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Q: How can your traditional acoustic grand or vertical piano become equipment you need to record and interact with software?

A: PNOscan

Originally created as an element of QRS player systems as the MIDI strip in order to capture the live performances which are so delightfully recreated on the QRS PNOmation player pianos, now today, PNOscan is the series of highly-advanced optical sensorswhich translate your music and every nuance into the languages our computers speak: MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface).  

This is a simple installation our technicians are trained to do on your piano, in your home, studio, or any location.

Not only can your music be be easily recorded into mp3 or wav files, but Midi connections will allow you to use software which both composes music and it can communicate your playing to instructional software such as Piano Marvel. (<-- Piano Marvel needs Link back to other Learn to Play page.)

See how easy it is to use !
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QRS tell us more about PNOscan:

Optic sensors record with meticulous precision
Now, with PNOscanTM MIDI record strip, you can record music directly on your 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 piano keyboard touch or response
PNOscanTM 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 piano keyboard. With PNOscanTM 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 piano students and professionals
PNOscanTM 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 their piano performances or recitals. 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 PNOscanTM MIDI record strip is extremely sleek and low profile, and easy to install. Traditional recording retrofit strips can require precise height positioning and occasional keyboard modifications. These steps are unnecessary with PNOscan’s optical technology. The PNOscanTM MIDI record strip now comes standard on all Story & Clark pianos. The PNOscanTM MIDI record strip can also be retrofitted on a piano you already own.

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