- on Miscellaneous Electronics
- Published in issue 7/2015 on page 37
Doepfer E510 MIDI Keyboard Scanner
Peculiar Parts, the series
Electronic music keyboards need to scan a lot of keys to know which notes to play. Some models just detect on and off key presses but others also try to determine how quickly a key is pressed to increase the sound fidelity. A classic solution for this is the Doepfer E510 MIDI keyboard scanning IC from 1988 (approx.), which can do both.