Both ATX and Aures are hybrid pianos that combine acoustic and digital elements, meaning you can play as a normal acoustic piano, or play digitally through headphones by engaging the mute rail.
With an Aures you also have the option to play the digital elements of the piano using the soundboard, which acts as a natural amplifier giving an onboard speaker effect. This allows you to fill the room with sound rather than playing through headphones.
The Aures is unique in that you can experience the touch of a real acoustic piano while hearing different digital sounds fill the room through the soundboard. Since the Aures was released, Kawai have been hard at work making some advancements to the system and are pleased to announce the release of Aures2.
An Aures piano works by a vibrating wooden soundboard delivering sound in all directions. Choose between the original acoustic piano sound or 88 different digital piano sounds or get creative and use both simultaneously.
Upgrading the Aures system, Kawai released the Aures 2 system in 2021, offering many improvements and making the hybrid piano experience even more seamless and enjoyable.
These improvements include:
Sound & Touch
The sound and touch of the Aures 2 has advanced with the help of Master Piano Artisans who have helped to achieve the closest possible performance to that of an acoustic piano. The system has improved SK-EX rendering piano engine and multi-channel sampling resonance and modelling for advanced sound.
The grand piano touch muting system has also undergone some changes with a significantly improved hammer stop rail system, which allows for a normal grand piano touch even when the muting mode is active and new parameters mean that you can adjust the hammer noise and release time.
Improved control app
One of the most obvious changes on instruments with the Aures 2 system is the absence of the LCD colour screen on the left cheekblock. This is due to an improved control app whereby all operations are performed from a smart device – such as phone or tablet.
The improvements allow for easier recording of performances, as well as more seamless sharing of these recordings via chat and mail apps.
Easily record and share recordings and make the most of the PiaBookPlayer app with hundreds of notated scores for a truly interactive and satisfying piano playing experience.
This is great whether you are learning or are an experienced player. Playing accompaniment tracks from a Bluetooth connected smartphone means that you can enjoy ensemble performances, which is very motivating.
Without an LCD touchscreen display on the cheekblock of the pianos, Aures2 has improved connectivity directly from your smart devices to your piano.
The Aures 2 has Bluetooth and MIDI functionality and can send or receive MIDI data wirelessly with no need for cables or adaptors.
Music from your devices (such as a smartphone or tablet) connecting wirelessly to your Aures2 piano via Bluetooth, means that your piano can become the main audio source in your home or studio.
4 New Transducers
Aures2 has four additional transducers in the soundboard allowing for an even greater depth of sound. There are two in the low-mid range and two in the high range.
Explore the new features for yourself
The new Aures 2 pianos allow for greater flexibility and creativity and if you are interested in any Kawai model that features this system, then get in touch with us today.
We offer private appointments at both our showroom locations so that you can come and have uninterrupted time trying pianos and talking to our expert advisers about all the pros and cons of various piano models.
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