How to expand your Blair Digital Chanter
1. Download the Blair Digital Bagpipes PC app V2.2. Mac | Windows (see requirements below, **M1 Mac currently not supported.)
If using Chrome – right click and try ‘Save as’
2. Download the latest firmware and load into the app. (read below if your chanter is running v1.12)
3. Download Instruments, then load into app.
4. Connect Chanter via the supplied USB. On Chanter menu select Advanced > Updater.
5. On the PC app press the ‘Update Chanter’ button.
• Please remember! – all downloaded software is complimentary and optional to install.
• Please read before installing; Use of Software Terms & Conditions
BDC Free Instrument & Software downloads
• Key of C Scottish Smallpipes 3 Drones (Bass, Baritone and Tenor Drone). 440hz-486Hz.
• Key of D Scottish Smallpipes 3 Drones, includes an additional Bass drone. 440hz-486Hz.
• Key of Bb Scottish Smallpipes Just Temperament. Extended bagpipe fingering. (Ab, Cnat, F nat, G# sharp). 440-486Hz.
• Key of A Scottish Smallpipes Extended fingering (A#, Cnat, Fnat, G#) additional drone. 440-486Hz
• Key of A Chromatic Scottish Smallpipes Extended fingering (A#, Cnat, Fnat, G#) 440-486Hz
• Key of F Scottish Smallpipes Extended fingering into 2nd Octave. 2 Drones, 420-499Hz Download fingering chart
• Do (Breton) Bagpipes in the key of C G1 Do Bagpipe Chanter. Base (447hz) ‘B’ (as Highland pipers refer to the fingering). 440-486Hz.
• A Major Bagpipe with extended bagpipe fingering. (Ab, Cnat, F nat, G# sharp). 440-486Hz
• E Major Bagpipe standard fingering. 2 Drones. 440-486Hz,
• G Major Bagpipe standard fingering. 2 Drones. 440-486Hz,
• Bb Practice Chanter with 2 Drones Just Temperament with ext. fingering. (Ab, Cnat, F nat, G# sharp). Bass& Tenor Drone. 440-486Hz
• Bb Practice Chanter with 2 Drones Chromatic with ext. fingering. (Ab, Cnat, F nat, G# sharp). Bass and Tenor Drone. 440-486Hz
• St Laurence O’Toole Practice Chanter this instrument features the world famous St.Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band, using their very own practice chanter sound. Download, install and play along with a world champion band.
• Uilleann Pipe (updated 17/6/21) In the key of D Major, 2 octaves including Eb and C natural and a High B,C & D. 2 Drones. Here’s the BDC Uilleann fingering chart.
• Uilleann Pipe (Ghb fingering) Modified scale with fingering for Highland Bagpipe players. 2 octaves, here’s the Ghb style fingering chart.(updated 17/6/21)
Here’s a sound sample to download. ‘The Silver Spear’ arr. Murray Blair.
St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band BDC ‘Practice Chanter’
* Some instruments with extended fingering may use more storage memory which will reduce the number instruments that can be installed.
* Load all instruments at once into your chanter, firmware v1.13 required.