Now mobile music makers who own Android smartphones and tablets can play IK Multimedia’s pro acoustic and electric piano instruments
obile music creation specialists, IK Multimedia announces the availability of iGrand Piano and iLectric Piano apps for Android on the Google Play and Samsung Galaxy App stores. Both apps come with the same controls, features and playability of their iOS counterparts, for musicians with devices running Android 4.2 or higher. They also work with IK Multimedia’s iRig KEYS line of portable MIDI keyboard controllers.
iGrand Piano and iLectric Piano both feature instrument sounds that have been sampled at multiple velocities from the original sources – the same samples and process used in SampleTank 3, IK’s sound and groove workstation. iGrand Piano comes with eight instruments (plus one after registration) and iLectric Piano comes with 20 instruments (plus one after registration).
Real-time controls on the panel let iGrand Piano users adjust the amount of ambience, the position of the lid (open, closed or anything in between), brightness, envelope release, key transposition and tuning. Similarly, iLectric Piano users can adjust EQ, reverb, overdrive, tuning, transposition and a choice of five modulation effects (chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo and auto pan).
Both feature a ‘Variation’ save system that lets musicians retain settings in up to four writeable locations provided for each instrument. The apps can also be expanded with additional piano model sound packs that are available for in-app purchase. These packs expand the sonic range of iGrand Piano’s collection of acoustic pianos and iLectric Piano’s vintage and modern keyboards by making 22 additional instruments available for each app – in total, that makes for 40 possible instruments in iGrand Piano and 64 possible instruments in iLectric Piano.
iGrand Piano and iLectric Piano are both compatible with Soundcamp, Samsung’s free and full-fledged music studio app that lets musicians record and compose entire songs from within their devices. Both apps can be used as plug-ins for Soundcamp, which means that musicians with a Samsung Professional Audio-compatible phone can use the instruments in their mobile productions.
iGrand Piano and iLectric Piano for Android are available now on the Google Play and Samsung Galaxy Apps stores for an introductory special price of just $/€9.99 (approx. £6.99), but free versions of both apps are also available. For more information, visit:
ikmultimedia.com/products/igrandandroid and ikmultimedia.com/products/ilectricandroid