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iShala is an Android/iPhone/iPad app that can be used as a tabla machine, a lehra player and/or an electronic tanpura. These are small machines that provide rhythmic/melodic accompaniment to people practicing Indian music, or just jamming on any other musical style. Featured instruments are Tabla, Harmonium and Tanpura. You can select to play one or all of them, and they will automatically synchronize together (apart from Tanpura that is meant to follow its own cycle).

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Recently changed in this version

V 1.8:
- new tanpura for mid-range notes
- resource files now downloaded from Play Store

V 1.9
- corrected fluctuation of rhythm on certain devices
- streamlined Tabla cycles (change cycle in existing sessions to get the latest ones)
- pitch adjustment in 1/100 of a note, up and down

V 1.10
- added a few missing cycles (Dadra, Bhajani, ...)

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Comments and ratings for iShala
  • (50 stars)

    by roman astra on 11/07/2014

    I dont want to disregard the comments of unhappy users, but I've used this app live for a few years now, to accompany Sitar and it does what I need.

  • (50 stars)

    by damoreddy on 05/06/2014

    The taals are not following patterns. Some of the beats squeeze up.

  • (50 stars)

    by Sukant Saha on 15/05/2014

    Tabla is out of sync and losses rhythm and laya needs improvement and update for this bug. Though features are there but recording with background music will be great. Also please fix tabla.

  • (50 stars)

    by vaibhav vaste on 14/05/2014

    No synchronisation

  • (50 stars)

    by Yogendra Soni on 10/05/2014

    It's strange that you can't fine tune tanpura properly..first you need to go inside properties..and then you can only increase frequency..can't bring it down by even one cent..I play flute and this limitation has totally disappointed me..fine tuning is a fundamental requirement for indian classical music..I wish if I could return this software..and get my money back..

  • (50 stars)

    by subramanya gautam on 04/04/2014

    The tabla keeps losing the beat and starts playing nonsense. I have hears better things about itablapro, but I Dont have an apple device

  • (50 stars)

    by Vivek Virani on 14/03/2014

    This app is useful, but lots of small annoyances limit its potential. Number 1 among these is the embellishments played on the tabla! These are TOTALLY UNNECESSARY and there really NEEDS to be an option to turn them off. Aside from being distracting (they are automatic and obviously are not going to be timed well to match singing/instrumental practice) they are totally inappropriate for tabla prac