Hohner Piano SqueezeBox Accordion Pro
By Michael Eskin
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Hohner announces a brand new music app for the iPad: The Hohner Piano SqueezeBox
Mimicking the layout of Hohner's iconic piano accordions, this intuitive virtual accordion is easy to play and sounds exactly like the real instrument.
The Hohner Piano Squeezebox has a two-octave 24-key treble keyboard and 36 bass/chord buttons.
The app supports both Audiobus and Inter-App Audio for use with GarageBand and other multi-track recording apps.
Choose from three great treble sounds: Clarinet (M) or two different animated Musette (MM) reed sets.
Choose between Bass/Major/Minor/7 or Counter Bass/Major/Minor configuration for the left side of the instrument.
Touch the "?" button to rotate through the different note label displays. The ones with the red B note and grey marker dots on the low C and high A are for use with Accordion Life lessons.
Touch the "i" button to show the settings page where you balance the volume of the treble, bass, and chords independently.
On the settings page, you may set the reverb style, individual reverb send levels for the treble, bass, and chords, as well as the overall reverb level. (iOS 8.3 or later required for reverb)
Touch the Hohner logo for the help screen with a link to the Hohner accordion website or touch the Accordion Life logo to start learning with online accordion lessons.
The Hohner Piano SqueezeBox app allows musicians to practice chord combinations, scales, and songs on-the-go.
Headphones can be used for private practice, or the audio output of the virtual accordion can be amplified by plugging into computer speakers, or other sound enhancing devices.
This app is ideal for the beginning student or professional musician who needs a simple carry-on companion to compliment his or her actual accordion. While not meant to be a replacement for a real accordion, the app is a convenient and easy tool for practicing, learning, or teaching.
IMPORTANT: Since you may want to play chords and melody with more than 4 fingers on the screen at a time, you must disable "Multitasking Gestures" in the iPad Settings. Run the Settings app, go to "General / Multitasking Gestures" and turn them off.
What's New in Version 3.0
The app now supports both Audiobus and Inter-App Audio for use with GarageBand and other multi-track recording apps.
I like this app app a lot but.......
I like this app a lot, but I think it could be much better. What would make it better is
1) a wider touch space for the black keys. Now they are so narrow. You touch the key a little bit off and its playing the key next to it.
2) It lacks the ability to move the keyboard up or down. These are the reasons I gave it 3 stars.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Mar 08, 2016
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 62.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Michael Eskin
- © 2016 Michael Eskin
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.