v3.1 has some cool new stuff, here’s a summary: Independent targeting “Add Sympathetic String” and “Ring Sympathetic String” in Resonance through Keymap; what does that mean? Read on! Display of Held and Ringing keys in Resonance, and ability to create, save, and modify Held Keys in Resonance; again, read on! Sostenuto pedal support Keymap “sostenuto” […]
Hi all, it’s been a second, and I never got around to announcing v2.9, so what better time than with the release of v3.0, which is a big one! Versions 3.0/2.9 include: a new Resonance preparation, inspired by the sympathetic resonance in acoustic pianos an equalizer on the output, to tailor the sound of bitKlavier […]
For the record, it seems useful to have these previous announcements all in one place on the bitKlavier website! v2.3 v2.4 v2.5 v2.8
A few years ago I invited a number of composers to make new pieces for bitKlavier, with the loose model of Bartók’s Mikrokosmos as a starting point; the Mikroetudes turned into a delightful collection of widely varying pieces, and have served as a natural introduction to the instrument. Camila Streuly, a student of Cristina Altamura‘s, […]
As a young piano student, Jai was not fond of Bach. His teacher, Kristin Cahill of the New School for Music Study, suggested he experiment with a Bach piece on bitKlavier. He developed a set of preparations that reveal his hearing of the piece: pedal tones and pulses, echoes that sustain particular pitches, and more. […]
We have two substantial papers about bitKlavier coming out in the Computer Music Journal, summer of ’20. Included here are pre-published versions, along with media examples for the figures: “Preparing the Digital Piano: Introducing bitKlavier.” Dan Trueman and Michael Mulshine. Computer Music Journal, Vol. 43, Nos. 2-3 (2019) “Tuning Playfully: Composed and Adaptive Tunings in […]
When we released the Nostalgic Synchronic album, Steven Swartz compiled an FAQ about bitKlavier and the album. I’m updating it and including it here.