iShala - practice Indian music

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3.7
1.29K reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

iShala is an Indian music mobile app that provides flawless accompaniment for classical music practice, be it vocal, instrumental or rhythmic. It features:

• tanpura (x6)
• tabla
• swarmandal
• harmonium
• manjeera (x3)

all fully customisable in practice sessions that can then be loaded on demand. It effectively replaces a tabla machine, a lehra player and an electronic tanpura. It is therefore an ideal tool for anyone practicing Indian classical music, or just wishing to jam along virtual Indian musicians on any other musical style.

iShala includes over 60 rhythmic cycles, melodies in more than 110 ragas and 7 different tempos. You can also create your own ragas and fine-tune each of their notes at micro-tones (or shrutis) level. Possible combinations are thus nothing short of endless!

Along with accompaniment, iShala now also corrects your pitch*! Sing/play freely or over a harmonium melody and iShala will highlight any discrepancy from the correct note. This is an incredible tool to improve your pitch accuracy.

iShala has a pay once, use forever policy. A Premium* In-App purchase option gives you additional functionality under the same terms.

* Included with PREMIUM option (In-App Purchase):

• 4 additional tanpuras
• a low pitch tabla
• 3 additional manjeeras
• pitch detection to make sure you sing/play on the right note
• autotune session by pitch recognition

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• twitter: @swarsys
Updated on
May 31, 2022

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3.7
1.29K reviews
Dipu Deshmukh
June 27, 2022
It is a full featured app, but the user interface could be simplified a little more, so that common controls could be clustered into a single screen, instead of having to choose different screens for different instruments. Also, the tabla tempo and pitch cannot be chosen from the tabla screen.
24 people found this review helpful
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Swar Systems
June 27, 2022
Hi Dipu, this was the case in version 3, but now there are so many controls that it's impossible to have them all in a single screen. But most session settings are in the first, global pane. And you can save your specific settings under a session name, so that with a single click you can retrieve them all.
Surya Chakrabarti
April 29, 2022
This app succeeds in several areas that are critical to its performance. The pre recorded sounds are good, the interface is transparent enough, and the overall experience is positive. I have a couple of bug reports and suggestions though, and would really appreciate a forum where such concerns can be raised.
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Swar Systems
April 29, 2022
Hi Surya, you can send any such feedback to support@swarsystems.com. Thanks.
Ujjwal Jha
August 31, 2022
Purchased this app and it randomly stops on its own. I have set it on "No battery restrictions" and even locked it in app tray so that UI doesn't close it to optimize system. So clearly it's the problem in application itself. Also used it in different Android devices and the problem is exact same. It's gets very irritating while doing riyaaz when it's stops on its own and tanpura stops working. Wasted my money on it.
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Swar Systems
August 31, 2022
Hi Ujjwal. Sorry for the problem you are facing. Please email us on support@swarsystems.com

What's new

- fixed bug on tanpuras panning
- added Bhajani variety
- added dozens of 6 and 8 beats lehras
- Premium: improved pitch detection + added accuracy score