New iPad Piano App ‘Stands Up To The Most Powerful Virtual Instruments Available’

IK Multimedia has introduced iGrand Piano for the iPad – a new virtual piano app that they say ‘stands up to the most powerful virtual instruments available on a computer’.

Features:

  • 8 multi-velocity stereo grand and upright piano instruments (including one by registering)
  • Expandable library of 9 additional studio-grade instruments 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
  • Virtual MIDI and MIDI Program Change support
  • Low-latency for real-time playing
  • Designed in concert with iRig KEYS portable MIDI keyboard and iRig MIDI interface
  • Free version also available

Here’s a demo of iGrand Piano in action:

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iGrand Piano is available now in the App Store for $19.99.


12 thoughts on “New iPad Piano App ‘Stands Up To The Most Powerful Virtual Instruments Available’

  1. I have to say it sounds pretty good. And only 237Mb download. I think I’m going to check it out.

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  2. I just tried the software: the sounds are better than SampleTank but they are two very big problems with only 16 voices polyphony (the app bs-16 reaches 32 voices with stereo filter and reverb) and lacks the resonance emulation. Sounds good but we are still far from an emulation worthy of the name. From ‘iPad3 you can have more!
    Benny

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    • Thank you so much, I now understand sheet music a lot betetr. I’m going to keep following along until I become a great pianist. I just hope you keep making videos because I’ll be really sad once I get to the end of them.

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  3. $19.99 for 8 pianos is a bit pricey!

    I like the quality of IK Multimedia’s sounds but their prices are just ridiculous!

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    • “$19.99 for 8 pianos is a bit prices!”

      We live in amazing times. Imagine reading that sentence in 2002.

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    • Yes, I’m using it with my IODock, and it works fine. There’s a switch in the settings page of the app that you have to flick to make it work though.

      Sound wise it blows Garage Band’s piano out of the water, big time. You can’t really judge the sound without hooking it up with a real keyboard since you loose all dynamics when only playing with the touch screen.

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  4. I tried the free version. I’m not a big fan. Compared to apps like Vitruoso and Garageband, the UI is clunky and basic. It’s obviously intended as sound module only, not optimized for touch input. You can’t change the key layout, etc.
    I can’t really comment on the sound, I’m not a piano expert, but it didn’t strike me as great improvement over the before mentioned apps.

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  5. you need to have all the piano stuff set up for that
    pretty $$

    You basically try to have fun with an iPad than be seriously playing a professional piano.
    I’m trying to get my baby girl to start playing piano and there’s quite a few cute ones in the iPad nowadays
    There’s the Monster Piano, Bird Piano and etc
    Its fun for kids and they tap all day
    then i can play my real piano at the same time~

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  6. I was very impressed with the piano tone and touch sensitivity through my yamaha keyboard running midi. I’m running my ipad and midi keyboard through m-audio av-40’s and it sounds fantastic. The tone and resonance sound great through the speakers it’s well worth the 20 bucks.

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