bitKlavier A Digital Prepared Piano For iOS

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Developer Dan Trueman has introduced bitKlavier – a digital prepared piano for iOS.

Like the prepared piano, the “prepared digital piano” feels just like a piano under the hands and often sounds like one, but it is full of surprises. Instead of bolts and screws stuck between the piano strings, virtual machines of various sorts adorn the virtual strings of the digital piano, transforming it into an instrument that pushes back, sometimes like a metronome, other times like a recording played backwards. Continue reading

Casio Updates Privia Digital Pianos With Touch Screens & More

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At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, Casio introduced two new models in its Privia digital piano line – the Privia PX-360M and PX-560M.

The Privia PX-360M and PX-560M both feature:

  • A 5.3” Color Touch Interface.
  • Casio’s AiR Sound Source
  • An 88 note Tri-sensor Scaled Hammer Action keyboard
  • Compact design for portability

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How to Build a Magnetized Piano Harp

This episode of Motherboard’s Sound Builders features Brooklyn electroacoustic artist Andy Cavatorta. He’s an inventor, sculptor, and instrument designer latest project is a magnetized piano harp.

The magnetized piano harp can be played directly, by stroking, plucking or striking the piano strings, but also can be played via a MIDI keyboard that controls electromagnets, which cause the strings to vibrate.  Continue reading

Modartt Releases Pianoteq 5 Virtual Piano

pianoteq-v5-bigModartt has released Pianoteq 5, the latest version of their virtual piano instrument for Linux, Mac OS X & Windows

Here’s what they have to say about the new version:

We have devoted two years of research to developing and refining the award-winning Pianoteq physical model. Pianoteq 5 brings a new clarity and authenticity to the piano sound. Moreover, it offers no less than 9 new piano models, and sound recording is taken to a higher level of control with the addition of directional microphones, letting you choose from a range of well-known microphone brands.

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