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Digital piano keyboard with haptic sensation
While the best digital pianos offer excellent sound synthesis, the haptic sensation (what pianists feel through their fingers, enabling all the nuance and musicality of a performance) is seen as their weak point for pianists.
The CLAVIDYC project aims to combine the advantages of digital pianos (size, cost, digital technology, weight etc.) with the advantages of a grand piano (sound and haptic sensation).
The technology developed as part of the CLAVIDYC project enables a digital keyboard to mimic the feel of a grand piano mechanism.
This technology, consisting of mechanical actuators and sensors combined with real-time digital simulation, is incorporated into a digital piano and offers pianists better control over the nuances in the sound they produce.
Digital technology also offers new potential for personalising a keyboard’s feel or simulating other mechanisms (historical pianos, organs).
The main application of the technology is mid-range/high-end pianos for keen amateurs and institutions such as music schools and small concert halls.