Hexaphone is a musical keyboard for the iPhone and iPod Touch designed for real-time performance and improvisation. It provides a simplified musical scale, background drum loops, a unique Motion Filter, song recording and sharing, and audio export via AudioCopy or WAV file.
Hexaphone was created to give musicians a flexible tool that’s small enough to fit in your pocket, but powerful enough to deliver big, expressive musical performances.
Most iPhone instruments are hindered by the small screen size. The keys are too small, which means it’s easy to play a wrong note. Hexaphone embraces the small screen size, solving the space problem by providing a simplified, six-note keyboard. The six notes are selected based on the type of music you want to play. The “wrong notes” are removed from the screen entirely, freeing up room for bigger keys across more octaves.
Choose a six-note scale based on the type of music you want to play (Blues, Dance, Trance, and many more), fire up a beat, and off you go!
Using samples from a Nord Lead 3, Hexaphone produces a wide range of sounds, including funky 70′s tones, overdriven synth sounds, and modern pads.
Hexaphone’s one-of-a-kind Motion Filter is a 24db resonant lowpass filter that you control by tilting the device – producing an effect similar to a wah-wah pedal.
Hexaphone allows you to record your melodies, synchronized to the beat. You can lay down a quick bassline, record it, and then play along with it as you add a melody, chords, etc.
Play along with 16+ included drum loops – or play your iPod in the background. (Double-tap home button for iPod Controls)
Hexaphone allows you to share your recordings with other users via small data files, or export WAV audio via AudioCopy or iTunes Document Sharing.
Hexaphone is best enjoyed through the headphone jack to bring out the bass sounds.
Hexaphone was designed to run on all iPhones, but it really shines with the 3GS and iPhone 4. 3G users can improve performance by turning off the KEY ILLUM feature.