Dante asked in Consumer ElectronicsCameras · 8 years ago

Digital Pianos Polyphony?

What is "polyphony" in terms of a digital piano?

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  • lare
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    8 years ago
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    polyphonic means you can press more than one key simultaneously. the original Moog synthesizer only played one note at a time. later versions allowed several. limitations on the number of notes are due to the internal processing and the way the keyboard is sampled to determine if a key is pressed. to be a legitimate digital piano instead of a synthesizer, it must be capable of playing anything in the classical piano music repertoire. so you would want at the minimum 10 note polyphony, and more for when the sustain pedal is down.

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  • 8 years ago

    Why would you ask a digital piano question in a camera forum? Find the right category for your question.

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