Play - Practice - Perform - Produce
The Perfect Player Piano Experience Is Here
Includes all you need to have your piano play:
Includes all you need to break in your pianos action:
All of QRS's PNOmation Player Piano Systems are designed to fit on virtually any 88 note piano. The Playola is an easy non evasive way of getting your piano to play.
There are three things to look at in that respect to any player system whether portable of built-in. First the components - are they built to tolerances and with materials that can handle the various climates and conditions, while being played over a long period of time. QRS's use of longer fully encased solenoids with Teflon impregnated solenoid plungers deliver much more accurate control over the range of motion. They also resist corrosion and are self-lubricating. A lost motion cap insures proper throw, that without can never guarantee you are delivering the dynamic called for. Second the companies history in the business. QRS has been in the player piano business since 1900 hence we have a unique perspective on the value of your player piano investment. In keeping with that perspective QRS has offered technology like PNOmation, that since its introduction has been offering a migration path to the latest innovations. Third is the QRS Music Library - which is the largest and best library in the world, which started in 1900 and continues to grow today.
The Playola gives you two types of adjustments for placing the solenoid rail on the top of the keys, vertical (on the cheek blocks) and horizontal alignment (above the keys). QRS's magic pedal mode eliminates the need for a pedal solenoid making for a simple two cable connection to set it up (power and rail).
On the Playola the controller/user interface is one and the same and all you see is a port extender with USB and Audio Input/Output. Traditionally, controller technology has referred to a Box where you insert your media. The problem is that boxes are all going away and the only people who liked them are the people who designed them. Now all you have to do is talk and your instrument does what its told. QRS has seen the writing on the wall for some time now and completely migrated to an embedded web app system. Where we have taken the bold step to include all of our content on board. No hiccups in playback, easy to navigate, easy to control all aspects of your player system - with a simple touch screen user interface or one of the new voice control integrators for your home. Although we recommend a network connection for updates and new content, there is no reliance on a network connection to the outside world for your system to work. Any of your Wi-Fi enabled devices are a window to what is going on in your player system. This of course allows you to control all aspects of your pianos performance. And note we do not lock you into one brand of product - any Wi-Fi enabled device will control your piano. Really it's that simple. The Playola has many uses from commercial (used in rebuild shops, factories, and party rentals) and personal use when you have many pianos or an antique you're not quite sure you want to retrofit. Enjoy
The music library should be a huge factor in your buying decision.
It is not only the quantity of music but most importantly the quality, artists and variety.
QRS has been in the player piano content business since 1900.
In the days of the old roll player pianos QRS was the largest and most recognized music company in the world analogous to today's Sony's and BMI's.
QRS has the largest and most famous player piano music library.
Many of the greatest artists of the 20th century recorded for the QRS Music Roll Company.
We still make rolls today.
The best of these recordings are available to you today on PNOmation player systems.
QRS does not stop there, it has patented music technologies that ensure their leadership well into the next 20 years.
Their QRS SyncAlong technologies allow your piano to play along with the popular music you love today in audio or video form.
Nobody else has the SyncAlong capabilities that QRS does, QRS's competitors answers to our offerings are at best convoluted and of questionable
quality requiring the end user -you - to do most of the work.
QRS has 4 times as much SyncAlong type content than its competitors.
The competitors treat it as more of a "me too" sales item than serious content for the consumer.
Our competitors simply do not have an answer.
All that said QRS still pursues artists for recording and continues to produce solo and performance content that is relevant to today's music consumer. The QRS PNOcloud service enbales content sharing dramatically broadening your potential music and artist selections.
All recordings in this series are solo piano performances derived from the famous QRS piano roll library archives.
QRS has been manufacturing piano rolls since 1900 and has over 5,000 master recordings and 45,000 music rolls in its archives.
In 1912, the invention of the QRS Marking Piano enabled QRS to begin manufacturing rolls played by the original artists and thus begin amassing a library of legendary performances by great artists such as Fats Waller, J. Lawrence Cook, Liberace and many others.
Now you can discover the legend and the fun firsthand with some of the most popular selections from these classic performances that we've converted to Digital Content.
Fats Waller, J. Lawrence Cook, Liberace, George Gershwin, Emily Rose Shaffer, Rudy Martin, Frank Miline, Marian McPartland, Dick Watson, Hi Babit, Roger Williams, Victor Arden, Pete Wendling, Zez Confrey, Ferrante & Teicher, Max Kortlander, Phil Ohman, Scott Joplin, Eddie Duchin, Carmen Cavallero, Art Tatum, Jelly Roll Morton, Floyd Cramer, Fats Domino, Peter duchin, William Bolcom, Eubie Blake, Jo Ann Castle, Charles Strouse, George Shearing, Erroll Garner, James P Johnson, Max Morath, Peter Nero, Brian A Williams, Bob Berkman...
Our Performance Series are recordings live solo piano performances. They are of full expression and showcase the talents of accomplished piano artist such as Joe Augustine, Charles Czarnecki, Mike Jones, Larry Kass, Ken Kaufman and many others recorded live in the QRS recording studios in New York. Other artist include:
George Gershwin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Josef Lhevinne, Mike Jones, Emily rose Shaffer, Michael T Jones, Robert Redd, Jan Vayne, Joe Augustine, Ken kaufman, Valerie Tryon, Charles Czarnecki, Cecil La fontaine, Gunther Danziger, Hugo van Neck, Mingshan Kong, Christopher T. Sierzchula, , Hofmann, Horowitz, Percy Bigham, Prokofiev, Leif Hanisdal, Robert Finley, Christopher Bolton, Barnabas Fekete, Thomas Wakefield, John Nauman, Jim Beishline, Dave Bourne, Dai Buell, Lora Danziger, Artur Schnabel, Frederick Lamond, Mischa Levitsky, Max Pauer, Olga Samarof, Alfred Reisenauer, Elly Ney, Miecyslaw Munz, Harold Bauer, Wilhelm Backhaus, Moriz Rosenthal, Igor Stravinski, Ernst von Bohnanyi, Wilhelm Backhauf, Vladimir de Pachmann, Walter Gieseking, Larry Kass, Ivan Docenko, Charles Cooper, Felix Arndt, Aurelio Giorni, Robert Armbruster, Fanny Weiland, Eleanore Shaw, Marguerit Bolazy, Fritz Kreizler, Bob Geresti, Russell Messina, Marcos Lizama, Timothy O'Neill, Joe Brancato, Martijn Schok, Bob Berkman, Stanton Lanier, Willie Simmonds...
The Tribute Series is a new series to QRS and have quickly become some of the most popular solo piano offerings in our library.
Tribute series content are performances faithful to the original recordings.
In the belief that some performances are so good they just can't be improved upon.
The Tribute Series pays homage to the performances of original artists by painstakingly transcribing and recreating these performances note for note.
Norah Jones, Jim Brickman, Elton John, Billy Joel, Lang Lang, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson, Johnny Mathis, Beatles, Barry Manilow, Dave Grusin, Newell Oler...
Concert Series piano feature studio piano performances accompanied by live musical insturmentation. You will hear live bands, combos, vocalists and prestigious orchestras such as Stuttgart, London, Prague, Vienna and many others accompanying your pianos performance.
Joe Augustine, Judy Carmichael, Lisa Webb, Jim Martinez, Claudia Hoca, Pat & Mike Junkroski, Excell Players, , Mingshan Kong, Thomas Wakefield, John Nauman, Suzanne Kinton, Sunshine Quartet, London Philharmonic, Lobo Rangers, John Little, Jim Ehinger, Jerry Stawski, Michael Civisca & Michael T Jones, Luigi Babrizio and His Orchestra, Joe Augustine, Guerry Boger, Andrea Passario, Sam Bozeman, Pierre Hudson Duo, Ed Vodicka Trio, Sal Andolina, Joel Benefiel, Marley North, Josephine Beavers, Sharon Jones, Dennis Eiland, Barnabas Fekete...
Only PNOmation offers you patented SyncAlong audio capabilities. With SyncAlong MP3, your piano plays along with original audio recordings from today's most popular artists.
From Billy Joel to Louie Armstrong from the Musical Chicago to the Sound of Music, you hear the original recording and your piano plays along.
Over 200 and growing the largest SyncAlong library in the business:
Elvis, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Sarah McLachlan, Taylor Swift, Neil Sedaka, Seal Soul, Glenn Miller, Abba, Amy Winehouse, Beatles, Ray Charles, Michael Bolton, Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Josh Groban, Tchaikovsky, Garth Brooks, Priests, John Denver, Patsy Cline, toby Kieth, Ton Bennett, Willie Nelson, Jim Brickman, Kenny G, George Strait, Cole Porter, Shania Twain, Sinatra, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Charles Aznavour, Andreal Bocelli, Streisand, Enya, Il divo, Dean Martin, John Tesh, Robbie Williams, Chris Botti, Michael Buble, Ken Burns Jazz, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Misc. Soundtracks, Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Coldplay, Celine Dion...
Requires network connection.
SyncAlong DVDs are another powerful means of enjoying your PNOmation system. With SyncAlong DVD, your piano plays along with original digital video recordings from some of today's most popular artists. Watch Diana Krall, Billy Joel, John Tesh, Elton John, Barry Manlow and even some full length movies while your piano plays along.
featuring live performances recorded specificaly for PNOmation in cooperation with major piano artists. Marta Lledo, Pianotainment and much more.
Educational and Sing Along DVDs are also availabile. Scott "The Piano Guy" Houston and more.