A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Le piano Phoenix is a genuine breakthrough innovation, one of its kind in the whole world!
4 years of research and development (R&D) conducted by 67 mechanical engineers, has made it possible to restore the same uncompromising sound as produced by a concert grand piano ; its touch is ten-fold more precise than all existing digital pianos. Besides, the Phoenix can boast a more than 10-hour autonomy and its revolutionary triptych system allows carrying it around in the boot of the car, on the train and even by plane!
It is now possible to play at the seaside, in the mountains, in a park or in a cramped apartment!
The industrialization phase is being finalized and orders are already pouring in. Kickstarter will create an early adopters community who will work hand-in-hand with us over a 6-month period, to optimize the product while testing it in real life: holding / grip zones, types of handles/wheels on the suitcase, options linked to the application, locator pins on the frame… End-users’ feedback will be fully taken into consideration to help us finalize the most beautiful modern-times piano, thanks to musicians’ considerate and constructive cooperation!
Wether it's to an open-air event, to travel through the country or while on vacation, take your Phoenix anywhere!
The Phoenix's high-end electronics were developed in France to provide the full power necessary to achieve the sound of a concert grand piano.
Real time algorithmic calculation modeling (sympathetic resonance, bowed strings, hammer noises, infinite polyphony…).
The Phoenix piano belongs to craftwork. 580 components, prestige speakers, a state-of-the-art amplifier and high assembling time. Each piano is unique!
Community members will be rewarded by purchasing the piano with upon up to 40% discount on the final purchase price! You can be the first to grab that opportunity!
The H console
The Phoenix piano is chock-full with innovation! The H console is elegant, absolutely stable and very compact ; it blocks the sustain pedal and fosters a playing position similar to that of an acoustic piano (height under frame and distance to pedals : identical to the condition of a grand piano!)
We have to compress audio to mp3 to upload on Kickstarter, the sound may not be good as it can be. Check out on our Soundcloud to listen with a better sound quality.
Please note that all fx sounds can be adjusted with the official mobile app.
C Major chord
Whoosh's sustain pedal
Unique in the world: with more than 10-hour autonomy, the Phoenix piano enables you to enjoy its wealth of various sounds at the seaside, in the mountains or in a park! The way you think and practice has entered a new era !
Risks and challenges
For over 4 years, we have tackled all the technical hurdles standing in the way: designing and manufacturing an innovative hinge to permit perfect juxtaposition of outside parts to the central component, a more than 250 kg resistance; and developing an aluminum chassis, applying outside wooden panels to provide the same furniture vibrations as felt when playing an acoustic piano.
Moreover, we have developed very upscale and original electronics for a digital piano: the amplifier is extremely powerful; the motherboard supports all the features typical of acoustic pianos, with outstanding calculation speed, producing a literally infinite range of sounds, just like an acoustic piano, and without any saturation.
The Phoenix can boast a velocity of up to 1300 levels per note as against a 128-level M.I.D.I signal, enabling the pianist to seek out the same sound as with an acoustic piano.
The real risk today is we might have to cope with such great demand that the company would not be able to deliver all musicians who have opted for a Phoenix piano. That is why we hope to combine the useful with the pleasant by minimizing orders through the creation of a « Phoenix » community, thereby warranting a gradual, controlled and sustainable development of the production line and restocking.
In France, the first pianos are planned for delivery by September and October 2017. 30 pianos were ordered between May and July 2017. They are currently being built and we commit to supply in due time all deliverables scheduled by Kickstarter as of March 2018.
By bringing your support to Le piano Phoenix project, you participate in creating the piano of the future! You will be warmly thanked on our Facebook page!
Moreover, you will receive the discovery video “How the Phoenix was born” (by mail)
Book your Phoenix piano now to get the "early birds" rate
A unique promotional code will be given to you.
You can buy your Phoenix piano in 2018 at the price of 4800 € with this reservation.
Réservez tout de suite votre piano Phoenix afin de bénéficiez du tarif « early birds »
Un code promotionelle unique vous sera attribué.
Vous pourrez acheter votre piano Phoenix en 2018 au prix de 4800€ grâce à cette réservation.
The most mobile, the most stable, the most aesthetic of consoles. Playing conditions similar to an acoustical piano (blockage of the sustain pedal and under frame height) adaptable to all portable pianos on the market. The new standard in stands
The most mobile, the most stable, the most aesthetic of consoles, customizable with the color of your choice (among 15 shades of tints). Playing conditions similar to an acoustical piano (blockage of the sustain pedal and under frame height) adaptable to all portable pianos on the market. The new standard in stands
Play your favorite piece on Le piano Phoenix
in a magical open air venue in the Rhône-Alpes region in France!
Your performance will be filmed and recorded by our team of experts and a copy of it will be given to you on a flash-drive.
A souvenir video for you and for you only! Or then again, large-scale broadcasting via our large network – and you become a star!...
It’s up to you!
Play your favorite piece on Le piano Phoenix
At the seaside, in the mountains, in the heart of a forest anywhere in France!
Your performance will be filmed and recorded by our team of experts and we a copy of it will be given to you on a flash-drive.
A souvenir video for you and for you only! Or then again, large-scale broadcasting via our large network, and you become a star!...
It’s up to you!
Join the Phoenix community and be among the first to enjoy its benefits.
The complete pack: the Piano – the Premium H console – the 12-hour autonomy battery – the suitcase on wheels.
In exchange, you commit to give us regular accounts (via a targeted questionnaire) of the way you use your Phoenix. Through our collaboration, you will share your impressions when using the Phoenix and interact in real time about the modifications / upgrades of the piano and its ecosystem!
Entrez dans la communauté Phoenix et soyez parmi les premières personnes à en profiter.
Pack complet: Piano - Console H Premium - Batterie autonomie 12h - Valise suitcase à roulettes.
En contrepartie, vous vous engagez à nous rendre compte de manière régulière à travers un questionnaire ciblé sur l'usage que vous faites de votre Phoenix. Notre collaboration vous permettra de partager vos impressions d'utilisation, d'interagir en direct sur les modifications/optimisations du piano et de son éco système!