Experience the splendor of a Ravenscroft Grand with the most realistic sounding piano ever created for iOS. Launch the app and access the gorgeous tone of this one-of-a-kind concert grand from your iPhone or iPad.
The origins of this virtual instrument lie in the masterfully crafted Ravenscroft 275 Titanium Grand Piano - made of 1,000 year old sitka spruce wood with solid titanium string termination points and precise, responsive CAD optimized action. The same quest for the highest fidelity sounds has spurred the deep sampling and meticulous capturing of this piano for the app. The final result delivers crystal clear hammer attacks, staccato release trails, and much more. Every detail has been painstakingly crafted to bring you the most authentic piano experience ever on iOS.
- High-resolution audio recording via premium microphones and pristine converters
- 100% sample-based sounds with hybrid modeling
- Real sympathetic resonance
- Accurate sustain pedal modeling including re-pedaling support
- Over 1,000 release samples for true staccato
- UVI Sparkverb reverb integrated
- 3 Band EQ and timbre shift
- Customizable MIDI and Dynamics response
- Fully resizable and customizable 1 or 2-tier keyboard
- Save/Load presets
- Lossless FLAC format provides the highest quality with smallest disk footprint and fast loading times
- Very efficient use of RAM and CPU resources
- Inter-App Audio / Audiobus support
- Audio Unit v3 Plugin
- External keyboard and MIDI-over-LAN support via CoreMIDI
- Bluetooth MIDI Keyboard Compatible
- Supported Operating System: iOS 9.3+
- Works on:
iPad 4 or newer
iPhone 5 or newer (iPhone 6 or newer recommended)
iPod Touch 6 or newer
- 883MB of disk space
UPDATE: Can manage presets in iTunes or in Files.app
Ratings and Reviews
Almost there but needs improvement
I play literally hundreds of Darius digital pianos with USB midi and audio connectivity. I’ve also played hundreds of professional acoustic grand pianos. For an inexpensive acoustic piano app, this is certainly one of the best I’ve used on a digital piano or midi controller digital piano. Beautiful, resonate sound with long damper pedal decay time and It has enough features to do most of the editing that I want. But as far as I can tell it’s missing half-damper pedal control when connected to a digital piano, and for me that’s a big issue. I like the expressiveness and control of the half-damper pedal which most lower and higher priced digital pianos now have internally. Acoustic pianos have continuous variable damper pedal control, but when using this app it does not send that function to the sustain pedal so it’s just basically on and off with a little bit of re-pedaling which can make the sound a bit choppy when using a sustain pedal. Not very happy with that. Perhaps Ravenscroft can do something about this or let me know if I am missing something here. Otherwise the app is very usable and much better than most, especially for the money.
Pretty Good for What it Is
It would help if the developer would provide some documentation, which I can’t seem to find anywhere... The problems I encounter seem to be a function of the limited resources of the (2018) iPad. It doesn’t do polyphony well, and the sound will degrade with big arpeggiated chords and lots of pedaling (i.e.: Debussy). Ditto for the sample rate and buffer size. Just leave those at default or the latency will get ugly. If you have a good midi keyboard, keep the velocity around 95% for the best touch vs. volume. And ditto the Equalizer. Any adjustments more than just a little above/below the mean will sound terrible. If you accept the above limitations you will get the most from these gorgeous samples. Just don’t expect the same openness and presence as computer software like Pianoteq 6, etc. Phones and tablets simply don’t have the resources for that. However you can expect to enjoy a very pleasant and acceptably realistic piano sound. It’s a very good portable alternative to being tethered to a computer, and I think that’s all this app was ever meant to be.
Finally an acceptable sound
When I first purchased Ravenscroft 275 I was quite disappointed with the sound. When I played with greater velocity it never seemed to deliver the percussive, brighter hammer action sound I felt it should have. And no matter how I adjusted the two Velocity parameters in the App I was disappointed. Well, my M-Audio Keystation 88 began to have problems with a few keys loosing their velocity. And this keyboard had no internal way to adjust the velocity sensitivity. That was totally dependent on the software. I replaced the Keystation 88 with the Nektar LX88+ which does have internal adjustment of velocity. It allows the full spectrum of the Ravenscroft 275 to come through. I am now more satisfied with the resulting sound.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.