This app makes the Piteå School of Music pipe organ sampleset available on iPad (2 and later) and iPhone (5 or later is recommended). The sampleset was released by Lars Palo under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license, see http://www.familjenpalo.se/vpo/download . You don't need to download the sampleset – for your convenience, all needed WAV files are contained within the app.
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.
- Automatic notes off at the transition from suspended to foreground.
- Status bar always hidden on iPhone / iPod touch in landscape mode.
- Bluetooth MIDI: Scanning for peripheral devices.
- Virtual MIDI: Optional autoconnection to Virtual MIDI senders.
- Fixed a bug in the handling of MIDI controller messages that could lead to lost or misinterpreted messages.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Serious Apps For Serious Organists
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.
Great developer, amazing sound set!
If you are serious about your organ collection and finding inspiration to play organ, then this is it. Burea, Pitea and Jeux are my faves from this committed developer. You need to have at least one of his amazing apps. After trying one of these, you will be hard pressed to find a better product.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.