[sdiy] Velocity Sensitive Pads

Colin f colin at colinfraser.com
Thu Jun 16 16:11:29 CEST 2011

> > How do velocity sensitive pads like those on the Akai MPC, 
> etc. work?
> The usual way is with one or two piezo transducers which can 
> be used for up to say 16 pad

I believe the MPCs have slightly domed undersides to the pads.
The harder you press, the more contact area is closed on the conductive
>From that, they get initial velocity and aftertouch readings.

Colin f

More information about the Synth-diy mailing list