Star Trek® Vulcan Harp

For Apple iPad

Fans of Star Trek™ can now play Mr. Spock's Vulcan harp on their iPad! Replicating the alien instrument from the classic Star Trek™ series, the app is fully functional and features multi‐level sounds, cool effects, and the iconic design of the original harp. Use the sleekly styled controls to compose spacey music or play fascinating songs.

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Features include:

  • Distinct pluck dynamic where the sound occurs on release of a touch similar to a harp
  • 5 instrument sounds from futuristic to the classic harp
  • Large 6-and-a-half octave range in 5 octave banks
  • Custom multi-level distortion and reverberation controls give you a wide range to experiment with
  • Ability to select pentatonic scale (five notes per octave)
  • One button background arpeggio (sequence chords)
  • Rich, inlaid wood detail appearance on the harp and moving starfield background
  • SoundCloud recording to share your creations
  • Concise tutorial to locate controls

About the Vulcan Harp

The Vulcan harp is also called a Vulcan lyre, lute, lyrette, and lytherette.

The Vulcan harp is played in four episodes in Star Trek™: The Original Series: "Charlie X", "Amok Time", "The Way to Eden" and "The Conscience of the King".

Spock and Uhura both play the Vulcan harp. Tuvok owns one in Star Trek: Voyager™, Melian owns one in Star Trek: The Next Generation™, and (mirror universe) Kira Nerys owns one in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine™.

Spock plays "Row-Row-Row Your Boat" on the Vulcan harp in the film "Star Trek: The Final Frontier™".



The Star Trek™ Vulcan Harp for iPad features the original wooden harp design married with wide-ranging, sleekly styled controls to give the user the ultimate playing experience.
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Strum or pluck the strings to generate sound. Each note is identified to make it easy to play songs.
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Tap the wooden knob to play an accompanying chord.


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Press and hold the wooden knob to select the scale.
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Choose an octave by touching the first dial from the left. You can choose a value by arcing around the dial with your touch.
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Choose from 5 different sounds by touching the second dial from the left. You can choose a value by arcing around the dial with your touch.
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Manipulate the distortion by touching the third dial from the left. You can choose a value by arcing around the dial with your touch.
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Manipulate the reverberation by touching the fourth dial from the left. You can choose a value by arcing around the dial with your touch.
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Open the menu at the bottom right corner of the screen by touching the left-pointing arrow.
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The menu offers a launching point to the information screen, concise screen tutorial, and to record to SoundCloud.
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More Information

Looking for more information about the Vulcan harp app?

Visit the Star Trek Vulcan Harp website: startrekvulcanharp.com

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The Star Trek™ Vulcan Harp app is licensed by CBS Interactive, Inc.
App created by Shiverware Interactive Software Developments, Inc.
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