iGrand Piano for iPad
By IK Multimedia
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UPDATED FOR iOS 7!
The concert quality piano App: a collection of 17 professional sounding pianos for your iPad
Turn your iPad into the ultimate piano instrument with an extraordinary collection of ultra-realistic acoustic piano instruments along with built-in recording! Use the iRig KEYS portable keyboard (www.irigkeys.com) or the iRig MIDI interface (www.irigmidi.com) to connect your external keyboard to your iPad, and you're ready to compose, rehearse, perform and record with the very best instruments for the iPad.
iGrand Piano puts an entire gallery of the world's finest pianos right at your fingertips with studio-grade quality never heard before in any other app that stands up to the most powerful virtual instruments available on a computer.
With high-definition stereo samples across multiple velocities, iGrand Piano brings you the most playable, expressive and beautiful sounding grand, baby grand, upright and specialty piano instruments available on a mobile device that you can play anytime and everywhere.
iGrand Piano gives you 8 world-class pianos (including one by registering) along with a capable recorder and metronome. Add the Piano Expansion via in-app purchase to further extend your piano library with 9 additional high-quality instruments.
Record your rehearsals or performances as MIDI with both overdubbing and punch-in capability, then export your track as audio via E-mail or File Sharing or Audio Copy to other iOS apps. With the built-in MIDI Recorder, you can change the tempo of your piece or even choose to use a different piano AFTER you've completed your performance! For composers of any level, the MIDI Recorder lets you capture and develop ideas anywhere your mobile life takes you. iGrand Piano also includes some professional MIDI performances to help you audition the various piano instruments or just inspire your own creative muse!
The easy-to-use instrument editor puts real-time controls on the panel just above the keys to let you adjust the amount of ambience, the position of the lid (open, closed or anything in between), brightness, envelope release, key transposition and tuning. All edit knobs can be assigned to your choice of MIDI controllers for external fine-crafting of your instrument's sonic details. Virtual MIDI and MIDI Program Change are also supported.
iGrand Piano features:
- 8 world-class, multi-velocity stereo grand and upright piano instruments (including one by registering)
- Expandable library of 9 additional studio-grade instruments instantly available via in-app purchase
- Intuitive instrument edit controls including ambience, lid, brightness, release, tuning and transpose
- Included MIDI Recorder with overdub and punch-in capability
- Export performances via E-mail, File Sharing and Audio Copy
- Large visual metronome with variable click volume and adjustable tempo
- Easy-to-use instrument editor with transpose to adjust ambience, tonality and tuning
- Virtual MIDI and MIDI Program Change support
- Low-latency for real-time playing
- Up to 64-voice polyphony on the latest devices
- Designed in concert with iRig KEYS portable MIDI keyboard and iRig MIDI interface
- Free version also available
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What's New in Version 1.1.1
- iOS 7 support
Nice app, except for the distorted output for the "hard" piano layer.
Pros: 1)Nice soft and mid piano sample layers, as good or better than my Motif XF and new sounds I have loaded, especially when you want to play really soft (Pianissimo).
Cons: 1)On the hard piano (Forte and up) side, it sounds too distorted (this is a deal breaker if you want to use it live or recording). 2) Although the upright pianos sound as good or bad as the other pianos, non of them sound like a "typical" upright body you would find in a house, I would like to have at least one upright body sound.
Reference, this is my personal musical gear: (iPad Air, Motif XF, and probably about 10 samples of different pianos by different companies, including VST, all of them using different samples, no just tweaking EQ, and effects.
Acoustic Pianos? Here they are!
As far as sampled acoustic pianos sounds is concerned, this app is the one.
The effects are classy, the renditions of the original pianos are very useful and Audiobus makes it easy to add to your songs.
All in all, very satisfied with this specialty app.
What a wonderful tool for both live and in the studio. Great dynamics, damping and response. As a song writing tool I feel it is unmatched. Thanks IK.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Sep 18, 2013
- Version: 1.1.1
- Size: 265 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: IK Multimedia US, LLC
- © 2013 IK Multimedia Production srl
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Top In-App Purchases
- Piano Expansion Pack$9.99