ClothEaredNincompoop I thought this was a Kawai safe space and was at least expecting a content warning. (
Yes, and we are trying to cajole @KawaiJames to join, unsuccessfully so far, as discussed at https://pianoclack.com/forum/d/151-invite-others/115
burkey Conclusion: hybrid is meaningless, and Yamaha is the current winner :-p
Arguably from your own list either Kawai or Casio should be the winner, depending on the rules of the game, not Yamaha, sorry. Given the name of the thread, I vote for Casio, with the justification: in business, you need to earn money and doing it cheap while charging people more is best (provided they buy it….)
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MrGr I have some hope that the optical sensors are more consistent than their contact rubber counterparts. But at 7k€+….. no way.
You should engage in the DIY which is going on in full swing then, see the last post of my series https://pianoclack.com/forum/d/276-build-your-own-hybrid-piano-step-three-the-electronics and don't forget to see the broad community engagement https://pianoclack.com/forum/d/289-scanning-speed-and-velocity-mapping-of-cybrid
I am interested in installing these sensors in a full grand action, but you may well use them in any other action you like. My youngest daughter (quit playing the piano and now plays the clarinet) has become very interested in this project and she would probably use it to make her own "instrument" which she has not decided yet what it should be 😆
In its easiest incarnation, I should release a DIY version soon, which will require very little from a hardware perspective (particularly no custom PCB ordering, which I know many people are not interested in doing)
EDIT: I'm becoming a one-trick-pony, that is sad, sorry about it, I'll try to diversify my contributions to the forum.