Dexibell, the Italian keyboard newcomer, has scored a major success at one of the UK’s most prestigious education establishments, the London College of Music.
In May Dexibell’s UK’s brand manager, Mike Roissetter, introduced the company’s Italian creator, Luigi Bruti, Dexibell demonstrator, Ralf Schink and special guest violinist Valentino Alessandrini to a full house of professors of music, lecturers and students at The University of West London (UWL).
Roisetter says: ‘The invitation came from the Director of London College of Music (LCM), Sara Raybould, after I spent an afternoon at the College explaining the unique features of the new VIVO range of digital pianos and how the inclusion of the fast CPU has opened the door to the new T2L (True To Life) Technology. She saw this as a chance for students and lecturers to gain an insight into how cutting edge technology is implemented in order to capture the nuances and mechanics of a range of electric and acoustic pianos’.
The College was so impressed they are hoping to introduce a Dexibell/Mac Lab at the LCM in order that students can experience VIVO first hand.
Commenting on the event, Sara Raybould said: ‘An ongoing collaboration between the College and Dexibell would benefit both organisations, from performance, composition and research perspectives. This was a fabulous event and we look forward to welcoming back Dexibell soon; we have many avenues to pursue.’
Roisetter explained that the student audience was a mixture of performance and music tech students, from undergraduate to PhD level. From a performance perspective, he said, both Bruti and Schink delivered their usual slick and well-rehearsed presentation and from the technology perspective, again Bruti masterfully explained the unique and innovative features, while Schink’s superb playing emphasised the results of these features.
‘Weston Hall at the University’s campus in Ealing houses LCM’s most prized Steinway grand piano, which Luigi Bruti saw as an opportunity not to be missed. Although he was at pains to point out that this would in no way be a comparison, Ralf Schink played the same piece on both the Steinway and the VIVO H7 without using external amplification, the result was astonishing to everybody present.
‘Later, Valentino Alessandrini took to the stage in order to perform ‘River Flows In You’ on violin with Schink accompanying on VIVO. Students from UWL’s London School of Film, Media and Design also filmed the event, which we will use in Dexibell marketing.’
Roissetter commented: “It was such a pleasure to introduce our creator Luigi to the packed audience. The newly developed T2L technology has paved the way to create such a unique audio experience and the way that the CPU analyses all of your playing actions and introduces modelling to the sound to make it as realistic as possible is incredible. This type of event is essential to emphasise what a difference this makes to both your playing and the audio. When all of your actions as a player make a difference to the audio, it becomes addictive and that’s what makes this whole journey so exciting. Looking to the future, it is vital that we have a working top flight establishment where we are able to release new technology in order to ensure every element is relevant to the modern musician”.