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#1704741 - 06/30/11 05:20 AM Quick test for FP7F owners
thehorse Offline
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Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 14
Hi,

Could any FP7F owners help me with a quick test...

Select piano 1 and turn off the reverb.

Hit the 3rd "F" up from middle C (staccato) and then the G next to it.

On mine the F and all the notes below this stop fairly abruptly, while the G and all the notes above it ring out as though the damper pedal is slightly pressed.

Is this normal? I think on an acoustic the higher notes tend to ring out a bit more, but it is a noticeable day and night change between these two notes. Having the reverb on masks this a little though.

Thanks!

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#1704744 - 06/30/11 05:32 AM Re: Quick test for FP7F owners [Re: thehorse]
ando Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
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It's normal and it happens on a real piano the same way. My Yamaha U3 has all the notes F and above without dampers, (E and below with dampers) but I guess the point where the dampers stop varies between makes and models.

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#1704745 - 06/30/11 05:38 AM Re: Quick test for FP7F owners [Re: ando]
thehorse Offline
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Registered: 06/20/11
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Originally Posted By: ando
It's normal and it happens on a real piano the same way. My Yamaha U3 has all the notes F and above without dampers, (E and below with dampers) but I guess the point where the dampers stop varies between makes and models.


Great - Thanks for your help Ando

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#1704751 - 06/30/11 06:17 AM Re: Quick test for FP7F owners [Re: thehorse]
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High notes on acoustic pianos don't require dampers, because they don't sustain for long, unlike lower notes. And good DPs emulate this effect.

Another test for DPs is 'half-pedalling' where a quick up & down flick of the sustain pedal clears (damps) the higher notes - obviously not the ones without 'dampers' - but leaves some sustain on the low ones, just like on acoustics. Only the better DPs have this feature.
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#1704761 - 06/30/11 06:48 AM Re: Quick test for FP7F owners [Re: thehorse]
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We should add this to some kind of DP FAQ... This question is asked about every two weeks or so... wink
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#1704770 - 06/30/11 07:25 AM Re: Quick test for FP7F owners [Re: thehorse]
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#1705580 - 07/01/11 12:28 PM Re: Quick test for FP7F owners [Re: thehorse]
Jose Hidalgo Offline
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Registered: 01/30/10
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I noticed that too and then next time I was on my teachers acoustic I tried it and saw the same thing, so I was happy knowning my DP was good, and I ask my teacher why that was.

I agree, we should have a FAQ

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