Piano For You

Piano For You

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Full keyboard (88 keys, including key labels)
  • Record your takes
  • Two stacked rows supported
Cons
  • The sound could be improved
  • Bit laggy (latency trouble)
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Become an Android virtuoso"

Reviewed by / Jul 01, 2011

Piano For You is virtual piano for Android

Piano For You is a full keyboard piano with 88 keys, including key labels and sustain pedal. It supports multitouch (Android 2.0 or later) and lets you perform some interesting features.

First, it allows you to record your takes. What's more, there's an option for two stacked rows. You can select the "area" you want to play and zoom in it. Scroll it by pulling down device's top edge or using trackball.

It's a good looking piano with the needed features. The sound could be improved though, as well as the latency, that makes it a bit laggy.

Piano For You has been developed by Pavel Alexeev, an individual developer who's doing a great job specially with this app, taking in account that he doesn't have the resources of a developing company.

We have to say that, from our point of view, the sound could be improved. However this isn't a Steinway & Sons and it doesn't aim to be. This is just a tool to entertain you or to "save your ass" just in case that inspiration comes when you are on your way. If you like playing piano or what to learn, this is truly recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
I tried to make a best piano app on Google Play, so any feedback is welcome!

- Good sounding (sampled instruments)
- Good looking
- Option for two stacked rows
- Low latency (compared to the rest piano apps)
- Custom instruments (record your own sample using microphone or open existent file)
- 128 MIDI instruments (they are not perfect, but might be interesting)
- Recording
- MIDI over WiFi
- Full piano keyboard (88 keys)
- Nice key labels
- Fast loading (about 0.3 second)
- Multitouch support
- Sustain pedal
- No ads!

Select your favorite scroll mode in settings (my favorite is "Scroll by dragging keys")
Pressing trackball works as a sustain pedal, you can also enable onscreen pedal.

Latency is a real pain on Android devices, but I've done all I can. If you find an app with lower latency, I'll give you the full version for free, with your name in the credits :)
Note: latency is MUCH better on recent devices with Android 4.1.

Additional HQ instruments (Rhodes, Accordion and Church Pipe Organ) are paid, but hey, there are no ads!
You can also support me buying a full version - it inculdes all the instruments and missed features.

Permissions:
- WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE is for exporting your recording in .wav format and instruments download
- WRITE_SETTINGS is for setting recording as a ringtone
- INTERNET is for instruments download
- BILLING is for in-app purchases
- CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE is for MIDI over WiFi
- CHANGE_WIFI_MULTICAST_STATE is for MIDI over WiFi
- ACCESS_WIFI_STATE is for MIDI over WiFi
- RECORD_AUDIO is for recording samples

Keywords: piano, grand piano, pianoforte, fender rhodes, Mark II, accordion, church pipe organ

Recently changed in this version

1.2.7
- Two times crisper graphics!
- Performance improvements
- Useful lock/unlock rows switch
- New slide menu
- fix: MIDI over WiFi should work now on most devices
- fix: Settings not saved on some devices
- fix: Sustain pedal flicker
- fix: Disappearing row
- fix: Rows movements at app launch
- And many more bug fixes and improvements

I can't test my app on every Android device, so please, email me if something doesn't work as expected!


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Comments and ratings for Piano For You
  • (69)

    by mikeb1948 on 10/11/2012

    Great fun thanks.

  • (69)

    by Seikoh Hokama on 28/09/2014

    Perfect for confirming notes on the fly!

  • (69)

    by Patrick Hanser on 28/09/2014

    Great time killer and pretty good sound

  • (69)

    by Jose Almonte on 27/09/2014

    i loved it

  • (69)

    by Iain Harrison on 27/09/2014

    I tried quite a few similar piano apps, but this is the one I settled on. It does what it does really well.

  • (69)

    by Dimitris K on 26/09/2014

    best i used

  • (69)

    by James Stokes on 25/09/2014

    Good way to learn could Do with a list to play some songs other wise good app