iPhone Brings Zelda one step closer to RealityNov 13th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Uncategorized
My gods, this is the very first thing that gives the iPhone validity in my eyes. Smule.com has brought out 4 musical instruments for the iPhone, the coolest of course being the Ocarina. Obviously the Ocarina hit the scene some time ago, 12,000 or so years by some estimates, however it was one of the greatest installments of Zelda that firmly planted this instrument into the hearts of millions.
Ocarina is the first true musical instrument created for the iPhone. Both experts and beginners will be amazed by this innovative player. Ocarina is sensitive to your breath, touch and movements, making it even more versatile than the original. Unlike other musical applications, there are no pre-compiled riffs so musicians will find unlimited opportunities for self-expression. Advanced options allow you to choose between diatonic, minor and harmonic scales. Or channel your favorite video game adventurer with Smule’s Zeldarian mode.
Now this app as it is more than wow’s any soft-hearted geek, however they went and threw in a wicked and innovative network feature that allows you to listen in on the songs being played on any iPhone worldwide. There is a ‘globe’ view in the app where you are presented with a 3D world littered with a number of little dots presumably representing every active Ocarina. The app will automatically start playing one of these, highlighted by a series of green blobs rising from Earth, each of which corresponds to a note. Obviously you are going to have to sort through a ton of horrendous people trying to invoke the Magic of Zelda however you might stumble across somebody that sounds like this
A little Background info on Smule:
Smule is a premiere developer of interactive sonic applications for the iPhone with headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Founded in June of 2008 and backed by Bessemer Venture Partners and Maples Investments, Smule has created an innovative mobile audio platform, enabling a new generation of applications for the iPhone. The Smule Ocarina expands upon a growing family of products that Smule has developed for the iPhone. Smule introduced the Sonic Lighter™ in September, allowing users to spread light over sound using the new Smule Sonic Network™. This Sonic Network now spans 3500 unique geographic locations and six continents. More information about Smule can be found on the Internet at http://www.smule.com. Smule, Sonic Network, and Sonic Lighter are trademarks of SonicMule, Inc. Apple is a registered trademark of Apple Computer. iPhone and Appstore are trademarks of Apple Computer.