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Author Topic: iPhone ocarina- what were they thinking?  (Read 4125 times)
OcarinaPlayer123
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« on: December 21, 2008, 05:53:49 am »

iPhone ocarina??? I am at a loss of words. This is beyond stupid and pointless in my humble opinion.   Huh

I guess a real ocarina that is an actual instrument, sounds better and doesn't need batteries/recharging is so yesterday old skool. But to each their own I guess. Me blow into a cellphone? Never! Grin

http://gizmodo.com/5079308/the-iphone-ocarina-link-never-would-have-allowed-this


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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008, 07:02:18 am »

This may seem silly, but I would not have discovered real ocarinas (and mountain ones) without iPhone's one. When you don't know about ocarinas and buy this 1$ one (assuming you have an iPhone), you rapidly see the limitations of it. And in my case, I bought my first ocarina just a week after it.  Grin


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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008, 07:22:19 pm »

I don't see what's so bad about it.  As in Laurent's case, it could garner more exposure for real ocarinas.  I don't think that guy writing the article knows what he's talking about, either; he makes it sound like you just pick a preset song and pretend to play it.  If I had an iPhone, I'd buy it; it'd be a much more cost-effective way to practice an English pendant ocarina than actually buying one. Wink


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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 07:35:59 pm »

I knew about ocarinas a while before that app came out because of Docjazz4 so I bought it as soon as it came out because I really wanted one and in Canada the only ocarinas you'll find are cheap 5$ plastic ones that either don't play in tune or sound WAY too "airy". This app has definitely served it's purpose for me, which was to substitute the oc I couldn't have. Of course now I have my MOs so I don't use it that much anymore but I still like to play it at night with earphones when everyone is sleeping. All of this to say that it's not at all pointless or stupid; it actually works quite well with a bit of practice.


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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008, 09:33:13 pm »

    I was a little skeptical about the smule program at first, but it has shown to draw lots of people to traditional ocarinas as well as the Mountain ocarina's site and instruments. It's a good deal if you already have an iphone, a dollar is nothing these days! If you find it fun to play, more power to you!
   It's the same here where I live Lord Oblivion, if you want a good ocarina you have to mail order, the music stores around here had no idea what I was talking about when I went looking for my first one,( which is a plastic piece of junk like you were mentioning!)
    I'm glad I got it though because the same day in frustration I went online and found the mountain ocarinas page and ordered my first AWESOME ocarina here the next day! I've been hooked ever since! Dan


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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008, 11:47:22 pm »

I'm amazed to see how MANY of you have the iPhone! My god.


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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2008, 01:14:22 am »

Not me man, too expensive in my opinion. And I dislike the fact that anything made by apple computers is under such strict control of apple. That's what will keep them from becoming number one. A pc will run anything..however on the apple computer/iphone/ipod's they control every single program that these applications run, and if they don't want people running a certain program, they just send out a code that keeps those programs from running. I have a pc/sony mp3 player because if you have the ipod you are very restricted as to what you can download. Sorry to vent, but c'mon apple, get with the program! Smiley j/k


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