The Ross Technologies Programmable Electronic Bagpipes are an affordable, high quality digital instrument, equally suitable for use as a convenient practice chanter or with an amplifier for live performance.
The notes are played in a very realistic manner, by covering electronic touch sensors, positioned to exactly match the finger spacing of a regular pipe chanter.
The unit may be programmed to play in the regular bagpipe key of “b-flat”, or one of seven different keys to match the pitch of other instruments – all by simply playing the desired key on the finger holes ie” all holes covered for the key of “g”.
The pipes may also be set to play an automatic harmony accompaniment (seconds) if desired.
The unit may be easily configured to turn on with or without drones, and will save the last volume setting used. They will also automatically shut down after a period of non-use to conserve battery power.
The Fagerstrom electronic Technochanter is a lightweight compact
chanter. This full size electronic practice chanter is an ideal
complement to your regular practice chanter.
It comes complete with a set of headphones. This chanter uses
earphones to hear you playing. This way you are the only person who
hears you practice. It is perfect for practicing on bus's trains, in bed
or at church! As well, this chanter is designed so that you can play a
natural C or F. The precision of the electronics make this chanter
unforgiving at detecting crossing noises. The unit is specially
programmed to shut down after a period of inactivity to conserve battery
power. This unit uses 3 1.5 volt batteries. This should give you the
approximate playing time of 50 to 60 hours per set of batteries. The
Technochanter is perfect for traveling as it will easily fit in your
luggage without taking up too much room. Chanters are available in
A soft case is available for this chanter.
Highly portable. Fits in your pocket: only Ø16 x 249 mm (Ø5/8" x 10")
Contains all the electronics as well as the battery: no extra box to plug in.
Uses standard Ø3.5 mm stereo earphones: perfect to play on buses, trains etc. Ideal for the commuter.
Unforgiving at detecting crossing noise.
Authentic bagpipes sounds.
Drones sound with different drone configurations.
Adjustable contact sensitivity.
Pitch adjustable within a two octave range.
Recording capabilities, with variable playback speed.
MIDI output (cable included).
Runs on one standard AAA 1.5V alkaline battery or one AAA 1.2V NiMH rechargeable battery. Runs for approx. 10 hours on a 1000mAh rechargeable NiMH battery.
Touch controls for all settings.
1 year warranty.