Jubal (or Yuval or Yubal) is a man mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, in Genesis 4:21. Known as the father of all who play the harp and flute, Jubal is the brother of Jabal and the half-brother of Tubal-Cain and half-brother of his half-sister Naamah.
So, as you can see above, the Jubal Flute is a very old instrument.
It’s among my favourite Instrument's family. My favourite one, is the Duduk, a double reed flute, one reed is used for the melody and the other one for the Drone… (Armenian people says that the Duduk is one of the first melodic instrument of the world…). If I love so much these instruments, it’s because when you listen to them, you travel. You jump in the past, because of this, all the movie's composers use them when they want to make you feel the beginning of our civilization.
Let’s go back to the Jubal Flute App now. It’s a one instrument App, if I say this it’s because don’t expect to find a lot of menus, windows and features in this App. No, you have 1 keyboard, 2 if you like. A polyphonic option that allows you to play 2 parts or chords even if this, is not possible with the real instrument… also, a modulation wheel, a legato, a round robin switch, and a Reverb. In the Setting page you will find the Midi in and out channel and port settings. You can also set the Midi CC for the volume, the Reverb amount and size, the sustain Pedal, the Polysus and the legato. The App size: 42.5 Mb. That means that they use a lot of samples to create the Jubal Flute App and it’s certainly for this reason that the sound is perfect! Yes, perfect… in conclusion, it’s a Killer App, a Must Have for Arrangers, Composers, movie's cComposers, and all the fans of these family of instruments like me!
Review by Ed