We recently reviewed a music application from Impetus. Here is another one. JalTarang is an ancient Indian musical instrument. Literally Jaltarang means “waves in water” indicating motion of sound created with the aid of water. Bowls made of China numbering around sixteen are normally used. Bowls for notes of lower octave are large while those for notes of higher octaves are smaller in size. Water is poured into the bowls and the pitch is changed by adjusting the volume of water. The number of bowls depends on the melody being played. The JalTarang from Impetus Technologies was installed on a Nokia 5800 XPressMusic, an S60 5th edition device with Symbian OS version 9.4.
The JalTarang uses 7 bowls of increasing size. Each bowl has a different sound. The application’s response is very similar to the Drummer application. I noticed only a very minor lag between a tap on a bowl and the actual sound.
A tap on a bowl animates it giving a visual feedback that the instrument has been touched.
A pre-recorded sound clip is available that is animated with a baton tapping the bowls in sync with the music played. You can also record your own music and play it back. But the recording cannot be saved for later use.
JalTarang is available in the Ovi store. You can get the URL via SMS to your mobile to download it. The Ovi store application automatically installs the application after purchase.
JalTarang is a fun application to play with and a nice way to kill time. JalTarang is worth a look and I’ll give it 3 of 5.