PianoDisc is for entertaining. A modern self-playing piano, dialed down to a conversational level, playing from a large digital library or streaming online content, is a classy and thrilling addition to your entertaining repertoire.
PianoDisc is for education. Whether you're learning to play piano on your own as an adult, or whether you're a piano teacher with students who come to you, a record and playback system allows you to accompany yourself or an existing recording, or review and critique student sessions.
PianoDisc is for YOU. "Nobody plays our piano anymore!" The kids have gone away to college or started their own families, and now that heirloom piano sits unused, gathering dust and taking up living space. A PianoDisc system can give new life to that instrument, and bring piano music back into your life.
PianoDisc systems are retrofits, which means that the hardware is designed to be added to nearly any piano, vertical or grand, with only minor modifications of the existing instrument. Installation is done at our workshop in Ojai, CA and takes a couple of months.
If you already own a PianoDisc, chances are your system can be upgraded.
My PianoDisc plays too loud! This is by far the most common complaint with older systems, and one that PianoDisc has worked hard to address. Enter the iQ upgrade, which fine-tunes the magnetic control of the solenoids that play each key, allowing for quieter playback without dropping notes.
What do I do with all these floppy disks? If you're upgrading to a CD-playing system or the newest wireless system, you don't have to lose your carefully collected library of 3.5" floppy diskettes. The MIDI data they contain is still a viable format, and PianoDisc offers a Legacy Exchange program that will digitize your library of floppy discs and CDs - up to 100 of them, for just $25.
I want to record myself or my students. Great! ProRecord is a separate feature that can be added to your existing PianoDisc system. Sensors under the keys and at the pedals allow the system to sense and record key and pedal movements and store that information for playback. No other changes to the existing PianoDisc system are required.