Pianist has turned Professional on the iPad
Pianist Pro for the iPad takes the best-known iPhone piano, Pianist, to a whole new level. We've added a great arpeggiator, a drum machine, a choice of instruments, and a completely new interface that makes playing piano scales fun again. With Pianist Pro you need never be without your piano.
As seen on TV
Pianist Pro recently starred in Apple's international TV advert entitled "iPad is Musical".
Click here to watch the advert
Screenshots can only go so far to describe a musical instrument. We therefore encourage you to sit back and watch as we show off some of the features of Pianist Pro-
FUN WITH THE ARPEGGIATOR
MIDI CONTROL OVERVIEW
USB MIDI CONTROL OF AN EXTERNAL SYNTH
NETWORK MIDI WIRELESS CONNECTION TO A LAPTOP
Choose a keyboard style
Pianist Pro offers two representations of the standard piano keyboard -
The 'Single Keyboard' provides a large key area, allowing you to set the velocity of each note depending on where you hit the key. Press the top of the key for soft notes, and press further down for louder notes.
Alternatively, the 'Dual Keyboard' gives you two independently scrollable views onto the same piano keyboard, allowing you to play both left and right hand parts simultaneously. Set up each view to point to the section of the piano that you want, to reach a maximum of six octaves at once without needing to scroll.
Set the number of keys to suit your playing style. More keys means you will be able to reach more notes without having to scroll the window. Less keys means you will find it easier to play chords with notes that are physically close together. The keys react instantly to your touch, depressing and casting shadows just like the real thing, and even move on playback of your song for a 'pianola' effect.
A pitch bend / modulation wheel and swell (volume) pedal can be optionally displayed over the keyboard to allow extra emphasis to be added to the recording.
Although not common on digital pianos, These controls come into their own for the additional instruments that pianist has to offer such as organs, guitars and synths.
Both controls look and feel just like their real-world counterparts. The modulation wheel can even be used to control a low-pass filter for the synth instruments.
Play scales effortlessly
The 'Scale Piano' allows you to play any scale in any key merely by sliding a finger up and down the screen.
Select from a range of preset scales (from standard scales such as Major and Natural Minor, to more specialised scales such as Pentatonic Blues, Persian Gypsy or Chinese), or create your own.
You can even change scale and key in the middle of playing a run of notes.
At last, playing scales on a piano can be fun!
Add a rhythm accompaniment
A built-in drum machine offers an elegantly simple interface for adding rhythm, with a choice of drum kits to suit a variety of musical styles.
Four drum sounds (kick, snare, open and closed hihats) at three drum intenstity levels lets you compose a range of rhythms, and a shuffle control can be used to add a touch of swing.
Have fun with the arpeggiator
A fully featured arpeggiator allows you to play complex and perfectly timed runs of notes from holding down a few keys. As well as the standard modes (Up, Down, Up/Down, Random), Pianist Pro includes a new mode called the 'Pattern Arp', allowing you to define patterns of notes that turn a simple held chord into a complex musical phrase.
Pianist Pro makes it easy to play shuffle-beat blues, complete with walking bassline and overlayed jazz chords - all by holding one single chord. Changing the chord changes the melody but maintains the tight rhythm provided by the arpeggiator.
Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer Support
Pianist Pro fully supports the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer interface, providing standard MIDI in and out cables to your iPad. These can be plugged in to external MIDI devices such as hardware synths, MIDI controller keyboards, or a computer MIDI interface for a Digital Audio Workstation. Bi-directional control allows Pianist Pro to be used as a MIDI sound source or simple sequencer. Record your song ideas on the road with just an iPad and portable keyboard, then import them via a Standard MIDI File to your DAW back at the studio.
Use your iPad as a wireless MIDI keyboard
With Pianist Pro you can control your Digital Audio Workstation (eg. GarageBand or Logic) and soft and hardware synths wirelessly. MIDI data is sent from the iPad by wi-fi using OSC or DSMI, which is translated on your PC or Mac into MIDI messages. Note up and down messages are sent, along with volume, modulation and pitch wheel changes, which can be routed to any MIDI CC controller. Play your hardware digital piano from the sofa, or even from another room!
Network MIDI and USB MIDI support with CoreMIDI
CoreMIDI on the iPad offers two additional MIDI control methods. With Network MIDI you can connect to your iPad from a Mac using the built-in Network MIDI drivers. This simple and low-latency wireless connection allows you to control a Digital Audio Workstation (eg. GarageBand or Logic) from your iPad - a cheap and portable multi-touch input device for composing.
With USB MIDI you can plug a USB MIDI device into your iPad using the Camera Connection Kit, available from Apple. This allows you to use Pianist Pro as a MIDI sound source to expand the sounds of your hardware keyboard, as a simple MIDI recorder, or as a MIDI keyboard to control a rack synth.
Enjoy the Settings screens
With Pianist Pro, even changing the application settings is a joy -
A key design goal in Pianist Pro was to remain as close to the real world as possible. We have found that this helps to mask the fact that one is interacting with a computer screen rather than an instrument, promoting creativity. The real world design goes beyond the piano screen, however. Application settings retain the look and feel of a digital piano or synthesiser, with dials that can be turned and sliders that can be moved. And those settings that have no real-world control (such as the number of keys to display on the keyboard) we display on a notepad (complete with requisite coffee stain) as if the user had kept performance notes for the song.
Instruction ManualA fully comprehensive instruction manual is provided within the application, and can additionally be viewed here before purchase.
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