New App, Pure Piano, Puts A Grand Piano In Your Pocket

e-instruments lab has introduced Pure Piano, a multi-sampled concert grand virtual instrument for iOS.

It features a unique Morph Pad that they say lets you explore a wide range of sounds, ranging from mellow and intimate tones to surreal, cinematic textures.

Pure Piano can run standalone or as an AUv3 plugin, supports wired or wireless MIDI, features a built-in reverb and more.

Similar to an XY pad, the Morph Pad offers up nine core timbres of the piano. The “pure” piano sits untouched at the heart and center of the space, surrounded by eight more presets for you to explore as you guide your finger through the wide-ranging tonal palette of the piano. The various timbres blend together, allowing you to create your own sound combinations.

Features:

  • Interactive Morph Pad – Explore the many timbres of a concert grand
  • Nine different sounds – Navigate and blend between nine core sounds
  • Extensive Connectivity – Connect via USB, direct or Bluetooth MIDI. Inter Device Audio (IDAM), Network MIDI and Inter-App
  • Standalone and AUv3 plug-in compatible
  • Zynaptiq QREV Reverb
  • 3-Band EQ and Delay
  • Save and Load Your Own Presets
  • Flexible Tuning Options – Choose between equal or stretched tuning, and transpose the piano by semitones or Hz
  • Customizable velocity curve – Match the response of your keyboard to Pure Piano
  • 24-bit, 44.1 kHz

Audio Demos:

Pricing and Availability:

Pure Piano is available now for $13.99.

8 thoughts on “New App, Pure Piano, Puts A Grand Piano In Your Pocket

  1. Nice sounding piano. I’ve not bought any acoustic pianos on iOS because they all had obvious problems. But this one seems like a very nice, natural piano. The sound design options are cool additions. Summed to mono, it loses some level and sounds distant and has more room sound; but the tone is still natural.

    Yea, I’m gonna get this one.

    I want to see how the low note releases sound. Will report back.

    1. The sampling quality is decent. The tones and dynamics are good. It has release samples, but releases are still shorter than they should be. There aren’t any dampers-up (sustain pedal) samples– but that would have added to the size considerably, so it is an understandable choice. It might have been cool if they added a convolution “piano reverb” just for the sustain pedal. But that is easier said than done.

      I’m not very excited by the 9 point morph-pad, which is less useful than having actual access to settings. But I can see how the sparse GUI is appealing to a non-techy person. Fortunately, you can choose some aspects of what is or isn’t included in the morph-pad action.

      The reverse sample is a fixed length (maybe two beats at 100 BPM). The “percussive” node as you approach it creates a kind of sfz (sort of) with a steep initial decay followed by the usual longer decay. Could be interesting to use that in some cases.

      I can think of a few ways I’d improve this– like control over the release time (and fully intact release samples). But it’s still pretty nice. Well worth the half-price of 14.99.

  2. This will draw a lot of fans who are not synth types. It has plenty of beef. Keyboard builds vary wildly, but this will be a solid voice no matter what you choose. A good example of an iPad being a potent solo item.

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