PROFESSIONAL QUALITY ELECTRIC PIANO LIBRARIES FOR LIVE GIGGING AND STUDIO WORK FOR YOUR IPAD AND IPHONE.
FEATURING AUDIOBUS AND VIRTUAL MIDI!!!
ONE OF THE FIRST iOS MUSIC APPS TO FEATURE REAL-TIME SAMPLE STREAMING, USING APPLE LOSSLESS (CAF) FORMAT
With the incredible success of our computer based versions of Neo-Soul Keys®, we felt it an obvious decision to bring our incredible electric piano libraries to the iOS. Despite the eagerness, we did not want to produce a sub-par app just for sake of making an electric piano library, so we worked directly with Apple’s engineers to bring to you, for the first time ever: SAMPLE STREAMING USING APPLE LOSSLESS CAF FORMAT. No other app that we know of offers real-time zone switching sample streaming with lossless compression. Many other sample library apps offer the samples to be loaded into memory, which obviously severely cripples the detail and amount of samples you are able to use. With sample streaming, we are able to use the same high quality sampling techniques, zone switching, and velocity layering, without sacrificing the quality similar to a desktop sample library. So what we did was load all of the electric piano effects samples in system memory, and dedicated the most important sustain samples to stream from the internal flash RAM. The results make for a high quality, low latency, and professional grade electric piano sound module that you can take with you and play live!
You see, many sound designers are trained in a certain way of sampling, by making things so tidy and neat. Every sample is perfectly cut, trimmed, and cross-faded to perfection. Unfortunately, this is not real life and it definitely is not what a real electromechanical instrument is suppose to sound like. It is in those uneven notes, blanks, quarks, splats, clanks, and mechanical nuances that really make you feel like you are playing a real living and breathing organic instrument. This is what we intended with Neo-Soul Keys® - a real world feeling and experience of playing a real electromechanical instrument. You even hear the pedal noises when the sustain pedal is being pressed and released. THAT IS HOW MUCH DETAIL WE PUT INTO OUR INSTRUMENTS! As a result, our Neo-Soul Keys® has been featured and licensed by none other than Steinberg®, who are the the inventors and creators of VST technology.
Neo-Soul Kes® has also been used by the legendary Gerorge Duke and is quoted by Keyboard Magazine during his final interview:
"Unless I’m doing a trio format with Al Jarreau or I’m using an acoustic piano and a real suitcase, my main electric piano is the Scarbee library. I also incorporated one called [Gospel Musicians] Neo-Soul Suitcase, because that has a little more grit and meat on it for certain types of sounds. There’s another that’s pretty smooth, and it’s also a Scarbee thing but it’s toned down; it doesn’t have a lot of attack. As a matter a fact, I’m using that sound on “Brazilian Love Affair.” When I go into playing more funk, I might use Neo-Soul Keys®, which has a lot of attack. But if I’m doing, say, a Miles Davis tune, I prefer the Scarbee." - Keyboard Magazine, August 2013
These Devices and Anything Higher will Work:
iPad 4th Generation, iPad Mini 1-4, iPad Air 1-2
These iPads Will not work:
iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3rd Generation, iPad Pro (GUI Not Ready)
Added support for the iPad Pro
Fixed Keys for the iPhone
Ratings and Reviews
I’ve yet to experience a more characterful softRhodes
Any true lover of the fender Rhodes would appreciate the vintage beauty that this app exudes. I’ve spent (wasted) money on numerous other apps just for the Rhodes sounds, including some (occasionally eye wateringly) expensive ones from companies beginning with K and I, and still nothing comes close to this. All that gorgeousness comes at a cost though, which is to paid in processor cycles, even on an iPad Pro 10.5 (if you run it alongside other apps). Perhaps there is way for devs to make the app a bit more efficient?
Fine sounds, but no Ableton Link
Loving the quality of the sounds from this app. Would really like developers to add Ableton Link. It would then be an easy 5 stars.
£10 for an app where the few keyboards you get all sound exactly the same and have no way to alter the sound am not impressed at all total con
- MIDIculous LLC
- 973.3 MB
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Gospel Musicians
- In-App Purchases
- All Synths £9.99
- Suitcase £9.99
- Stage £6.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.