THE CONCERT QUALITY PIANO APP UPDATED FOR AUDIOBUS AND INTER-APP AUDIO WITH NEW EXPANSION PACK, EQ AND USER VARIATIONS
The ultimate piano instrument provides you with an extraordinary collection of ultra-realistic acoustic pianos along with built-in recording! Use the iRig KEYS and KEYS PRO portable keyboards (www.irigkeys.com) or the iRig MIDI 2 interface (www.irigmidi.com) to connect your external keyboard, and you're ready to compose, rehearse, perform and record with the very best instruments for your mobile world. You can now edit your sound even further with the new 3-band EQ and save up to 4 user variations per instrument.
iGrand Piano puts the world's finest pianos right at your fingertips with studio-grade quality that stands up to the most powerful virtual instruments available on a computer.
With high-definition stereo samples across multiple velocities, iGrand Piano brings you the most playable, expressive and beautiful sounding piano instruments available on a mobile device that you can play anytime and everywhere.
iGrand Piano FREE gives you 2 world-class pianos (including one by registering) along with a capable recorder and metronome. The instruments in the FREE version are limited to the 4 octaves centered on middle C (C1 to C5). Purchase the “Upgrade to Full Version” option to get the full 88-note range and give your FREE app the same additional 6 instruments as the paid version.
Add the Piano Expansion 1 via in-app purchase to extend your piano library with 9 additional high-quality instruments or the Piano Expansion 2 with 22 all-new instruments including the Hollywood Piano, piano + strings layers and harpsichords.
Record your rehearsals or performances as MIDI with both overdubbing and punch-in capability, then export your track as audio via E-mail or File Sharing or Audio Copy to other iOS apps. With the built-in MIDI Recorder, you can change the tempo of your piece or even choose to use a different piano AFTER you've completed your performance! For composers of any level, the MIDI Recorder lets you capture and develop ideas anywhere your mobile life takes you. iGrand Piano also includes some professional MIDI performances to help you audition the various piano instruments or just inspire your own creative muse!
The easy-to-use instrument editor puts real-time controls on the panel just above the keys to let you adjust the amount of ambience, the position of the lid (open, closed or anything in between), brightness, envelope release, key transposition and tuning. All edit knobs can be assigned to your choice of MIDI controllers for external fine-crafting of your instrument's sonic details. Virtual MIDI and MIDI Program Change are also supported along with Audiobus and Inter-App Audio for iOS 8.
iGrand Piano features:
- World-class, multi-velocity stereo grand and upright piano instruments (upright available by registering)
- “Upgrade to Full Version” with 6 more pianos and full 88-note range instantly available via in-app purchase
- Expandable libraries offer 31 additional instruments instantly available via in-app purchase
- Intuitive instrument edit controls including ambience, lid, brightness, release, tuning and transpose
- Included MIDI Recorder with overdub and punch-in capability
- Export performances via E-mail, File Sharing and Audio Copy
- Large visual metronome with variable click volume and adjustable tempo
- Easy-to-use instrument editor with transpose to adjust ambience, tonality and tuning with 4 user variations per instrument
- Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support for iOS 8
- Virtual MIDI and MIDI Program Change support
- Low-latency for real-time playing
- More than 64-voice polyphony on the latest devices
- Designed in concert with iRig KEYS and iRig KEYS PRO portable MIDI keyboards and iRig MIDI 2 interface
- Full version also available
For more information:
Audiobus compatibility update
Ratings and Reviews
Best so far...
This is the most true sounding piano in the App Store, and I've heard some pretty awful ones!
But having said that, it's still some way from good. I played Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (using a weighted keyboard through MIDI), the low to mid tones are not bad but the high notes are quite plinky, rather spoils it. If the high notes are improved, I'd consider paying for the full version.
(I'd like to review the full version which I bought in-app from the free version but iTunes says I don't own it - a bit silly Apple! ) This is an extremely playable instrument especially when hooked up to a midi keyboard via the rock solid irig midi interface device. It excels at soft piano pieces, and the stand out feature for me is the beautiful stereo separation, which really engrossed. I started playing new riffs the moment I touched it, which is the defining essence of money well spent for me. I love the baby grand in the expansion pack, and the deliberately bad saloon piano.
I think if you were being really fussy you'd say that multi- GB pianos on computers are better, but honestly I had more fun with the immediacy of this app - switching almost instantly between pianos to try out variations is a revelation, and it's very easy to tweak to near perfection. The rich upright lived up to its name. Once I got background drums going from another app (funk box) I forgot any slight doubts about the raw rock piano sound - it sits perfectly in the mix. This is far and away the best sound I've got out of an IPad, and it's extraordinary value for money. Get it, or throw the iPad in the bin in my humble opinion.
Beautiful sound ...with annoying advert pop ups
To me the pianos sound much richer than Garage Band. It works flawlessly with iRig keys and makes the whole set up, probably the smallest, most portable mini 'pianos' around.
The thing I hate about this app, is... you've bought it, you've also paid a LOT for the expansion pack, you've maybe even bought the iRig keys mini keyboard to go with it ...yet EVERY time you launch the app, you are subjected to three pop up adverts, reminding you to buy more stuff from them!
This is extremely annoying for a paid app, especially as some of these things you have already bought anyway. There is no way to turn of these ads.
- IK Multimedia US, LLC
- 677.2 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- © 2013-2015 IK Multimedia Production srl
- In-App Purchases
- Piano Expansion Pack £4.99
- Upgrade to Full Version £9.99
- Piano Expansion Pack 2 £4.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.