There are already a handful of music composition tools available on the 3DS, and now Abylight Studios is getting closer to releasing its own effort - Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard. Like some of its contemporaries it'll aim to offer substantial variety in features and instruments, as well as various options for sharing creations.
It'll cost $7.99 / €7.99 when it arrives, though there's no final date as yet; intriguingly Abylight is pushing through a global release to include Japan, and the app recently featured in Famitsu magazine. A summary of features from that article have now been released, which you can see below.
- Video tutorials included in the application.
- Automatic accompaniment with 14 music styles and 4 variations.
- Eight programmable chords and 12 chord types to choose.
- Availability of 32 instruments from retro to modern style.
- Integrated sequencer with independent chord and melody tracks.
- Independent mutes for drum, bass and chorus parts.
- Six octave keyboard (2 visible).
- Chord scale visualization.
- Key zoom function.
- Real-time quantization.
- Pitch bend function.
- Left-handed mode.
- Store up to 128 creations.
- Share your music through Miiverse™, Facebook and Twitter.
- Import other user's music from Miiverse™ or QR Code patterns.
- Export your songs in AAC format to the SD Card.
It certainly sounds promising, even if the act of composing music on the portable's relatively small screens will be interesting to try out in practice.
Are you intrigued by this one?