In 2015, Steinway launched SPIRIO, a high-resolution player piano and masterpiece of engineering that, via an iPad, permits owners either to play the piano themselves or to access a vast, ever-growing library of music, virtually indistinguishable from live performances played by renowned international pianists. With SPIRIO | r, the company unveils the latest evolution of SPIRIO: pianists can now record, edit, playback, search and save their performances in Steinway’s proprietary high-resolution format.
As a leader in piano manufacturing since 1853, Steinway & Sons has contributed to many innovative evolutions of piano technologies throughout the years. The SPIRIO music library currently consists of more than 4,000 pieces and each month, the content available on the SPIRIO app grows. “STEINWAY SPIRIO | r is an example of finest craftsmanship combined with incredible technology and underlines once more our ambition to present ground-breaking innovations of the highest quality possible,” says Guido Zimmermann, President Steinway & Sons. “We are proud to introduce STEINWAY SPIRIO | r and look forward to the opportunities this technology will bring to professional and amateur pianists alike.”
SPIRIO | r is designed to give artists and engineers intuitive controls in multiple file formats including SPIRIO high-resolution, MIDI and MP3 high quality sampled audio. Native to the SPIRIO app, the SPIRIO editor provides the world’s only advanced iPad-based high-resolution editing capabilities to SPIRIO files, preserving all of the music, allowing users to edit every nuance of their SPIRIO recordings. SPIRIO | r integrates into multiple musical environments through various forms of connectivity, and the flexibility of remote firmware updates enables users to easily add future features as they are released.