iK Multimedia Debuts iLectric Piano App For iPad

iKMultimedia_iLectriciK Multimedia has released iLectric Piano, an electric piano app for the Apple iPad.

iLectric Piano offers over 40 “classic” electric pianos, electric grands and clavinets, all sampled from the original instruments.

Key features:

  • 19 multisampled electric piano and electronic keyboard instruments
  • Expandable library of 22 more instruments with the Electric Piano Expansion Pack, available via in-app purchase
  • Effects section allows 4 simultaneous effects: 3-band EQ, Reverb, Overdrive and one of 5 modulation effects: Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo and AutoPan
  • Recorder section with overdub and quantize
  • Audio/Visual metronome with tap tempo
  • Export recordings as WAV or m4a audio files via File Sharing, email, or Copy
  • 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

Here’s a demo of iLectric in action:

The included instruments feature a wide variety of sonic textures, ranging from luscious and ethereal to sharp and funky to down, dirty, and distorted. You get multiple versions of “EP” and “Wurly,” which were sampled from the two most iconic electric pianos of all time. And there are three different Clavinets in the collection, giving you many variations of ‘the funkiest of all keyboards’.

iLectric Piano is also expandable via in-app purchase to add another 22 vintage and modern keyboards to your collection.

Pricing and Availability

The iLectric Piano App for iPad is available for $19.99/€15,99 in the App Store. More piano sounds can be added with the Electric Piano Expansion Pack, which includes 22 instruments and is available as an In-App Purchase for  $9.99/€8,99.

14 thoughts on “iK Multimedia Debuts iLectric Piano App For iPad

  1. They claim ‘Up to 48-voice polyphony on the latest devices”. I’d expect that to be way less on original iPads.

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  2. Stupid, they could of renamed the iGrand Piano app to something else, put all of these pianos as expansions or an expansion and charged $9.99 for the whole shebang. I hate IKs’ pricing.

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  3. Just bought it and used it with both my Casio WK-7500 and Akai MPK Mini as midi controllers through the camera connection kit. Worked perfectly with both (as does iGrand)

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  4. This looks impressive and sounds pretty good, but I think It’s gonna be a long time before I give any more money to IK. They’re the kings of in-app purchasing and upgrades… I can see waiting ages for this to support Audiobus but all the updates just being more stuff to buy from them, like Amplitube and it’s myriad of add-ons and pointless accessories. Someday, I’m also gonna start wondering why I have 2 full suites of guitar effects in my iPad.

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  5. I wonder what the point of having these kind of apps is… I mean synths like Animoog are great because they make practical use of the touch screen interface, but this is just a rompler app. Of course pricing is still competitive if you compare it to desktop based libraries, so if the quality is comparable it might as well be a good investment.

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    1. It’s cheaper than a desktop VST, the touchscreen ui is much more user friendly and it sounds great.

      Do you need more than that?

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  6. I’m interested, but I would have preferred that they focus on fewer sounds: give me just a fab Rhodes
    and Wurly with more samples and velocity levels. Why bother with 20+ instruments and dilute the quality?
    As usual, it would have been nice to try before buying…

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    1. Why would you want less for your money?

      They DO need to have a demo version, so you can see how it will work on your iPad.

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  7. I didn’t say I want less for my money! I said I prefer MORE memory allocated per instrument, even if this means having fewer instruments. Do you really care about the Hohner Pianet, which sounded like s*hit anyways.

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  8. Well, I downloaded it last night and played with it for a couple of hours. The Rhodes and Wurlitzers are very well done: wide dynamics, lots of bite on hard attacks. The transitions between velocities are pretty smooth (I am quite sure there is more than switching involved here). However, when driven by my Roland FP-7, I could not quite all the dynamic range (with my normal setting of velo on medium). It was fine when played with the little A49. My GF loved playing Riders on the storm on one of the”suitcase” presets!

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