With our VARIO App we want to make digital functions which are relevant for your piano playing as easy to access as possible.

In addition, the VARIO digital system is open to third-party applications and supports the exchange and interaction with them in many different ways.

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The new VARIO App for iOS & iPadOS

Side by side with your acoustic instrument


Go from sound to sound, just wipe.
The sounds of your VARIO can be selected here using a swipe gesture: several electric pianos, harpsichord and of course an authentic C. Bechstein concert grand.


VARIO ready for recording: 1, 2, 3, 4 …
The innovative recorder records your piano playing and is reduced to the essentials – so you get to the First Take with just one tap!


Manage 1,000 songs and more.
The recorder stores virtually unlimited. A convenient song browser helps you sort and archive your music.


A metronome better than the original

The metronome of the VARIO App is as intuitive as the original. Ideal for practice, including complex clock types and patterns.

Sound-selection and musical functions of the VARIO App

The VARIO app for iOS & iPadOS enables you to set up and control your VARIO digital system. It was designed and developed to be an organic part of our acoustic instruments.

With Apple‘s mobile operating systems, the 3D user interface unfolds different function blocks as needed, and the app blends seamlessly into the overall impression of your piano, for example with a tablet placed on the piano‘s music desk.

In addition, it offers a number of musical functions and the exchange with other apps under iOS & iPadOS.

The VARIO App for Android

Setup & control made easy

The VARIO App enables you to set up and control your VARIO digital system (duet and connect / connect+).

Connect the VARIO via USB or or Bluetooth-LE to your smartphone or tablet and benefit from these possibilities and comfort functions:

Control functions

  • Sound selection
  • Sound settings (for piano)
  • Volume
  • Room selection and volume
  • Graphic Equalizer
  • Saving the settings as one of 4 favourites
  • Favourites can then be selected via the hardware key without an app


  • Continuous bar display of the velocity

Setup / Settings

  • Calibration of the keys
  • Key calibration (hammer release and damper release)
  • Dynamic curve for the entire keyboard / multiple zones
  • Calibration of the pedals
  • Adjusting the pedal shifting points

Hardware requirements and supported operating system

  • Smartphone or tablet
  • Android version 8.1 and higher

We have compiled further information for you in the development-log of the app.

BETA / Early Access version. Tested with Android version 8.1 and higher.

We would be pleased if you share your experiences with the VARIO App with us! Please use our service form or write us at service@bechstein-digital.com .

Tip: MIDI functions are available independently of the VARIO app under all mobile and desktop operating systems (Windows, macOS, Unix/Linux). So you can already use MIDI functions with your own apps.

If you do not have a mobile device available for initial setup, your dealer will be happy to help you.