At Musikmesse 2016, Alpha Piano introduced the MPiano – a futuristic touch-sensitive keyboard.
The “M” stands for ‘mechatronic’ piano. Beneath each key is an adjustable actuator that makes the resistance and thereby the perceived weight of the keys adjustable. This means it can have the ‘feel’ of a concert grand, an organ or synth keyboard, depending on your preference.
In addition, the surfaces of the individual keys are touch-sensitive and can be used for expressive MIDI control.
Here’s a video overview from the show floor:
Settings are adjustable via the ACTOR iPad application.
The Alpha Piano M-Piano is expected to be available ‘soon’. Pricing is TBA. See the Alpha Piano site for details.