Maqiano™ (from words “maqam” & “piano”) is my new revolutionary invention: a portable micro-tuning device, that enables pianists to play the maqamat (≈Arabic scales) and other micro intervals on acoustic piano – both grand piano and upright!
It takes about 5 seconds per pitch to install, and around 3 seconds to remove. After removal the piano is in normal tuning again, and of course, it does absolutely no harm to the piano or its strings.
I have used the prototypes in concerts for a year now, and I’m happy to tell that the developement process is almost done. Patent is pending, and I’m currently searching for collaborators for the manufacturing.
If you’re interestred buying one, you still have to wait a bit, but you can already write me (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can keep you informed about the schedule, and reserve one of the first ones for you.
Maqiano can be heard on my new solo piano album (Ozella Music 2020/2021) and the 2nd album of Orchestra Nazionale della Luna (BMC 2020).
Listen to some Maqiano-piano here! (Maqtu’ah… and Taqsim…)
Maqiano-presentation video: https://youtu.be/uUyITDarN5Q
And one more new video: https://youtu.be/x6C5QMnRTzc