name is Friedrich Lachnit.
I worked as a concert
technician for 15 years for the Viennese piano
Then I was head of their piano electronics
for another 10 years.
In this time I was allowed to head project CEUS
and the R&D of a master keyboard prototype for Bösendorfer.
worked in following task areas:
Quality control grand
piano - hammer heads aswell as redesign of them.
repair, recording, editing, live concert management with the
Bösendorfer SE Computer grand piano.
SE Fazil Say "Sacre"
Montpelier Foto: c Theodor
Installation of Player
Systems, Silent Systems, miscellaneous piano electronics
certification of the Bösendorfer CEUS selfplaying system.
Research and development
of the Bösendorfer masterkeyboard prototype
Essential knowledge of
measuring and control technology and electronics.
collection of data concerning time response and dynamics of
mechanics as well as artistic interaction and their effects on the
All that isn't just
useful to develop the world's best self-playing system it also enabled
me to create a really fine keyboard.
A frequently asked
Where did the idea come
from to develope a masterkeyboard in Austria???
At my Bösendorfer time
years ago Peter Wolf visited Bösendorfer/Vienna.
presented him the first CEUS.
He put his notebook on the grand piano,
looked for the midi socket, found it, and started to play.
values of finest quality were instantly displayed on his notebook. He
played them back and was thrilled.
Whilest congratulating us, he looked
wishfull at the 3m long grand piano and asked:
"When will you
a decent masterkeyboard in this quality? We're all waiting for
Pointing at the CEUS Imperial he added:
"This is great, but I
cannot turn the volume down nor can I take it with me...."
In 2011 I started my own
business with FLKeys.
Most important supplier
of FLKeys is TVE in Vienna http://www.tve.at/
help the MK23 Keyboard wouldn't exist.
TVE is a small but
excellent company for electronic development.
Fa. GBS Schöner in Vienna put in their experience
and know how in prototype casework to make this project sucessful.
Many thanks to:
EF (The Band!)
and many more...
I wouldn't have made it
without you !
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