The optical bagpipes

a-pipes is a new concept of electronic bagpipes

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Demo of a-pipes

Let's see a little demo of the a-pipes in its plastic initial version, with a sound at 32000Hz at this time.

Sounds of a-pipes at 44100Hz

a-pipes sounds are made of real instruments recorded samples, played back at 44100Hz.

The a-pipes uses the same samples as "BagPipe" and "AndroBagPipe" softwares, so it will exactly sound as these softwares.

Listen recording in real time : metronome, operatione with and without drones (bagpipes, smallpipe in A, practice chanter, gaita in C, gaita in Bb)

Conceived and designed by an engineer and piper, author of BagPipe software

Discover the main a-pipes features

After one year of research and development, I am proud to present the "alien pipes" a-pipes : an electronic bagpipes, with optical fingering detection, designed to play in all environments, even with dry fingers and whatever your level.

Absolute realism

You play the electronic bagpipes exactly as with your acoustic instrument : real holes, including same diameter and spacing than on a standard chanter

The real sound of bagpipes

Plays great Highland bagpipes sound (drones separate), but also smallpipe in A, gaïta in C, gaïta in Bb and practice pipe. Sounds are based on real samples at HIFI quality (44100Hz)

Impresive autonomy

More than 37 hours of continuous playing with a single AAA battery

Bluetooth Technologies

Offers wireless playing over Bluetooth with the remote software

Configuration cornemuse

Le a-pipes pour utilisation sur poche, avec ses accessoires.

Configuration nomade

Le a-pipes en configuration nomade avec ses accessoires.

The transport case

Water resistant, inside : padded and velvet

Breaking features

Optical sensors

5 builtin instruments

user's samples



Remote setup

Impressive autonomy

Alternate USB powering

HIFI quality

Absolute realism

Ideal for learning

Wireless MIDI

And also all standard functions

Single AAA battery

Hearphone jack 3.5 output

Adjustable volume

Adjustable pitch

Recording / replay


The little world of a-pipes