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“The études, some fast and virtuosic, others spare and introspective, unfolded to beautiful and haunting effect in a haze of pitch-bending, echoes, distorted rhythms and eerie timbres.”
—The New York Times, about the Nostalgic Synchronic Etudes, made with bitKlavier
bitKlavier is the software that drives the "prepared digital piano;" it has been used by a number of composers for creating new music, and has been featured in performances around the world.
Like the prepared piano, the "prepared digital piano" feels just like a piano under the hands and often sounds like one, but it is full of surprises; instead of bolts and screws stuck between the piano strings, virtual machines of various sorts adorn the virtual strings of the digital piano, transforming it into an instrument that pushes back, sometimes like a metronome, other times like a recording played backwards. The virtual strings also tighten and loosen on the fly, dynamically tuning in response to what is played.
To begin, experiment with the included galleries, many of which are from existing pieces (the Nostalgic Synchronic Etudes by Dan Trueman, and the Mikroetudes, a collection of small pieces by various composers), others are examples for exploring the various types of digital preparations. Work with the on-screen keyboards, or hook up a USB-MIDI keyboard using a Lighting-USB adaptor and play with a full-sized keyboard.
There are a range of "preparations," including:
1. Synchronic: "metronomes" of various sorts that respond to your playing.
2. Nostalgic: reverse piano, synced to the synchronic preparations or driven by the length of the notes that you play.
3. Tuning: various tuning systems, including some that change under your hands as you play.
4. Direct: modify the direct sound of the piano itself in various ways.
5. Blendrónic: beat programmed delays that process other preparations.
These preparations can change under your hands in various ways, using Modifications attached to Preparations and triggered by Keymaps, or by using Pianos, which change the entire instrument instantaneously.
Created by Dan Trueman and Mike Mulshine at Princeton University, with support from Princeton's Music Department, Center for the Digital Humanities and Council on Science and Technology, as well as the American Council of Learned Societies.

What's New in Version 2.9

- Velocity curves in Keymap
- Updates to back-end velocity handling
- Direct-from-Disk sample playback
- Ability to open any sample folder with consistently named audio files for playback

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Dan Trueman

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Version

2.9

Size

762 MB

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No

VPP Device Licensing

Yes

Rating

Rated: 4+

Compatibility

iOS 12.0 or later

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iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 mini, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro (Cellular), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) (Cellular), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air (Cellular), iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 (Cellular), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini Retina, iPad mini Retina (Cellular), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 (Cellular), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 (Cellular), iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad mini (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th Generation) (Wi-Fi), iPad Air (4th Generation) (Wi-Fi + Cellular), iPad (8th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (8th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th Generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th Generation), iPod touch (7th generation)

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Almost on the bus..why the delay?

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Strike Up The Banned
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2017-01-11
Version 1.05
Good to see this innovative app getting some development. I think putting IAA ahead of AudioBus was a mistake, but the later is apparently scheduled. Let's hope it comes with state saving, too.
Nic