Permanent pianist John Batist from The late show with Stephen Colbert gave Spyrio | Tuesday night at Steinway Hall in New York, CNET reported. Batist plays and records a piece of Sam Cooke. Then the piano played the song just as Batistis played while he played the melody together with the piano.
Steinway's first high-resolution piano, Spirio, started in 201
With the latest Spirio model, the owners are not limited to pre-recorded songs. Musicians can record and then edit their music directly in the app for iPad. The Sprite r application includes the ability to change the speed and duration of the notes, correct misspellings, alter pedal data, and erase or add time. Spyrio | Owners can also record and share their tracks in MIDI, MP3 and Spirio's high resolution format, adding a pool of professional musicians who use the tool as a recording tool.
The jury is on how much spirits | r will cost. The first Spirio model, issued in 2015, ranges from $ 84,000 to $ 116.00. Thanks to the recording device, the older Spirio costs an extra $ 25,000 compared to the normal Steinway, the piano publication Acoustic and Digital Piano Buyer . Sales of grand pianos, as expensive luxury items, have not been bright enough in recent years. According to New Yorker Steinway sold 6,294 royalties in 1926, and in 2012 sold just over 2,000 grand pairs.
But the added price has not prevented potential buyers, at least on Spirio, Spirio alone accounts for 30% of Steinway's sales in 2018, according to USA Today .
Given the declining sales over the years, this latest technological breakthrough by the 166-year-old piano maker may be more than an attempt to sell more pianos to a wider (if still rich) customer base, some who can not even play the piano, instead of dealing exclusively with musicians.