By Frontier Design Group
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This is by far the best app to record full length songs! Now I can change any part of it without any hassle. I love this app so so much! - Doctor Songwriter Who ★★★★★
Piano Studio is an amazing tool for any striving musician and the possibilities for music composition are endless. - TouchMyApps, Grab It!
Awesome app. Let's you totally customize your chord voicings. Layout is absolutely brilliant. I've never been this excited about an iPhone music app. Or probably any app for that matter. - Benyamin5 ★★★★★
Featuring a unique and truly playable interface designed specifically for the iPhone, PianoStudio lets you compose and perform complex songs that are impossible to play with other apps that limit you to tiny keyboards with limited ranges.
PianoStudio is the first piano app for the iPhone and iPod touch that helps you explore musical ideas, learn songs, write your own tunes, and even play along with your iTunes music.
By placing individual notes, entire chords, and even complete musical phrases onto a set of buttons that you can arrange and play, you can write and perform real piano music with chord progressions, "two-handed" patterns, and melodies in Allegro, all right on your iPhone or iPod touch.
See the demo video: fdgm.us/PianoDemo
✓ Four high-quality piano instruments: Grand 1, Grand 2, Upright, Wurlitzer electric
✓ 9 built-in demo songs
✓ Built-in Recorder with overdubbing, variable tempo, metronome, and undo/redo
✓ Share your recordings via Email
✓ Tilt-controlled volume and sustain pedal
✓ Phrase editor lets you create repeating patterns or passages that would otherwise be impossible to play
✓ Built-in chord library with over 10,000 chords
✓ Lots of visual customizations to help you organize and play your tunes
✓ 5 banks of buttons per song
✓ 9 available button layout styles with between 8 and 40 buttons, plus keyboard-and-buttons style
✓ Change Key lets you transpose a song up or down 12 semitones
SONGS & PLAYLISTS
✓ Songs can be edited, renamed, deleted
✓ Songs can be reordered in the Playlist
✓ Backup/restore songs to the web
✓ A jukebox of shared songs from around the world
✓ Share your performances and be rated by other pianists
✓ Download songs and performances from other users
✓ Check out the AirPlay charts: http://fdgm.us/WorldPlayP
From Frontier Design Group, creators of the acclaimed "iShred" electric guitar and "GuitarStudio" acoustic guitar apps.
STAY UP TO DATE
What's New in Version 1.5.0
- Added iOS 5 compatibility
- Added 1 bar of count in when recording
- Added "Follow Sustain" to phrase settings
- Added New Version notification
- Various bug fixes
Good, but there is room for improvement.
I like the chord button concept, and the way they're implemented is quite good too. That's what caught my attention, actually; I'd been looking for something like this for a bit. Now, onto what I would like to see changed, what needs fixing, and so on.
Many of the graphics are not Retina Display-resolution. Not really a problem as far as functionality goes, but still. The two real problems I have with this app are the samples and the available chords. The samples are pretty obviously more like something off a beginner pianist's keyboard. As someone who has been playing for a long time, this is not really satisfactory.
Second, I enjoy my 13th and 11th chords very much, thank you, and this app has neither. It also lacks slash chords, making it very inconvenient to voice these things (I need two fingers where I should only need one).
As an aside, it would be nice to provide different ways of playing chords, e.g. arpeggiated / "harp" chords. Playing them so plainly gets boring and is not very expressive.
So—good work thus far; now make it better.
Enjoy this a ton - but
There is a bug when you bring it out of suspended mode. Sometimes it won't produce any tons. You have to close the app (with the close 'x' in the app browser) then relaunch. A minor bother. But, it would be nice it that gets fixed. It seems to do it after another audio app is used, but not always. Possibly after an incoming call rings in while the app is suspended.
Update. Still cool, but aging. Sharing seems to have died on World play. Samples are horrible. In sore need of updating and freshening.
Anything out there like this that's being supported these days?
I see that the dev's gone out of business but I really like the functionality of this app and have yet to run across anything like it that's actually being supported with new releases, etc.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Oct 17, 2011
- Version: 1.5.0
- Size: 23.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Frontier Design Group, LLC
- © 2009-2010
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.