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When a lick or melody comes to mind one the few times I'm away from a guitar, I use a virtual piano app to play with it and check how it sounds. But now I got an idea with a bend. How can i listen to it or play around with it without a guitar?

  • There are plenty of virtual guitar apps, but this isn't the place to ask about them. You might try searching the app store for your favorite device. – Todd Wilcox Oct 10 '18 at 18:21
  • not an answer to your question, but you could away just sing it and record it, and then play it on the guitar when you get home – Some_Guy Oct 11 '18 at 3:56
  • @Todd, I've searched a lot and haven't been able to find one that can bend the pitch. Maybe that part of the question wasn't so clear. I understand this isn't a place to ask for software recommendations, please read my question as: how can i play/test a melody with bends on the metro? – Anna Oct 11 '18 at 11:42
  • There are lots of options for portable, bus-powered controllers with bend controls. Also, tons of synth apps for all platforms have virtual pitch bend wheels, so you don't even need an external controller. – Todd Wilcox Oct 11 '18 at 20:11
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Most piano-like synths have a pitch bend wheel (or simply "pitch wheel") or touchpad with similar control.

Any virtual MIDI app with track envelope capability ought to be able to attach a pitch shift to an envelope.

So look for apps/applications that allow envelopes or state that they have pitch bend capability.

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