I would like to announce that Talanome Lite (free version) is now available on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/talanome ... ?mt=8&ls=1
The full version, Talanome, can be found here - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/talanome ... 62562?mt=8
Both Talanome and Talanome Lite are Talam meters for the iOS platform. Please try them out and let me know what you think, and do help spread the word!
Here is the description from iTunes
"A musician or dancer needs to acquire an ability to maintain an even tempo (kalapramanam) if the finer nuances of rhythm are to be mastered" - From "The Illustrated Companion To South Indian Classical Music" by Ludwig Pesch
Talanome is a must-have app for every Carnatic musician and student of Carnatic Music!
Keep up with a perfect beat, choose your tala with ease, and learn about Carnatic Talas along the way!
All the common talas are available at the touch of a button. You can also choose any Tala combination based on the Suladi Sapta Tala system, the system of Talas currently in vogue in Carnatic Music today. This gives you 175 Tala combinations at your fingertips! You can set the tempo in terms of the number of aksharas per minute and you can also choose to play the nadai (the number of beats or mathras) between aksharas.
Like any good metronome, Talanome keeps a precise beat, which is important when you are trying to hone your skills, either while singing or playing a percussion instrument. With Talanome's sound engine, you get the precision of timing that you need and ought to expect!
* Easy to use intuitive interface
* Choice of tempo between 20 and 200 aksharas per minute
* Precise, accurate beat timing with any tempo
* Choice of 9 common talas at the flick of your finger
* Choice of any of 175 tala combinations of the Suladi Sapta Talas (with nadai)
* Option to play nadai or not
* A unique visual representation of the tala using animation to facilitate following along with the beat
* Great natural sound derived from a real manjira
* Get detailed information about each Tala
* Learn more about Carnatic Talas in the reference section
* Fits in your pocket - no bulky boxes to carry around, and is a multi-functional educational tool to boot!