Steinway & Sons, the world-renowned high-end piano maker, describes the Spirio as a masterpiece of precision, technology and craftsmanship that creates a groundbreaking new musical experience. It really takes no more than an iPad to get the piano to sound as if Gershwin or Billy Joel - whoever takes your fancy -were tickling the ivory. In fact, thousands of recordings by the world's top virtuosos can be readily accessed from the constantly expanding Spirio music library. Each is captured in high definition in Steinway's own studios - and every single one, from classical pieces by Bach to popular tunes from Coldplay, resonates with the exquisite Steinway sound.
The Spirio, which can also be played in the same way as any conventional Steinway piano, has been meticulously designed to bring the rich wealth of nuances and passion of the recorded great players to life. The key to this is a special software package, which controls the hammer speed (up to 1,020 dynamic levels at a speed of up to 800 signals per second) and different pedal positions (up to 256 at a speed of up to 100 signals per second) so as to perfectly capture the pianist’s emotional and technical breadth. Anyone who'd like to witness Spirio’s performance with their own eyes and ears during Europe’s business festival for innovation and digitization should waltz along to the d!campus stage on Thursday, 14 June between 12 noon and 2 p.m. This special CEBIT recital is hosted by Ariane Jablonka, as the entertainer Marc Masconi and an expert from Klavierhaus Döll reveal how Steinway creates sheer magic in the digital era.