PianoRemote 4+

Easily control your piano

Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

    • 2.4 • 29 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

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]

■ 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.

What’s New

Version 1.1.7

・Horizontal swiping on the Piano tab now cycles through the piano models one by one.
・Vertical scrolling through list screens should no longer affect the value of settings sliders.
・Various other bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

h Grav ,

No control over metronome

The only thing I want to use this app for does not work: controlling the metronome so I can see the BPM. I have a Kawai KDP120 and the only way to hear the metronome through the headphones when playing is to manually adjust to the speed you want without knowing the BPM. I would like to be able to control this with the app. Seems like a basic functionality. But no, when you enable the metronome on the app it plays out of your device and only your device. How stupid is that? You can control everything else on your piano with this app except for the metronome. The only reason I give this two stars is that the app seems well designed otherwise.

jw123xyz ,

CA501 User

Works ok. I use it with a CA501. Annoying it doesn’t remember the previous connection so is always slow to open. The metronome control is odd in that it will sound through your device and not the piano *unless* you also have the BT audio connection active.

Gmanrrrr ,

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co., Ltd., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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