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Colossus Piano sets a new standard in terms of realism, detail and overall quality of piano sounds on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Price Free
Author Christian Schoenebeck d/b/a Crudebyte
Type Instrument
Instrument type Sampler
Instrument sounds Keyboards, Piano
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audiobus
Rating total: 3.5 (49), current: 3 (6)
Version 2.0.5
Released 11/17/2016
Updated 04/05/2019
Colossus Piano sets a new standard in terms of realism, detail and overall quality of piano sounds on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. There are 8 acoustic piano models available as 8 individual in-app purchases, plus 5 E-Piano legends bundled as 1 sound set with this app, together those 13 piano models make up 30 Gigabyte of sound material. All keys of all piano models were recorded in full length with a recording quality of 24 bit and 96 kHz stereo.

Note: this app requires in-app purchases to provide its functionalities!
Minimum Requirement: at least iPad 3 / iPad Air 1 / iPad mini 2 / iPhone 5 / iPod touch 6th gen.
Recommended: iPad Air 2 / iPad mini 4 / iPad Pro / iPhone SE / iPhone 6s or higher.

The dark brown „Colossus Concert Grand” model:³
•  24 velocity layers per key.
•  Sympathetic resonance (sustain sound).
•  Release hammer sound.
•  Optional pad sound.
•  14 GB in size (SSD space).

The white „Baby Grand” model:
•  12 velocity layers per key.
•  Sympathetic resonance (sustain sound).
•  Release hammer sound.
•  Optional pad sound.
•  6 GB in size (SSD space).

The „Upright Piano” model:
•  8 velocity layers per key.
•  Sympathetic resonance (sustain sound).
•  Release hammer sound.
•  Optional pad sound.
•  3.4 GB in size (SSD space).

The „E-Piano” sound set:
•  5 legendary E-Piano models (plus different model generations or configurations).
•  17 E-Piano sounds in total.
•  Optional pad sound.
•  Optional tremolo effect.
•  1.6 GB in size (SSD space).

For information about the other piano models, please visit our product website!

This app supports Audio Unit v3, Inter-App Audio, Audiobus and Bluetooth LE MIDI !

Software features:
•  Modulation wheel support for controlling the most relevant sound parameter of the currently selected sound.
•  Warm pad sound of a well known analogue synthesizer (not available for all models) can be turned on/off as support for the piano sound; volume can be controlled by mod. wheel and expr. controller.
•  Sustain pedal support for holding notes.
•  Sostenuto pedal support for holding individual notes.
•  Soft pedal support for a more gentle sound.
•  Expression pedal support for controlling optional pad layer's volume.
•  Hammer sound when releasing keys, uses round robin, can be turned on/off and volume controlled (some acoustic pianos only).
•  Polyphony of up to several hundred stereo voices.²
•  Low latency disk streaming.
•  Configurable audio latency down to 1 ms.
•  Integrated effects (18 presets).
•  App States: Save app's entire state as user presets.
•  MIDI velocity response curve editor.
•  App can keep running in the background.
•  Master Tune, Scale Tuning & Hermode Tuning.
•  Provides Audio Unit v3 plugin version of this app, which allows it to be used as virtual instrument directly within 3rd party multi-track DAW apps.
•  Supports Apple's "Inter-App Audio" system.
•  Audiobus support.
•  Virtual on-screen piano keyboard with velocity support, scalable & scrollable.

MIDI Player / Recorder:
•  Record, save and load your songs in standard MIDI file format.
•  Share your songs easily as audio file.
•  Unlimited amount of tracks.
•  Unlimited recording and playback length.
•  Open MIDI (.mid) files directly from other apps (i.e. from Safari, Mail).
•  Download or upload MIDI files with iTunes.
•  Metronome.
•  Use the "Tempo Zoom" dial knob to i.e. slow down playback at any time, learn your favorite songs more easily.

¹ For more information about supported adapters and MIDI keyboards, please visit our product website.

² Some sounds might use several voices per note. Polyphony depends on the exact device model being used. You find a polyphony table on our product website.

³ Important: the dark brown „Colossus Grand” piano model requires a large amount of main memory, so we only recommend this piano model for device models mentioned as „recommended” above.

Version 2.0.5 release notes

This update fixes several issues with the new iPad Air 3 and iPad mini 5 models.

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