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Retro Piano + AUv3 Platinum by AudioKit Pro

AudioKit Pro brings us another amazing freebie! Retro Piano + AUv3 Platinum offers a vintage piano, with 8 layers of velocity samples for extra expression. It comes with built-in effects and vinyl record warbling to give you that retro vibe. Retro Piano arrives with AUv3, is Universal, and has compressed the samples so they will only take up 50MB on your device!

This is a Limited Edition app, so get it now before it goes up to $999!

Retro Piano + AUv3 Platinum

REQUIRES iPhone 6s & up. Super beautiful vintage piano. Features 8 velocity layers for expressive sound. Works wonderfully with a MIDI Keyboard or iOS host.

Express yourself. Create your signature retro piano sound. Simple controls allow you to easily create an emotional vibe for your next hit record.

Big sound, small space! 500mb of samples compressed to 50mb for space saving expressive keys. Has custom Vinyl noise to give it a "Sampled" sound.

PLUS, we stacked the piano with a vintage synth for a perfect pairing of piano and synth pads. Creates retro feelings, vibes, and sounds. Easily make lo-fi and nostalgic sounds!

+ Standalone app & AUv3 Plug-in
+ Vinyl Record warble speed & depth
+ Universal: Get both iPhone & iPad versions for life, free
+ Multiple velocities: Use an external MIDI piano keyboard for expressive sounds
+ 40+ Original Vinyl Noise samples
+ Crush, Distortion, and special sauce
+ Tremolo, Reverb, and other cool FX!
+ Limited Edition Apps feature NEW powerful AUv3 code. Works great as an AU plugin in GarageBand, Cubasis 3, BM3, NS2, AUM, Auria Pro, and more
+ Oh yeah, it sounds really, really good!
+ Big Piano Sound, small size!
The entire app is under 70mb on most devices

"Love the way it sounds… Vinyl noise and crush, Dope!"
– Circuit Brent, 12-Bit Soul


What happens if I get a new iPhone or iPad?
The limited edition apps you have already acquired will remain in the app store so that you’ll always be able to download them as long as you have the same iTunes account.

What happens after the "app drop" release time is over?
The apps will remain in the App Store so that you may download updates. After the “app drop”, the price in the app store will go to the maximum price tier. As long as you keep the same iTunes account, you may download updates and copies to new devices for free!

Will the apps still be updated?
The apps will be updated for new iOS versions, to ensure that your limited edition apps continue to work as iOS technology progresses.


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Nu-Trix did a video to show it off! Embedded here is a jam from José Osório de Souza where he starts off clean and gets increasingly weird results as he fiddles with the knobs!

Reader Comments 6

Commencing pet-peeves:

"Limited Edition App" is just a new take on factoring planned-obsolescence cycles into a business model on the down-low. Another way of dancing around the Truth that pretty much all aspects of the digital environment is ephemeral (anyone who has been buying personal computers for more than two or three decades knows this) without having to explicitly remind the consumer that their 'asset' is temporary at best. Terms like "lifetime" and "guarantee" are laughable with regard to consumer tech. There will NEVER be working Stradivarius-like iPads or iPhones in any future, be it, near or far! ;) Regardless of AudioKit Pro's breathless self-promotion surrounding the strained efforts to promote the marketing-concept, "Limited Edition" apps essentially come with zero obligation to maintain backward/forward compatibility by design. It's not like we sign a contract to enforce perpetual AudioKit Pro updates! That's the practical gist of it from the perspective of the consumer shelling out their money. Not that there won't be edge-cases where their 'customers' will feel a touch aggrieved when the software doesn't carry-over into the next arbitrary hardware-software cycle. But that must be part of the risk-assessment they are making. Yeah, I realize the price is a mere $3, and probably will be worth it (will find that out tonight) regardless of the instrument, unless you do get burned buying at the cusp-end of a cycle. But nobody really believes that AudioKit Pro, whatever they claim, will support this or any software going forward indefinitely. Or do they? Even Apple, sitting on a hoard of treasure that would make Smaug green-eyed, doesn't bother making that 'promise.' So instead of this annoying "Limited Edition App" corporate marketing-speak ploy, why not, just express the rationale/philosophy behind the dubious 'term-of-art' in a sentence or two of honest open-source style boilerplate-speak? Why must AudioKit Pro feel the need to cook up a term-of-art to sugar coat Apple's intransigence? Do the customers an honest, and just tell it like it is, without the fluff, and be truer to the open-source roots of the AudioKit Pro apps. Can't we just leave the BS in the pasture?

Maybe, when timestamp-bits start flipping, and enough apps begin flouting the $1000 price tags only the 0.01% types are delusional enough to rationalize, Apple will realize it is not a great look and give the developers more pricing options? I guess what sticks in my craw is that AudioKit Pro feels the need to resort to marketing-speak that feels like an appeasement. Cringes me. Heck, I like AudioKit Pro products. That's why I'm poking at them. Maybe I'm to harsh? You want harsh? You should see what I emailed to the DOD, the Whitehouse, every Representative I have, and I've lost track of who else, after the human-shaped toupee wearing giant Cheeto had the young protestors and priests gassed and shot with various projectiles to clear the way for his latest baby-dictator photo-op stunt at Lafayette park =:^O. It isn't often, as in blue-moons, Politicians can get me to loosen the old pursestrings to make political donations, but the Trump family (I hear Ivanka carried the Bible in her purse before the old faker fumbled with it on camera) outdid themselves this time. I guess that's another reason to sort of feel bad about giving low-priced AudioKit Pro a hard time...nah.
June 05, 2020  | person_outline Crowfly
Well... it’s not only “a mere $3”, in fact it is completely free at the moment. And I wouldn’t take that $999 stuff too seriously. Just my 0,999 cent...
June 06, 2020  | person_outline Granthafen
im curious what type of compression they use that would be this powerful yet good enough to not damage the sounds? Not that i could tell, my ears cant really notice between most small differences thanks to growing up on punk :(
June 06, 2020  | person_outline Cyp3
@cyp3 - we're using wavpack compression. While it's not completely lossless, that actually kind of adds to the Lo-fi nature of the app.
Thanks for the answer , just curious :) btw , now ive had a few days, i gotta say thanks again cuz of allllll the apps i have, the one thing i lacked was a piano and my life is now complete :)
June 09, 2020  | person_outline Cyp3
Instantly inspiring app and it's free.

I believe the Ltd Edition idea is less a corporate move and more a warm spirited emulation of Non-ephemeral things like hardware, vinyl records etc. If AudioKit were at all "corporate" in nature their prices wouldn't be what they are across the board methinks.
June 09, 2020  | person_outline Pete

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