Yamaha’s Player Pianos Get New Songs Over the Net

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Yamaha’s ridiculously fancy Disklavier player grand pianos can now be hooked up to “DisklavierRadio,” an internet streaming service that sends MIDI files down the pipe to the piano to be played live or stored on the piano’s 80GB hard drive. They’ll even send along accompaniment parts that can be be heard from the piano’s built-in speakers. I don’t expect I’ll be getting a review unit any time soon. Which is a shame, because I need something over which I can drape seductively, cooing pop standards in the wet silence of my dark apartment, the reflection of my nude, hairy body reflected in the piano’s black finish by streetlight.

Product Page [Yamaha.com via SlipperyBrick via Technabob]

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5 Responses to Yamaha’s Player Pianos Get New Songs Over the Net

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Joel. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit there.

  2. Reed Savory says:

    RE: “reflection of my nude, hairy body reflected in the piano’s black finish by streetlight.”

    Joel, dude – that is just so very, very, very wrong.

  3. strider_mt2k says:

    Our feature movie, “Wet Silence” will not be seen tonight so that we can bring you this special presentation…

  4. Aaron says:

    80 gigs worth of storage to play MIDI files?

    That’s enough to play, oh, ever piano piece ever written.

  5. Halloween Jack says:

    the reflection of my nude, hairy body reflected in the piano’s black finish by streetlight.

    I’d be impressed if you could play a piece that included a middle C when your hands were at opposite ends of the keyboard, if you know what I mean, and I think that you do.

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