AR Pianist app is fun to watch, but that’s about it | The Verge

Screen_Shot_2020_02_13_at_10.51.09_AM.0 AR Pianist app is fun to watch, but that’s about it | The VergeImage: Massive Technologies

AR and VR company Massive Technologies has just released an app called AR Pianist which superimposes virtual musicians on pianos to give you “piano concerts from the comfort of your living room.” The app was first teased last December, when a tweet went viral with a video that showed virtual pianists popping up on-screen as the camera scanned across several different pianos.

Here’s the thing: My one colleague, Nilay Patel, says AR Pianist is “so cool,” while my other colleague, Thomas Ricker, says it’s the “AR equivalent of a fart app” (as in: use once and delete). Who’s right?

Our latest app, AR Pianist, uses machine learning to superimpose a virtual pianist on your piano. It works with any piano and features a library of songs…

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