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Turn Your iPhone Into A Piano

iAno

— February 16, 2008 — Tech
Do you like to play piano? Got an iPhone? Well, you can now turn it into a sleek portable piano, provided it is jailbroken so you can install thirdparty software. iPhone developer Mister Aardvark has just released iAno, a true multi-touch piano simulator for the iPhone. The simulator features a complete four-octave keyboard with polyphonic sound allowing up to five keys to be played simultaneously. It is loaded with real piano samples, making it sound just like a real piano.

Additional features such as a complete 88-key keyboard, switchable sample sets, recording and playback, as well as support for loading .MID tracks and playing them back are planned for future updates.
Trend Themes
1. Portable Piano Simulators - Creating portable piano simulators for smartphones like the iPhone presents an opportunity for developers to tap into the music and entertainment industry.
2. Multi-touch Technology - Exploring multi-touch technology in music applications allows for innovative ways to interact with digital instruments, opening up opportunities for software and hardware development.
3. Integration of Real Instrument Sounds - Integrating real instrument sounds into digital simulators offers a disruptive innovation opportunity by providing a high-quality and accessible alternative for musicians and enthusiasts.
Industry Implications
1. Music Technology - The music technology industry can benefit from developing and marketing portable piano simulators with advanced features and realistic instrument sounds.
2. Software Development - Software developers have the opportunity to leverage multi-touch technology and create innovative music applications for smartphones and other touch-enabled devices.
3. Entertainment Technology - The entertainment technology industry can explore the integration of real instrument sounds in digital simulators to enhance user experiences and engagement.
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