According tomedia reports, the electronic musical instrument company Roland has launched a concept piano called Facet. It is understood that the piano is equipped with a smart screen keyboard and a hollow cabinet, which is not equipped with the traditional piano piano and keybut tin but speaker. It’s a true concept product because it has no plans to go public — Roland says they built such a piano to show the future of the piano.
Roland points out that the piano has been around for about 300 years, but its form has barely changed throughout the timeline. So the company wanted to explore the limitations of traditional piano design and challenge designers in 2015. Facet is the result of this challenge — a futuristic, angular look that brings to mind Tesla’s recently released Cybertruck design language.
Given Roland’s Alexa-driven keyboard last year, it’s no surprise to see them fully committed to technology. You can find something very crazy in the piano’s score rack, where it can be used as a smart screen. In addition, the piano supports Android, comes with a built-in music creation app and supports Alexa, which means people can control the piano with sound. By the way, there’s also a video projector on its base, which generates the corresponding visual effect based on the player’s playing style and then projects it onto the piano’s top board.