Download Virtual Javanese Gamelan apk 1.4.0 free for Android smartphone

29 Jan
Virtual Javanese Gamelan

Posted by WMA Wells Music Academy in Music & Audio | Jan. 29, 2016 | 18 Comments

Apk file size: 31.0 MB

Wells Music Academy

VJG Virtual Javanese Gamelan

How would you like a complete Javanese Gamelan on your mobile device? Well now you can with the VJG.

The VJG features all of the instruments that form Gamelan Sumber Laras (Wellspring of Harmony) at Wells Cathedral School, the foremost international Specialist Music School based in the South West of the United Kingdom.

Sumber Laras is an iron gamelan from Java, and has been in constant use by students and community groups since it was purchased decades ago. Now we'd like to share it with everyone.

The gamelan, or Indonesian Orchestra, is an ensemble of tuned percussion instruments consisting of pots, gongs, metallophones (similar to glockenspiels) and drums.

Gamelans are used in Indonesia to accompany traditional court and temple dances, puppet and shadow plays. It is thought that one of the first Westerners to hear a gamelan was Sir Francis Drake in 1580. Since then they have inspired many composers from Debussy to Steve Reich and there is now a thriving interest around the world in this music which lends itself to people of all levels of musical ability and experience.

This app is based on an award winning piece of software, also entitled the Virtual Javanese Gamelan, and also available free of charge from the Wells Music Academy website. This would be an excellent primer for this mobile app.

In the mobile version users will be able to :

• Select any of the ten instruments that form Gamelan Sumber Laras and play them with their mobile device.

• Have a near as possible authentic playing experience, as touch screen devices lend themselves to percussion instruments, and features such as 'note damping' are included.

• Choose from a repertoire of 4 pieces, all of them Lancarans one of the most joyful forms of Indonesian Music.

• Read from cipher notation, following sequences of numbers

• Advance the notation with a flick of the wrist

• Play anytime, any place and anywhere, as a soloist, against backing tracks, or with friends in various combination.

• Form a touch screen device 'choir' and play a whole gamelan with 9 other players.

PLEASE NOTE: The performance of this App will vary depending on the device hardware and the version of Android OS that you are running. For the optimal experience you will need a low audio latency device running Android 4.1.1, such as the Nexus 7.

If you have a Galaxy Tablet gt 7500, you will need to update to Android ICS 4 to be able to run the App.

If you are experiencing problems loading the App, try a hard reset of the device to free the system RAM, you should then try running the App again. If this does not solve the issue. You may need to transfer the App to the external SD card if you have a lot of Apps installed on the device memory.

Whats new

    • Added support for Android 6.x (Marshmallow).
    • Various minor bug fixes and speed enhancements and security updates.

WMA Wells Music Academy part of our Music & Audio and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update Jan. 29, 2016. Google play rating is 87.9345. Current verison is 1.4.0. Actual size 31.0 MB.

Download virtual-javanese-gamelan.apk 31.0 MB


Suharyono Aby

Sae sanget.. the best Gamelan is the beautiful sound in our heart javanese.. its the best app in my android phone.. good job... Indonesia bagus..

Eddie Melton

Asus Nexus Seven No ads, yay! Drums were fun, if somewhat soft. Gongs only played solos, manual gongs too soft to hear.

rased manan

Awesome The sound quality is superb as it is close to the original instrument. With amplified tablet I can perform gamelan music on stage. Bravo

Phoebe Lin

Doesn't open on android version 4.0.4 Looks like a great app, but it won't open properly on my tablet. Please fix :)

Brian Peck

Does not work......

Susan Kinney

Entertaining and educational I am enjoying learning the names of the instruments and the sounds they make along with how to play actual tunes.

A Google User

can't run on tf101 it is can't run on tf101. after splash screen , application is off and don't alert an exception

A Google User

Fantastic Really great stuff. Some great reproduction of the exotic Oriental sounds.

A Google User

Thank you Really really appreciate your hard work on making this app.

A Google User

Galaxy Tab 10.1 It doesn't work on Galaxy Tab 10.1 either...

Rehavam Reza Tjokronegoro

Great Application It runs great on the iOS, but unfortunately won't run on my Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Please fix compatibility.

A Google User

Not work on gt 7500 Why this app. not work on galaxy tab 7500 ?

A Google User

Thanks for save our culture Thanks for save our culture, our javanese traditional music tool..

A Google User

Nexus 7 Thanks for updating the app, now I can have the gamelan in my pocket anywhere

A Google User

Great I enjoyed it good fun!

Irfan Fauzi

Respond is very slow, annoying

Miguel Sebastian Alvarez

It does not work The only thing that works is the credits button which takes you to the website of Wells

Gaogag a

Not responsive enough The app is promising. However the delay between playing a note and the sound makes it useless. :/

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