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Web Browser

At the heart of the control is a web browser.  Don't let the "APP" that you can download fool you - although it looks like this, it's sole purpose is to locate the IP address of the piano on the network and to launch a browser with this as it's IP.

Knowing this, we can make it easier to setup the piano.

Airport Express with Airplay

Although you can plug in the WiFi dongle directly into the unit, which creates its own WiFi network that you can connect to, what you really want to do is to connect the piano to the internet, and to unleash the power of AirPlay INTO the piano, which allows simultaneous processing of:

(a) the piano stream which plays on the piano

(b) the non-piano stream which plays on the monitor speakers

To setup the AirPort Express, my advice is do NOT try to mess with joining network or configuring it in "client mode" from the get-go.  Rather, just set it up as a "dummy" new standalone Airport Express that will create its own network, check AirPlay and give it a name ("Piano" !!) and save the configuration.  Then go back into the Airport Express and THEN change it to "join" your network.

Presuming you know something about networking, you then need to figure out what IP address your network has given to the Disklavier.  I found my MAC address (80:30:dc:xx:xx) and created a DHCP reservation for an IP in my range that would be easy to remember/input on any browser).


Feature 3

DisklavierTV takes opens a new browser tab.  Choose your "video" to play, then:

- AirPlay the video from your browser to your TV that has AppleTV on it

- AirPlay the audio from the AppleTV to your Piano