The QuietTime Silent System
MagicStar V5 Silent System

What is it

A PianoDisc QuietTime kit is a complete Silent system that can be built into nearly every piano retroactively. When the system is installed, the user can switch his piano to mute, in the evening for example, and play using headphones without disturbing his neighbors.
The QuietTime Magic Star System comes with reliable and long-lasting sensor technology. The sensor bar is installed under the keys of the upright or grand piano. It has 88 key sensors that measure the movements of every single key and convert them to General MIDI data.

In addition, every QuietTime kit comes with a mute rail. This rail is installed into the upright or grand where it stops the hammers before they touch the strings. The stop bar is easily removable, allowing the piano to be played normally as well.

The best of the three areas of the Silent technology:

  1. Optimal stop bar with only minimal changes in let-off
  2. Reliable and durable key sensor system
  3. Excellent piano tone produced by the QuietTime MagicStar synthesizer, developed especially for this use. Plus 127 other instrument tones.

QuietTime® MagicStar V5 – Major innovations:
    • Compatible with iDevices – Use MIDI on the iPad for even more fun while learning!
    • Even more compact design, 1/3rd smaller control unit
    • Easy control via touch screen
    • Improved key sensor system
    • Initiation of recording via pedal
    • Quick save feature for your favorite settings
    • USB MIDI port, for easy connection to your PC or iDevice
    • USB port, for USB stick
    • Multi-track recording
    • Loop playback
    • Setting for recording with immediate playback
    • Available in black and white
    • 12 new system settings to adjust the system to your needs
    • User set sounds can now combine up to three instrument sounds with individual settings for each instrument
    • Recording and playback functions for 2 tracks with 40.000+ MIDI-Events (notes), each with virtually unlimited MIDI event capacity when recording to a USB stick

The system comes with the following known and proven features:
    • Available for grand and upright pianos
    • Super unobtrusive control unit, thanks to the compact design
    • Graphics display for easier operation
    • 12 Preset-Tones: 2x piano, 2x strings, 4x piano and strings, harpsichord, E-piano, church organ
    • 128 General MIDI Tones
    • 3 User set-Tones, using your favorite settings
    • User selectable Startup-Tone
    • Mute rail for grand or upright pianos
    • Reverb, chorus, dynamic curves, pitch and transposition effects
    • 128-note polyphony
    • Recording and playback functions for up to 30.000+ MIDI-Events (notes)
    • Recordings gets stored in permanent memory, safe even if the system is disconnected from power
    • Metronome with selectable tempos, bar, rhythm and selectable volume levels
    • NEW: 1/3rd smaller dimensions: Control front = 12,1 x 1,8 x 3,5cm (B x H x T)
    • 2 headphone connections (3.5-mm jack)
    • NEW: Supports up to 3 pedals (center pedal, optional)
    • NEW: 80 Demo-songs
    • NEW: MIDI-IN, MIDI-OUT, MIDI-THRU, an adapter for round DIN MIDI ports is generally included!

Basic features
    • QuietTime MagicStar synthesizer
    • Key sensor system
    • MagicStar mute rail for grand or upright pianos
    • Stereo headphones
    • Headphones holder
    • 120 V power supply
Key sensor system
    • 88-note optical key sensor system
    • DREAM Dual Digital Sound Processor
    • Up to 30.000+ MIDI Events (notes)
Connectors/ Control elements
    • Touch-Screen
    • USB MIDI connection
    • USB port, for USB stick
And the ports/controls that the previous model had:
    • 2 headphone connections (3.5-mm jack)
    • Display
    • Volume control
    • on/off switch
    • Audio-In
    • Audio-Out
    • MIDI-IN, -OUT and -THRU
Power supply
    • 120 Volt / 60 Hz AC (North America)
    • 220-230 Volt / 50Hz AC (International)
Options / Additional features
    • Powered speakers
    • second pair of stereo headphones

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