As I’ve mentioned a number of times here on the Music App Blog, for my money, Crudebyte’s iSymphonic Orchestra currently offers the most realistic palette of orchestral sounds currently available for iOS. I did a full review of the app about when it was released, and while is showed promise at that stage, the various updates since have moved the app forward considerably and also expanded upon the available sounds via a number of add-on IAP sound expansion packs..
Originally priced at UK£37.99 and with a fairly hefty 600+MB download, it perhaps wasn’t going to ever be a casual purchase for your iOS music app collection but the price has changed over time and there has been the occasional sale. In technical terms, the current version – v.1.8.10 is a 950MB download and, while it will run stand-alone on iOS5.1.1 or later, for Audiobus or IAA use, you really need to be running iOS7.0 or later.
Anyway, if you have been tempted by the app but put off by the above average asking price, as part of the Labor Day/summer holiday fun – and for just the next day or two – the base app can be picked up for just UK£12.99/US$16.99 (40% off the current usual price). The majority of the IAP expansion sound sets are currently priced at UK£8.99/US$11.99 each.
You need to be quick though as the sale only lasts until September 6th (tomorrow)…. get your orchestral skates on :-)