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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: 2.97826 (46), current: 2.97826 (46)
Version 2.0.8
Released 11/17/2016
Updated 06/26/2020
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.
•  Dedicated sustain samples.
•  Release hammer sound.
•  Optional pad sound.
•  14 GB in size (SSD space).

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

The „Upright Piano” model:
•  8 velocity layers per key.
•  Dedicated sustain samples.
•  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 2.0.8 release notes

This regression¹ update fixes one issue with the Audio Unit plugin: • Audio Unit: Workaround to prevent an immediate crash when loading the Audio Unit plugin in some DAW apps (bug on iOS level introduced by iOS 13.4.1). ¹ Regression update: the previous update few days ago caused issues on older iOS versions (iOS 12 and older), which we corrected with this regression.

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