Zenph Sound Innovations Releases New Piano Editing Software

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Free, downloadable “Preview” edition of RePerform™ software lets users perfect their piano performances in high-resolution.

“This opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities,” said Dr. John Q. Walker, Zenph’s Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder. “Pianists can now focus on the subtleties of their artistry rather than worry about playing note-perfect performances."

Zenph Sound Innovations, the company whose ground-breaking technology transforms recorded music into data describing precisely how musicians perform, today announced the availability of RePerform™, a new software application for editing piano performances. For the next two months, RePerform will be available as a free download in a “Preview” edition. This initial version will expire when the commercial version of RePerform is released in August 2011.

RePerform is a piano-focused MIDI editor that works exclusively with files that have been recorded on Yamaha® Disklavier Pro and Disklavier pianos. The software is the first commercial product that understands the musical nuances of the highly complex and interwoven MIDI files produced by the Disklavier Pro. Until now, it has been impractical for pianists to edit their Disklavier Pro high-resolution XP files.

“This opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities,” said Dr. John Q. Walker, Zenph’s Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder. “Pianists can now focus on the subtleties of their artistry rather than worry about playing note-perfect performances. Once they’re done, they can simply go back in and polish their results.”

George Litterst, Director of Software Product Management at Zenph, added, “RePerform enables musicians to work at the same high resolution that the Zenph team uses when it creates its re-performances of pianists such as Gould, Rachmaninoff, Tatum, Peterson, and Ellington. The embedded musical knowledge in RePerform is so sophisticated that we’re confident it will benefit all aspects of piano education and performance.”

A free download of the software for both Mac and Windows platforms, is available at:
http://www.zenph.com/reperform.html. Registration is required; however, no payment is necessary to download the program.

RePerform is part of a growing family of Zenph software, including:

  •      Home Concert Xtreme™—an award-winning, interactive learning and performing environment that provides intelligent accompaniment that actually follows the soloist—slowing down, speeding up and getting softer and louder in a musically coordinated fashion.
  •     Classroom Maestro™—an intelligent and interactive, electronic blackboard that instantly displays musical concepts with an on-screen staff and keyboard.
  •     Internet MIDI™—a software program that connects MIDI instruments together over the Internet for real-time music instruction and performance. Internet MIDI was a featured technology at the 2010 Intel Visionary Conference.

About Zenph Sound Innovations, Inc.
Zenph® Sound Innovations is a music technology company based in Durham, North Carolina. The company creates proprietary software and algorithms that transform recorded music into data describing precisely how musicians perform. From this data, musical performances can become immersive and interactive: recordings can be “re-performed” with astonishing fidelity, and contemporary artists and consumers can gain access to an entirely new set of creative possibilities through Zenph software. By understanding the nuances of an individual musical style as a digital “signature,” Zenph’s technology enables the re-imagining of the entire music industry. The company’s work was named one of the “Best Ideas of the Year” by The New York Times Magazine and has received multiple GRAMMY® nominations. The editor of Stereophile magazine described Zenph’s Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff album as “one of the finest piano recordings ever made.” For more information, visit http://www.zenph.com.

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