Experience the splendor of a Ravenscroft Grand with the most realistic sounding piano ever created for iOS. Launch the app and access the gorgeous tone of this one-of-a-kind concert grand from your iPhone or iPad.
The origins of this virtual instrument lie in the masterfully crafted Ravenscroft 275 Titanium Grand Piano - made of 1,000 year old sitka spruce wood with solid titanium string termination points and precise, responsive CAD optimized action. The same quest for the highest fidelity sounds has spurred the deep sampling and meticulous capturing of this piano for the app. The final result delivers crystal clear hammer attacks, staccato release trails, and much more. Every detail has been painstakingly crafted to bring you the most authentic piano experience ever on iOS.
- High-resolution audio recording via premium microphones and pristine converters
- 100% sample-based sounds with hybrid modeling
- Real sympathetic resonance
- Accurate sustain pedal modeling including re-pedaling support
- Over 1,000 release samples for true staccato
- UVI Sparkverb reverb integrated
- 3 Band EQ and timbre shift
- Customizable MIDI and Dynamics response
- Fully resizable and customizable 1 or 2-tier keyboard
- Save/Load presets
- Lossless FLAC format provides the highest quality with smallest disk footprint and fast loading times
- Very efficient use of RAM and CPU resources
- Inter-App Audio / Audiobus support
- Audio Unit v3 Plugin
- External keyboard and MIDI-over-LAN support via CoreMIDI
- Bluetooth MIDI Keyboard Compatible
- Supported Operating System: iOS 9.3+
- Works on:
iPad 4 or newer
iPhone 5 or newer (iPhone 6 or newer recommended)
iPod Touch 6 or newer
- 883MB of disk space
FIX: Sound on iPhone coming out from the wrong speakers
Ratings and Reviews
First let me say, I have no affiliation or ax to grind with any of the companies in my review. I have owned and used synthesizers since 1972. I am a serious tweaker. Lol! I do know how to get the most from a keyboard or soft instrument. I have owned Ravenscroft 275 for IOS for a few months. I also own all piano packs for iGrand, CMP Grand, all the standard pianos that come with Sampletank 2 and Pro and the standard piano that comes with Korg Module as well as Ivory Grand (IAP) for Korg Module. Pick any piano from any of the Apps I mentioned above. And they are far superior to the Ravenscroft 275. I have tried every combination of settings. I find the Ravenscroft to be a dull, flat, lifeless instrument. Every one of the pianos I mentioned above has more character, much better dynamic range. When you play softly they have a round sweet tone. When you put some velocity into your playing the tone brightens, the volume increases and the hammer attack is evident. I have a quality sound system. For $35 dollars and all the hype surrounding the Intro of the Ravenscroft 275, I expected to be wowed. If this piano really had what it takes, I know I would have found it. But, it's just not there! I don't even use it. I actually consider this to be the worst acoustic piano emulation I have ever used. And, I am extremely Disappointed. And consider this 'piano' to be a waste of money.
Best so far, and worth the money.
After playing with this for a few days, I’m thoroughly impressed with the sound and feel, as well as the relatively simple setup. For those of us who have spent hundreds (or even thousands) on pro music software in the past, the price is a drop in the bucket, and quite reasonable for a professional application that is not a toy. I’m optimistic that the developers will continue to refine this app, and hope that the features of the desktop/laptop version that are missing in this one will be included over time.
One of those missing features is the ability to adjust the levels of sustain pedal noises in the mix; while realistic, they are definitely higher in this app than they should be, with no means of changing them. That’s my only quibble at this point, and I’m looking forward to further developments.
I can’t stop playing this piano. The sound is outrageous. I especially like that I can change the timbre so easily and quick on a gig. The darker settings are great for mellow tunes. What people aren’t mentioning is the feel. It just feels right. You can adjust the touch and that combined with the tone adjust gives lots of variations to play with....but the touch feels great.
Also I thought the price was high for this but if you consider the cost of a full keyboard with decent samples you are looking at lots of cash$$$. This sounds every bit as good for a fraction of the cost. I’ve used it on trio gigs and also playing with a big band. How about a Rhodes next time? 😎
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.