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What Exactly Does "Escapement" on the FP-7F Roland Piano Do?

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They advertise the new Roland piano, the FP-7F as one of the most affordable models out there in a full stage piano to feature “escapement”. It’s a top-of-the-line feature, and most pianists will pay a lot for it. What exactly is escapement, anyway? And why is it such a bargain to have it on the $1900 piano that the FP-7F is?

Here’s what escapement does. What exactly happens when you press a piano key? For the instant that you press the key, a damper the lifts off the strings so that they can vibrate freely, and then the hammer briefly hammers on the strings to cause them to vibrate. If you were to design a really simple piano, there would be solid contact between every key and its hammer. That way, the hammer would be in touch with the strings for as long as you kept the keys pressed. But that isn’t a good idea. If the hammer were to be always in contact with the strings, the strings would never vibrate freely. The hammer has to just hit the strings and then fall away. Put simply, that is what escapement is. It is a way for the key to cause the strings to be struck once and to escape immediately.

The modern Roland piano simulates the whole escapement feel, admirably. How exactly do you feel escapement on a real piano? About two-thirds of the way down pressing a key, there is a point where there is a sudden bit of resistance on real pianos. The modern Roland piano, models such as the FP-7F, beautifully simulate the pressure point that real escapement on a real piano brings. It’s just a further step along in the evolution of the digital piano that helps it edge ever closer to an acoustic piano in feel.

It used to be that escapement pianos cost thousands of dollars. You could often just go out and buy a real piano for the money. These days though, models such as the FP-7F offer unbelievable value. All the realistic keyboard feel wouldn’t really matter much though if the onboard sounds weren’t realistic enough that you could take advantage of the keyboard. Luckily, the FP 7S Roland piano comes with Roland’s new SuperNATURAL piano processor for expressive sound. It has a great built-in harmony engine that comes from Roland’s BOSS heritage too. What exactly does a harmony engine do on a piano, you ask?

The FP-7F comes with a microphone input to help you sing into the piano. You sing, and you make use of three different kinds of vocal harmony to process your voice with. You can play the chord you wish on the piano, and the piano will use the chord to create a harmony effect that you wish in your singing. The onboard speaker system sounds great, and let’s not forget that the keyboard has a great ivory feel. All in all, this Roland piano is a near-perfect package that should carry the digital pianists through satisfactorily for a number of years.



Source by Dewayne Weiss

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Samsung Launched S9 and S9+ With Awesome Features

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The phone of the year is already here! Samsung has launched galaxy s9 and galaxy s9+ and it seems like soon these phones will rule the smartphone market. The phone was launched in March 2018 and has already become a hit.

The two new phones with their dazzling features can take easily take on the market of Apple’s iPhone X and Google’s Pixel 2.

Both the phone has breathtaking features, like:

Camera

For the first time they have improved the camera on slow motion capabilities. In a super-speed dual pixel sensor they have integrated a dual aperture (f/1.5 and f/2.4) lens. It is powered by a dedicated processor and memory chip.

Automatic motion detection is available on both the devices. This is feature that detects movement in the frame and all by itself begin to record – the only thing the users have to do is se tup the shot. Their camera also supports animated emojis. In desire to make camera their best feature the South Korean giant has used a data-based machine learning algorithm which analyze a 2D image of the user and maps out more than 100 facial features to create a 3D model reflecting and imitating expressions like winks and nods, for personalization.

Multimedia

Technology lover from a very long time has been demanding for dual stereo speakers in Samsung. With Galaxy S9-series their patience pays off. The smartphones are furnished with stereo speakers fine-tuned by audio expert AKG. The speaker also supports Dolby Atoms for of 360-degree surround sound experience.

Security

Knox 3.1, Samsung’s latest defence-grade security platform protects both the S series phone. Iris, fingerprint and facial recognition are three biometric verification that smartphone provide. There is also a one smart feature that the devices use to verify he user. It is a new verification process that brilliantly uses the collective strength of iris scanning and facial recognition technology to unlock a user’s phone in unfavourable situations.

Mobility

To improvise the experience of tech savvy, the next-generation Samsung Dex allows full-screen experience with the DeX Pad. It is the latest system that has the feature to connect both the phones to a larger monitor, keyboard and mouse. It enhances the mobile experience of the user.

If you are planning to invest in the latest technology of smartphones then religiously buy Samsung Galaxy S9+. Samsung is ruling the world of smartphones and with the launch of S series, it will continue to do so.



Source by Kanchan Thakur

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How Do I Become A Music Producer?

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So, you think you want to become a music producer? Good for you! Music production is an exciting way to blend multiple skills into one career. Music producers are musicians, creators, innovators, composers, networkers, muses, and tech experts all rolled into one. 

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What Does a Music Producer Do?

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The title “Music Producer” initially lost some of its prestige and perceived authority once digital recording, marketing music, and creating compositions and mixes via online platforms became accessible to the average person. 

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