Ross Technologies MidiPipes (In Stock)
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The Ross Technologies MidiPipes are an affordable, high quality digital instrument, equally suitable for use as a convenient practice chanter, or with an amplifier for live performance. The notes are played in a very realistic manner, by covering electronic touch sensors, positioned to exactly match the finger spacing of a regular pipe chanter. The sound is produced from actual Great Highland Bagpipe samples stored in a wavetable for an accurate and realistic playing experience. The pipes are activated by a touch sensor on the top corner of the chanter, allowing either hand or chin activation with no physical switch to get in the way ! The MidiPipes incorporate fingering for natural notes and vibrato to enhance the range of notes and expression available. Also available is an option to select a novel and realistic “strike in” feature, which allows the drones to sound before the chanter, giving a staged strike-in like an actual set of bagpipes. The unit may be configured to play in the regular bagpipe key of “b-flat”, or one of seven different keys to match the pitch of other instruments – all by simply playing the desired key on the finger holes ie: all holes covered for the key of “G”. The pipes may also be set to play an automatic harmony accompaniment (seconds) if desired, as well as a brand new “Band Mode” which simulates a group of pipers playing in unison ! The unit is configured to save the last volume setting used, and will also automatically shut down after a period of non-use to conserve battery power.
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