Hello,

my name is Friedrich Lachnit.

Fritz Lachnit

I worked as a concert technician for 15 years for the Viennese piano manufacturer Bösendorfer.
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.

I worked in following task  areas:

Concert technician worldwide

Quality control grand piano - hammer heads aswell as redesign of them.

Service, maintenance, repair, recording, editing, live concert management with the Bösendorfer SE Computer grand piano. 


2001   SE Fazil Say "Sacre"
Montpelier  Foto: c Theodor Barth

Installation of Player Systems, Silent Systems, miscellaneous piano electronics

Research, development, certification of the Bösendorfer CEUS selfplaying system.

Research and development of the Bösendorfer masterkeyboard prototype
Essential knowledge of measuring and control technology and electronics.
Scientific collection of  data concerning time response and dynamics of  grand piano mechanics as well as artistic interaction and their effects on the sound design.  

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 question:
Where did the idea come from to develope a  masterkeyboard in Austria???



At my Bösendorfer time years ago Peter Wolf visited Bösendorfer/Vienna.
I proudly presented him the first CEUS.

He put his notebook on the grand piano, looked for the midi socket, found it, and started to play.

Midi 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 build a decent masterkeyboard in this quality? We're  all waiting for one."

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.




FLKPrint

ProtoSeit

 

Most important supplier of FLKeys is TVE in Vienna http://www.tve.at/

Without their help the MK22 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:

Margit

Lukas

Die Mädeln

EF (The  Band!)

and many more...

I wouldn't have made it without you !

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* Bösendorfer is a trademark of his respective owner and is not affiliated or associated with FLKeys. This trademark is mentioned here as a reference to a sound only.

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