Sunday Synth Jam: Palle Dahlstedt improvises on Steinway piano, Moog PianoBar and electronics.
The Moog PianoBar, a collaboration between Moog Music and Buchla And Associates, is a three-piece accessory that attaches to your piano and lets you trigger electronic sounds via MIDI. The user can select sounds from the Moog PianoBar’s library of sounds or use its MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) capability to trigger any MIDI sound generator.
The Moog PianoBar is made up of the Scanner Bar, the Pedal Sensor and the Control Module. The Scanner Bar – a slim device that sits over the keys immediately in front of the piano fallboard – uses infrared sensors to register the keys’ motions without touching or affecting their feel. It can be set in place in a few minutes, without tools and without affecting the piano itself.
The Pedal Sensor is placed on the floor under the piano’s pedals, and registers their motions.
The Control Module – a small box placed at a convenient spot on the piano – ties the Scanner Bar and Pedal Sensor to a MIDI output/input, and includes a library of internal sounds.
Palle Dahlstedt improviserar på Artisten 13 april 2011.