ARPIO a new musical instrument

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About this app

ARPIO is a new musical instrument designed to play arpeggios*. Move up-and-down the matrix to set the arpeggio's speed, or left-and-right to set its pitch. Tilt the device for accelerometer-controlled volume and pitchbend, or shake for vibrato.


You may be interested in ARPIO if you play piano, guitar, violin, drums, synthesizer, arpeggiators, cello, or bass. Also, if you use digital audio workstations like Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic Pro, Fruity Loops, or Pro Tools.

In the future, MIDI support may be added depending on interest. This would turn ARPIO into a MIDI arpeggiator, allowing you to control hardware synthesizers like those made by Moog, Roland, Korg, Dave Smith Instruments, Elektron, Arturia, Yamaha, and others.


A similar version of ARPIO is available on iOS devices, under the name Arpeggionome.


*An arpeggio is a musical technique where notes in a chord are played in sequence, rather than ringing out simultaneously.
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May 13, 2014

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4.0
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Taren Leitzke
November 5, 2022
I just started using this and am liking it a lot! I keep considering getting a travel instrument since, even though phone apps are more portable, the tactile feedback isn't there in the simulations. I'm not sure why, but this feels more like playing a real instrument than the apps that simulate other instruments. I especially like on my phone I can tilt it different ways to bend, etc. The two things I would add are different instrument sounds and the ability to play multiple arpeggios at once.
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Joseph Rosiles, Jr.
March 2, 2022
The idea is very, very clever, and all the of the mechanics are very anticipating. However the user only begins two chords, a simple major and a simple minor. If you are someone with extra money, I would definitely, absolutely you explore this app. But if you're a broke musician that wants to learn how to be a better musician, this app is not for you. Writing in "major vs minor" is no way to be a proper musician. So unless you're willing to subscribe, this app is just, cheese
6 people found this review helpful
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Be Zen
October 10, 2020
I've had this on my phones for upwards of 5 years, got all the packs the first day. I just wanted to extend my thanks for making Aprio. It's been there whenever I wanted to make a melody or get something out when I don't have an instrument near by. Lunch breaks, down time ext. I've even made a few songs with it. So, to anyone who produces music of any kind, this is a great little thing to just have around for fun, or for something a little more fleshed out. Much love
23 people found this review helpful
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