New Pianos: Retrofit Player Pianos (QRS)

Player pianos are a great way to entertain you or guests without anyone physically playing the piano.

Optic sensors record with meticulous precision
Now, with PNOscan™ MIDI record strip, you can record music directly on your acoustic piano using state-of-the-art optical sensors that record every piano key motion with unparalleled accuracy and precision.
Sustain, Soft and Sustenuto pedals are equipped with optical sensors to record precise levels of incremental movement to faithfully reproduce every pedaling action as well. Importantly, PNOscan™ MIDI record strip captures the full profile of movement of the piano key and pedal action over the course of a musical piece, providing a truly authentic recording of the expressive timing and dynamics of the individual pianist.

No interference to the piano keyboard touch or response
PNOscan™ MIDI record strip uses optic sensors, eliminating the concern among discriminating musicians that the mechanical interference of traditional recording strips can change the touch or response of the keyboard. With PNOscan™ MIDI record strip there is no physical contact; optic sensors monitor the movement of each piano key, precisely recreating every detail of the original piano performance including the force, speed and duration of each note played.

A valuable tool for students and professionals
PNOscan™ MIDI record strip is designed to be a valuable high-performance solution for discerning musicians and composers yet is reasonably priced enough and practical for everyday use by piano students, music teachers or anyone who wants to save thier piano performances or recitals. Piano recordings can be output as standard MIDI files or on the QRS Pianomation® player piano system for more dynamic playback.

Designed for easy installation
The PNOscan™ unit itself is extremely sleek and low profile, and easy to install. Traditional retrofit recording strips can require precise height positioning and occasional piano keyboard modifications. These steps are unnecessary with PNOscan’s optical technology. The PNOscan™ MIDI recording strip now comes standard on all new Story & Clark pianos. PNOscanTM MIDI record strip can also be retrofitted on a piano you already own.