Steinway Grand Piano now supports live performance streaming system
When it comes to piano, everyone will definitely think of the name Yamaha. In fact, for pianists, if they have a choice, they may prefer to play a handmade Steinway grand piano.
When Yamaha and other companies were working on the dirty work of developing digital player systems, Steinway was basically not involved in this video game until 2014, when it bought Wayne Stahnke’s Live Performance Model LX technology, and from 2015 Started to integrate it into the Spirio brand of Steinway pianos.
Before Spirio R first introduced the function of recording performances in 2019, Spirio pianos only had playback functions. If the company is worried that customers will sneer at adding digital technology to their priceless Steinway pianos, they don’t have to worry. The company said that it is equipped with Spirio pianos, which are pre-installed with the Spirio control application at the factory.iPad–Now it accounts for about 45% of its sales.
According to reports, Yamaha’s interface is more complex than necessary, while Steinway’s interface is very streamlined and simple. Yamaha uses MIDI files (each key has 8 instrument tracks, which is estimated to meet the needs of high-resolution sampling), while Steinway uses its own proprietary format. Yamaha provides users who purchase Disklavier with 500 of the more than 11,000 songs in its library for free and charges users more, while Steinway users can use the company’s entire library-including more than 4,300. Songs, and will increase every month. Yamaha does not allow users to easily edit recorded performances in its app, while Spirio users can jump to the song through the iPad app and sort out any wrong notes.
Now, Steinway’s live performance streaming media system has also begun to operate. SpirioCast runs on the iPad, it can transmit video, audio and Spirio performance data to the cloud in real time. There, it can be opened for public appreciation or set up as a private event. Those who have a Spirio piano will have their own instruments to play synchronously, and those who don’t will use the traditional audio-visual stream to do it.
Playing the piano automatically is nothing new, and playing the piano digitally, playing the piano digitally, or playing the piano live to other pianos is nothing new. This is only the first time it has happened to the world’s best high-end concert grand piano–but it’s good news for anyone who has purchased Spirio for hundreds of thousands, because many important events in the piano world have occurred. On the Steinway piano.