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Petites Ondes

"Petites Ondes" is the world's first iPad application that reproduce the classical electronic musical instrument Ondes Martenot. You can play it casually during a break for coffee.

Ondes Martenot iPad app "Petites Ondes" was used in the sound track of new movie "GOTHIC ASSASSINS (director: Milos Twilight)". http://www.gothicassassins.com/
The sound track was entirely created with only iPad/iPhone's music apps. "Petites Ondes" was used as a one of musical instrument.

Close-up of "Petites Ondes"


Demo movie

Contemporary music on this app.

Screen Shot

Playing Style:

Manual (PDF version: bottom of this page):
1. Control drawer

Control section for dynamics, method of pitch control, timbres, and so on. Basically, controlled by left hand.

2. “Touche”

Control dynamics
1st. Touch the “Touche” by the tip of your left index finger.
2nd. Lay down the finger.
The dynamics synchronize to the motion of the finger.
(3) is helpful for how to touch the “Touche”

3. Help for the “Touche”, or another function.

When Help function (16) is ON, you can watch:
how to control the “Touche” (2).
how to control Automatic keyboard sliding with pulling ring (6)
(besides Automatic keyboard sliding with pulling ring (22) is ON ).

4. Method of the pitch control

C (Clavier) : by the Keyboard (5)
B (Bague) : by the Ring (6)

5. Keyboard section

To play by the keyboard, select C (Clavier) on (4).

6. Ring section

To play by the Ring, select B (Bague) on (4).

The dots is guide for the correct pitch.

When Automatic keyboard sliding with pulling ring (22) is ON,
Pull up the ring: slide the keyboard to the lower pitch.
Pull down the ring: slide the keyboard to the upper pitch.

7. Timbres

O (Ondes): Sine wave. A basic tone.
C (Creux): Triangle wave
G (Gambe): Square wave
g (Petit Gambe): Pulse wave. Duty is controlled by (9). Specialized tone.
N (Nasillard): Impluse wave. Similar to saw wave.
8 (Octaviant): Mix an octave above “Ondes”. Mixing level is controlled by (8). Specialized tone.

8. Mixing level for “8 (Octaviant)”

9. Duty control for “g (Petit Gambe)”

10. Trill buttons

Pitch shift minor 2nd, major 3rd, or 5th with just intonation.

11. Keyboard hold control

OFF: keyboard work specially. A pushed key is held.
ON: keyboard work normally.

12. Keyboard sliding control region.

keyboard is slid to touched finger moving.

13. Keyboard sliding control region

keyboard is slid to touched finger moving. Same as (12).

14. Reverb button

Control Reverb ON/OFF. Linking with (19).
Note: You can control this button only when single touch. It is for defend unexpected touch when you are playing.

15. Setting button

Open the setting window (18).
Note: You can control this button only when single touch. It is for defend unexpected touch when you are playing.

16. Help function button

Enable/Disable help function.
Note: You can control this button only when single touch. It is for defend unexpected touch when you are playing.

17. Setting button

Close the setting window (18).

18. Setting window

19. Reverb switch

Control Reverb ON/OFF. Linking with (14).

20. Reverb level

Control Reverb level.


21. Keyboard vibrating

OFF: keyboard work normally.
ON: keyboard vibrate to touched finger moving. The max sliding amount is quarter tone.

22. Automatic keyboard sliding with pulling ring

This method is for easy to sweep the pitch widely. 

ON:
Pull up the ring: slide the keyboard to the lower pitch.
Pull down the ring: slide the keyboard to the upper pitch.
When Help function (16) is ON, you can watch how to control.

23. Pitch correction

Enable/Disable the pitch correction for playing by ring(6). 
OFF: The pitch is NOT corrected. Suitable for a professional.
ON: The pitch is corrected smoothly. Easy to play.

24. Go to web the site for Petites Ondes

Open “Safari” and you can read manual, or watch demo movie for your reference.


Playing style:

Put iPad on your knee is recommended! Because of easy to add the vibrating effect emotionally.
To add the vibrating effect:
1st. Press your right index finger to keyboard (5) or ring (6).
2nd. Vibrate iPad by the finger.
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Suzaki Masao,
Jan 28, 2012, 4:11 PM
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