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I write apps that are mostly tools for exploring sound. Some of them are also thought experiments, so I make them free.
Droning and generative music:
SrutiBox, Droneo, Tondo, Wind Chimes, Ellipsynth, Enumero, Minute
Playable Instruments:
synthicity itself, Ellipsynth, Lake Piano, AUMI
Thought Experiments
Banshee, Yes Session, Enumero, Only A, Minute, Andymatic Zingatron
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Read about my iPhone development in this blog
Note to my users: iOS7 deprecates the main way I use for making synthesized sounds. I'd like to update the sound engines, but if I do that, the ability to run on older devices (older than iPhone 3gs) will be affected. So if you like running my apps on older devices, you may have to save the version you have now in case I update it to a version that cannot run on an old device. Here is a little tutorial on how to do that.
Listen to me talk about some of my apps on this radio show with host Peter Wetzler on WGXC. (February 2011, but still pretty good).
You can hear a few demos and examples of various musical apps on SoundCloud
links and performances
Here are links, performances, recordings, and videos by people using my apps! Thanks, folks, keep the music coming!
reviews
Here are App Reviews and Responses to them!



[Srutibox]
great app...a must have *****
by oneillrb - Version - 1.4.0 - Apr 21, 2015
this app has been good since 2008 but the 2014 iOS 8 updates rock! the app sounds great, looks great and it worth its weight in bytes.

get this app today!!

p.s., i gave the app 5 stars despite it missing audiobus support; my stars are freely given, without expectation of audiobus delivery later on. i would, however, pay for audiobus support.

[Droneo]


byKeywiz - Jul 24, 2016
Meditation, creation, inspiration all within this wondrous app. Best Droner Gets much needed update!

King of the drones!
byNkersov - Jul 22, 2016
Nice work, Henry. Out of the blue an update that restores AudioBus and IAA functionality, plus iPad interface. For drone sounds, this is brilliant.

Droneo is the drone master tool/instrument!
bymiulew - Aug 1, 2016
Searching for freely adjustable drones of all kinds? The search might be over... Not only equal tempered drones but also just intuned and Partch intuned and more and more. The possibilities are endless. As well as for personal drone usage it is a powerful tool for education of music theory and sound cognitions, put into practical hands-on. Also great for "just" listening and meditations. I am highly recommending Droneo for all who seeks drone solutions!

Useful but complicated ***
by lilbix - Version - 1.3.51 - Mar 4, 2015

I find Droneo useful for practicing trumpet. The steady drone gives me a reference for intonation and allows me to improvise freely. Unfortunately the interface is extremely complicated and lacks the most useful feature: an on-off toggle. I hope the developer will include this feature at some point.


YouTube: yourpaljc
Brilliant ! Haunting & beautiful. Inspiring to use in creative music projects for recording or even live performance. The aching, melancholy voice drones are a perfect, gentle way to relax, meditate, induce calm & even aid sleep. Henry you have put something wonderful into the world here, not only an engrossing fun app. Anyone musicians lucky enough to discover Droneo will find it as cool as I do. Could be used on a daily by those practising relaxation techniques & is a steal at the price.


Bout time!!!!!
by Hashiki - Version 1.3.44 - Dec 30, 2012
Henry's apps are all top notch essentials and ive been waiting for this one my whole life even though i had no idea it ever would exist!
Delicious
by Calroy
Super well designed app, beautiful UI, delicious drones. The tone spiral is brilliant. Using this app for intonation practice as well as live performing.

[synthicity itself]

Seriously UnderRated !!!!

by DRKPHK
I could not give this cat enough stars ... THE LEVEL OF IGNORANCE OF THE MAJORITY OF pEOpLE/consumerS IN THIS BARELY SOVEREIGN COUNTRY IS APPALLINGLY MORE OBVIOUS TO ME THAN EVER;SHAMEFULLY SO LOW A LEVEL SEEMS TO ASSUMED BY ALL ...NOT THIS GUY THOUGH I LOVE HIM .The only developer who's app I get after just reading their name!!! BEWARE HE THINKS & if you use his stuff yoU might T?

and here's another one:
Synthicity is like no other!

by Sparkly Hippo on June 4, 2012

A very musically advanced and fun instrument! The new tones are great and very usable, whether in recording or instantly expressive play. Lowengard apps are some of the coolest in the store. Dig?

Facebook Group! You can do all that facebooky social networkery stuff to talk about my apps in this group!
SrutiBoxSrutiBox v1.3 for iOS 4.x
First available: 2008/08/25
Meditative drone synthesizer, one of the first apps in the App store (The App Store opened on July 10, 2008)

Click here to rate or write a review for SrutiBox in the app store!
DroneoDroneo v1.5.0 for iOs 8.0+
First available: 2009/05/01
More ambitious drone Synthesizer. Recently Updated!

Click here to rate or write a review for Droneo in the app store!
TondoTondo v1.0, iOs 3.1. to 4.2
First available: 2010/12/19
Real time audio spectrogram painting

Click here to rate or write a review for Tondo in the app store!
EllipsynthEllipsynth v1.0
First available: 2012/11/11
Very easy to use multitouch polyphonic granular synthesizer.

Click here to rate or write a review for Ellipsynth in the app store!
synthicity itselfsynthicity itself v1.2
First available: 2011/04/27
very easy to use multitouch polyphonic synthesizer.

Click here to rate or write a review for synthicity itself in the app store!
EnumeroEnumero v1.0
First available: 2010/09/29
Counting and so much more

Click here to rate or write a review for Enumero in the app store!
Only AOnly A v1.0.7
First available: 2013/01/26
Find the 'A's in your life, record them, and share them!

Click here to rate or write a review for Only A in the app store!
MinuteMinute v1.0.1
First available: 2011/03/02
Record up to a minute of sound. Stretch the silences so that it lasts one minute. Or less. Or more.

Click here to rate or write a review for Minute in the app store!
Wind ChimesWind Chimes v1.0.2
First available: 2008/11/24
Wind Chimes, simulated via synthesis on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad! Tilt the phone, hear the chimes! Set on automatic, too!

Click here to rate or write a review for Wind Chimes in the app store!
Lake PianoLake Piano v1.0
First available: 2009/04/16
A sampled piano with lots of personality.

Click here to rate or write a review for Lake Piano in the app store!
BansheeBanshee v1.0.1
First available: 2011/04/20
Send and receive short text messages as audio.

Click here to rate or write a review for Banshee in the app store!
Yes SessionYes Session v1.0
First available: 2011/06/17
An app which encourages you to brainstorm!

Click here to rate or write a review for Yes Session in the app store!
AUMIAUMI v1.0
(For Deep Listening Institute) Turns movement into sound!

Click here to rate or write a review for AUMI in the app store!
Andymatic ZingatronAndymatic Zingatron v1.0
(For WFMU) 120 Andy Breckman Zingers at your fingertips!

Click here to rate or write a review for Andymatic Zingatron in the app store!
True Love NowTrue Love Now v1.0
(For SHOMI. Inc.) Great Relationships Begin Within Card Deck

Click here to rate or write a review for True Love Now in the app store!
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