What's New

Introducing SessionBand Piano - Volume 1 completely re-built using the latest iOS8 Audio Engine, bringing you even better performance and a number of significant new features including:

* Audiobus iOS8 compatibility (iPhone users please note: due to compatibility issues with Audiobus 2.1.9, we strongly recommend the use of headphones while connecting to Audiobus for best experience).

* All new tempo-shift allowing seamless, real-time tempo change to +/- 50%!

* New transposition feature caters for Bb and Eb instrumentalists looking for the ultimate play along.

* Improved touch responsiveness and faster chord block manipulation means song creation just got even quicker!

* AudioCopy 2.0 compatibility.

App Description

All SessionBand apps half price for a limited time only (including new Drums Vol.1 app).


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

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • July 29, 2013 Initial release
  • August 01, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • August 11, 2013 Price increase: $2.99 -> $5.99
  • October 11, 2013 New version 1.1
  • October 11, 2013 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $0.99
  • October 15, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $5.99
  • November 23, 2013 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $2.99
  • November 30, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • December 04, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $5.99
  • December 08, 2013 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $2.99
  • December 16, 2013 Price increase: $2.99 -> $5.99
  • December 20, 2013 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $2.99
  • January 07, 2014 Price increase: $2.99 -> $5.99
  • January 10, 2014 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $0.99
  • January 15, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • January 28, 2014 Price increase: $2.99 -> $5.99
  • February 11, 2014 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $0.99
  • February 17, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $5.99
  • February 28, 2014 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $2.99
  • March 05, 2014 Price increase: $2.99 -> $5.99
  • March 09, 2014 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $2.99
  • March 15, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • March 25, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99
  • April 02, 2014 Price increase: $2.99 -> $5.99
  • April 25, 2014 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $1.99
  • May 03, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $5.99
  • May 16, 2014 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $0.99
  • May 21, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $5.99
  • August 28, 2014 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $2.99
  • September 01, 2014 Price increase: $2.99 -> $5.99
  • February 19, 2015 New version 2.0
  • February 21, 2015 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $2.99
  • March 13, 2015 Price increase: $2.99 -> $5.99
  • April 26, 2015 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $1.99
  • April 29, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $5.99
  • May 07, 2015 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $1.99
  • May 12, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $5.99
  • July 28, 2015 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $1.99
  • July 31, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $5.99
  • August 10, 2015 Price decrease: $5.99 -> $2.99
  • August 21, 2015 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
  • August 24, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99

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SessionBand Jazz - Volume 1 SessionBand Acoustic Guitar - Volume 1 SessionBand Jazz - Volume 3 SessionBand Rock - Volume 1 SessionBand Blues - Volume 1 SessionBand for iPhone SessionBand for iPad SessionBand Jazz - Volume 2 SessionBand EDM - Volume 1 SessionBand Country - Volume 1 SessionBand Acoustic Guitar - Volume 2 SessionBand Drums - Volume 1