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The Blair Digital Chanter lets you play world-class bagpipe sounds. It has real holes, a stunning OLED screen and real bagpipe sounds. The design of the chanter is authentic. It’s truly an extraordinary playing experience.
The Blair Digital Chanter has an adjustable pitch range of 440-486Hz and always in tune. The scale includes a Piobaireachd High G, F and C natural and vibrato on Fb, F, E, D. It’s easy to adjust the instruments pitch to play along with your favorite pipe band, piping CD or other music group.
The individually adjustable finger sensors are embedded into the body of the chanter and can be adjusted to the way you play. That’s complete flexibility in customising each sensor for each finger!
The Blair Digital Chanter also includes a Metronome with a volume control to blend in with your pipe sound. The Metronome has 2 distinct percussion sounds (yes, real sounds!) with 8 select-able beat patterns to choose from.
• Stereo sound
• Single smart button for selecting instruments and editing menus
• Large OLED display
• USB rechargeable battery. Provides up to 6 hours of playing depending on your settings and usage.
• MIDI. Connect to an iPad, PC so you can continue playing ‘bagpipe fingering’ but generate the sounds of other instruments such as violins, synthesisers, guitars, brass instruments, any Midi instrument! For example Garageband.
• Aircraft-grade chromed aluminum mountings complete with Blair logo, or exquisite premium hand-engraved mountings by the worlds best engraving artists. (Victorian design).
World-class stereo sound:
+ ability to load C Smallpipes and more bagpipes.
*Reverb – professional studio quality (read more)
Drone volume control (Adjust the Tenor and Bass Drones on Highland Bagpipe to your liking)
EQ – Treble & Base
Vibrato On/ Off
Pitch range 440 -486hz
Stereo Pan, output the Chanter and Drones to separate channels, or spread the Bass and Tenor drone width
Metronome, 8 beat patterns, Volume control, Reverb and Pan
Individual adjustable finger sensors for each hole
Audio output 3.5mm
USB (MIDI, recharging battery and updating software)
Rechargeable battery. Lifespan 8-10 years
Updateable – Yes. Download the free Blair Bagpipes App to load more bagpipe sounds.
What’s in the box:
1x Blair Digital Chanter with mouthpiece
1x high-quality case made by Bagpiper case
1x USB lead
1x Instruction manual
Listen to a sample of the Blair Digital Chanter
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Hey Ron just want to let you know last night was the first night I really had a chance to play the chanter I was feeling good I just love this chanter I must have played for 2 or 3 hours got my old song book out and I was just ripping through Tunes my fingers are sore I love it I love everything about it the roads are endless with this thing hope you're okay through the tornado the last time we were talking yeah I just I was getting tired I had to put this thing down, it's just awesome thanks again.........mark
As the years went by with age and my dental work I found it very difficult to continue my life long love of playing the pipes. Blair chanter has given me the chance to play again and be heard. Incredible sounds and amazing finger pick up. A dream come true.
Shipped quickly, received quickly. The chanter is awesome. Will be a great tool in the learning arsenal!
Ridiculously fast shipping. Props it Iowa Bagpipe Supply for their responsiveness. I will continue to order from them in the future.
As for the Blair, I've sat down with it for a total of 4 hours since I received it. The chanter is extremely well built and functions perfectly right out of the box. The LCD system is very easy to use and the microadjustments for hole sensitivity is very easy to adjust. Could not be happier with this product. I finally have something to practice that sounds like REAL pipes and won't tempt my wife to divorce me.
The Blair chanter sounds amazing. After a bit of trial and error I can navigate scroll wheel I easily. Fairly user friendly. I love the greater sensitivity compared to other electronic chanters which is forcing me already to improve some embellishments. A great learning tool that keeps me from a divorce!! LOL. I can't wit to run it through my guitar peddles and go direct into GarageBand. One thing I wish is that the Blair chanter had bluetooth!! Otherwise I am loving it!!
Love this digital chanter. After taking some time to adjust the sensor sensitivity on each hole as needed, it works wonderfully. Perfect for practicing late at night or other situations where I need to practice quietly. Looking forward to playing it through an acoustic amp and maybe some reverb for fun. The engraved version is really nice. It's beautifully done. Thanks for the great product and service!
Love it! I can practice at all hours without disturbing anyone.
I received my new Blair chanter from Iowa Bagpipe three days ago. It arrived fully charged in a nice case with good instructions. The initial charge lasted until today. That's 3-4 hours of playing time between charges, more than enough.
The programing is intuitive and the read out is clear. Function changes, tuning, volume etc. all access easily. I'm still at basic level in this area but there's a lot in this chanter to explore.
Sound quality in GHB is quite good and fully tunable, drones and chanter.
Sound quality in SSP is even better.
There is also a practice chanter function and advanced metronome function.
Playing the chanter is the same as playing a long P/C minus the blowing. What wears out is your fingers, not your lips. I just played four Piobaireachd back to back, only stopping to turn the page.
Sensitivity is excellent, requiring proper finger placement and execution of movements. Your flaws will show up on this chanter and you'll be able to hear everything very well. I am using it with either headphones or a small cube amp , which I prefer. When plugged into the amplifier the sound is performance quality on the smallpipes and very good on GHB.
The Blair is spendy, comes with a two year warrantee and appears to be well worth the cost. This will improve the length and quality of my practice time and entertain my guests. I can use it in sessions with other instruments, even mimic them through a computer program with a direct connection to a lap top. Downloadable upgrades will be available in the future.
I see this chanter as a win/win for piping and if it stays the course(only 3 days so far) it will be one of the best training tools in my arsenal.
Thanks again Ron. You're my go to guy when I need something. You always rise above !
Will Mellon - Piper4life.