Sensor Keys Make A Piano Sound Like A String Instrument [Video]

Sensor Keys Make A Piano Sound Like A String Instrument [Video]
technology

Tech-enabled keyboard takes the electronic instrument closer to the quality of physical strings.

Plus Aziz
  • 22 july 2013

Touchkeys are sensor overlays that attach to any keyboard. They enable pianists to create sounds that are typically attributed to stringed instruments such that instead of just pressing the keys, the pianist can waggle, vibrate, or change the timbre. Each key is fitted with sensors that can detect touch, giving the player the ability to create the sounds and pitch of string instruments foreign to the traditional piano. The creator plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign later this month.

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