Behind every audio work of art there are various instruments struggling to produce a high quality sound in order to be mastered into several minutes of audio entertainment. With the help of specialized computer applications you are able to replicate and easily compose a tune after your own heart. Amongst others, there is iDreamPiano which transforms your keyboard into a musical instrument.
Lightweight and easy to use
In order to gain access to the tools put at your disposal by the application, you need not worry about the configuration of your computer. It roughly takes up about 1 Mb of space on your hard disk drive and the amount of system resources used is not an issue.
The interface is pretty compact, equipped with all necessary options. The biggest requirement on your behalf is to imagine yourself in front of a grand piano and unleash your imagination. You spend most of your time getting acquainted with note placement and experimenting until you get the tune just right.
Record and save your progress
Most of the main window is is taken up by a keyboard representation, with characters mapped to a specific note. Additionally, you can adjust the volume with the help of a slider, as well as several other parameters, such as key, octave shift and velocity.
Once you feel inspired enough, pressing the “Record” button starts tracking each pressed key. The only limit is the amount of free space on your hard disk drive because there is nothing to inform you regarding the capture time or any playback options except a “Play” button.
When you consider it's time to end the recording session, it can be saved to a file for further processing. However, you are only able to save to an application specific file format, with no option to at least change the output type to WAV.
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that iDreamPiano is a neat application that can mostly be used as a leisure activity. Sound quality and response time are flawless, with a friendly interface to work in, but the amount of available features leave a little something to be desired.