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Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Using MIDI with a Disklavier

The Disklavier is an amazing instrument with a sophisticated record-and-playback system. When used as a standalone device, it is a simple matter to initiate recording and playback. Little instruction is required.

The instrument also has MIDI connectivity features that make it a compelling instrument for use in varied contexts, including music composition, interactive performance using computer software, and recording studio applications.

When one uses the instrument as a MIDI device, it is important to have a deeper understanding of the ways in which MIDI is implemented in this acoustic piano.
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Dr. Ajero and Son, Nio Ajero, Perform Long Distance to an Audience in Germany


Mario Ajero, Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at the Stephen F. Austin State University, has been a pioneer in the field of long distance performance and instruction using the Disklavier piano. On this occasion, he has enabled a performance by his son, Nio. At 4:30 in the video, you can clearly see that the keys of the Disklavier piano in Germany are being played by young Nio from Texas. At 8:45, the Remnant Piano Duo perform from Germany to Texas.

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