Jarlath Henderson playing an early prototype

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Andy May

Just to be clear - the way this thing responds to the fingers is uncanny - slides, fingered vibrato, different C naturals, popping, off the leg playing, it's all there. I guess i hadn't expected half of this stuff to be possible, and i was amazed at how natural it felt to play...


vPipes-Uilleann is a unique electronic uilleann bagpipes emulator that uses revolutionary technology resulting in a real-life experience in terms of sound quality, fingering and ornamentations. It thus affords the possibility of practising accurately in a variety of situations that would prove impractical or impossible with a real set of pipes. The vPipes now includes the possibility of loading a whole array of MIDI sound-bank samples.


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