An interesting alternative keyboard layout Using Android devices sounds good for portable music playing, but is plagued by the lack of available buttons. A typical keyboard layout could work, but you miss out on some notes you can't fit on the screen. With an isomorphic keyboard like Hexiano, you can fit more on the screen. The alternative keyboard layouts are there, but a harmonic table is included for a more piano style layout. Overall, great keyboard layout that fits more in a small space that works very well.
I hear it's great I don't think this app plays nice with marshmallow or something because it is unusable in its current state. Keys are completely unresponsive most of the time and work seemingly at random. Will update score when fixed.
Sound cuts out seemingly at random when holding notes, and refuses to play around 5 times in a row every few notes. Worked perfectly before updating to Lollipop. How this still has such a high rating is beyond me as it's more or less no longer functional.
Replaces my $500 AXIS-49 I purchased this style of MIDI controller in hardware back in 2010. The harmonic table was a huge revelation at the time and I spent many hours with it. However the build quality and chunky form factor of that device left it vulnerable to drops and I had to solder some new diodes. I put the device in storage because it was like having a priceless antique - too valuable to be sloppy with. Isokeys doesn't have velocity or key feel, but I can bring it anywhere, which is way more important!
Harmonic table is great for touch If you want a piano instrument for touch, the harmonic table is the only way to utilize the space on the screen efficiently and intuitively. Aside from that, it could be improved upon by giving the sound a little release time and other effects (reverb, etc) that would make the sound more professional.
Change the way you think about the piano keyboard Fascinating to play. It's amazing how ingrained the image of the piano keyboard is in the mind of the player. It's like trying to learn a new language for someone used to the regular keyboard shape. Nice samples, great sound.
* 0.82.1 ALPHA:
- Changed logo!
- Added 5 new colour schemes and changed default.
- Renamed colour scheme 'White' to 'Slate'.
- Reduced filesize slightly.
- Fixed media volume behaviour.
- Fixed square orientation crop bug.
- Minor cosmetic fixes.
* 0.82.0 ALPHA:
- Renamed from IsoKeys to Hexiano!
* 0.81.0 ALPHA:
- Load audio samples on-the-fly for a responsive startup with a nice splash-like visual!
- No reload of audio on screen orientation switch.