The mPiano is a MIDI controller like no other. Look beyond the magnificent design and you’ll discover new expressive possibilities to inspire your creative spirit. For the first time, you can shape and energize your performances on real piano keys with built-in control options.
The ALPHA mPIANO
The mPiano: The Beauty of Expression
Our mPiano comes with a range of unique, fantastic features that make it stand out from any other mechatronic piano or keyboard out there.
With its touch-sensitive key surfaces and high-resolution pressure/release sensitivity, the mPiano gives you extensive real-time control of your performance after you hit the note.
– 88 original, long piano keys
– Capacitive sensor beneath the surface of each key
– Constant key resistance through innovative shape memory alloy springs
– High-resolution optical sensors to accurately measure the slightest key movements
– Adjustable note-on/note-off thresholds
– Up to four keyboard split zones with individual characteristics
– iOS App to configure individual real-time controller settings and create set lists
Beneath the surface of each key is a capacitive sensor that recognizes the location and movement of your finger on each key. Finger placement and motion on the key surface can be configured for pitch bend, aftertouch or any other continuous controller (MIDI CC) through the mPiano iPad app. Even the length of the touch-sensitive area on the keys can be defined and customized in up to four keyboard split zones.
Shape memory alloy key springs
One of mPiano’s revolutionary innovations is the weighting of the keys. For the first time, it is possible to have a constant counterforce for each key, no matter how far it is pressed – a property of real piano action. This is achieved by using shape memory alloy springs below each key that recall their original form when the key is released.
Unique high-resolution optical sensors below each key measure the speed of the vertical movement, delivering ten times higher precision than MIDI. Depending on your note-on threshold settings, you may trigger notes at even the slightest touch. As another example, you may assign key pressure to volume – the further a key is pressed, the louder your strings get. Assigning key pressure to aftertouch or any other CC value opens a world of options for shaping and morphing sounds.
The mPiano, as seen on and featured in:
The mPiano iOS app
Take the mPiano’s user interface with you. Connect the mPiano iPad app with any mPiano and transfer your settings and playlists to the controller. The intuitive and comprehensive app lets you truly experience:
The mPiano and its app provides you with a sensor that detect movement changes up to 12 hundredth of a millimeter. The innovative capacitive sensor is under each key. Take the mPiano’s user interface with you. Connect the iPad app with any mPiano via WLAN or LAN and transfer your settings and playlists to the controller. The intuitive and comprehensive app lets you manage settings, such as:
– Division in up to 4 individual split areas; as narrow as one key
– Configuration of note-on and note-off threshold, touch-sensitive slider, key pressure
– Pedal configuration
– Set lists for live operation
Number of keys: 88
Type of keys: Solid spruce keys
Polyphonic and monophonic aftertouch: Yes
Pedal: MPiano unit with 3 pedals, analog or digital
MIDI I/O: USB 2.0
Hardware requirements: Apple iPad
OS requirements: Mac iOS 9.0 or later
Power supply: 110 ‐ 230V AC
Height: 762 mm / 30“
Width: 1.430 mm / 56,3“
Depth: 673 mm / 26,5“
Weight: 60 kg / 133 lb