The first widely available mobile multi-touch piano, Pianist has been featured in a number of Apple advertising campaigns and was one of the 'Awesome iOS4 Apps' in an Apple iTunes promotion. Sound On Sound magazine listed Pianist in its pick of the Top 20 iPhone Apps, and T3 Magazine in its Top 100 iPhone Apps. Pianist has also been recommended by media sources such as the Mail On Sunday and Fox News. Pianist is considered so influential that it has now been listed as one of three examples of musical instrument apps in the primary academic reference: "The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments".
- Full 88 key piano keyboard sampled from a real piano for maximum authenticity.
- Record and save your compositions for later playback. Overdub as many times as you want, and remove unwanted notes.
- Virtual "Soft" and "Sustain" pedals, and expression depending on where you press the key.
- Optional dual keyboard layout allows you to reach even more keys without the need to scroll. Up to four octaves can be displayed and played at once.
- Stay in time with a completely configurable metronome.
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Added support for 64 bit processors.
Ratings and Reviews
It’s TRULY baby grand in your pocket☆
I’m FLOORED that you updated this today☆ Thank you for caring enough to do so. I know you did an update in the past year, or two, but today’s update shows you really do care about this app. I’ve had this app since my iPhone3G back in 2009, and I’ve also put it on my iPhone4 (Twenty-10), iPhone5 (Twenty-12), and my iPhone6S+ (Twenty-15). I’ve been a student of David L Burge’s Perfect Pitch course since 1998, and I like to use your piano app to test my ear when tones and notes jump out at me in real life☆ I like the accuracy of the touch, even when using 15-key mode. The tone is so realistic for it to be coming from a phone. It really makes me wish I had a stereo iPhone7, but i’m still gonna wait a while since I still have the last of the headphone-jack iPhones.
Thank you so much.
Excellent tool if you accept its limitations
It should come as no surprise to anyone that in trying to shove a grand piano into a roughly 4 inch wide space, something is bound to be sacrificed. That said, I'm initially impressed by this program. For six dollars, amateur and professional alike can block out the next number one hit, including creating a skeleton with chords. This is a giant step up from what I used to have to do, which was carry around a mini tape recorder so that I could hum a few bars when I came up with something I liked. Now, I can tap out a few bars and hear it played back to me with a minimum amount of effort!
All that said, anyone looking to jam on their iPhone may find themselves a little disappointed. You only can fit one octave at a time on the screen, so it can be difficult to play more than a very basic number without having to perform some finger acrobatics. Also, I notice a bit of a lag, so this program is not suitable for creating performance quality music. On the other hand, for $5.99 it's an amazingly fun toy for kids and adults alike, and it opens up a tremendous amount of possibilities for the budding songwriter who finds him or herself with a few minutes of creative time while on the go. I truly recommend this program to anyone interested in playing and composing music. If the publisher can fix the lag issue and add an export feature, I can see this being the next Garageband.
Piano on iPod
I don't play any instruments but this was too cool too pass up, a full 88 key piano on your iPod. It sounds fine to me and even the keys seem to have a nice "feel". I had to try this app on the iPod's touch interface and it does feel even better than I expected. I'm a guy I usually wear a size large glove and the key spacing feels ok to me. You can record and edit (hey cheating) performances but I wish there was a built in teaching tool. I guess I could get a book or fire up the laptop but that seems almost comical. God forbid I should take lessons from a human being that's a little too far out there.
So all you talented pianists, does this work for you? Can you actually bang out a reasonable tune across all the octaves? I'd like to know.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.