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Pianist Magazine No 77 April-May 2014 edition
The silent story ; article by Gez Kahan
...The first Person to work out how to combine all those
elements to produce what we now think as a 'silent piano' - a real piano
with the option for individual practice using headphones - was Gabor
Bartos, a Hungarian technician, tuner and inventor who made his home
Melody Maker August ,21. 1993.
Six of The Best (British Music Fair Report)
Edited by Tony Horkins
" ...nobody go as far as the Gabor System not only providing built -in electronic voicing, but also muting the sound of the piano
Keyboard Review September 1994.
" Bench test " by Sam Molineaux, editor
Verdict; The time and work involved in converting a piano to the Gabor System is perhaps greater than you might imagine. It may sound relatively straightforward but, having developed a universal system, there are bound to be problems with coping with the different shapes and sizes of pianos. These potential problems are kept to a minimum by simple fact that the
make-up of all upright pianos is basically the same, but the post-fitting adjustments to ensure that all notes respond evenly. Your piano can be used as is, in conjunction with a MIDI device, or as an ( albeit simple ) master MIDI controller...
If you're the sort of player who I am, prefers to practice into
the early hours but can't for fear of disturbing the whole
neighbourhood there are some advantages here, just put the headphone on than this system provide the solution. ...
Classical Piano November 1993.
by Tim Stein
... due to lack of funding, he has had to adapt the initial idea ( a balanced, weight keyboard ) by connecting it to an electrical MIDI system, thereby creating a MIDI - compatible
piano. This was launched at the British Music Fair in July...