IK Multimedia iGrand Piano for iPad features 17 true-stereo, concert-quality pianos 11-Oct-12
IK Multimedia has announced the release of iGrand Piano, which they describe as a concert-quality piano app for iPad that features 17 different world-class sampled pianos, available now on the App Store.
Grand Piano offers a virtual gallery of sampled pianos including grands, baby grands, uprights and specialty pianos such as a detuned saloon piano and a vintage gramophone piano.
IK says that all the pianos were meticulously captured via high-definition sampling across multiple velocities, and offer true-stereo sound, extremely low latency, and a level of playability and expressiveness that's on par with the best sampled pianos on the Mac and Windows platforms. The believe that iGrand Piano is the premiere iPad piano app, unparalleled when it comes to sound quality and variety.
Each of the 17 pianos can be adjusted via seven different real-time parameters including Volume, Ambience, Lid (positioning), Brightness, Transpose, Tuning and Release. These parameters can also be mapped to external MIDI controllers. iGrand Piano supports Virtual MIDI and MIDI program change.
IK Multimedia offers two options for playing and controlling the instruments in iGrand Piano, including iRig KEYS, a portable 3-octave MIDI controller for iOS and Mac/PC; and iRig MIDI, its CoreMIDI interface for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Also, registered owners of iRig KEYS or iRig MIDI get to unlock an additional bonus piano inside iGrand Piano instantly.
iGrand Piano also provides an onboard recorder with overdubbing, punch-in, quantize and a large visual metronome with a tap tempo feature. Recordings can be exported as WAV or m4a audio files using file sharing, e-mail and copy function.
For onscreen playing, the app features two keyboard views: one zoomed out, showing the entire 88-keys; and one zoomed-in, showing a 2-octave keyboard with larger keys, which slides to cover different ranges.
Purchasers of iGrand Piano get a selection of eight pianos (including one that's unlocked after registering the app), and can add the other nine through a Piano Expansion Pack available via In-App Purchase. A free version of iGrand Piano is also available, featuring one high-quality grand piano sound, and users have the option to add more pianos to it later. Pricing and Availability:
The iGrand Piano is available for $19.99/€15.99/£13.99 from the App Store