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Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: PIANO FUN :: Read Our Full Review >>

Create professional studio quality music with real piano backing tracks and over 7,000 chord-based piano loops.

What's New

Various bug fixes and iOS 7 compatibility tweaks.

Introduction of DIRAC3 real-time tempo shift function.

Improved touch responsiveness when inserting chord blocks.

App Description

Create pro-quality piano backing tracks for any song in minutes with the world's only chord-based audio loop app.

With over 7,000 precision-cut, chord-based piano loops (included) recorded exclusively by Tom Cawley, one of the world's leading pianists, SessionBand Piano - Volume 1 instantly converts the chords you select into great sounding audio - wherever you are and whatever your ability.

And with a host of pro features like auto-transpose, one-touch live recording and Audiobus compatibility - allowing you to seamlessly export our unique content into other top music apps like GarageBand - it has never been easier or quicker to create your own studio quality music, even if you can't play a note!

SessionBand Piano - Volume 1 is a unique app for songwriters, singers, producers and anyone who wants to quickly create professional piano tracks.

Preview loops and watch the video at sessionbandapp.com

Please do not buy if your device is older than iPad 2 or iPhone 4S
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The world's only chord-based audio loop app is the fastest way to create studio-quality music:

* Simply pick a style
* Choose your chords
* Watch them turn into pro-audio piano loops
* Stretch or shorten loops in seconds
* Build up your songs in minutes
* Instantly hear your track across all different playing styles and tempos
* Auto-transpose your entire track (not electronic pitch shift!)
* Record direct to audio
* Copy straight to other leading music apps
* Share with the world!

Over 7,000 precision-cut piano loops included in the app:

* Over 7,000 individually recorded, chord-based piano loops included
* Covering 22 of the most current playing styles and tempos
* From 60bpm through to 180bpm
* Each of the 22 styles includes 10 chord variations for every root note!
* Major, major 7th, add 2, sus4, 7sus4, 7th, minor, minor 7th, minor 9th, dim

SessionBand gets the world's top session musicians playing on your tracks:

* All 7,000 loops recorded exclusively for SessionBand by highly acclaimed pianist and composer Tom Cawley – one of the world's leading pianists. Not only is Tom an in-demand Jazz pianist (Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Watts, Stacey Kent, Ronnie Scott's All-Stars...), he is also one of the most sought-after pop/rock session pianists performing around the world with Peter Gabriel, Andrea Bocelli and many others.
* All loops recorded at the famous Bunker studios (UK) on Yamaha S6 grand piano and Fender Rhodes Mark II Suitcase 73.
* Mastered by top UK producer James “Lerock” Loughrey (Mel C, Joss Stone, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Beverley Knight...)
* All loops are copyright free so you can use them freely in your music

Anyone can create professional quality piano tracks with SessionBand:

* No musical experience required
* Simple, intuitive interface allows easy chord selection and loop manipulation
* Chord preview function lets you audition the chord of the loop you are about to insert. If it doesn't sound right - simply pick another one!
* Copy and paste function speeds up the song building process
* Highly educational
* Help tutorials on every main screen

Create great-sounding, real piano tracks on the move.

Summary of main features:

* Over 7,000 individually recorded piano loops included
* 22 up-to-date Pop/Rock/RnB playing styles and tempos
* 10 chord variations for every root note in every style
* Live and automated (block) mixing
* Metronome and count-in
* Auto-transpose entire track (not electronic pitch shift!)
* Instant one-touch recording
* Email finished track as audio instantly
* Email track as file for other SessionBand - Piano Edition users to import
* iTunes file sharing
* Range of export/share features including Audiobus and AudioCopy
* 390 demo tracks included

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

March 09, 2014 Price Decrease: $5.99 -> $2.99
February 28, 2014 Price Decrease: $5.99 -> $2.99
February 08, 2014 Price Decrease: $5.99 -> $0.99
November 30, -0001 Initial Release

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