The Virtual Piano Action: Design and Implementation

  title={The Virtual Piano Action: Design and Implementation},
  author={Brent Gillespie},
The design of a virtual piano action composed of a keyboard of motorized keys and a realtime mechanical system simulation is presented. Using this simulator, we have re-created certain aspects of the feel of the grand piano by numerically integrating the equations of motion of a simpli ed piano action in real time in a human-in-the-loop simulation scheme. In this paper, the simulation of the release and catch of the hammer is used to introduce the simulator architecture. The structure of a… CONTINUE READING