|of these articles describes the music instrument; for the input device of the computer, see keyboard.|
Key board is a generic term for all key instruments, which decrease their tones electrically and strengthen or already produce, z. B. Master key board, Synthesizer, E-Pianos as well as electronic organs. Key boards can copy other instruments, for example Schlagzeuge. In the vernacular the term is mostly used „key board “for portable key boards so mentioned.
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structure of the portable key board
the structure resembles strong that of the master key board. Is played on a piano-similar manual, whereby different tones can be selected over control elements such as automatic controllers or buttons. Portable key boards possess however only onesimple MIDI - CONTROLLERs, over the computer or other sound systems of also different companies to be attached can and the one substantially more extensive change and editing of the tones made possible.
the history of the electronic key instruments began 1885 as E. Lorenzthe first useful electromechanical instrument manufactured. Thaddeus Cahill the direct current generator phon, the first Synthesizer, which supplies so far only pures tone, presented two years after. 1906 were invented the electron tube, basis for many modern instruments. Friedrich trusting wine ertüftelte then 1924 the Trautonium. 1934 created Laurens Hammond one after Hammond organ, which with the Leslie - effect works. The first voltage-controlled Synthesizer was invented by Robert Moog, on which then the Minimoog followed 1970. Into the 70/80ern also still different instruments were then manufactured.
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