Audiokit’s free Retro Piano iOS app is here to brighten up your summer

Audiokit Retro Piano
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Audiokit is fast becoming one of our favourite iOS music software developers, releasing classy instruments and effects at great prices. In fact, its latest offering - the limited edition Retro Piano - can be yours for free.

Available until the end of August, this lo-fi instrument includes a sampled piano stacked with a vintage synth, with vinyl noise emulation adding to the nostalgic, summery vibe. You can crush, distort and add tremolo and reverb, and Audiokit says that there’s also some “special sauce”.

There are 500MB of worth of samples here, compressed to 50MB to save space. Retro Piano runs standalone and as an AUv3 plugin and can be downloaded now from the Apple App Store.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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