C. Bechstein Connect

Acoustic Heart.

Digital Soul.

From now on, your creativity has no limits. Connect your acoustic grand or upright piano with over 50,000 apps from C. Bechstein or third-party providers. Whether music production, notation or e-learning – everything is possible with the connectivity of our new hybrid instruments from C. Bechstein and W. Hoffmann Professional and Tradition.


Photo: Morgan Franke | Berlin

Connect your instrument to your favorite app!

Recording & music production

With the C. BECHSTEIN Record app, recording your piano playing is as easy as child's play.

C. Bechstein Connect connects to popular DAW solutions such as Logic, Ableton, Cubase and others, making it easy to record piano parts and produce music with plug-ins, loops and samples.

Notation — writing down music

With notation software such as SIBELIUS, you can write your piano playing in notation in real time. This makes it easy to document your melodies in writing.

Sampling — playing virtual instruments

Sample databases such as the Vienna Symphonic Library or virtual instruments such as Pianoteq offer thousands of piano sounds. The C. Bechstein Digital Grand Library sets a new standard in the world of digitized grand pianos.


Apps such as Simply Piano, Flowkey, and Skoove offer a variety of options for independent piano learning.

C. Bechstein Connect and the all-in-one platform for digital music lessons doozzoo (by C. Bechstein) are made for each other. In combination with C. Bechstein Connect, doozzoo visualizes the notes played in the chord diagram or on the integrated virtual piano.


The instruments contain a sensor strip under the keyboard that optically and therefore contactlessly records the piano playing very precisely and translates it into MIDI signals – 88 optical key sensors and 3 optical pedal sensors continuously record your playing with a sampling rate of more than 200,000 data points / sec. 

The authentic feel of your acoustic instrument remains unchanged.

The app allows you to control your C. Bechstein Connect system. It allows you to carry out digital fine-tuning of your piano independently at the highest level – simply, intuitively and in real time.

Calibrating the sensor system

Adjusting the sensor brightness

Continuous key adjustment: Setting the hammer/damper release

Pedal adjustment: Setting the pedal release

Integrated in Studio Touch™:

- MIDI aftertouch: Polyphonic, Monophonic, CC 1 (Modwheel)

- High Resolution Velocity: MIDI High Resolution Velocity Prefix (CC 88)

- Release Velocity

Connect smartphones, tablets or notebooks via Bluetooth LE MIDI to the C. Bechstein Connect and the popular applications for learning, playing or composing. C. Bechstein Connect Pro also offers USB-C connectivity.

Input voltage: 100 – 240 V, exchangeable connection cable for international use

Output voltage/current: 19 V / 4,74 A

Plug dimensions: 5.5 mm x 2.5 mm

System power consumption: 6.0 W in normal operation // 1.8 W in network standby mode

Energy saving / auto power-off: yes

Connections: Bluetooth MIDI (BLE, single mode)

Power supply unit and cable

Mains connection cable including adapter

Display stand

Quick start guide

C. Bechstein Connect App 

Photo: Morgan Franke | The Hit Factory, New York

Upgrade levels

C. Bechstein Connect Pro

By upgrading to C. Bechstein Connect Pro (installation of the C. Bechstein Premium Hammer Stop Bar, customized for each instrument model), your instrument becomes a master keyboard with muting & USB-C connectivity.

C. Bechstein VARIO Silent System

The VARIO duet upgrade turns your instrument into a silent piano with mute, sound module and USB-C connectivity & VARIO headphones.

Photo: Morgan Franke | EastWest Studios, Los Angeles