Porsche Design Brings the Piano of the Future to the Present

Approved by Lady Gaga.

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Best known for creating electronic pianos for classical musicians that are easy to transport, Alpha Piano has unveiled its latest, the mPiano, created in collaboration with Porsche Design. A purely digital MIDI controller, the mPiano uses mechatronic actuators under its 88 keys that allow the player to fine-tune their resistance in order to replicate the feel of playing everything from a Steinway grand to a Casavant Opus pipe organ. The pressure-sensitive keys also feature polyphonic aftertouch, where vibrato and volume can be modified by sliding your finger up or down a key. An iPad serves as the interface for the mPiano, through which four different profiles can be set up for the instrument to assume at a single tap. While the price is still undisclosed, the mPiano has already won a Red Dot Design Award and Lady Gaga has reportedly ordered a unit for her next tour.

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