If Apple’s selection of pianos in Garageband for iOS isn’t cutting it for you, you’ll be happy to know IK Multimedia just released iGrand Piano for iPad. It’s an app for iPad that puts up to 17 concert quality pianos quite literally at your fingertips. You can buy the app on the App Store right now for $19.99.
iGrand Piano is quite possibly your best choice for high quality pianos on iOS. Sure, there’s Garageband, but the quality just isn’t the same. IK Multimedia painstakingly captured high-definition samples across multiple velocities of each of the now virtualized pianos. There are the standards, like grands, baby grands, and uprights, but there are also some specialty pianos like a detuned saloon piano. Basically, there’s a piano here for every pianist.
The app itself has true-stereo sound, extremely low latency and controls to tweak seven different parameters in real time. You can adjust volume, ambience, lid positioning, brightness, transpose, tuning and release. If you have an iRig MIDI (or other MIDI adapter) you can plug in your MIDI keyboard and play away. If you don’t have that, you might want to check out IK Multimedia’s upcoming iRig KEYS, which is a 3 octave MIDI controller for iOS and Mac/PC.
iGrand Piano might seem a little steep at $19.99, but if you’re serious about piano sound quality, this is where you’re going to find it on iOS.
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