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 was so excited about this, as I love the sound of real electric piano. And, I love Neo soul. However, being a blind person who uses the iPhone, I ran into some major issues. Number one, I couldn’t get this app to connect with my Bluetooth keyboard. Number two, I couldn’t seem to get it to play even when I touch the screen of my phone. So, I turn voiceover off temporarily, in order to see if I could find the keypad, and instead I accidentally ended up purchasing one of your packages. If I like that, it would’ve been cool, but I won’t purchase something that I don’t know will even be able to work for me. I’m sad about this app, as I really would’ve loved to have liked it. I hope some changes are made. One big huge suggestion: please, put the sound packs in a separate store, where a player won’t inadvertently purchased an item.
Gotta have it
Simple and straight forward. That's what you would get if you went out and bought a real Rhodes. Likewise, that's what you get when you buy this app. Don't expect this to be some synthesis dream come true. That's not the intention. However, what it IS is an honest representation of the real thing with all its mechanical quirks fully adjustable. I'll gladly give this 5 stars.
Loves this app. Came to ask if there were plans to add midi out to this app as this version doesn’t send midi out and learned theres a newer version of this same app. Please tell me the newest version of Neo Sould Keys does send midi out?! An upgrade option would have been nice as well fyi.
- 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
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.