What is it?
An all-in-one musician's tool for the Psion Series 5/5mx
and Revo. (See also my Musician for modern
Symbian/Series 60 smartphones) Piano features:
- A playable keyboard with a 'warm' sound and
infinite note-length variation (note stops when you lift the pen). Includes
smooth note-to-note slides (a la Rolf Harris 'Stylophone'!), volume and octave
control and a tune recording/playback facility
- A metronome, with optional sound effects, now
scalable up to 200+bpm. A tap tempo feature allows interactive tempo setting.
The Series 5/5mx's red 'record' LED also flashes
in time with the
- A tuner, allowing long soundings of any given
note in any octave and almost infinite volume control
- A key calculator/transposer, including notes and
common chords, each fully soundable (Series 5/5mx version
- Various tempo calculations
- Preferences that allow baroque and other
non-standard convert tunings
Download it now
Piano v2.7 for the Psion Series 5/5mx is
downloadable here as piano27.zip.
Piano v3.0 for the Psion Revo / Revo Plusis
downloadable here as piano30.zip.
- Once downloaded and unzipped,
please read the README.TXT before installing, as it includes important
information on upgrading OPL/32 on your machine to handle musical tones, if you
haven't already done so. You may need the special instexe.exe file. Just put it in any folder on
the Psion and tap on it. Your Psion will then understand .SIS files
Thanks for your interest in this program!
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Thanks to Andrew
Giddings for his work on the tap tempo feature, the key screen, the slick
buttons and on general tidying up of my code. Thanks to Fred Sebton and John
Neale for the inspiration to write Piano in the first place. And thanks also to
Otfried Chong and RMR Software for
providing the note-sounding routine.