PLAYER PIANO SYSTEMS
– The Latest in Player Piano Technology from Chupp’s Pianos –
– QRS PNOmation & PianoDisc –
Advanced Player Piano Systems | Installed by Chupp’s Pianos
Player pianos saw their popularity skyrocket during the early 20th century. The ability to switch on a device and listen to live music in your own living room was very appealing. Early player pianos utilized a complex system of pumps, bellows, and stacks of music rolls. This required the piano to be specially built to accommodate the huge amount of player mechanism parts. These early systems were very complex and lacked adjustment options beyond simple volume control. Due to the vast amount of room required within the case, many piano makers had to construct oversized cabinets based on their existing scale designs. Today, new, digital technology has replaced the old paper music rolls and allows for an incredibly detailed musical experience that takes the immersion to a totally new plane. We are pleased to offer these advanced systems that bring live music to you at the press of a button!
Historic Technology Meets the Modern Era
First introduced in the 1980s, the modern player piano system that we know today has steadily advanced in ease of use and accuracy of play. These amazing pieces of digital and mechanical technology can be installed in almost any piano – grand or upright. Gone are the days of large, unsightly control boxes and having to keep track of a pile of tapes or data discs. Incredibly precise, these systems offer detailed dynamics that capture the expression expected of live music. Modern player piano systems virtually disappear into the piano and unlike many of the vintage and older designs, it does NOT change the touch of your instrument when played traditionally. This means that the installation of a player piano system from Chupp’s Pianos will not hinder your continued playing enjoyment.
QRS PNOmation3 Demonstration | Steinway Model M Grand Piano
QRS PNOmation3 Demonstration | Steinway Model L Grand Piano
The Next Generation of Player Piano Technology
Integrated player systems store all of their vast music libraries internally – negating the need for stacks of tapes and discs. This also means that you can also play music without relying on a continuous internet connection. Full control of the piano can be executed from ANY WiFi capable device and is not limited to one brand or operating system. Control from your iPad, iPhone, laptop and more are all options. Long, fully encased solenoids with Teflon impregnated solenoid plungers provide accurate control over the range of motion and resist corrosion through self-lubricating. All of the mechanical components are machined to exacting tolerances for a long life of precise service and musical accuracy.
As the years go on, you will not be stranded with an old system with no way to upgrade. Systems installed by Chupp’s Piano Service offer a migration path to the latest technology.
The musical ability of a modern player piano system is not limited to just the piano itself! High quality speakers mounted underneath the piano allows for vocals or other instrumental parts to play along with the live music coming from your player equipped piano! This allows your favorite artists to perform ‘live’ right in your living room! Fully adjustable volume of both the accompaniment and the piano itself allows for perfect balance! See below for a video demonstrating this advanced feature.
A NEW LEVEL OF PLAYER PIANO ADVANCEMENT
As you can see and hear, modern player piano systems bring another level to your piano music experience! Fusing the latest technology with historic craftsmanship ensures the finest musical experiences possible. The installation of this system does not change the touch and feel of your instrument, nor does it disrupt the aesthetic beauty of your grand or upright piano. A vast music library ensures that you will have literally hundreds of hours of music to enjoy. Historic performances by master musicians are captured for you to experience – live! We have worked on and installed the leading systems on the market today so you can rest assured that you will receive top-shelf service and support. These systems are utilized on pianos that have been shipped all over the country. We have installed these systems on our vintage restored Steinways, pre-owned Yamaha, and the new Kawai pianos we offer. Have questions or wish to book a player system installation? Call or email Chupp’s Piano Service today!
Chupp’s Piano Service Installs & Services both of the leading player piano systems available today.
QRS Music Technologies was founded in 1900 and provided countless numbers of music rolls for historic player piano systems. Since 1986, they have produced one of the most advanced modern player systems – the PNOmation. Boasting a massive music library, the PNOmation system continues as one of the most popular player systems in use today.
PianoDisc has been the world leader in modern player piano systems since 1988. With a stellar reputation and one of the most acclaimed and expansive music libraries in the industry, PianoDisc has delighted piano music lovers for generations and is proudly made in America.
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