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RealTanpura is a simple and easy to use app that brings you authentic, high fidelity, full-stereo recordings of a real acoustic Tanpura (a drone instrument used in Indian Classical music) recorded in a professional studio environment. Once you get used to the full and rich natural overtones produced by a real acoustic Tanpura, you will no longer prefer to use your electronic tanpura or app that produces sounds of the Tanpura using synthetic or mathematical algorithms.

RealTanpura has been designed as an intuitive app that children, adults, and professionals alike will find easy to use.

You can use RealTanpura to enhance your musical experience whether it is during practice or a stage performance. You can also use it as drone instrument / background music for any kind of music including bhajans, kirtans, and meditation.

  • Authentic – recorded from real tanpuras!
  • High fidelity stereo – professionally recorded in a studio!
  • Ma, Pa, and Ni modes
  • Designed to run optimally on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  • Simple and elegant design
  • Very easy to use

Download RealTanpura Now!

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Download_on_the_App_Store_Badge_US-UK_135x40 $4.99 RealTanpura for iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch
Coming soon! RealTanpura for Android phones and tablets is coming soon! Get on the notification list!

Users love RealTanpura!

  • Why aren't all digital instruments this good?
    By Del Blackwater on Aug 3, 2012

    This is a perfect Indian drone - sounds like it was recorded with the real deal, not just some electronic imitation. You can tune it to any key, and the sound quality is excellent. I wish I would have had this years ago, instead of the typical sound libraries you get with most audio programs.

  • Good
    By Sruthi Kumar on May 19, 2012

    I found this app really useful
    The sound quality was awesome! 🙂

  • Realtanpura
    By ramac002 on Aug 5, 2012

    really great sound

  • Nice App!
    By Valli Murali on Aug 20, 2012

    I have been using this app for 2 months now. I like that it is simple but precise. We use it almost everyday now.

  • High quality mobile thambura
    By BGKrishnan on May 20, 2012

    Excellent App where time-immemorial musical culture fuses with technology seamlessly. It's user friendly and is readily useable by 'laymen' musicians, while having all the necessary features. Sound quality mimics a real thambura - if one hears from a neighboring room, you can easily mistake it for a 5' real instrument. The screen saver feature is thoughtful. I look forward to many more innovative features in the updates, and also great products from the developer.

  • Great app!
    By Pd on Aug 23, 2012

    Very simple to use and has the right functionality. I have been looking for one for a long time and this one truly has all the required features and comes at a very reasonable price point.

  • Great app!
    By Veejayaar on Aug 5, 2012

    really great sound

  • Great app great sounds
    By Sriram Natarajan on Aug 4, 2012

    Great app very real samples
    Good value

  • Superb! Just what I wanted
    By Rajashreerao on Aug 23, 2012

    I have been looking for a tanpura/shruthi box app that is the best in quality and easy for carrying with me anywhere. Tried using all other tanpura apps. Even spent more than $25 for an app. I am so happy that finally the makers of real tanpura has given me what I want at a very reasonable price. The quality and precision is appalling. It's like having a real tanpura with you all the time in your handbag or pocket.

    Great app! I recommend all Carnatic music leaders and lovers to buy it.