Whaletone is for connoisseurs of taste for whom all the aspects of a thing must meet in one exquisite form. Whaletone is not only a gorgeous, modern shape but also, or first of all rather, a modern instrument whose heart is music. It is a perfect, full of sound grand piano which may face numerous musical challenges.
Adapted to chamber performances, it will saturate a small space or, connected appropriately to discreet socket, it will fill a stadium of any size with its sound. It is a phenomenal instrument with professional sound which makes it a complementary entirety. Owing to the philosophy of creation and the possibilities offered by the available technologies, it is an instrument which adapts to the customer not only visually but also musically.
Whaletone Grand is our latest model which brings a few important innovations.
Whaletone Grand is an answer to the needs of those for whom the Royal model was too exacting one due to its dimensions. Not losing a thing from the Royal model's character, proportions, slenderness and characteristic line, it is its smaller equivalent owing to which it needs much less space and it is easier to be transported while the best acoustic features are remained unchanged.
However, apart from the smaller size, Whaletone Grand first of all offers completely new solutions in the play mechanics. Addressing musicians' needs, their sensitivity to the subtleness of the play elements, we have designed a completely new system which is meant to make the manner of playing the instrument even more similar to the one which is felt while playing acoustic instruments. A system which joins classical mechanics with all the digital possibilities indicates the direction in which Whaletone grand pianos develop.
The model of a sound processor, a flagship model of Roland brand, with one of the best sound of the acoustic grand piano and a list of more than 500 various high quality sounds built-in. The is the musical heart of Whaletone. The processor generates an outstandingly authentic sound of a string grand piano which is rendered owing to the Super Natural Piano technology and is available in three types of sounds, i.e. Concert, Studio and Brilliant, and 30 selectable variations as well as 10 sounds of electric pianos in 15 variations, all of which are based upon the Super NATURAL technology too. This guarantees the highest quality enriched still by so important for professional musicians natural sounding elements as smooth and natural sound which makes it even more real, speed and reaction to finger hit, smooth transfer among the levels of dynamics with no unnatural loops of samples. Apart from the extraordinarily natural sound of the classical grand piano, it is also the entire richness of programmed sounds from the vintage models of 1960s to 80s , via combinations of types of sounds to the opportunity to create one's own, completely new sounds.
Owing to the programmable pushbuttons and the One Touch Piano function, a swift access to the set sounds is possible, and due to the built-in display one may control the settings of the sounds which include 242 normal sounds, 10 organ sounds Tone Wheel, 256 sounds GM2, 5 rhythmic sets and 9 rhythmic GM2 sets.
The keyboard is an extremely subtle and complex mechanism which is responsible for the physical aspects of play. Its perfectness is one of the crucial features of a grand piano. Its balance, operation, materials of which it is made, quality of the elements, their precision which is followed by the "feel" it offers are one of the most important elements of play and affect the quality of the instrument. Our new solution is based upon the use of full mechanics of a classical hammer mechanism to strengthen the impression of full naturalness and coherence of the manner of play. The mechanics of the keys are components coming from best German manufacturers (Kluge and Louis Renner) who guarantee the highest quality worldwide. The keyboard covered with high quality Ivoplast plastic (white keys) and ebony (black ones) is a solution applied by manufacturers worldwide to build best instruments, including Whaletone grand pianos.
Full, classic mechanics of the keys joined with the digital possibilities of Whaletone grand pianos brought entirely new quality into playing our instruments.
Due to the completely new solutions introduced into the mechanics of the keys of the Whaletone grand pianos, it is now possible to use an additional, attractive option, i.e. the Moving Keys function owing to which with your Whaletone you may listen faithfully imitated performances of your favorite artists, download new pieces, record and play your own music all that with full dynamics and the visual effect of the moved keys. This function, integrated with the net, connected to a growing library, is controlled with an iPad delivered together with the system.
Whaletone is an independently playing digital instrument which emits strong and clear sounds. This is owing to the built-in acoustic solutions of a high level. Whaletone Grand is equipped with an internal, professional, Hi-End-based, noiseless, digital amplifiers of the power of more than 200 W per each channel. Separate, dedicated amplifiers for individual bands - from ultralow to high tones which operate with no distortions in the pure direct standard, have provided the possibility of harmonic and natural setting of the power level balanced for individual channel. The main ones for individual sounds of the frequencies are supplemented with a wider range of harmonic sounds and directed to the appropriately balanced low-, mid- and high-tone speakers of the range of 18Hz - 24kHz.
Under the electrically lifted cover which rises majestically on pushing a button. In the "soul" of the piano there are famous for their high quality and beautiful, clear sound Hi-End speakers of the Danish Company Scan Speak which build an expressive, dynamic and precisely composed sound scene full of low, fleshy tones, also the high ones, precisely emphasized. The sound scene made with 5 appropriately selected and located speakers co-creates the effect of three-dimensionality and location of individual sounds, and reflects exactly their distribution at delicate as well as dynamic, loud play. The full band of frequencies necessary to reflect the natural tones of a grand piano obtained also via the scale and power selection, intensity and dynamics is an answer to the needs for uncompromising emission of the instrument sound within the full range, tone and dynamics on the highest level which is expected by the pianist. What is new in the Grand model is the use of a passive membrane at the bottom of the instrument. The membrane amplifies the effect of naturalness of propagation of low sounds as in a wooden sound board.
Each Whaletone grand piano is individually configured within the scope of positioning and amplifying of the sound. Via the use of the possibilities offered by channel micro-delay adjustment, balancing correction or elimination of the redundant vibrations of the membranes, each instrument is individually configured. Owing to this, we obtain a checked, precise, equal, tone of full spectrum which is appropriately positioned in the space, perceivable for both the player and the audience as a natural positioning of the sound.
The independence of Whaletone grand piano does not limit it to chamber use. On the contrary, with the use of the connection sockets built-in the left leg and using the balanced XLR connections, it is possible to connect the instrument to a concert amplifier, which makes it a really concert instrument. In the same place, apart from the balanced XLR outputs, the grand piano has also MIDI inputs and outputs which provide connection to and cooperation with other devices, which creates nearly unlimited possibilities of connecting it to external consoles, sequencers, controllers, pads and other devices which are controlled with this protocol.
At the top of the side of the grand piano, beside the keyboard, there is a hand connection panel. Near the switch of the cover lift, there are two USB ports. One of them provides connection of a USB memory for storage, recording and replacement of the data and, e.g. for audio play whereas the other port provides connection to a computer. Whaletone cooperates with most of the software for sound recording but it may also be used as a controller of virtual instruments. Beside the USB inputs, there is a headphone socket which cuts the sound of the piano and provides play in the silent mode.
The fully-programmable pedals may be configured according to one's own preferences characteristic of the epoch of digital instruments. Each of the pedals is configurable both for its operation and for its functions.
As it is with a traditional instrument, a cover rises from the solid mass of the grand piano. However, here the cover is lifted with the use of an electric servomotor, easily and with no effort at all. The cover may be stopped at any position, which provides control of the strength and damping of the generated sound irrespectively of its settings adjusted with the amplifier potentiometer. Besides, this safe and smart solution offers controlled, smooth raising and lowering of the cover without a risk of its sudden snap and with the possibility to stop it at any position. The comfort and safety of the solution are the elements which illustrate our care for comfort and safety of each user. Even the minutest lover of play.
Fully adapted finishing, e.g. the color of the housing or upholstered finishing of the "soul" of the grand piano is a standard offer. The piano may meet individual requirements, which is emphasized by numerous adaptable elements. The grand piano always prepared upon individual order is dedicated to its user, strictly adapted to their preferences and requirements, always unique, marked with an individual number and dedication.
That is because we want it to be exactly what you wish it to be.
|mechanism||88 keys from Kluge, with Escapement, full mechanical, clasical mechanism|
|other||master keyboard MIDI function|
|Super NATURAL Piano||3 types (Concert, Studio, Brilliant), 30 variations|
|Super NATURAL Electric Piano||10 Ep types, 15 variations|
|Virtual Tone wheel||10 types|
|PCM Sound Generator GM2(for SMF Playback)||256|
|Live Set||Preset:300 User:100|
|Parts||Live Set (4 layers) + 16 parts|
|Maximum Polyphony||128 voices|
|One Touch Button||3x Piano + 3 programmable|
|Effects||Multi-Effects: 2 x 4 systems, 84 types
Reverb: 6 types
Chorus: 3 types
4-band Digital Equalizer
|Recording File Format|
|Standard MIDI File: format- 0/1
Audio File: WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear), MP3
|Playable Song Format|
|WAV(44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear)|
|LAYER LEVEL slider x 4 (Assignable)
REVERB knob, CHORUS knob
COMPRESSOR knob, SOUND FOCUS knob
pitch Bend/Modulation lever
S1/S2 Buttons (Assignable)
|x3 (una corda, sostenuto, sustain), programmable|
|240 x 128 dost graphic LCD (with backlit)|
|1x subwoofer + passive, 2x midrange, 2x tweeter|
|Rated Power Output||200 Watts per chanel|
|Amplifier||High End Hypex class D|
|Frequency||10 – 24 kHz + 0/-3dB|
|OUTPUT Jacks (L,R); XLR type
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT1, OUT2, THRU/OUT3)
USB Connectors (MIDI, Memory)
PHONES Jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
|Max power consumption||2000 Watts|
|Standby power consumption||2 Watts|
|Mains operating voltage||230VAC/50-60Hz|
|Humidity||40 - 70%|
|Temperature||11 - 40 C (52 - 100 F)|
|Height (top opened/top closed)||188/113 cm (74/44,5 in)|
|Length||300 cm (118,1 in)|
|Width||200 cm (79 in)|
|Weigh||350 kg (772 lb)|
|Dimensions for transport / piano crate size|
|Height||158 cm (62,2 in)|
|Length||346 cm (136,2 in)|
|Width||230 cm (90,5 in)|
|Weigh (piano + crate)||1100 kg (2425,08 lb)|
|Grand model can be also packed in Ocean Container 20'|
Whaletone is unique. It is made for individual orders only so it adapts to very personal requirements. Manufacture of a Whaletone grand piano is a creative process , and the effect of it is always individual and unrepeatable. It is composed of numerous components, hand made, and it offers many possibilities to be adapted to individual preferences or a place it will function.
Starting with individually selected colors, type of polish, selection of materials, via individual decorations, personalization and the possibility of the finishing configuration makes it an extraordinary and unique instrument. This is an unprecedented combination of possibilities. Each of the unique models is marked with its own, individual number, engraved plate showing the name of the owner, inscription or graphics.
The colors and upholstery of the specially designed seats match the grad piano which forms a harmonious entirety. The protective covers from delicate flannel and synthetic silk help to care for the instrument and, at the same time, they emphasize our care for the details and high level of satisfaction of all those who expect high quality. Whaletone is a celebration of personal relishes and tasting of bespoke things.
WHALETONE offers the unlimited option of choosing the color of the case. The instrument can be made in two predefined variants: one and two-tone, rest of it is limit of imagination. We offer skórapredefined palette of specially selected colors gives a wide spectrum of color choices. Apart from the snow-white and classic black, the offer also includes intensive, lively colors for true individualists. The instrument surface can also be selected – from piano-like, metallic or pearls lacquers, duotone, from the high shine to full matt in all possible combination.
The palette of colours presented above is a precisely selected, basic set of predefined finishing elements adjusted to the concept of Whaletone. Apart from the classic finishing snow-white and classic black, the offer also includes intensive, lively colours for intensiv colour fan: pink, orange, or violet will be appealing to those with a defined taste. For people who value subtlety we have put together blue, creamy or chocolate-gray hues, perfectly in line with modern interiors. Striking yellow will provide a visible contrast to the surroundings, duotones offer rich reflections, while claret-violet or navy blue-emerald would give an impression of depth and variety of sensations. Moreover, particular hues will be enriched by the effect of intently hidden differences in shine of lower and upper part. Whaletone poses a true challenge for our imagination.
Colours of cover finishing is also complemented Internal upholstery colour, matched to the basic colour, may constitute perfect wholeness or strong contrast. For calmer solutions we use the statement upholstery tone in tone to the color of paint, usually slightly darker than the color finish. For the more intense we choose significantly darker or even contrasting, elegant statement of complementary and well combining with the color of the paint. The upholstery inside the piano “soul” completes the final effect. Also the seat for the pianist is finished off the color of the piano.
Made of high quality velour, leather, eco-leather, high-tec syntetic materials, always we care to gives the impression of elegance and nobleness. This is still only a small proof of the existing possibilities.
The grand piano has many metal, visibile elelements of its finishing. The hinge of the upper cover, note stand, decorative inside of the rim, handles and many other. Our offer gives also a choice of the finishing of those important and supplementary parts. We may make them in polished steel or brass but also in mat, velvety aluminum. Upon your request, gold or silver plating may be used in traditional techniques, or the parts may be entirely made of precious metals, i.e. silver, white or red gold or platinum.
One of the most visibile parts in Whaletone grand piano.Apart from the standard note stand, there are numerous versions and new ones are still being designed. However, the most important thing is that this is another opportunity to make one's instrument individual. The design of the line, ornaments, patterns, initials, favorite motifs may be smartly included in its shape.
The multitude of the possibilities creates unlimited combinations. Besides the areas of the choice mentioned already, the experiments may go much further. Individually painted patterns, leather upholstery, a wide range of textures, shades, incrustations, light effects even. As long as it is Whaletone, much is possible.
Each Whaletone is made upon an individual order. We offer many possibilities of choice and many occasions to compose a Whaletone of your dreams. We do know it is a fascinating but also difficult choice. That is why we offer our assistance and knowledge, long experience in designing and a team who will help you make up your mind best. We try to advise as well as possible and compose the parts of the finishing according to your expectations, the assumed quality, and to visualize the planned effect. Owing to our assistance and advice, you may be sure that, finally, everything will make an elegant, coherent and beautiful instrument. Like no other.