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 .
*** For your attention ***
This app is a huge download of about 1.5 GB. Make sure there is enough free SSD space on your device.
Upgraded to Napo 5.13.
- The sustain function of the screen keyboards can be turned off.
- Now supporting all currently known Launchpad models.
- Dry/wet control for the convolution reverb.
- Redesigned reverb control: AU Reverb, Convolution Reverb and the rendering of sample releases can now be controlled independently. You can play the sample releases and still add artificial reverb.
- Included metronome (long-tap the Console view icon).
- Optional coloured borders around the stop buttons. This makes the assignment of the stops to the manuals more apparent (long-tap the Console view icon).
Ratings and Reviews
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.
fantastic reliability and ease of setup
we have a two-manual digital organ now finding second life as a VPO controller. I tried installing the GrandOrgue as well as Hauptwerk, but had various problems. I now have eight of these "little" VPO apps from Markus Sigg, and they are just fantastic. We run them on MacOS and iPad, with various midi-adapters from m-audio and PreSonus. The USB MIDI devices with analog audio-out work best with iPad so you don't have to fiddle with the headphone jack. Be aware that the larger bus-powered adapters will require the "USB 3" version of the iPad camera adapter to provide enough power. The same setup works with the iPhone, but the small screen is better with the "Mini" or harpsichord apps with fewer stops (otherwise they're difficult to tap)
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- Markus Sigg
- 927.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.3.5 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.3.5 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3.5 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.15 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Markus Sigg
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.