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#2438104 - Today at 05:44 AM CA97 weird damper behavior.
Percybut Online   content
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Registered: 07/19/08
Posts: 2
Bought a CA97 about a month ago. Overall, I love it.
One weird thing I notice is that all keys above G6 are sustained even if I don't press the damper pedal.

This is super easy to reproduce: just turn on the piano, press G6 or above and immediately release, the sound does not stop.

I am running the latest firmware 1.06. Any other owners of CA97 have this same issue?

Thanks for the help.

Edited by Percybut (Today at 05:45 AM)

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#2438107 - 45 minutes 19 seconds ago Re: CA97 weird damper behavior. [Re: Percybut]
EssBrace Online   content
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Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 2511
Loc: Suffolk, United Kingdom
This question comes up all the time in relation to most DPs...it is normal because this is what acoustic pianos do, i.e., the top notes are undamped in a real piano so therefore Kawai (and all the other manufacturers) are replicating that behaviour.
Yamaha CP1

#2438109 - 30 minutes 19 seconds ago Re: CA97 weird damper behavior. [Re: Percybut]
Kawai James Online   content
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Registered: 09/06/07
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Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
As EssBrace notes, this is the correct behaviour.

Please refer to the 'Troubleshoot' section on page 138 of the owner's manual:

Originally Posted By Page 138 of the CA97/CA67 owner's manual
The top 18 notes of the keyboard sustain for longer than neighbouring notes, even when the damper pedal is not pressed.

This is the correct behaviour, and intended to reproduce the undamped notes (typically the top two octaves) of an acoustic grand piano.

The CA97/CA67 also feature a new 'Undamped String Resonance' algorithm, with the ability to adjust the amount of resonance produced by these notes in the Virtual Technician.

I hope this helps - congrats on your CA97, by the way. wink

Kind regards,
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014


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