I’m going to say this even though it’s incorrect; the Futulele will be the single best use of modern technology since Jeff Goldblum destroyed an alien empire with his PowerBook.
Futulele is an ukulele synthesizer for iOS. Oh, but it’s more than just that. A special guitar-shared case kind of like the prototype pictured above can be used to connect your iPhone or iPod touch to your iPad. You can then use the two iDevices simultaneously: the iPad to strum, the iPhone or iPod touch to select your chord. To simplify the process of playing without tactile feedback, a single tap will select your chord, and “the strumming technique is easy and convenient.” The two devices communicate via Bluetooth, so no wires are required.
The chord switch lag is kept at a minimum level, and as for the sound, Futulele successively captures every little nuance of a high-grade professional Ukulele instrument. Up to 12 chords can be used per song, and changing chord sets on the fly is a blast. Full recording and sharing possibilities come straight from Amidio’s top-ranked guitar app OMGuitar, as well as the onboard FX section.
Futulele will be a universal app, but is also one of the first music apps optimized for the iPad 3 when it arrives in April. If you have just an iPad, no worries; it can be played without the assistance of the iPhone or iPod touch.
To learn more about Futulele and Amidio’s other iOS music apps, visit amidio.com.