This app makes the Piteå School of Music pipe organ sampleset available on iPad (2 and later) and iPhone (5 or later is recommended). The sampleset was released by Lars Palo under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license, see http://www.familjenpalo.se/vpo/download . You don't need to download the sampleset – for your convenience, all needed WAV files are contained within the app.
For more information about the app and the underlying Napo framework, please visit the support page http://polaron.de/Pitea/ , the Napo documentation at http://polaron.de/Napo/ and in particular the user manual at http://polaron.de/Napo/manual .
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This app is a huge download of about 1.5 GB. Make sure there is enough free SSD space on your device.
Upgraded to Napo 4.20:
- Improved Launchpad support.
- Support for button lamps in Hoffrichter and Pausch-e consoles.
- Adaptions for iPhone X.
- Support for Slide Over and Split View (on suitable devices).
- Adapted the layout of the stop buttons in the portrait mode of the virtual keyboard view to the layout in the landscape mode.
- Option to disable sustain pedals.
- Option to disable warnings about unexpected note-on/off messages.
- Bugfixes regarding stuck notes during the use of a sustain pedal or when changing the transposition.
- Corrected the ordering of the buttons Prev Bank/Next Bank and Prev Comb/Next Comb in the Launchpad default setting.
Ratings and Reviews
Serious Apps For Serious Organists
These apps are quite impressive - hook up MIDI manuals and pedal and a virtual organ on an iOS device, instant start, and no fuss. Sure, it's not as flexible as Hauptwerk but consider the cost - a great alternative for practice and live performance in venues with no instrument. I have Burea, MarcMoerd, and JDO and I'm glad because they all have their charm. If one could spring for only one of the top tier apps I suggest this one (Pitea) because it offers a variety of tonal palettes including a celeste which while maybe not of high importance to organ reform enthusiasts serves a purpose for those of us raised on American classic instruments.
Great developer, amazing sound set!
If you are serious about your organ collection and finding inspiration to play organ, then this is it. Burea, Pitea and Jeux are my faves from this committed developer. You need to have at least one of his amazing apps. After trying one of these, you will be hard pressed to find a better product.
My fellow organists are astounded and amazed at the quality of sound coming from my iPad. The attention to detail of the producer is clearly evident in this and the other instruments available here.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.