PianoRemote is a control app developed for Kawai digital pianos, allowing players to change sounds, adjust settings, and enjoy the wide variety of built-in music.[*1]
■ Supported Kawai digital piano models: CA99, CA79, NV10S, NV5S, CA59, CA49, ES920, ES520, DG30
■ Please note that PianoRemote requires Bluetooth permission in order to scan for Bluetooth MIDI devices. Please approve the Bluetooth permission request to ensure that PianoRemote functions correctly.
・ Easy operation of your Kawai digital piano using a smartphone or tablet
PianoRemote allows various functions of the digital piano to be easily selected.
・ Consistent UI design with Kawai digital piano touch panel
PianoRemote is designed to allow easy, intuitive operation via a smartphone or tablet.
The user interface is standardised, meaning there is no need to learn new operations.
・ Music player feature that can be used like a music app
PianoRemote includes a wide variety of songs and classical pieces that are built-in to Kawai digital pianos.[*2]
This music can be controlled in the same way as regular music app. However, it’s also possible to change the sound used for playback, allowing songs and classical to be enjoyed with a different tonal character and atmosphere.
・ Interact with music using “Lesson” and “Concert Magic” modes
In addition to listening to the built-in songs and classical pieces, the additional “Lesson” and “Concert Magic” modes allow musicians to practice the music, and non-musicians to enjoy playing pieces and learning rhythm with a single finger.[*3]
・ Control various built-in functions
PianoRemote can be used to control various functions of the Kawai digital piano. For example, the Metronome is an essential aid for practise, the Virtual Technician allows the sound and other aspects of the piano to be adjusted to suit one’s person preference, while the Dual and Split functions allow different sounds to be combined for more engaging performances.[*4]
・ Straightforward connection using Bluetooth MIDI
PianoRemote supports Bluetooth MIDI wireless communication, allowing immediate connection to the Kawai digital piano without the need for additional cables.[*5]
*1 A compatible Kawai Digital Piano must be connected to a smartphone or tablet.
*2 Copyrighted songs are not included among the piano’s built-in songs.
*3 Some songs do not support “Lesson” and “Concert Magic” modes due to the composition of the data.
*4 “Recorder” and “USB Memory Player” function control is not supported.
*5 Connection via USB cable or a Bluetooth MIDI adapter such as the QuiccoSound mi.1 also supported.
・ Added support for adjusting 'User' Virtual Technician parameters. (Requires piano software update)
・ Various other minor improvements and bug fixes.
Note: 'User' Virtual Technician parameter adjustment is supported by the following models:
The piano's touchpanel and system software must be updated to the latest version in order to adjust 'User' Virtual Technician parameters. For information regarding the latest software updates, please refer to the following URL:
Ratings and Reviews
Buggy but has lots of potential
Somewhat buggy but am finding it useful. I use it with a ca79.
Please keep improving this app.
Had to give this 1 star
Was excited to get this app, but i am disappointed with it for two reasons.
1) Even though iOS devices have silky smooth panning and dragging. The drag behavior on the app for selecting a keyboard is just broken. It is not smooth and worst stops before you actually lift your finger or doesn’t pan at all. It is completely inconsistent. I basically had to just go back to using the screen on my piano.
2) It breaks the controls of the piano. That is, once you make certain changes on the app(like the voice), changes you make on the piano screen seem to have no effect. That is especially bad give how the app gets into modes where I can’t use it to select which piano anymore. My only option is to restart the piano. This is very broken behavior given that it is a “remote”. It should only make changes as if you changed it directly on the piano, and if you change it to something else, it should only reflect the most recent change.
Also, neither app or the piano screen reflect the changes on the other.
Does not work with Kawai pianos older than CA79/99
I can't rate the app because it only works with the newest line of Kawai electric pianos, CA79/99. This led to great frustration when I tried to use it with my Kawai CN37 piano, whichis only 3 years old. Kawai responded to my inquiries and gave good technical reasons why it cannot work with my piano. The CN37/39 line is capable of being controlled this way, but not with this app. My opinion: 1) put this information up front in the app store information and 2) please write an app like this for the older models.
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- Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
- 76.5 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.