Do pianos have aftertouch?

Re: What is aftertouch? Originally posted by cps: They try to put it in those “more expensive” DP things because acoustic pianos have it, most notably grands. Acoustic pianos don’t have it (unless you’re a piano technician).

How do you regulate the action on a piano?

Some of the adjustments that are made during regulation include shaping the hammers to eliminate the grooves and restore a proper strike point, key leveling, string leveling, mating the hammers to the strings, setting the distance from the strings to the hammers, adjusting how much the keys “dip” when depressed.

What is aftertouch on a digital piano?

Aftertouch is MIDI data sent when pressure is applied to a keyboard after the key has been struck and while it is being held down or sustained. Aftertouch is often routed to control vibrato, volume, and other parameters.

How much does it cost to Repad a piano?

Piano refinishing costs will vary depending on the size, color, texture and quality of the finish being applied. From the smallest upright piano with the most basic finish applied, prices will start at $2000, and go up to about $7500 for full sized Uprights or pianos with very intricate cabinetry.

Does Keystep have aftertouch?

The first touch of its 32-note ‘Slimkey’ keyboard is equally promising, and the experience gets better when you learn it is equipped with velocity and aftertouch transmission. Compact and portable (at just 482 x 145 mm), it’s easy to imagine the Keystep at the heart of a live sequencing and performance rig.

What is the action in a piano?

The mechanism of the piano that causes hammers to strike the strings when a key is pressed is called the “action.” When one speaks of the history of the piano action, mentioning the repetition mechanism (double escapement) invented by Sébastien Érard of France is a must.

How often do you regulate piano?

All piano owners should regulate their instrument about every ten years. However, if the piano is very inexpensive, that money might go better towards a new instrument. Spinet pianos should not be regulated. Proper regulation will keep the piano from aging and getting to an unplayable state.

Is it worth it to restore a piano?

Restoring a piano adds between 50 and 70 years of life to a piano. Although it can be hard to pinpoint, the additional years of life that a piano gains from being restored to the near- new condition can range between 50 and 70 years. Restored pianos hold their value longer than brand new pianos.

Do I really need aftertouch?

No. Aftertouch is a must for all synth players. Polyphonic aftertouch is the ultimate. But if you want to cut the apple in two, and, for some patches, really want that no one miss a particular expression, you can always duplicate the AFT action similar to what does the MW.

Is aftertouch needed?

There is no mechanism within a real piano keyboard for this. So, to emulate a real piano with samples on your controller, aftertouch is not needed. It’s velocity that’s important here. Some real clavichords can use aftertouch technique, where the extra pressure on the key can produce a very gentle pitch vibrato.

When do you use aftertouch on a keyboard?

Aftertouch is MIDI data sent when pressure is applied to a keyboard after the key has been struck, and while it is being held down or sustained.

Can a polyphonic aftertouch be used on MIDI?

While polyphonic aftertouch can be extremely expressive, it can also be difficult for the unskilled to control, and can result in the transmission a great deal of unnecessary MIDI data, eating bandwidth and slowing MIDI response time.

What’s the difference between polyphonic and aftertouch keys?

Less common is polyphonic aftertouch, which allows each key being held to transmit a separate, independent aftertouch value.

Which is the most common type of aftertouch?

Aftertouch is often routed to control vibrato, volume, and other parameters. There are two types: The most common is Channel Aftertouch (also known as Channel Pressure, Mono Aftertouch, and Mono Pressure) which looks at the keys being held, and transmits only the highest aftertouch value among them.