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The Blair Digital Chanter produces Highland Bagpipe, Scottish Smallpipe and Practice Chanter sounds, which are all genuine with a rich full tone, and in tune with the drones. They’ve been recorded in a real-life piping environment to further enhance the authenticity of the instrument.
World class pipe sounds anywhere, anytime! What you can do with this electronic bagpipe/practice chanter is simply amazing!
Even the metronome includes actual percussion sounds with 8 different beat patterns. There are real holes on the Blair Digital Chanter, a true instrument just like the traditional.
Your choice of Plain or Victorian design hand engraved mounts on high-grade aluminium.
Pitch range 440 -486hz
Audio output 3.5mm
USB (MIDI, recharging battery and updating software)
Supplied with high-quality case made by Bagpiper cases, and a USB lead.
Listen to a sample of the Blair Digital Chanter
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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.