Grantophone is one of those Windows Phone apps that may not appeal to everyone but could prove interesting for those who are musically inclined. It is a feature rich musical instrument that is full of expression and creative potential.
Grantophone has been updated several times since we last looked at the music app and after receiving several tips to revisit the app, we are shining the spotlight on it once again.
When you first launch Grantophone, you will be greeted with a page that offers some direction for the app as well as the developer’s contact information. Just tap “Play the Grantophone” to get things started.
The keyboard stretches the entire screen with a four-octave range that stretches up the keyboard. An edit button rests in the upper right corner of the keyboard to adjust everything from waveform to slide rates. Tilting your Windows Phone will control the vibrato. Tilt your Windows Phone towards you to increase the range of the vibrato, tilt the phone to the left to increase the speed and to the right to decrease the speed of the vibrato. There are twelve slots to store presets with the ability to have multiple presets active at the same time.
Personally, I don’t have a musical bone in my body and in my hands, Grantophone is nothing more than a noise maker. I will defer to the developer’s demo video below to demonstrate Grantophone’s capabilities as a musical instrument.
Grantophone has been around the Windows Phone Store for years and remains one of the more creative musical instrument apps available. It is a free app available for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices. You can pick up your copy of Grantophone here in the Windows Phone Store.