The VARIO App is the perfect companion for pianos with a VARIO digital system and expands your acoustic instrument with many practical features for practicing, recording and sharing music!
The VARIO App also gives you full control over your C. BECHSTEIN VARIO*. And it extends any digital pianos as well as silent / hybrid models from other manufacturers** with new sounds and many smart functions.
• Convenient recorder: record your piano playing with a tap!
• Easily share your music with friends
• Large metronome with free accentuation for each beat
• Full control of the new VARIO digital system
• For beginners as well as for professionals: innovative, uncluttered, extremely easy to use
• Practical sharing and workflow integration (AirDrop, Files, Mail, iMessage and more)
• Impressive real-time 3D graphics based on Apple's GPU-accelerated Metal framework. This app feels like a part of your piano!
New in Version 2
Support for the new VARIO duet*
New piano sound for VARIO classic owners (Model 2012)
Numerous detail improvements
The C. Bechstein VARIO digital system
VARIO is an installation option for acoustic pianos and grand pianos by C. Bechstein, W. Hoffmann and Zimmermann. VARIO combines the acoustic instrument with numerous advantages, known from premium digital pianos and allows an uncomplicated connection to apps on smartphones, tablets and PCs via Bluetooth or USB-C. The VARIO is the ideal solution for the acoustic piano.
* Extensive control of all parameters of the VARIO duet (fall 2019); also compatible with older versions of the VARIO (model 2012 and earlier), providing adapted functionality.
** Connection to many instruments from other manufacturers via Bluetooth-MIDI or USB. Some optional accessories (e.g. USB to Apple Lightning) or other adapters may be required.
Please note: the app requires an iPad or iPhone with 64-bit support (recommended: devices built in 2015 or later, e.g. iPad Air 2). The Apple USB Camera Connection Kit is required for USB-MIDI connection via Lightning (available as an option).
This intermediate update contains a new firmware (1.1.2, sensor bar only) and improves the playing dynamics when the keys are pressed hard.
• “Konnichiwa!“ - The VARIO app is now also available in a Japanese version!
• You can reset the Favourites to the current factory defaults.
Bug fixes & improvements:
• Silent note also in iOS sound generation: a MIDI velocity value of 1 no longer results in unwanted sound reproduction via iPhone or iPad.
• Minor bug fixes and corrections in dialogues.
Please consult our website for details on updating the VARIO firmware.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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- C. Bechstein Digital GmbH
- 352.7 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch (7th generation).
English, French, German, Japanese
- Age Rating
- © 2018-2020 C. Bechstein Digital GmbH
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.