This app makes the Piteå School of Music pipe organ sample set available for playing with MIDI keyboards and a MIDI pedal connected to your iOS or macOS device. The sample set was released by Lars Palo under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license, see http://www.familjenpalo.se/vpo/download .
For more information about the app and the underlying Napo framework, please visit the support page http://polaron.de/Pitea/ , the Napo documentation at http://polaron.de/Napo/ and in particular the user manual at http://polaron.de/Napo/manual .
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This app is a huge download of about 1.5 GB. Make sure there is enough free SSD space on your device.
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I have several iOS organs and all I can say is just “wow!” It’s worth the money. I’m a big fan of Crudebyte. A huge fan in fact, but iCathedral can’t compete in my ear. Omenie is great, but their 2 organs don’t compete though they are light on the memory and processor. I truly enjoy all those apps, but this is simply a different league plain and simple. It struck me so much I tried another from this developer, the Esmuc V1, and I am equally blown away even though it’s half the price of this and has less stops. I’m a bit lost for words. If you love pipe organs, you’d be silly not to get one of these. I have a feeling that the others would be enjoyable as well even if they are of a different flavor. You don’t eat the same meal everyday, so why play the same organ?
Developer Response ,
Many thanks for this enthusiastic review. I would like to add that a great deal of credit must go to Lars Palo for creating the Piteå School of Music sample set and for allowing to use it in this app.
Absolutely totally fabulous!
I write to congratulate the developer for this absolutely stunning instrument. I am a professional organist and organ builder and am totally amazed at the superb results of this application. After reviewing the free version carefully I purchased the complete Pitea organ and am stunned by the result. Thank you Markus for making this wonderful instrument available to us, it’s worth every cent in cost.
Adrian Ridgeway ARCM, LRAM, LLCM.
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These apps are quite impressive - hook up MIDI manuals and pedal and a virtual organ on an iOS device, instant start, and no fuss. Sure, it's not as flexible as Hauptwerk but consider the cost - a great alternative for practice and live performance in venues with no instrument. I have Burea, MarcMoerd, and JDO and I'm glad because they all have their charm. If one could spring for only one of the top tier apps I suggest this one (Pitea) because it offers a variety of tonal palettes including a celeste which while maybe not of high importance to organ reform enthusiasts serves a purpose for those of us raised on American classic instruments.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.