Re: Intuitive EA Proformance Practice Research

Subject: Re: Intuitive EA Proformance Practice Research
From: Michael Berger (
Date: Thu Oct 13 2005 - 20:59:55 EDT

There are keyboard controllers with varying force-feedback. It was not mass
produced as far as I can tell from my research thus far but if you are
interested here are a few articles:

Cadoz, C., M. Luciani, and J. Florens. 1984. "Responsive input devices and
synthesis by simulation of instrumental mechanisms." *Computer Music Journal
* 8(3): 60-73.

Cadoz, C., L. Lisowski, and J.-L. Florens. 1990. "A modular feedback
keyboard design." *
Computer Music Journal* 14(2): 47-51.

Florens, J. and C. Cadoz. 1991. "The physical model: modeling and simulating
instrumental universe." In G. De Poli, A. Piccialli, and C. Roads,
eds. *Representations

of Musical Signals*. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press. pp. 227-268.

Gillespie, B. 1992. "Dynamic modeling of grand piano action." In A. Strange,
*Proceedings of the 1992 International Computer Music Conference.* San
International Computer Music Association. pp. 108-118.

PS. Thank you all for your help and input. Keep it coming :D.
PPS. Are ASCII emoticons forbidden in here? If so, please accept my

Morgan Sutherland wrote:

Yeah, i think i agree. Although a pianist doesn't MIND that there
isn't feedback, I think this happens to be one of the downfalls of the
piano, lack of timbre control. Therefore I think it would be
extremeley important to try to build an instrument that has the kind
of pitch control of a piano, yet the timbre control of the violin
(which is very limited in comparison because you can't neccessarily
play chords etc.)

This brings up an idea. Perhaps a keyboard with "forced feedback".
This would require lots of small motors however... or rubber bands.

On 10/13/05, Rick <> wrote:

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