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Our Review by Jeff Scott on October 11th, 2008
Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RECOMMENDED
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Cosmovox is a great little musical toy

Developer: Leisuresonic
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.2

iPhone Integration [rating:4/5]
User Interface [rating:4/5]
Re-use / Replay Value [rating:4/5]

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Leisuresonic's Cosmovox is a different kind of musical instrument application. It doesn't try to emulate a pre-existing physical instrument, it's creates it's own. And does so very successfully.

Included are a variety of scales and controls. All of them modify the sound coming from your iPhone. Hit up the YouTube video below to get an idea of the sounds that can be created.

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Once you have your scale and other settings tuned in you control the instrument by moving the phone. The accelerometer is used to change the note that you are playing. It doesn't take a lot of skill to do -- but does take a lot of skill to sound good. But it seems that just about anyone can produce something that at least sounds interesting.

A couple additional features I'd like to see. One is the ability to save presets so that you can come back to them later. Kind of like saving instruments. The other is the ability to record the song for later playback or to play along / layer songs.

Cosmovox is a great little musical toy. It's priced at $1.99 which is a pretty good deal. While it is a toy, and I doubt anyone would use it as serious instrument, it is a very fun toy especially if you are, like me, very lacking in musical talent.

iPhone Screenshots

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