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Gigbag: December 2003

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Moog PianoBar

Leave it to synth pioneer Bob Moog to blaze a trail no one else would have attempted. Moog Music’s new, weird PianoBar turns any acoustic piano into a MIDI-equipped electronic instrument. It rests just above the piano keys and knows what’s being played via infrared sensors. That info transmits to a box that outputs the signal using one of more than 300 presets, or as MIDI info that can drive another synth or score what’s been played. An additional sensor for the piano’s pedals is included.

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