Is the Porsche-designed MPiano the supercar of keyboards?

The piano of the future?
The piano of the future?

Technology has enabled a variety of companies to 'reinvent' the keyboard instrument, and now we have MPiano, a concept piano that looks like it's going into production.

Coming from Alpha Pianos and with design input from Porsche, no less, this has a touch-sensitive, 'mechatronic' keyboard. Beneath each note there are adjustable actuators, meaning that you can physically change the feel of the keyboard so that it plays like a grand piano, church organ, synth or anything else you can think of.

Settings are made via the Actor iOS app and, as you can see, there's a dedicated stand for your iPad.

Suffice to say, this isn't going to be a budget option, but we'd love to get our hands on a working prototype. Find out more on the Alpha Pianos website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.