If this looks like some sort of bizarre futuristic instrument that you play without touching it that’s probably because it IS a bizarre futuristic instrument that is played from afar. The Airpiano has more in common with the theremin than the piano but it does make piano-like sounds. It uses a series of infrared proximity sensors to determine when to play the notes. There are 8 sensors and each one can do 3 different notes depending on how close your hand is placed to them. The sensor can also be used as faders or filters to create interesting effects. Here’s a video of Jo Hamilton explaining and playing the Airpiano.
The instrument was invented by Omer Yosha and must be plugged in to a computer or other interface to actually produce the sounds. A limited production run will be available this Fall. Maybe we’ll see Lady Gaga playing atop a 20 foot tall Airpiano on her upcoming tour.
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This looks something really different..nice concept of using sensors that too in piano. Nice share.
As you published this article in the past, you probably what to know that the airpiano has finished it’s development and testing stages and is now for sale.
You can get all necessary details about this magical instrument on this new web-site: http://www.airpiano.de
thanks for the update Refael!
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