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Performance parameters of the Piano/keyboard?

Postby oliverk » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:51 pm

What are the performance parameters of the Piano and the mapping of these parameters to MIDI?

Thanks.
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Re: Performance parameters of the Piano/keyboard?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:32 pm

Hmmm... course assignment by any chance? ;)

What do you think they might be? And perhaps we could help fill in anything you've missed.

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Re: Performance parameters of the Piano/keyboard?

Postby oliverk » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:33 am


Yeah course assignment how did you guess void(0)

I have to write a report on this but im not sure what they mean by performance parameters i cant seem to find anything on the web regarding my query so i would like to get some info or definition on this to get me started, I would really appreciate it.
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Re: Performance parameters of the Piano/keyboard?

Postby Matt_Moose » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:04 am

A starter might be grabbing a copy of this month's SoS and reading the article about Modartt's Pianoteq 3...
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Re: Performance parameters of the Piano/keyboard?

Postby MarkOne » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:50 am

So, sit at a piano.

Or if you don't have one, imagine you are sat at one.

How do you make a sound? What do you physically have to do? How do you make a quiet sound? How do you make a high pitched sound? How do you make a low pitched sound? How do you make a loud sound? What else can you do? (Hint: feet)

Make a list.

Then look at your MIDI spec and think how that might map to your list.

Job done :)
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Re: Performance parameters of the Piano/keyboard?

Postby Matt_Moose » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:40 pm

MarkOne wrote:So, sit at a piano....

Make a list.

Then look at your MIDI spec and think how that might map to your list.

Job done :)
Good point - I kinda forgot the basics by the time you're getting into hammer/felt voicings, individual string tunings etc...

Aftertouch anyone? :)
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Re: Performance parameters of the Piano/keyboard?

Postby oliverk » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:12 pm

Thanks for your help everyone appreciate it.
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