Digital technology audio software restores old piano recordings

Zenph Studios, Inc., a tiny North Carolina software company, has created a 21st-century player piano by using computer technology that digitizes old recordings and feeds that information to a real piano in a real hall, allowing it to replicate the original performance down to the action on the pedals and the touch of each of the pianist’s fingers on individual keys. That new performance is then recorded in stereo or surround sound, creating a rendition that is true to the original performance but one that is actually brand new.

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