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Play the world-class sound of a Great Highland Bagpipe, Scottish Smallpipe or Practise Chanter on the Blair Digital Chanter. It turns everyday piping into an extraordinary playing experience and is packed full of features.
Available with Plain or Engraved Aircraft Quality Aluminum Mounts, the Blair Digital Chanter lets you play world-class bagpipe sounds. It has real note holes, a stunning OLED screen and the design of the chanter is authentic. It’s truly an extraordinary playing experience.
The Blair Digital Chanter has an adjustable pitch range of 440-486 Hz 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 optical 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 aluminum mountings with Blair logo, or exquisite premium hand-engraved mountings (Victorian design).
• Highland Bagpipes
• Scottish Smallpipes
• Practice Chanter
+ free additional instruments from www.blairbagpipes.com
• C Scottish Smallpipes
• D Scottish Smallpipes
• Bb Scottish Smallpipes
• A Maj Bagpipe
• E Maj Bagpipe
• G Maj Bagpipe
• Individual note sensors
• Drone volume (Tenor and Bass Drones on Highland Bagpipe)
• EQ for tone – Treble & Bass
• Vibrato On/ Off
• Pitch change between 440 -486hz
• Metronome, 8 beat patterns, volume, Reverb and Pan
• Installing additional instruments
• Display brightness and time out
• Power save function
• Factory Reset
• Reverb On/Off
• Room size
• High Frequency Dampening
• Stereo Width
• Pan-Left, Right and Centre positioning of individual bagpipe elements
*Reverb – professional studio quality (More Info)
Output and Battery
• Stereo 3.5mm audio output
• USB (used for MIDI, recharging battery and updating software)
• Rechargeable battery. Playing time before next recharge, 4-6 hrs depending on settings
Updatable using the free Blair Bagpipe App for Mac and Windows
What’s in the box
• 1x Blair Digital Chanter
• 1x High-quality case by Bagpiper case
• 1x USB lead
• 1x Instruction manual
• 5 Bonus instruments loaded into all chanters
• Headphones or Speaker are required and not included.
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The chanter is better than I expected. It won’t take place of practicing with a actual practice chanter but it’s adjustable in many ways and sounds amazing. What’s more amazing is the customer service I received from Ron at Iowa Bagpipe Supply. Top notch and I’ll be dealing with him in the future. Thanks again Ron!
Adjusting sensors sounds dicey to me. Will stick to basic functions. So far very pleased. Instructions could be simplified
I bought this as I am trying to begin once more to learn the bagpipes after a 15 year gap, and the Blair Digital Chanter is a great practice chanter that makes it easy and enjoyable to practice. I am very impressed with the full instrument sounds as well, a premium product worth the price. The chanter sounds great with a variety of different instrument options free to download, although the three built-in instruments sound great too. It's very convenient to be able to practice quietly using headphones, but I am also very pleased with being able to plug it into a speaker with the full instrument sounds. It is intriguing that it can serve as a MIDI device, and it worked well with Garage Band. The battery life is sufficient for at least a week of use; it was not low when I charged it out of prudence. I finally tried the cut-off accessory, and it is convenient as compared to navigating the device menu to turn off. I would recommend buying the cut-off as well, not necessary but convenient when playing around others. Iowa Bagpipe Supply had a competitive price and shipped promptly. I would recommend buying here.
Took a little bit to set the sensors to my fingers. But now it’s great. I am looking to add a speaker next.
The chanter is amazing. I stopped playing the full pipes about 10 years ago and wanted to get back into playing with an electronic set. The Blair Chanter is fantastic - sound quality is so close to real pipes and the effects (reverb, stereo pan, etc.) are just great. The finger sensor adjustments are also a fantastic feature as it let's me tune the chanter to my playing style. The best part - with this chanter I feel like I never stopped playing!
your service is awesome
Fantastic product. It exceeds expectations.
I bought this for practice. Once it's set up and you understand the settings, it allows me to practice for long periods of time repetitively without tiring. Plus it sounds great, and is a midi controller as well. Nice heft and very well made.
I absolutely love this chanter. I travel a lot for work and have difficulties practicing with me being in hotels a lot so I ordered this chancer to help enhance my practice and this item has not disappointed one bit. Besides an amazing chanter, the seller was super quick at filling my order and shipping.