A microtonal tunable piano, allowing for arbitrary N-ET step (incl. half-step) sharps and flats, individually in each piano key of the octave of the selected scale family (Key Tuning, In-app), along with N-ET pitch shift, for adjustable N. It further, features (97+)-key Piano (with octaves' shift), Button Keys (In-app) instead of Piano Keys, and contains Piano, Isokratis voice, and ability to add your own Isokratis voices (In-app), and synthetic Choir sounds, Metronome, Chrononome, Virtual LCD, different Reference Frequencies (e.g. A4 440 Hz, C4 256 Hz, C4 220 Hz), 12-ET (Western Music) and Byzantine Scales' selection capabilities, and many more.

 

What is contained in the main package of Isokratis Piano for the price
of €19,99 (€17,99 until 26/5/2015 16:00 GMT +2:00), in the current Release 9: 

  1. Scales: 12ΕΤ, Byzantine Scales (Committee 1881, Chrysanthos), Didymos (non-tempered)
  2. Sounds: Piano, Isokratis 1 (single human voice), synthetic Choir sProsynthetic Choir sPro lightsynthetic Choir sPro basssynthetic Choir 1, synthetic Choir 2
  3. Metronome (European), Chrononome (Byzantine) with virtual "LED" and sound
  4. Pitch Shift in steps of configurable N-ET intervals
  5. N-ET steps/cents (decimal numbers) with adjustable N from 12-99999
  6. 97-key Piano (+optional B#, E# black keys), C0-C8 or G0-G8 (with octaves’ shift), 2-4 full octaves' display (with Piano sound)
  7. Fade-In Time and Release Time adjustment
  8. Continuous key press mode, for Isokratis and Synthetic Choir sounds
  9. Byzantine Piano (with Byzantine Scales)
  10. Virtual LCD displaying useful information
  11. Tone intervals between the Keys, Keys' frequencies on top of the Keys, Personal Settings saving capability
  12. Key labels choice: Byzantine Music Martyrias, Tone names (Ni, Pa, Vou, ...), European notation (Do, Re, Mi, ...), American (US) notation (C, D, E, …)
  13. 4 different reference frequencies (Ke/A 440, Ni/C 261.63, Ni/C 256, Ni/C 220)
  14. Volume Control (logarithmically, and independent of computer’s volume control)
  15. Keyboard help (piano keys - keyboard keys correspondence appearance) / Keys' size change
  16. Adjustable app width (to be used in parallel with your favorite eBook reader), Background image selection
  17. Multi-touch, Keyboard, Mouse input

 

The packages Button Keys and Chroas are FREE in current Release:

  1. Button Keys (In-app) for Isokratis functionality
  2. Chroas (In-app)

 

The package of Key Tuning for the price of €1,49 contains:

  1. Key Tuning (Scale Tuner): Programmable N-ET microtonal step (incl. half-step) tuned sharps and flats, individually in each piano key (In-app ); Load/Save tunings

 

The package of Your Ison for the price of €1,49 contains:

  1. Ability to Load/Play your own .wav Isokratis' voices “Your Ison” (In-app), taking advantage of the app's vast capabilities (piano soundboard)

 

Note: The other than the main packages can be purchased (from inside Isokratis Piano) only after you buy the main package of Isokratis Piano.

 

 Download from Microsoft Windows Store 

 

 

 

 

From 2nd of December until 1st January, you can get Isokratis Piano (main package)

at the discounted price of 14.99€.

 

[dicount period: 2/12/2014 19:00 GMT +2:00 until 1/1/2015 18:00 GMT +2:00] 

 Download from Microsoft Windows Store

 

Release 8

Dear friends,

Release 8 of Isokratis Piano is out (User's Guide), which has the following additions:

* Choir sPro sound of Release 7 was renamed to the “sPro bass” in this Release.

* Νew sound choir sPro (in the main package of Isokratis Piano).

* 4 additional sounds (+12), (-12), which are recommended when the pitch shift is above 12 moria, or below -12 moria correspondingly (they’re also in the main package).

* Selection of the Sounds can now be done also from the main screen.

* Selection of the Pitch Shift step can now be done also from the main screen.

* Arbitrary Pitch Shift can now be set directly by typing (which might be truncated to the corresponding limits)

 

In Release 8, the Button Keys, as well as the Chroas, Etc In-app are FREE.

 

Also per previous Release:

* You can tune any intervals and scales of any Theoretician and Chanter of Byzantine Music (Psaltic Art), using the Key Tuning In-App.

* You can create your own (Your Ison) ison wav files (via the Your Ison In-App) and upload/play them in the Isokratis Piano, taking advantage of the vast capabilities of the app.

 

The Isokratis Piano's 23-page User's Guide for the Release 8 is also available here.

 

 Download from Microsoft Windows Store

  

See all the features in brief:

Διαβάστε περισσότερα: Isokratis Piano Release 8

 

Isokratis Piano's 23-page User's Guide for the Release 8 is now available!

Διαβάστε περισσότερα: User's Guide, Release 8 (Isokratis Piano)

Dear friends,

Release 7 of Isokratis Piano is out with a new bass sound "Choir sPro". It's in the main Isokratis package so it's free for those who have already bought Isokratis. 

You may find here a Release 7 video with Isokratima to Kyrie ekekraxa of elder Panaretos, third mode.

Please output the sound to your Home Theater or good speakers.

 

 

Isokratis Piano was developed for the following objectives: 

  • musicological research on the micro intervals,
  • accurate ear/voice tuning on the micro intervals,
  • assisting in the teaching of the Byzantine Music (Psaltiki),
  • assisting in the learning of the Byzantine Music, and
  • ison voice companion in the home practice of Byzantine Music

 

P. Papadimitriou
23/9/2014

 

 

Dear friends, the offline usage issue of Isokratis Piano was resolved with the Release 6.1, which was approved by Microsoft and is available through the Store.

 

If the update doesn't appear in the Store app in your computer:

Go to Store -> Settings -> App updates -> click "Check for updates"

Release 6

Dear friends,

Release 6 of Isokratis Piano is out (User's Guide). In Release 6 a new In-app "Button Keys" was added.

Button Keys are to be used instead of the Piano Keys for Isokratema. They are of adjustable size, and are capable of multi-touch (hover mode), or single touch (hold mode), similar to the Piano keys. You can also independently tune each Button Key using the Key Tuning In app.

In Release 6, the Button Keys (as well as the Chroas) In-app is FREE.

If you have any problems updating Isokratis Piano to the latest Release please see here (Troubleshooting).

 

   Download from Microsoft Windows Store

  

See all the features in brief:

1. Key Tuning (Scale Tuner): Programmable N-ET microtonal step (incl. half-step) tuned sharps and flats, individually in each piano key (In-app ); Load/Save tunings

2. Scales: 12ΕΤ, Byzantine Scales (Committee 1881, Chrysanthos), Didymos (non-tempered)

3. Sounds: Piano, Isokratis 1 (single human voice), synthetic Choir 1, synthetic Choir 2

4. Ability to Load/Play your own .wav Isokratis' voices “Your Ison” (In-app), taking advantage of the app's vast capabilities (piano soundboard)

5. Metronome (European), Chrononome (Byzantine) with virtual "LED" and sound

6. Pitch Shift in steps of configurable N-ET intervals

7. N-ET steps/cents (decimal numbers) with adjustable N from 12-99999

8. 97-key Piano (+optional B#, E# black keys), C0-C8 or G0-G8 (with octaves’ shift), 2-4 full octaves' display (with Piano sound)

9. Button Keys (In-app) for Isokratis functionality

10. Release Time adjustment

11. Continuous key press mode, for Isokratis and Synthetic Choir sounds

12. Byzantine Piano (with Byzantine Scales)

13. Chroas (In-app, free)

14. Virtual LCD displaying useful information

15. Tone intervals between the Keys, Keys' frequencies on top of the Keys, Personal Settings saving capability

16. Key labels choice: Byzantine Music Martyrias, Tone names (Ni, Pa, Vou, ...), European notation (Do, Re, Mi, ...), American (US) notation (C, D, E, …)

17. 4 different reference frequencies (Ke/A 440, Ni/C 261.63, Ni/C 256, Ni/C 220)

18. Volume Control (logarithmically, and independent of computer’s volume control)

19. Keyboard help (piano keys - keyboard keys correspondence appearance) / Keys' size change

20. Adjustable app width (to be used in parallel with your favorite eBook reader), Background image selection

21. Multi-touch, Keyboard, Mouse input

 

See here the key tuning in action!

 

Screenshots:

Διαβάστε περισσότερα: Isokratis Piano Release 6

In case you face any issues with Isokratis Piano update, please follow the following:

 

1. If the update doesn't appear in the Store app in your computer:

Go to Store -> Settings -> App updates -> click "Check for updates"

 

2. If the app is not functional after update:

Go to Store -> Settings -> App updates -> App licenses -> click "Sync licenses"

or

Uninstall and install again Isokratis Piano app.

 

If there are any further issues, please contact us at panayiotis [dot] apps {at} gmail.com

 

Isokratis Piano's User's Guide for the Release 6 is now available!

Διαβάστε περισσότερα: User's Guide, Release 6

Gold Release 5

Dear friends of the Byzantine and microtonal music, 

the Gold Release 5 was released!

With this version and the Key Tuning In app feature, you can microtune individually each key of the octave of the standard 72ET byzantine scales, or the standard 12ET western music scale, with microtonal steps such as {0.01, 0.1, 0.5, 1, 2, ...} 72ET steps / 1200ET steps, and in general {0.01, 0.1, 0.5, 1, 2, ...} N-ET steps with N ranging from 12 to 99999!

You can also create and load your own wav Isokratis voice files and play them in the Isokratis Piano, taking advantage of the app's capabilities!

 

  Download from Microsoft Windows Store

 

See all the features in brief:

1. Key Tuning (Scale Tuner): Programmable N-ET microtonal step (incl. half-step) tuned sharps and flats, individually in each piano key (In-app ); Load/Save tunings

2. Scales: 12ΕΤ, Byzantine Scales (Committee 1881, Chrysanthos), Didymos (non-tempered)

3. Sounds: Piano, Isokratis 1 (single human voice), synthetic Choir 1, synthetic Choir 2

4. Ability to Load/Play your own .wav Isokratis' voices “Your Ison” (In-app), taking advantage of the app's vast capabilities (piano soundboard)

5. Metronome (European), Chrononome (Byzantine) with virtual "LED" and sound

6. Pitch Shift in steps of configurable N-ET intervals

7. N-ET steps/cents (decimal numbers) with adjustable N from 12-99999

8. 97-key Piano (+optional B#, E# black keys), C0-C8 or G0-G8 (with octaves’ shift), 2-4 full octaves' display (with Piano sound)

9. Release Time adjustment

10. Continuous key press mode, for Isokratis and Synthetic Choir sounds

11. Byzantine Piano (with Byzantine Scales)

12. Chroas (In-app, free)

13. Virtual LCD displaying useful information

14. Tone intervals between the Keys, Keys' frequencies on top of the Keys, Personal Settings saving capability

15. Key labels choice: Byzantine Music Martyrias, Tone names (Ni, Pa, Vou, ...), European notation (Do, Re, Mi, ...), American (US) notation (C, D, E, …)

16. 4 different reference frequencies (Ke/A 440, Ni/C 261.63, Ni/C 256, Ni/C 220)

17. Volume Control (logarithmically, and independent of computer’s volume control)

18. Keyboard help (piano keys - keyboard keys correspondence appearance) / Keys' size change

19. Adjustable app width (to be used in parallel with your favorite eBook reader), Background image selection

20. Multi-touch, Keyboard, Mouse input

 

See here the key tuning in action!

 

Screenshots:

Διαβάστε περισσότερα: Isokratis Piano Gold Release 5

Demo with micro tuning on D (1200ET scale tuning). With Isokratis Piano Windows app and the Key Tuning In-app you can experiment with microtonal music steps with 1200ET as well as N-ET steps with N ranging from 12 to 99999! You can micro tune the 12ET standard piano scale with N-ET steps and save it.

Please check the Isokratis Piano User's Guide here

 

Isokratis Piano's User's Guide for the Gold Release 5 is now available!

Dear friends,

we're already working on the Release 5 of Isokratis Piano, which will have the following additional features:

 

Ability to individually tune each key in the octave!

- Tuning can be in 72-ET intervals, in 1200-ET intervals, and in general in N-ET intervals for programmable N!

- Intervals can be integers, or decimals.

- Ability to show E#, B# black keys.

- ...

 

In addition the following corrections have been made:

- Ga (F) loop was improved (Isokratis 1).

- Bou (E) tone was improved (Isokratis 1).

 

We plan to release Release 5 -God's willing- within one month.

Release 4 of the Isokratis Piano is out, with the following changes:

 

* Metronome added

* Configurable N (N-ET) from 12-99999 (decimal cents)

* Pitch Shift in steps of configurable N-ET cents

* Release Time bug fixed

Διαβάστε περισσότερα: Isokratis Piano: Release 4 is out

Release 8

Dear friends,

Release 8 of Isokratis Piano is out (User's Guide), which has the following additions:

* Choir sPro sound of Release 7 was renamed to the “sPro bass” in this Release.

Νew sound choir sPro (in the main package of Isokratis Piano).

4 additional sounds (+12), (-12), which are recommended when the pitch shift is above 12 moria, or below -12 moria correspondingly (they’re also in the main package).

Selection of the Sounds can now be done also from the main screen.

Selection of the Pitch Shift step can now be done also from the main screen.

Arbitrary Pitch Shift can now be set directly by typing (which might be truncated to the corresponding limits)

 

In Release 8, the Button Keys, as well as the Chroas, Etc In-app are FREE.

 

Also per previous Release:

* You can tune any intervals and scales of any Theoretician and Chanter of Byzantine Music (Psaltic Art), using the Key Tuning In-App.

* You can create your own (Your Ison) ison wav files (via the Your Ison In-App) and upload/play them in the Isokratis Piano, taking advantage of the vast capabilities of the app.

 

The Isokratis Piano's 23-page User's Guide for the Release 8 is also available here.

 

 Download from Microsoft Windows Store

  

See all the features in brief:

Διαβάστε περισσότερα: Isokratis Piano for Windows 8.1