Today we found a pretty cool iPad app called “Futulele” that turns the iPad into a Ukulele, especially when it’s paired with the accessory that doubles as a case for an iPhone and iPad. The first major issue is cost and not everyone owns both of these Apple devices, but it’s pretty smart for those that do.
We’ve included a video below this article, which shows the Futulele in action acting as a “Ukulele synthesizer for iOS“. You can use the app on just the iPad, although it really shines when paired with the iPhone for chords and connected via Bluetooth. This allows you to use up to 12 chords when playing your favorite song, and it’s pretty cool that you can change chord sets simply when playing music. Watch the video below and let us know what you think?
Futulele is currently in early stages and those behind this app are looking for someone to help make the case, which is designed to hold the iPhone and iPad for acting like a real Ukulele. If you were using the Futulele — what song would you play?
Some people hate the idea of the iPad and iPhone trying to be a classic analog item — it’s true that there are apps that help people use real musical instruments like seen in the second video below, which shows an app called “Ukulele Tabs” and aids those that love to play a real Ukulele.
Do you think iOS apps should aid real musical instruments, or is it right to mimic them as well?