PianoDisc 228CFX Player System
is a key element of the 228CFX. With it your piano can play via
3.5” floppy disks, specially formatted Piano CDs or even access
MX (Music Expansion) or MX platinum PianoDisc’s optional flash
memory storage systems. The 228CFX has an all-in-one control
unit that uses state-of-art technology to provide
unparallel piano performances.
Silent Drive is an important, built-in-feature in all PianoDisc
systems. Silent Drive ensures that PianoDisc systems play with
life-like expression, and sound remarkable even at the whisper
soft volume levels. It allows for precise control of the piano’s
keys for greater fidelity, expression and low volume control.
Available PianoDisc 228CFX Player System Options:
SymphonyPro - The SymphonyPro is a sound card compatible
with the 228CFX system. The card precisely reproduces original
musical performances and allows these concerts to be played back
on an acoustic piano.
Each of the SymphonyPro's General MIDI sounds are sampled at
44.1 kHZ, the music industry standard for audio reproduction. A
generous 8 megabytes of sound memory are dedicated to the Stereo
Grand Piano sample.
PianoDisc owners can use the sound card with its dynamic
reproduction of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion as
accompaniment background music for their piano performances.
Music Expansion - Loaded with over 25 hours of free
music, Music Expansion offers favorite selections for every mood
and occasion, conveniently stored in 10 Musical Categories.
Music Expansion enables you to enjoy hours of uninterrupted
music without having to change a Disc or CD. Music Expansion's
extensive music library includes full-expression performances
from our widely-acclaimed ARTIST SERIES, featuring such
well-known artists as Floyd Cramer, Peter Nero, Steve Allen,
Dick Hyman and many more. Playback customization gives you the
complete control of organizing your favorite songs in up to 12
libraries. Add new releases to your MX library; different
formats can be mixed, matched and added to MX, including
PianoDisc, Standard MIDI (type 0) and others. You can even
record to MX via the TFT record option.
TFT Record Strip - The TFT sensor strip, which PianoDisc
calls Touch Film Technology, consists of four pieces of piezo
polymer film. Each piece is screen-printed with conductive
carbon ink on both sides, resulting is a pattern of 22 sensor
fingers. The piezo film sensors are mounted between an aluminum
strip and four printed circuit boards. When the pianist strikes
a key, its movement slightly stretches the piezo film sensor
over the curve in the aluminum strip. This action develops a
voltage in the sensor, whose magnitude varies with the force of
the key stroke.
QuiteTime – Silence is golden. Nearly everyone enjoys the
sound of live piano music, but there are times when silence is
either necessary or just appreciated. QuiteTime’s mute mechanism
channels a digital piano sound through headphones, so the piano
student can practice without feeling self-conscious and the
family musician can “jam” without disturbing the rest of the