Nice app this as the free version comes with a bunch of rhythms that can be adjusted in tempo, tonality and fills. The Paid version comes with a sequencer to roll your own using the percussion sounds.
It is great that it is possible to get a free adjustable rhythm library that they could have charged for and for a little money extra expand on it.
Meet, Jalra - Carnatic Mridangam, an app to make your android device to play mridangam for Indian classical music, dance or bhajans.
This app is musician's best friend. Every student and professional will need it. The purpose of the app is to accompany the musician with the sound of Indian percussion instruments called Jalra and Mridangam. Once you spend few days with this app, figuring out how to configure and use it, the app will become the best solution for music or dance practice and performances. You can also use it for Bhajans.
The app is very simple to use. It has many advanced features like playlist and beat editor. The design is very intuitive and needs no training to use it.
If you are a student, show this app to your teacher, who should be able to tell you how to use it properly for your practice. It will help you get a hold on the rhythm of your music. If you are a teacher, teach the app to your students, for helping them to improve their rhythmic skills.
A very detailed help is available at this link: https://jalraapp.wordpress.com
-> Mridangam and Tambura all pitch
-> All Talam/Tala supported (count of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
-> Carnatic Music's Saptha (7) Alankara Talams are avaialble
-> Displays count for visual feel of the rhythm
-> Set any tempo you like for the beats
-> TAP twice to guess/judge the tempo
-> No need to keep screen on while playing, runs in the background. Option to keep the screen on if you wish.
-> Convenient notification to stop/start and to bring the app to front. Works even from Android Wear (Watch)
-> Create Playlist - **NEW** paid feature, combine more than 1 style to create a new longer loop
-> Create and Tweak Beats in the Beat Editor - **NEW** paid feature
-> Save local files to google drive as backup or sync across multiple personal devices - **NEW** paid feature
-> Keep Screen On, if required
While the app is playing a style, hit the Fill button to play a static fill variation once.
When playing any variation, hit the End button to wait for the app to finish the active playing the active sound and then stop.
Show / Hide Playlist
You can show or hide the playlist with a toggle button. With the playlist hidden you will get the classic screen simple screen to configure the app.
Beat Editor – InApp Purchase
Press and Hold any one style to open its beat editor. Every beat is divided into 4 parts, with a on/off button for each part. Touch them to swith each part on or off to tweak the beat. When you try to use it for the first time, a prompt will be shown to buy the feature. Once you have bought the feature, you can design / tweak the sound on the beat editor.
You can add a style into the playlist. When you add a style into playlist, the tempo and count that is active will be used for that item.
There is option to Save playlist to save them as local file. They are internal to the Jalra app. These files will not be visible in File Explorer app. Careful, these files will get deleted when you uninstall the app!
Sync files to Google Drive – Paid Feature
Playlist and new Styles are stored in app's internal files. These files will get lost if you uninstall or reset phone. So there is a feature available to sync app's files with google drive account as backup. Even on google drive these files will be hidden. However, you can see their existence under Settings -> Managing Apps -> JalraApp.
Hide Ads – Paid Feature
The app shows banner ads. If you want to hide it, you can buy NoAds feature by click on "Show or Hide Ads" menu option.