West Bend Sheepshead



Sheepshead is a trick taking card game for 2 to 5 players with intricate rules and artful strategies. Play this German-American classic on your iOS device or Apple TV.

[Apple TV support pending App store approval.]

  • Play 2-5 player games against computer opponents.
  • Play 2 player matches against your friends in Game Center.
  • Choose partners using the Called Ace or Jack of Diamonds rule.
  • Play a Leaster or use Dealer Picks, Double Pot, or Deal Over rules.

iOS Sheepshead

Two Handed Game

3, 4, and 5 Player Games

Apple TV Sheepshead


Illustrations by Charles George


Vocaform 2.01 Launch Bug

[Update: Bug fixed in Vocaform v 2.02]

Because of a bug in the XY-Pad Screen, Vocaform 2 may fail

to launch.

If this occurs, you can restore function by replacing the App’s
database file.

  1. Download this Patched File.
  2. Unzip the file.
  3. Connect your iOS device to your computer.
  4. Open iTunes.
  5. Select your device in iTunes.
  6. Select the Apps tab.
  7. Scroll down to the file sharing section.
  8. Select Vocaform from the list.
  9. In Vocaform Documents, replace the existing VocaformData.sql with the downloaded file.
  10. Launch Vocaform, it should now open to the single keyboard screen.
  11. Refrain from using the XY-Pad Keyboard screen until an update is available from iTunes.

Vocaform Settings



  • Enable Background Audio.


  • Select the MIDI receive Channel .
  • Enable Virtual MIDI and Network Midi.
  • MIDI Panic Button.

Color Scheme

  • Select a color to match the mood.


  • Restart the opening tutorial.
  • Contact us.
  • Connect to the Apple App store to leave a review.

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Vocaform Effects

4_EffectsVocaform includes four digital effects units.

  • Vibrato
  • Multi-Tap Delay
  • Chorus
  • Filter

Tap the effect name in the left side list to bring up each editing page. Tap the button in the list to bypass individual effects.

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Vocaform Synth

Click on the upper right button to save, load, and manage patches.

Tap the audition key  to test the sound without going back to the keyboard page.


The formant window controls Vocaform’s main sound generator.  Drag one of the circles to adjust the frequency and weight of the three formant regions. Pinch a circle to adjust the spread value of the formant region.

The envelope window controls the Attack, Decay, Sustain, and Release values of Vocaform’s envelope.



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Vocaform Performance

Vocaform’s keyboard page allows for a range of expressive performance options.


Click the hide button to get the chrome out of the way and focus on playing
the keyboard.

Click the options button to:

  • Choose keyboard types.
  • Set -12 to +12 semitone transposition value.
  • Select  pitch bend modes.  Bend the pitch by sliding horizontally on any key.
  • Assign controls messages to a vertical key slide gesture or to the XY-Pad.

Adjust the playable key range using the horizontal sliding bar:

  • Drag the handles at the ends of the bar to adjust the beginning or ending note value.
  • Drag the middle of the bar to change the range without changing the number of keys.

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Get it at the App Store.Dingsaller Icon

New in version 1.8:

  • New FM Node – Frequency Modulation instrument.
  • New RangeSplit Node – Route notes based on pitch value.
  • Multi-Tap Gestures for output node mixer controls.
  • Tempo – Fine increment control.
  • Sliding panels now respond to a tap instead of a swipe.
  • Bug fixes and interface improvements.
  • Retina Display updates.

Dingsaller is a workspace for creating algorithmic compositions on the iPad. Patch together a complex graph of music generating nodes, synths, and effects and control them with a touch.

Key Features:

  • Synths and Sampler Instruments
  • Digital Effects
  • Pattern Sequencer
  • Random Note Generators
  • Touch and Tilt Controllers
  • Recording
  • MIDI Note and Control Input
  • Audio / Copy Paste


Vocaform 2

Download Today!

Polyphonic Formant Synthesizer for iPhone.


Vocaform mimics resonant body sounds such as a voice or stringed instrument. The results range from eerily haunting leads to gritty 8-Bit noise. A wide variety of additional tones can be created with the included digital audio effects.

Vocaform 2 has been completely rewritten for iOS 7.  It features a new polyphonic audio engine and a beautifully simplified interface.

  • Audio Effects: Multi-Tap Delay, Filter, Auto-Vibrato, Chorus.
  • Two modes of responsive, touch-based pitch bend.
  • Assign control parameters to an XY-Pad and Vertical Key touches.
  • ADSR envelope.
  • MIDI Input from external USB keyboards.
  • Virtual MIDI from 3rd party iOS sequencers.
  • Audiobus


Demo video from The Sound Test Room

Keyboard | Synth | Effects | Settings

About Us

iPhone and iPad design, specializing in music, audio, and networked applications.
Freelance consulting for iOS development.

Contact: info@skilpaddelabs.com

Tim Bolstad
Principal iOS Developer
twitter: @tabolstad

Russ Bolstad

Skilpadde Labs

iPhone and iPad design, specializing in music, audio, and networked applications. Freelance consulting for iOS development.