Why does so much music sound the same?

Imagine all artists are told by the art industry that 12 standard colors are enough for their art, and there is never a need to tint or shade or mix colors. Practically speaking, this is the situation which exists in the music world today. 12 equally spaced pitches per octave are the default modern music industry standard, but 12 pitches represent less than 5% of the pitches that the average person is capable of responding to. Research has proven that on average, around 200 different pitches can be heard within one octave, and like unique colors, they all have unique effects; many more than 12 of them sound "good"; in fact, they are all expressive and useful for art. Imagine what kind of new music is possible when all of the pitches are available...

Express yourself more personally.

Hπ Instruments is founded on the premise that you should have the freedom to choose any pitches you want to make music with, not just the 5% the music industry has decided on for you. Hπ products exist to give you this freedom. To hear some examples of music made using Hπ products, visit the music, TBX1 videos, and Tonal Plexus videos pages.

Hπ exists to inspire musical creativity through expressive tuning control.

Hi and thanks for visiting. I am the sole proprietor (a.k.a. The Director) of Hπ Instruments. When you do business with Hπ Instruments you are doing business with me directly. I care deeply about what I do, and I guarantee responsive and personal communication and service, as many people around the world can attest. I invent and design all Hπ products, functionally, aesthetically, and physically, and I build them all manually. I program all Hπ software, and I hand-code this website. I am a musician, driven by a love of music and personal creative idealism. Since 1996, I have dedicated myself to a dream, to build tools to explore what I believe to be the most fundamental frontier still existing in music — pitch. First formed as as a doctoral dissertation proposal, over many years I developed a musical system I am now calling the H-System, and I am realizing this vision in the form of the products I build and sell, with the help of MIDI Gadgets Boutique (MGB). I have been privileged to work closely with MGB in Bulgaria, where the internal electronics of each Hπ instrument are designed and manufactured. The electronics are shipped to me in the U.S., where each instrument is then built individually. This process takes time, so each order requires some lead time. The things I sell are not made in a factory; they are made manually, usually by me alone, but sometimes with help from assistants. Hπ instruments are made by hand, and made with heart. It is my sincere hope that an Hπ instrument will inspire your creativity and help you to realize your art.
— Aaron Andrew Hunt

The Director's Credentials

H-Pi Instruments is a legally registered business in the State of Indiana.