The p²chanter is an electronic musical instrument designed for bagpipe practice. In size and hole distance, it corresponds to a conventional (long) bagpipe practice chanter. But as its name implies, there is much more to it: just insert the optional pressure sensor, and your practice chanter turns into a unique electronic bagpipe chanter!
The stylish, comfortable instrument is equipped with built-in speakers and offers a selection of different sounds, such as Great Highland Bagpipe, Scottish Smallpipe (SSP) and whistle. Each sound was sampled from the actual analog instrument for faithful digital reproduction.
The p²chanter features a headphone jack to facilitate practice anytime and anywhere without disturbing others – even on the bus!
The gold plated sensors allows you to get the best sensibility you would expect.
The optional pressure sensor turns the p²chanter into a bagpipe chanter, transforming conventional bagpipes into electronic bagpipes. In this mode, sound production is controlled via the actual air pressure inside the bag. This allows you to practice fingering and blowing technique simultaneously, at the volume of your choice or via headphones. Air consumption can be adjusted by turning the valve ring of the sensor to create a realistic playing experience.
Special firmware included :
The P2 chanter sounds are included, but also the “Boderiou Bagpipes” pack which contains the Boderiou Bagpipes samples (standard pitch and B pipes version (Do))
“I am delighted with my P2 electronic chanter. I find that once I start practicing with it I find it hard to put down. There is no physical effort required unlike blowing a normal chanter so practice is easy. The chanter offers a wide variety of functions allowing you to change tone, volume or even play to the in-built metronome. The contacts are good and so it is very easy to hear if there are any inaccuracies in your technique. I really enjoy having this extra piece of equipment to help me keep up my standards.”
Roddy MacLeod, MBE
Five time Glenfiddich World Solo Piping Champion
“I have found the P2 Chanter to be an excellent electronic chanter. The different sounds are pleasant and the sensors together with the the spacing offers an accurate response and comfort, making it a very enjoyable playing experience. It has all the tools you’d expect from an electronic chanter (pitch tuning, metronome, it’s own compact speaker). It also has a USB allowing connections to your PC for more options plus one other extra – a pressure sensor which allows you to use it in the actual bagpipe itself! A great opportunity to practice your blowing at a controllable volume!”
Pipe Major of Inveraray & District Pipe Band, World Pipe Band Champions for 2017
Glenfiddich World Solo Piping Champion in 2009 and 2014