We have already seen quite a few cool videos featuring Apple’s Siri, and now the guys over at Yamaha managed to get Siri top play a piano, using the Yamaha Disklavier reproducing piano.
Have a look at the video of it in action below, and the guys from The Loop, explain how Yamaha managed to get Siri to play the piano.
Take a standard MIDI songfile and convert it to an audio file (while maintaining the MIDI data). The songfile is then sent wirelessly via WiFi to an Apple Airport Express (which is mounted underneath a Yamaha Disklavier reproducing piano. The audio output of the Airport Express is then connected to the analog MIDI inputs of the Disklavier, using a standard audio cable.
Then, you simply ask Siri to play your favorite song from your iTunes library, and Siri responds immediately, by making the Disklavier’s keys and pedal move up and down, recreating the performance, including full orchestration.
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