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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: Tralexer] #2399842
03/18/15 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Octaves_Up
Any word on when CA97s are going to make it through the Long Beach port? I want mine!


I'm afraid I don't have any insider information from this side of the Pacific. wink Please contact your Kawai dealer and/or Kawai America for up-to-date availability information.

Kind regards,
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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: Kawai James] #2400061
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Originally Posted by Kawai James
Originally Posted by Octaves_Up
Any word on when CA97s are going to make it through the Long Beach port? I want mine!


I'm afraid I don't have any insider information from this side of the Pacific. wink Please contact your Kawai dealer and/or Kawai America for up-to-date availability information.

Kind regards,
James
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Psh fine! Haha, I kid. I'm just excited smile You can expect a new post (and pics!) on this forum when mine is finally sitting in my music studio!

Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: Kawai James] #2412345
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That mi.1 sounds interesting, anyone have experience of using it? Not just for this Virtual Technician app, although that sounds useful (I'd much prefer to use an interface like that than a relatively small LCD and buttons), but also whether this means you can buy a USB bluetooth dongle for a PC/Mac and have wireless MIDI between PC and the piano. There is no mention of it on the quicco website, so wondered if anyone here had tried it. I search for mi.1, but only this thread came up.

Or, are there better ways of getting wireless MIDI? I will probably have a few metres between my PC and CA97 (When it arrives), with a doorway in between, so cables would be less than ideal.


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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: Kawai James] #2412351
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tabber, I use an mi.1 with my Nord to control music apps on my iPad such as Module, NeoSoul Keys, and Galileo Organ. The latency is a little higher than with a wired USB connection, but with native BlueTooth LE and MIDI support in iOS, it's very acceptable.

The device can also be used with Macs running the latest OS X, however I don't believe PCs are supported.

There are other wireless MIDI solutions available, but they are more expensive/less elegant than the mi.1.

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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: Kawai James] #2412425
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Thanks James, will definitely considering getting one of those then :-)


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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: Kawai James] #2412618
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Highly recommended!

The Quicco Sound team are based here in Hamamatsu, they're great guys. I believe they're working on a USB version too.

Cheers,
James
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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: bmrzycki] #2412739
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Originally Posted by bmrzycki


The ability to set the velocity curve for User 1/User 2 with a touchable curve, much like the adjustments you can do in software like Pianoteq would be wonderful:
[Linked Image]

Thanks for listening and I hope to someday use this app and provide even more meaningful feedback.

-Brian



I agree especially for touch curves USER

as VPC1 Editor, should not be difficult.

The function "Capturing the dynamic range"
i don't really like

regards

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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: IMOL] #2490417
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Would this work on my Ipod touch as well?


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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: Kawai James] #2490421
12/13/15 09:58 PM
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PossumES8SP280, the Virtual Technician app is currently only available for iPad, I'm afraid.

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James
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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: Kawai James] #2490508
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Hi James, android has a pretty large user base too now, will there ever be an android version, and would it work with old gen pianos as my ca63?


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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: Kawai James] #2490717
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Bellicapelli, Android support is certainly something we are considering, but I do not have any concrete news at this time. As for compatibility with older generation instruments such as the CA63, I believe this is rather unlikely, partly because the instrument itself does not allow parameters to be changed externally.

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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: Kawai James] #2490793
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Originally Posted by Kawai James
Bellicapelli, Android support is certainly something we are considering, but I do not have any concrete news at this time. As for compatibility with older generation instruments such as the CA63, I believe this is rather unlikely, partly because the instrument itself does not allow parameters to be changed externally.

Kind regards,
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I see. Then i'll fiddle on with the piano's lcd. Thanks for the info.


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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: Kawai James] #2599515
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Hi all,

does the app support the CS11 as well? Can't find it in the app description, but since the CA97 is supported this shouldn't be such a big deal (?).


Cheers,
Michael

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Originally Posted by mfranke
Hi all,

does the app support the CS11 as well? Can't find it in the app description, but since the CA97 is supported this shouldn't be such a big deal (?).


Cheers,
Michael


Yes, it does. You can see in this link that it is supported by the CA67, CA97, CS8 and CS11 at least.

EDIT: In the official app description, CS11 is actually omitted, but I'm sure that is a mistake. The listed supported models are actually: Kawai ES8, CA97/67/17, CN35/CN25, CP1/CP2/CP3. I guess it hasn't been updated accurately since the release of CS8/CS11.

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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: mfranke] #2601185
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Originally Posted by mfranke
does the app support the CS11 as well? Can't find it in the app description, but since the CA97 is supported this shouldn't be such a big deal (?).


Happy new year!

I'm 99% certain that the CS11/CS8 are supported, especially given that they share largely the same hardware as the CA97/CA67, but will need to double check for you when Kawai Japan reopens for business tomorrow.

The CS11/CS8 are indeed supported - we will update the AppStore description text shortly. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: Kawai James] #2603744
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Originally Posted by Kawai James
PossumES8SP280, the Virtual Technician app is currently only available for iPad, I'm afraid.


hi James,
Android user here.
Please confirm the Virtual Tech app still works on iPad only, and NOT iPhone, if that's the case.
I'm thinking of getting an older iDevice to use iApps.
thanks!


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Re: Kawai 'Virtual Technician' iPad app now available [Re: thrucomp] #2603869
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Hello thrucomp, welcome to the forum!

Originally Posted by thrucomp
Android user here.


Nice. wink May I ask which device and OS version you are using?
My 'daily driver' is a Samsung S4 Mini running the latest CyanogenMod (RIP) nightly. It's a few years old, but still performs like a champ and is one of the last truly 'compact' phones.

Originally Posted by thrucomp
Please confirm the Virtual Tech app still works on iPad only, and NOT iPhone, if that's the case.


Yes, the Virtual Technician app is still currently only available for the iPad, however I am hopeful that this may change in the future.

Originally Posted by thrucomp
I'm thinking of getting an older iDevice to use iApps.


A refurbished iPad Air 1st generation can be picked-up at a good price, and still has sufficient performance to run virtual instrument apps. Try to get the largest storage capacity available - mine is only 16GB and that's quickly eaten up by some of the larger apps.

I hope this helps.

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I wish this app would support mp11, on my mp11 the LCD screen started flickering soon after I got it, and today it has gone completely dark giving me no way to control anything. If there were some alternative app for ipad or computer to provide visual display and control of settings it would solve the problem. short of that I guess I will have to look into expensive repair to get the LCD replaced

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Kawai James, can we leave feedback for the app here?

I wrote quite an extensive (believe it or not!) text about the app on my "Kawai CA97 - First Impressions" on my homepage. I think it's a killer app, but there are some problems, and even though I described the negatives at length, I still think it's a very good app (which says something about the good parts).

If you are interested in feedback, please take a look. I will make a very short summarized list here:

- Bluetooth notification every time the app is started, even though I use cable. A fix would be to just delay the notification slightly before warning about bluetooth. Pretty annoying, but not critical.

- Being able to reset a setting back to its default setting, OR just a text telling what the default value is. For example, "Default parameter: 5". Would be VERY helpful.

- Switching between profiles bugs a lot. Every time I scroll through them, it gets stuck and flicks between two profiles. Annoying, but not critical.

- Overwrite a profile or being able to update the current one. Right now, if I load a profile, then just want to switch one parameter and save it, I have to create a new profile with a different name. Makes it extremely unpractical to update saved profiles, but maybe I'm missing something here.

- Sometimes, loading a profile just loads part of it. It's been more than noticeable since I lower the key volume for G4 due to my sensor problem, and sometimes, even though the profile contains the correct parameter, it sometimes fails to load the key volume. (I know that because sometimes when I load the profile, it actually applies, but sometimes not.)

- Switching between instruments. This is the biggest problem with the app, and most likely a bug. I describe it better in my article, with examples, but short story:
When you have a profile selected and switch instrument on the piano, the profile settings remains even though it is not applied. I don't know how it's suppose to work (my guess is that the profile should reset/reload that instrument's settings), but I really don't think it's suppose to show one setting while applying a different one.


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Hello RickardNi,

Thank you for your useful feedback.

I have already forwarded your post to the Virtual Technician application team for consideration. While I cannot guarantee that they will implement all of your suggestions (and eradicate all of the quirks), I'm hopeful that the app will continue to improve.

Kind regards,
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