C. Bechstein Vario digital system & Vario app

Muting system for grand and upright pianos – The C. Bechstein Vario digital system enables you to play around the clock with headphones on. The Vario App for Apple iOS connects your acoustic piano to the digital world.

What is the C. Bechstein Vario digital system?

The C. Bechstein Vario digital mute doubles your pleasure when you play your acoustic piano. This silent system was especially developed for the uprights and grands of the brands made by the Bechstein group. Available as an option for all new piano models, the C. Bechstein Vario digital mute turns your acoustic piano into a two-in-one instrument.

All models in the current ranges of the C. Bechstein group can be upgraded to include this silent system. Vario upgrade: Moreover, we offer you the opportunity to upgrade and update the software for your Vario mute.


Advantages of the C. Bechstein Vario mute

The C. Bechstein Vario system entices you with the wonderful voice of the C. Bechstein D 282 concert grand piano. The samples render all details of the authentic tones, the recording is well balanced and pleasant in the long term. When you activate the Vario mute, the cords and the soundboard generate no sound, hence the expression “silent system”. As a consequence, you can play around the clock without disturbing anyone – as if you are in a soundproof booth.


Put your headphones on and play your acoustic piano – discover more features with the Vario app

What are the features of the C. Bechstein Vario app?

The Vario App broadens the range of functions and the creative possibilities of your C. Bechstein Vario digital mute for grand and upright pianos. It offers the following features:

• Three musical functions (Practice, Record, Share)

• Enjoy a metronome while you practice

• Use the Record function to record yourself playing the piano

• Share your audio files via email, WhatsApp, Messenger, etc.

• Process your files using a large number of music apps


Does the app work with my Vario digital mute system?

The app is compatible with all C. Bechstein Vario models built in 2012 or later. It is available for download in the App Store for iPhone ® and iPad ® and requires an optional connection kit. Please note that you need an Apple device running a 64bit version of iOS (devices built from 2015).


How to download the C. Bechstein Vario App

The C. Bechstein Vario App is free in the App Store. Just click on the button below from your Apple device to download the app.



Download the Vario App in the App Store

Any questions on the C. Bechstein Vario App?

If you have any technical questions on the C. Bechstein Vario App, its installation and usage, the C. Bechstein Digital team will be glad to help you:

C. Bechstein Digital GmbH
Kantstraße 17
D-10623 Berlin

Tel.: (030) 2260 559 395

Web: https://www.bechstein-digital.com/de/
E-Mail: apps@bechstein-digital.com

C. Bechstein Vario, a mute system made in Germany

This innovative module developed by C. Bechstein is made in Germany exclusively for our pianos. A comprehensive survey revealed that this silent system lives up to all the users’ expectations: the C. Bechstein Vario mute not only stands out for its optimum dynamics, elegant design and user-friendliness, but also perfectly renders the player’s touch.

C. Bechstein Vario system

Technical features

Unique dynamics with an infinite range of possibilities from pianissimo to fortissimo through high-definition digitizing of the key movements, easily adjustable on the display screen.
Freely adjustable optical keys and pedal sensors with continuous measurement and adjustment.
Large touchscreen, all functions conveniently accessible via clear icon menus. Easy control of the various functions in the main and drop-down menus.
Control unit
Small dimensions, unobtrusive design.

Front: shows only headphone socket. Back: USB, line in/out and various system sockets. Easy to operate from above. Numerous functions including a sampled metronome, 4 configurable favorite sounds and various predefined sounds: 6 pianos, 3 organs, 3 digital pianos, 2 strings and 1 harpsichord (in the background).

Clear graphic on-screen prompts, universally comprehensible.
Unit automatically shuts down when pushed in (no standby).
High-quality, lightweight device made by a great brand that delivers a great sound.
Mute rail
Precise and very robust device with hand lever that doesn’t impair the function of the sostetuno pedal.

The C. Bechstein Vario silent system is a modular mute compatible with all new upright and grand pianos made by the Bechstein group. Please enquire about upgrading your instrument.

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