Since 2011, AppCordions has been providing the world’s best sounding and most realistic playing virtual Accordion, Concertina, Flute, Whistle, Bagpipes, and Hammered Dulcimer apps for iOS and Android that musicians can use to play and practice anywhere!
Already have a hardware MIDI chanter like the Fagerström Technopipes and looking for a bagpipes MIDI sound module? Need an authentic hammered dulcimer sound for your latest MIDI-based movie soundtrack? Want to play your existing MIDI synthesizers using an iPad control surface that resembles a bagpipes chanter or accordion? Please check out my iOS MIDI Apps based on traditional musical instruments!
To get started, please choose the instrument you want to play by clicking on the Main Menu above.
Looking for my original “Tradlessons” whistle tune teaching videos? Click here.
Regarding AudioBus/IAA Integration
The release of iOS 11 caused some serious sound issues with my apps that I’ve long-since fixed, but in the process of doing so, I’ve been removing both AudioBus and IAA integration from the apps to make things simpler and more stable.
Nearly all of my sounds from my apps available as free instrument downloads for ThumbJam by Sonosorous which is fully AudioBus 3 compliant. I’ve donated all of my sounds to the developer of that app and I highly suggest using it if you need an AudioBus compliant MIDI sound module that has the same sounds as my apps.
“ePipes – MIDI Bagpipes”
MIDI Sound Module for iPhone
Three sets of Scottish bagpipes that may be played using a MIDI chanter such as the Fagerström Technopipes
Both GHB and Chromatic style hardware MIDI chanters are supported
Includes per-note sampledScottish Highland, Border Pipes, and Smallpipes
Fully transposable up to one octave in semitone increments
Tuneable as much as +/- 50 cents, plus optional reverb
Scottish bagpipes sounds provided by ePipes.co.uk
“Uilleann” for iPad
The app emulates the chanter, three drones and
regulators of a full set of Uilleann pipes.
It plays in all the traditional keys of D, C#, C, B, and Bb,
and is fully tuneable as much as +/- 50 cents
Supports hardware MIDI chanters
Optimized for the Fagerström Technopipes Uilleann model
“Uilleann” for iPad played via MIDI with a Fagerstrom Uilleann Technopipes
D550 Chromatic Hammered Dulcimer
by Dusty Strings
Experience playing the lush sound of the
Dusty Strings D550 Chromatic Hammered Dulcimer right on your iPad!
Absolutely amazing on the iPad Pro!
Fernando Arroyo from Guanajuato, Mexico
Fernando sent this to me, said he was using
the apps to learn about the instrument.
Seven minutes of pure awesomeness on the
Hohner SqueezeBox app for iPad!
Play my apps on the go, take them on stage and play live, or use them to add traditional instrument sounds to your recordings and soundtracks like these artists:
The apps are perfect for learning and practicing in your apartment, on a work break, when the kids are asleep, or wherever you are. Wherever you have your mobile device, you can play or practice. Play in headphones while waiting for a meeting, or while riding the bus, train, or plane.
On a recent airline trip to visit my parents, I practiced five-row Chromatic Button Accordion in headphones the whole flight back. There’s no way I could have done that with a real accordion, they would have escorted me off the plane in handcuffs and I’d probably would have ended up featured on CNN!
If you want to learn to play any of these instruments but don’t want to invest a lot of money buying a real one, my apps are an inexpensive way to get started. The skills you acquire from playing the apps transfer to the real instruments.
I know this works from first-hand experience. I learned to play B/C button accordion first from my Hohner Melodeon Pro iPad app before getting a real one, and was very quickly able to play tunes on the real instrument.
My apps will give you a realistic experience of playing these instruments for a fraction of the cost of a real one.
I hope you will enjoy playing them as much as I do.