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#1524585 - 09/28/10 05:37 PM "Touch"  
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I was wondering if it is OK to use the "light touch" setting on a digital for playing fast pieces marked as "leggierissimo", or in similar cases, or if it is bad because then if you have to play the same piece on an acoustic you might find it difficult...
What do you think?
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#1524601 - 09/28/10 06:13 PM Re: "Touch" [Re: ChopinAddict]  
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I think the "light touch" setting on DP's means that it requires less force in order to play forte, which is the opposite to what you want. You want to be able to relax, and play normally, with the resultant sound SOUNDING like you played very lightly and delicately.

So, I think you want the HEAVY TOUCH setting. ;^)

Yes, I suspect that over time, you would lose some skill if you rely on aids like this. ;^) (just surmisal - I have no experience in this area)

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#1524606 - 09/28/10 06:22 PM Re: "Touch" [Re: ChopinAddict]  
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Yes, I know where it is, but gave it the wrong name... smile
Yes, one should probably try to practice with a normal touch like on an acoustic. I actually had my DP for 4 years now and have never changed it, but I was experimenting with settings the other day after reading some discussions on "touch" here at PW...



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#1524637 - 09/28/10 07:22 PM Re: "Touch" [Re: ChopinAddict]  
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The "touch" setting has no effect of the physical keys. All it does is change the mapping of velocity to loudness. Setting it to "soft" lets you max out the loudness without having to hit the keys so hard.

A lot depends on the acoustic grand. The one I use sometimes has pretty stiff keys and I find that setting the touch on my DP to "hard" best simulates it.

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