Disclaimer: I am extremely new to the world of digital pianos, and so if i'm asking stupid questions please forgive me.
The CLP8-- series was released in 98
The CLP9-- series in 2000
and the current CLP 1-- series in 2002
It's now 2004, does that mean a new series of Clavinovas are going to be released shortly?
The sample size quoted for the piano sound, e.g. 36MB for the CLP170, is that 36MB per note or 36MB for all the notes? If it's the latter then what's going on?
- There are mini hard drives with 40 gigabytes of storage, and solid state memory with 2 gigabytes of storage, why isn't that technology being used?
On a related note (haha note) what is the limiting factor behind polyphony? memory? processing power? It just seems slightly weird that at a time where modern chips can perform upteen bazzillion operations per second many digital pianos are limited to producing 128 sounds at a time.
Are the samples for a single note blended together so that there is no switch in sound when playing a note progressively harder, or are there simply 'n' samples per note that kick in at set volume threshhold?