‘Tis the season! This is that glorious time of year where all of the Christmas lights start twinkling against the Winter sky, where gifts flow like wine and everybody can enjoy the spirit of the holiday season. No matter what you celebrate, there are good vibrations to go around and plenty of ways to get into the holiday mindset. It could be eggnog, it could be potato latkes; it could even be your iPhone! Yup, one such way can be found right on your iOS device.The Sounds of Christmas by mDecks Music, brought to you by Ariel Ramos, is a glorious seasonal treat that turns your phone into a wonderful holiday instrument.
This app was presented to us with perfect timing, and now TheiPhoneAppReview is proud to present it to you! With over 30 different Christmas songs, this innovative app is the perfect thing to spread Christmas cheer.
If you don’t know how to read music, don’t worry. This app is created in such a user-friendly way, that you can learn as you go. Getting started is easy. First, choose if you are right-handed or left-handed so that the App can adjust to your preference. Then, choose a “page”, which ultimately provides you with a song or a noise that you’ll be playing.
Tap the “i” button to get a hint on technique, or just go for it. You can adjust sensitivity, and then you begin to hit the imaginary bells in front of you to create the song itself. You may need to take a few minutes to get oriented, but once you find the rhythm you’ll enjoy the amount of songs to choose from, as well as guessing which song it is that you’re playing this time.
Concept and Functionality: 5/5
Personally, I’ve never seen anything like this app. There are music making apps out there, sure, but few have this seasonal twist and general holiday spirit built right in.
Are you going to download this app on Halloween – certainly not. But when family is coming over for the holidays and Christmas is in the air, why not?
It’s absolutely the perfect Christmas App to play with family and friends.
Again, if you aren’t used to playing music you may not understand the full process right away, but take time to orient with the app, including instructions and hints, and you’ll catch on very quickly.
Overall Value: 5/5
Considering the amount of songs built into the app and the communal way that it’s constructed, this app is certainly worth it’s weight. The reviews have started rolling into the App Store, and the verdict is through the roof. The Sounds of Christmas App is a smashing success.