CultureWaves does not fully support Internet Explorer or Safari right now. Please install and use Firefox.

The ukulele's future is now with 'Futulele' iPhone, iPad app

created over 3 years ago | Tagged: entertainment, technology, music, synthesizer, apps, musical instrument, ipad, ukulele, futulele, amidio inc,


Nothing quite says "check me out" to the ladies like riffing on a frickin' pink ukulele -- until now. For folks rocking both an iPhone and an iPad, Touch DJ app maker Amidio Inc., is releasing its latest magnum opus, the "Futulele." Ah, be still, your beating heart. This dual-device ukulele synthesizer connects the aforementioned iOS devices via Bluetooth, creating a virtual four-string strummer on which to throw down a soulful rendition of "Tiny Bubbles."

Users get their groove on by touching the iPhone to select up to 12 chords per song and using the iPad to strum; chord sets also can be changed on the fly. Amidio says the app should drop sometime in April, and will be optimized for the iPad 3, to boot. Sure, a regular ukulele might be cheaper, but who are you to argue with the future? Speaking of the future, check it out in all its cheerful glory with the Futulele video posted after the break, as well as some not-so-futuristic PR.




Fresh, Relevant, Curated Sparcwire is about human intelligence combined with technology. The Waves below are part of our unique ontology of tag stacking and filtering content to find what's relevant and happening in life. This results in better, more relevant insights and ideas. Mouse over each Wave to discover a Human Truth.