iCathedral Organ by Christian Schoenebeck d/b/a Crudebyte (iPad)
Released: Dec 20, 2014
Version: 2.1
Size: 1 GB
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iCathedral Organ

Christian Schoenebeck d/b/a Crudebyte
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Play with the sound of an entire cathedral organ, created by award-winning sound designer Kurt Ader! This app is designed as professional sound module for your iPad by connecting external MIDI keyboard(s) using Bluetooth MIDI, or using the Apple USB adapter or another adapter supported by Apple.¹

Watch and listen to the demo video on our product website!

This app supports Audio Unit v3, Audiobus and Inter-App Audio for audio & MIDI connections from/to other audio apps, as well as Bluetooth LE MIDI !

iCathedral Organ generates the sound of a lovely and color rich pipe organ of a real cathedral. All individual organ stops of such a pipe organ were recorded to resemble this sound as realistic as possible. You can fully adjust all individual organ stops to create your own sounds and save them as your personal sound presets. Or simply select one of the factory presets to play impressive organ sounds right from the start.

The sounds of this app were created by Kurt Ader, winner of the NAMM 2015 "Best Sound Designer of the Year" award.

General Features:
• 28 individual organ stops, each one controllable simultaniously in real-time.
• Polyphony up to several hundred stereo voices.²
• Configurable audio latency down to 1 ms.
• Low latency disk streaming.
• Integrated cathedral reverb effect.
• App can keep running in the background, so you can play on your keyboard while e.g. using Safari or another app to display scores or surfing the Internet.
• Master Tune, Scale Tuning & Hermode Tuning.
• Provides Audio Unit v3 plugin version of this app, which allows it to be used as virtual instrument directly within third-party multi-track DAW apps (requires iOS 9.3 or higher).
• Audiobus support.
• Supports Apple's "IAA" system for audio & MIDI streaming between other apps.
• Virtual on-screen piano keyboard, scalable & scrollable.

MIDI Player / Recorder:
• Record, save and load your songs in standard MIDI file format.
• Share your songs easily as audio file.
• Unlimited amount of tracks.
• Unlimited recording and playback length.
• Open MIDI (.mid) files directly from other apps (i.e. from Safari, Mail).
• Download or upload MIDI files with iTunes.
• Load your favorite songs as MIDI files from the Internet, and watch at the virtual keyboard how to play it.
• Metronome.
• Use the "Tempo Zoom" dial knob to i.e. slow down playback at any time and learn your favorite songs more easily.

There is no in-app purchase in this app. So all sounds and all app features are immediately available to you as one buy.

¹ For more information about adapters and connecting external MIDI keyboards: https://doc.crudebyte.com/iOS/External_MIDI_devices/

² Some sound presets are using several voices per note. Polyphony depends on the exact device model being used. You find a polyphony table on our product website.

Anti-Spy Commitment: We take your privacy very seriously. None of our apps contain so called „spy” behaviors and we committed ourself to a very high privacy standard. For more information about our privacy commitment, read our „Privacy Policy for Mobile Apps”.

What's new in version 2.1
This update provides the following corrections and improvements:

• Fixes noise at beginning of new notes that happened under rare situations.
• Fixes crash on certain MIDI messages (stand-alone app and Audio Unit).
• Audiobus: Fixes connection problem with Audiobus on iOS 14 and higher (see NOTE below).¹
• Audiobus: If session is restored from Audiobus, don’t ask the same question dialog again whether IAA MIDI or IAA MIDI + CoreMIDI shall be used.
• Audio Unit UI: Fixes sound selection list from being cropped if AU UI height inside AU host app was rather small.
• MIDI recorder: Fixes crash on 2nd iOS “Open with …” request for user imported MIDI files.
• MIDI recorder: Supports now MIDI files with “.midi” file extension (instead of being limited to only “.mid”).
• Volume knob: Shows now that MIDI CC#7 is associated with this control.

¹ NOTE: This version asks you for permission to access the local network, which is required for Audiobus to work on iOS 14 and higher. If you are not using Audiobus you can safely ignore or decline this permission request. You can also grant and revoke this permission under iOS Settings -> “Privacy” -> “Local Network” at any time.
Our verdict: Ok
  • + iCathedral Organ is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + It is currently 25% off its regular price.
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