Developer Graham Parks has released Touch Bar Piano – a free app that puts a piano into the 2016 MacBook Pro Touch Bar.
The piano is fully polyphonic and has a choice of 128 different instruments.
Note: The app requires a 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
28 thoughts on “Free App Puts A Piano In The 2016 MacBook Pro Touch Bar”
Ok it is just funny but really unusable in any way. A touch sensitive stripe that thin is either for a tiny monkey or korg users (grabs popcorn)
seriously man, some of my best friends are tiny monkeys…. not cool
I <3 my Korg DS
How large does a touch strip need to be to recreate a row of customizable function buttons?
And this is a free app that adds some functionality that wasn’t there before.
I swear you people bitch just to hear yourselves talk.
i think the point would be that this underpins the “gimmickness” of the touchbar for which we are obliged to shell out some 500 clams more. hashtag courage.
You are not “obliged” to do anything.
Buy a different laptop, if you don’t like the design features of this one.
I would bet that once you use the “gimmick” with software made to take advantage of it, it might be useful.
Hey, I’m a Korg user.
a piano bar for lounge lizards?
it perfectly illustrates everything that is wrong with the touch bar…
SOMEONE BRING ON THE STEP SEQUENCER!!!
How about a Ribbon App for synth expression!
i have this image in my mind of people playing a keyboard and fingering the touchbar on the side.
snl skit right there.
Finally, apple is supporting musicians!
I think I’m going to take screen shot of your comment and email it to Tim Crook. Nothing I’ve read better encapsulates succinctly at how Apple has failed to live up to its reputation.
wish apple would loose the screen and just go with the typing keys and touch strip, it’s that intuitive. i mean the implications on graphic design alone, i used to do all my design on my iPhone but i’m switching to the touch strip. 😉
Jokes aside, this is one step into the direction where the entire keyboard will be replaced with a “touch surface”. they only need to make sure you can feel the gaps between keys (force feedback), they are pretty far with that already and then all we need is one screen which to type on, to swipe on and to view at. Probably it will also support writing on (as on the ipad pro already). They would obviously loose the other screen which becomes then obsolete… and if augmented reality ever takes off, no-one ever needs a screen anymore.
ANOTHER VICTORY FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC!
Downloaded it on a 2014 MacBook Pro, funny and smart app.
Are you happy now?
noticed the song?
sad we go from one we could dance on, to one you need a magnifying glass
Still not buying usb-c nonsense, ever since I heard that Tim Cook thinks that he’s better than Steve Jobs.
Does it work with all the screen issues that are occurring causing people to have to return their new Mac? Apple had to extended their return window due to issues across their new line where the screen goes all crazy and glitches out and crash.
Apple has an extended return period every year for any product sold in their stores or online that typically runs between late Nov through Jan 8. It has nothing to do with the MacBook Pros. My friend works in Apple retail at the Genius Bar and hasn’t seen a noticeable uptick in customer issues with graphical glitches. I’ve seen the YouTube videos though, so I’m sure it’s an issue affecting some customers. Hopefully Apple releases a software update to fix it soon. It’s probably a Radeon graphics driver issue.
If only there was a device that allowed us to use a whole screen to touch instead of a little bar. Oh well… maybe in the next century.
Reminiscent of a Casio VL-1. But smaller and less playable. And the VL-1 had function keys.
Do people not get that this is a hack the developer did just because he could?
The brightness gets turned down when anything Apple is mentioned.
And now something with MPE, please!