half of the flute with the tips of your right index, middle, and ring fingers.

To play the second octave, touch the "Octave" bar next to the flute with your left little finger while using the same fingerings as the first octave. The bar will light up green when touched.

Touch the "Stop" bar on the bottom center of the screen with your thumb to stop the sound while fingering a note. The bar will light up red when touched. This can be used for repeated notes in the place of doing a cut or tap.

Touch the "Semi-" bar on the right side of the screen with your right little finger to shift the pitch down one semi-tone. The bar will light up purple when touched. This is used to play the notes F-Natural, G-Sharp, D-sharp, and B-flat if required.

Finger vibrato may be done with the middle finger of the right hand on many notes. The depth of vibrato is adjusted by the vibrato control slider.

Touch the Mixer icon at the upper right corner screen to show/hide the volume, reverb, and vibrato controls. (Landscape)

You may reset the tuning offset to zero by touching the tuning value.


Demo of the Landscape version


Portrait Version
Touch the holes to play, the holes light up when touched
Touch the "i" to show the controls. Touch the "?" to show the help labels

Irish Flute Pro


Landscape Version
Touch the holes to play, the holes light up when touched
Touch the "i" to show the controls. Touch the "?" to show the help labels

Irish Flute Pro


Demo of the simpler Irish Flute app that only plays in D, no reverb effects options.


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