Lady Gaga’s shows are about to get a whole lot more awesome thanks to her lead keyboardist, Brockett Parsons, who has invented a wild circular synthesizer with 294 piano keys that he and his team of inventors have called the piano Arc (or the “Brockettship”).
This piano is not for the faint of heart, uniting three 88-note keyboards and a 30-key control section contiguously with multiple forms of digital inputs and outputs. Parsons writes, “the musical instruments’ key dimensions where the white/black keys intersect are the same as a traditional piano, and it seems to translate easily to most keyboard techniques. That being said, this is NOT your grandmother’s piano.”
When asked why he created this amazing type of instrument, he said, “There’s really no reason to do this. This wasn’t made to make money, obviously. We just felt that we wanna do some cool invention idea.” In that case, mission accomplished!
Interview With Brockett Parsons On His Invention The Piano Arc:
Brockett Parsons Performing At NAMM 2014 With HIs Piano Arc:
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