In addition, a built-in arpeggiator allows the user to create perfectly timed runs of notes just by holding down a few keys. Pianist Pro includes a new mode called 'Pattern Arp', allowing the user to define patterns of notes that turn a simple held chord into a complex musical phrase. Pianist Pro makes it easy to play shuffle-beat blues piano, complete with walking bassline and overlayed jazz chords and runs by simply holding down one single chord. Changing the chord changes the melody but maintains the tight rhythm provided by the arpeggiator.
For musicians working on a new piece of music, is another new addition 'Scale Piano' that can be used as a solo instrument or as experimental tool for a teaching aid for musical composition. This allows the user to select a musical scale from a large choice of presets (from standard scales such as Major and Natural Minor, to more specialised scales such as Pentatonic Blues, Persian Gypsy or Chinese), or define their own from scratch. Notes and runs on that scale can then be played back in any key, simply by running a finger up and down a virtual touchpad.
Pianist Pro is available at the iPad App Store for $9.99.