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TAQS.IM updates Oriental Synthesizer to v1.4: Makam, Raga & Western Scales + 32 Rhythms

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TAQS.IM has released TAQS.IM Oriental Synth version 1.4 with new features that allow a user to play Middle Eastern sounds, scales, and rhythms from their iPhone or iPad.

Here's the full list of scales included:

  • Beyati.
  • Çargâh.
  • Hijaz (Modern / Arabic).
  • Hijaz Ascending (Turkish).
  • Hijaz Descending (Turkish).
  • Hüseyni (Modern / Arabic).
  • Hüseyni Ascending (Turkish).
  • Hüseyni Descending (Turkish).
  • Huzzam.
  • Kurdi (Arabic and Turkish).
  • Nihavend (Arabic and Turkish).
  • Rast (Arabic).
  • Rast Ascending (Turkish).
  • Rast Descending (Turkish).
  • Sabâ (Arabic and Turkish).
  • Natural Minor (classical/jazz ascending minor, aka Aeolian).
  • Harmonic Minor.
  • Melodic Minor (classical/jazz descending minor).
  • Dorian (variant of Minor).
  • Phrygian (variant of Minor).
  • Major (aka Ionian).
  • Locrian (diminished type scale).
  • Lydian (variant of Major).
  • Mixolydian (variant of Major).
  • Raag Marwa (hexatonic).
  • Raag Bhairav (heptatonic).
  • Raag Bhairavi (similar to Kurdi).
  • Raag Pahadi (folk mode).

Additionally, the player can input in custom scales – calibrating each note by +64 and -64 cents, unshackling them from the equal temperament system. You can either practice along to the rhythms on your instrument or play along with them via the onscreen keyboard.

Here are the rhythms included in this version:

  • Baladi (Traditional / Modern).
  • Bandari.
  • Beguine (Traditional / Modern).
  • Ciftetelli (Traditional / Modern).
  • Curcuna (Traditional / Modern).
  • Halay (Traditional / Modern).
  • Malfouf (Traditional / Modern).
  • Maksoum (Traditional / Modern).
  • Rumba (Traditional / Modern).
  • Syrto (Traditional / Modern).
  • Tsiftetelli.
  • Zeibekiko.
  • Yarkhustha.
  • 6/4 (Traditional / Modern).
  • 6/8 (Traditional / Modern).
  • 7/8 (Traditional / Modern).
  • 9/8 (Traditional / Modern).

The app features a multitude of instruments used in both traditional and modern contexts for Arabic, Armenian, Balkan, Greek, Oriental, Persian, Turkish and World Music including wind, string (both bowed and plucked) and synthesizer instrument sounds.

Here are the instruments included:

  • Accordion Octave.
  • Clarinet Klezmer.
  • CZ-101 Accordion.
  • CZ-101 Square.
  • DX7 Flute.
  • Duduk Vibrato.
  • Electric Baglama.
  • Farfisa Lead.
  • Garmon Reed.
  • Guitar Jazz.
  • Kanun Bell.
  • Mijwez.
  • MOSS Nay.
  • Ney Hollow.
  • OB-8 Sync.
  • Oud.
  • Piano Kavkaz.
  • Sax 90s.
  • Saz Acoustic.
  • SH-2000 Accordion.
  • SH-2000 Violin.
  • Strings Kavkaz.
  • Tar.
  • Trombone Arabic.
  • Zurna Synth.
  • Zurna Turkish.

Price: $9.99.

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