Orphion For iPad Intro & MIDI Tutorial
When developers finally decide that they want to take their digital musical instrument and port it to become an iPad or Android app, they have to make certain considerations that would usually not be such a factor had it been created for the PC or a Mac. One of the main ones is size versus functionality. Obviously in any type of generative music program there are many extra features to help you create music however you please. Some of these added features need their own space on the screen to be tweaked and played with – but this might not be a possibility when trying to use the small screen of a tablet.
A way around this is to eliminate the need to have various sub windows open inside of the app. Why not let your fingers be in charge of more complicated commands, by changing the way they can input a gesture into the system. This would take care of the constant need to flip between two windows or two display panel, and it also takes care of the much needed screen space. In Orphion, they have allowed even the fingers to select the type of instrument is played on the fly.