“Ocarina” was one of the first musical instruments for the iPhone – a cult app of the first hour. The user had to blow into the microphone, press virtual buttons on the screen and was able to make music in this manner. Now, years later, a follow-up has been released. From the optic alone, “Ocarina 2″ is already much more modern than the classic.
More important: the new song-mode that offers preset, well-known songs. Anyone that would like to re-enact them, simply pushes the illuminated keys on the screen, while blowing into the microphone. This way music is being created – almost – all by itself and nobody even needs to be able to read notes. The acoustic result is phenomenal. Anyone listening to it will be convinced that a master of his field is performing. The user may also just play by himself, utilizing the freestyle-mode.
The app lets the user listen to the music of other participants or exchange their compositions on Facebook. It’s too bad that many song-packs may only be activated via expensive in-app purchases.