REDPIPES ELECTRONIC BAGPIPES
The Redpipes are the worlds first, fully electronic bagpipes. The term "electronic bagpipe" in the past, was actually an electronic bagpipe chanter. Everyone referred to the electronic bagpipe chanter as an "electronic bagpipe." This is not the case with the Redpipes. Manufactured in Germany, the Redpipes look and feel identical to a traditional set of bagpipes. The Redpipes bag is pressure sensative to allow for drone strike in, then the chanter. The user friendly control panel allows the player to play the Redpipes in any key (each key is pitch adjustable), with full volume control of the drones, including an additional baritone drone, if the player desires. The onboard micro-processor produces a sound that is identical to the traditional sound of the highland bagpipes. The player also has the option to play in the sound of the small pipes or middle age bagpipes as well. The Redpipes can be plugged into any set of headphones, amplifier, studio mixing board, etc. The Redpipes also contain a MIDI output for connecting to sound generators and other MIDI equipment.
Classic Version (classic bag & chanter - shown upper left),
Avalon Version (midievil bagpipe with 1 or 2 drones - shown upper middle) with optional dragon head (shown - upper right),
Caledonia Version (highland bagpipe with optional blowstick and drones - shown lower left),
Metal Version (fantisy bagpipe with 2 drones - shown lower middle) or
Pipa Version (sweedish bagpipe with 1 drone, available in red or black - shown lower right).
The Classic, Metal and Pipa Versions are equipped with sealed bags and do not require blowing of any kind. The blowsticks are simply for show and do not serve as any part of the functionality of these models.
The Avalon and Caledonia Versions do require blowing, similar to the highland bagpipes. The air disapates through a built in valve installed in the bag.
Caledonia Version is available with or without blowstick & drones. Blowstick and drones are polypenco and manufactured by McCallum Bagpipes. If no blowstick and drones are chosen, blowstick and drones from any set of Highland Bagpipes are compatible to use with the Redpipes.
Classic Version (upper left) available in red or black.
Avalon Version (lower left) only available in light brown / tan.
Caledonia Version only available in black.
Metal Version only available in dark brown/black (metal).
Pipa Version only available in red.
Please allow 5 - 6 weeks for delivery.
Please note the shipping price does include shipping insurance on damaged or misplaced package.
The redpipe is an electronic bagpipe based on the concept to provide a full instrument and not just a practice chanter. The redpipes are modelled on traditional bagpipes. That is why musicians can easily switch from a traditional bagpipe to a redpipe.
All the redpipe models are based on the same electronic technology.
High-sensitive sensors identify the position of the fingers on the chanter, transfer this information to two microprocessors, which translate the fingering into music without any delay.
The software can be updated to integrate new features and sounds. This will be done by redpipes electronic bagpipes for free until we announce otherwise.
For esthetic reasons some of the redpipe models have bourdons/drones
The French model has a second thumb hole. The little finger hole is turnable in both directions to allow playing with the fingertips and support lefthanded musicians as well.
For all redpipe models, the various fingering tables can be combined with the available sounds. In studio recordings, a switch between just scale and well tempered scale is possible.
The redpipe is in a broad range transposable. The switch from a G to a sharp G allows to choose between myxolydic and ionic tunes.
The sounds files below have been sampled from original instruments.
Each tone has been digitized and stored.
Two microprocessors handle the requests coming from the chanterís sensors.
The Peter Purvis sound files are clips from actual celtic medleys played by Peter Purvis and his associated celtic band.
Cape Breton Set
All redpipe models have Polypenco chanters from McCallum.
Specific gold laminated sensors recognize the fingering a player applies.
The distance of the holes drilled into the chanter is exactly the same as on a traditional Scottish Highland Bagpipe.
This makes it easy for a player to switch to a redpipe.
The redpipe French has a second thumb hole to support the French fingering (Remy Dubois).
The position of the chanter can be optimized by turning it to a comfortable position. The little finger hole is turnable in both directions to support playing with the fingertips for righthanded and lefthanded players.
REDPIPES ON STAGE
|Peter Purvis||Peter Purvis||Peter Purvis|
Willie McCallum playing the Caledonia model Redpipes
Eluveitie playing the Avalon model Redpipes
Andreas Hambsch playing the Classic model Redpipes
REDPIPES PRICING / PURCHASING
|RPEB-CRD||Redpipes Classic Version Electronic Bagpipes - Red||$1289.00|
|RPEB-CBLK||Redpipes Classic Version Electronic Bagpipes - Black||$1289.00|
|RPEB-A1||Redpipes Avalon Version Electronic Bagpipes - 1 Drone||$1779.00|
|RPEB-A1D||Redpipes Avalon Version Electronic Bagpipes with Optional Dragon Head- 1 Drone||$2009.00|
|RPEB-A2||Redpipes Avalon Version Electronic Bagpipes - 2 Drones||$1879.00|
|RPEB-A2D||Redpipes Avalon Version Electronic Bagpipes with Optional Dragon Head - 2 Drones||$2109.00|
|RPEB-CAL||Redpipes Caledonia Version Electronic Bagpipes - No Blowstick / Drones||$1619.00|
|RPEB-CALBD||Redpipes Caledonia Version Electronic Bagpipes - With Blowstick / Drones||$2099.00|
|RPEB-MET||Redpipes Metal Version Electronic Bagpipes||$2079.00|
|RPEB-PIPA||Redpipes Pipa Version Electronic Bagpipes||$1519.00|
Please note that Utah customers will be charged 6.75% sales tax.