The Apple iPiano
Apple’s new piano app for the iPhone promises to… oh wait, pardon me? really? It’s NOT an iPhone app? It’s an actual piano?
OK, so the iPiano is Apple’s stab at an actual electronic piano. It has an LCD screen that displays your music, automatically turns the ‘pages’ for you, and has a built-in teaching system.
The iPiano can store music and scores in it’s memory, and the lcd panel is also a touch-screen. It will also record and score the music that you compose.
Here is Apple’s blurb on it:
iPiano’s easy-to-use, no-gear-required interface is perfect for students and creative users. Behind that interface are powerful features for music prototyping, MIDI interactivity and productive workflow. iPiano produces music with the computer keyboard or an external keyboard. You can use iPiano to record and mix up to 16 tracks of original music with over 200 built-in instruments. Your composition can be exported as AIFF, QuickTime or MIDI. You can even control other MIDI applications, using iPiano as a virtual MIDI source
Somehow I don’t think that I’ll be seeing these at Canegie Hall anytime soon.
What do you think? Innovation, or taking “i-things” a little too far?