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Colossus Piano

By Christian Schoenebeck d/b/a Crudebyte

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

Colossus Piano sets a new standard in terms of realism, detail and overall quality of piano sounds on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. There are 8 acoustic piano models available as 8 individual in-app purchases, plus 5 E-Piano legends bundled as 1 sound set with this app, together those 13 piano models make up 30 Gigabyte of sound material. All keys of all piano models were recorded in full length with a recording quality of 24 bit and 96 kHz stereo.

Note: this app requires in-app purchases to provide its functionalities!
Minimum Requirement: at least iPad 3 / iPad Air 1 / iPad mini 2 / iPhone 5 / iPod touch 6th gen.
Recommended: iPad Air 2 / iPad mini 4 / iPad Pro / iPhone SE / iPhone 6s or higher.

The dark brown „Colossus Concert Grand” model:³
• 24 velocity layers per key.
• Sympathetic resonance (sustain sound).
• Release hammer sound.
• Optional pad sound.
• 14 GB in size (SSD space).

The white „Baby Grand” model:
• 12 velocity layers per key.
• Sympathetic resonance (sustain sound).
• Release hammer sound.
• Optional pad sound.
• 6 GB in size (SSD space).

The „Upright Piano” model:
• 8 velocity layers per key.
• Sympathetic resonance (sustain sound).
• Release hammer sound.
• Optional pad sound.
• 3.4 GB in size (SSD space).

The „E-Piano” sound set:
• 5 legendary E-Piano models (plus different model generations or configurations).
• 17 E-Piano sounds in total.
• Optional pad sound.
• Optional tremolo effect.
• 1.6 GB in size (SSD space).

For information about the other piano models, please visit our product website!

This app supports Audio Unit v3, Inter-App Audio, Audiobus and Bluetooth LE MIDI !

Software features:
• Modulation wheel support for controlling the most relevant sound parameter of the currently selected sound.
• Warm pad sound of a well known analogue synthesizer (not available for all models) can be turned on/off as support for the piano sound; volume can be controlled by mod. wheel and expr. controller.
• Sustain pedal support for holding notes.
• Sostenuto pedal support for holding individual notes.
• Soft pedal support for a more gentle sound.
• Expression pedal support for controlling optional pad layer's volume.
• Hammer sound when releasing keys, uses round robin, can be turned on/off and volume controlled (some acoustic pianos only).
• Polyphony of up to several hundred stereo voices.²
• Low latency disk streaming.
• Configurable audio latency down to 5 ms.
• Integrated effects (18 presets).
• MIDI velocity response curve editor.
• App can keep running in the background.
• Hermode Tuning: Makes the sound more brilliant by controlling the pitch of the notes in multivoiced music to better frequency ratios than with fixed tuning. Imitates the tuning behavior of well educated musicians (i.e. orchestras and choirs).
• Provides Audio Unit plugin version of this app, which allows it to be used as virtual instrument directly within 3rd party multi-track DAW apps.
• Supports Apple's "Inter-App Audio" system.
• Audiobus support.
• Virtual on-screen piano keyboard with velocity support, scalable & scrollable.

MIDI Player / Recorder:
• Record, save and load your songs in standard MIDI file format.
• Unlimited amount of tracks.
• Unlimited recording and playback length.
• Open MIDI (.mid) files directly from other apps (i.e. from Safari, Mail).
• Download or upload MIDI files with iTunes.
• Metronome.
• Use the "Tempo Zoom" dial knob to i.e. slow down playback at any time, learn your favorite songs more easily.

¹ For more information about supported adapters and MIDI keyboards, please visit our product website.

² Some sounds might use several voices per note. Polyphony depends on the exact device model being used. You find a polyphony table on our product website.

³ Important: the dark brown „Colossus Grand” piano model requires a large amount of main memory, so we only recommend this piano model for device models mentioned as „recommended” above.

What's New in Version 1.3.4

• Fixes an issue of the Audio Unit Plug-in version which caused misbehaviors like random audio artifacts, noise and AU crashes under certain conditions.

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Customer Reviews

By far the best, 10 stars

I have igrand, really quite good; korg and ivory, both a bit electronic and a disappointment; Imperial grand, pretty nice; CMP, very good; and Ravenscroft which is very good. I have never played a Real Grand Piano, but the Colossus Dark Brown is, to my ears, almost perfect.
I downloaded the Dark Brown, which took hours, but has been worth every minute! It is amazingly beautiful, so full and, well, GRAND! I can’t stop playing it.
I also have bought the 3.4 gb upright and am equally impressed. BY FAR THE BEST.
Only drawbacks are only reverb to adjust and crashes are common when changing the from one sound to another, but just re-open the app and all is well. I have been assured that the crashes will be fixed in next update.

Why do you need to buy every one

I think y’all should have it to where you at least have one or two pianos available to use but all of them. I say don’t get this app, it’s a money pit!!!! Unless you like giving your money away, never in a million years get this app.😡😡😡

Absolutely the best digital piano app!

The sound is so beautiful full and subtle no other digital app can come close to this one period.

This must a labor of love to make this app happened,

Worth every Penney!

Highly recommended!

Colossus Piano
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.4
  • Size: 301 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Colossus Concert Grand$49.99
  2. Upright Piano$19.99
  3. Colossus E-Piano Set$19.99
  4. Japanese Grand$12.99
  5. Baby Grand Piano$26.99
  6. Classic B Grand$15.99
  7. Vintage Upright$9.99
  8. Historic S Grand$9.99
  9. Pianino$12.99