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HOUSE: Mark I by AudioKit Pro

AudioKit Pro released HOUSE: Mark I, a powerhouse of vintage electric pianos packed into one. This app was handcrafted by Grammy winners Henny Tha Bizness and Kennard Garrett! Proceeds from HOUSE: Mark I benefit the Music Unit of the Creative and Performing Arts Division at the famous Morehouse College.

HOUSE: Mark I

Created by two Grammy-winners, HOUSE: MARK I was custom made exclusively for your iPhone & iPad. Perfect for the studio, songwriting, and performance.

“Really kind of blowing me away... It sounds so freaking great”
– Justin Gilbert (Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Eminem)

“This is killer... Really phenomenal.”
– Tracyan Martin (Janelle Monae, Musiq Soulchild, Fantasia)

Every bit of a famous vintage electric piano was recorded and lovingly hand edited by award-winning producers. The tines. The noise. The feel. The vibe. It’s all here.

Handmade by Henny Tha Bizness (Grammy-winning/Platinum-selling Producer) and Kennard Garrett (Grammy-winning Producer/Songwriter), HOUSE: MARK I has already been endorsed and used by professional musicians and hit-making engineers.

“HOUSE: MARK I is an app we play EVERYDAY on the records we create”
– Westview Drive, producer team for Sting, Jay-Z, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Black Eyed Peas, J. Cole, Young Jeezy, R. Kelly, Brandy, Ice Cube, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, and many others.

FEATURES:
• Easy-to-use controls. Only the knobs you need.
• Pro Sound quality. It’s all about the Vibe.
• 4 Velocity Layers, meticulously hand edited and under 150mb
• Studio quality sound – on the go. Create wherever you are.
• Feels "Real" with carefully sampled key noise and air

PLUS:
• Use a MIDI keyboard & pedal to play
• Standalone app, plus iOS AUv3 Plug-in
• Universal: For one low price you get both the iPhone & iPad versions

WEBSITE:
audiokitpro.com/house

Reader Comments 5

That video put me off. I never need a convenient synth app when I’m sat in the middle of a flood.
And then they added trap beats..

I normally get their apps straight away but I’ll wait a bit for ‘reviews’
October 28, 2020  | person Re5etuk
I actually enjoyed the video. It’s very different from the kind of ad you’d get on, say, Plugin Boutique. But it’s likely to be effective with the intended audiences.
After all, it’s more about the project than the app itself. And the project is real neat.

Bought the app as soon as they sent us the email. So far, bought each of these “limited releases”. This one is less extreme in that its normal price is 15USD. Come to think of it, maybe this one isn’t meant to be a limited release. Chances are that some people will buy it at full price once it gets some traction.
Part of which has to do with how people use it. In House music. Because of its branding.
It’s not a geek’s plugin. It’s a ROMpler with nicely sampled EP sounds and a few carefully-crafted effects. The overall GUI makes a lot of sense for an audience of people who just want to play with these sounds and may tweak a few things if needed.
It’s somewhat similar to Retro Piano (LE02). Yet it’s different enough that it really makes sense to use both.

Now, it’s common practice to dismiss ROMplers. And one might claim that there are two many EP-based instruments around. Yet, if you check what’s been happening with sample packs and such, maybe there’s an indication that there’s room for more of this. Among the many ways to interpret Summit’s funding of Output is: some people like what they hear.
https://cdm.link/2020/10/music-making-platform-output-just-got-a-45-million-investment/
So
I don’t mind rompers , moodunits are sounding nice ..I had a matrix 1000 that was all presets .. sounded nice.

I bought all their other ones, the 808 does really nice punchy baselines.
October 28, 2020  | person Re5etuk
It was a lot of "adverstising" talk, but it didn't give me much info.

It's not easy to make a good EP sample set. But it has been done. They probably duplicated the efforts of Purgatory Creek, which has made my all-time favorite EP sample libraries. they are immaculate. Purgatory Creek's samples are so good, I doubt that House: Mark I can come close.

However, they had the added challenged of trying to make it have a small memory footprint.
October 28, 2020  | favorite_border stub
Works well. A few vanilla flavor presets thrown in, but you can tweak knobs easily to get a different sound. However, at 4.49 euros (which is what it costs in Europe), I think it’s a fair price but not a bargain. I have very similar sounds coming from other apps...even if they weren’t sampled from a vintage so-and-so in such-and-such a place that nobody has heard of.

But if you are looking for electric piano sounds, with some customization options, I will recommend this app. Unfortunately for me, I have a ton of other apps that give me the same sort of sounds so I am not getting too excited here.....
October 29, 2020  | person nreyes
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