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Hammer Action

Discussion in 'Audio Terms' started by audiokid, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Prince George, BC
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    In search of the ultimate "piano-feel keyboard" synthesizer manufacturers have often employed weights on the back-end of individual keys to simulate the action of real pianos. However, to really achieve a similar feel, certain manufacturers have resorted to installing hammers on the end of the keys, which when the key is struck, moves the hammer to strike a surface. The resulting feel is much closer to that of a piano's actual playing action.

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