Yes, totally identical to a real bagpipes chanter. It's even one of a-pipes strengths, especially compared to a practice chanter.
No, that's not possible. Only sounds played by the remote PC / Mac computer software can be changed.
No, the a-pipes uses Bluetooth only to communicate with the remote software (on PC, Mac or Android device).
On the other hand, it is possible to connect a commercial Bluetooth transmitter to the jack output of the a-pipes; in this case, a more or less sensitive latency time will appear between the moment of the fingering and the note heard.
No, cellphone headsets have a 4-pin jack because of the mic; the jack output of the a-pipes has only three pins.
Indeed, the a-pipes was designed to be used with standard ear buds (8 ohms) and be audible in an airplane.
If used with some headset, it could be necessary to use a male-female jack extension with potentiometer (a few euros on the WEB) to lower the sound at will.
Some guitar amps come into resonance when drones are in use. It's so unpleasant that one should mute drones.
The Cube by Rolland is one of the amps that sounds very well with the a-pipes.
The question is complex.
A rechargeable battery has a limited life, which means returning the instrument after a few years to change the battery.
In addition, the use of electronic devices containing a lithium battery could become prohibited in cabin on different airlines in the future; there are already restrictions on flights to the US.
For these reasons, the choice fell on an external battery, to give the user complete freedom.
... A version of a-pipes incorporating a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery by the USB is however being tested. The charging time is about half an hour and the autonomy is impressive, even when using the radio continuously (via the a-Box). To be continued ...
The stick allows to take support on the left shoulder so that the top of the chanter can not move back, as on the real bagpipe.
Yes, for example the disposable chopsticks found in Asian restaurants. However, it may be necessary to adjust the tip of the wand with a knife or a knive.
No, except that the plastic version does not have a top adapter for Chinese baguette because the wand fits directly into a conical hole in the top stock piece; the top stock piece is not removable either.
The wood version is robust but the chanter is slightly thicker.
The holes have half-millimeter diameters (rounded to half-millimeter higher), so slightly higher than those of standard bagpipes. We are talking here about tenths of millimeters
The exotic wood (padook) is initially orange but darks with the time and the exposure to the light, to draw on the brown chocolate in more or less long term.
The plastic chanter has the same external dimensions and hole diameters as most common bagpipes chanters (imperial units).
Its construction is obtained by 3D printing, polishing and painting.
From November 2017: great increase of the rigidity and the solidity, application of two-components polyurethane paint with the gun.
No, the iOS system is not supported. No development planned.
It would be quite possible to produce a real size "gaïta" plastic chanter, provided that there is sufficient demand. Contact us if you are interested.
It also works in environments with atypical brightness (full sun, strobes, spotlight ...).
Yes, just adjust a-pipes top end vith hemp to fit into you bag's stock.
It is then possible to play in real position. You even can blow into the bag because the a-pipes let leak as much air as bagipes set with three drones. It is also possible to prevent air leak with an adhesive tape.