Ben Ye knew what could happen as he watched his son chafe and grow bored during private piano lessons. But to keep his sonâ€™s interest in music, Ye felt heâ€™d have to do the seemingly impossible: build a new kind of piano and reinvent the way it is taught. Ye did both and what started […]
(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Sounds so good, you’ll think you’re in a 70s band.
IK Multimedia is a powerhouse of music peripherals and apps for the mobile musician, with a range of products including the iKlip mic stand mounting series for iPad and iPhone, the iRig Mic and iRig Pre, and a host of guitar, voice, and recording apps for iOS.
Recently, the company released iLectric Piano, [Read More…]
Seriously, you’re not those guys.
Want to make like Elton John and Billy Joel, dueling across from each other on two pianos, playing the hits from both of your huge ouvre of pop tunes? Well, except for the whole you’re-not-either-one-of-those-guys part, you can play two piano-like keyboards across from another friend on your iPad, with new free app, Duette.
Duette for iPad has two keyboards facing each other across the iPad, letting [Read More…]
Siri has been an innovative feature that many users find several uses for. Hackers have even found alternative uses for Siri, such as starting their car. For other users, Siri has been more eye-candy than it has been useful but this trick might be an impressive novelty for you music lovers out there. A cool new hack lets Siri play music on a Yamaha Disklavier player piano from music files in your library. The hack, originally developed specifically by and for [Read More…]
I’ve always wanted to learn how to play piano, to be a chain-smoking, Jelly Roll Morton style jazz tinkler… but I’ve never really had the equipment to get it done. I’m sort of excited, then, by the Piano Apprentice accessory: just slap an iPad into the small keyboard accessory, and you should be on your road to ragtime in, well, no time at all. The keyboard connects to the iPad through the 30-pin [Read More…]