Synthtopia has written about the Eaton-Moog Multiple-Touch-Sensitive Keyboard which was designed in collaboration between John Eaton and Robert Moog, and now reportedly resides in Eaton’s attic.
The [device] is “the world’s most sensitive musical instrument next to the human voice,” according to Eaton. “Playing it is a kind of combination of playing a a very sensitive stringed instrument and playing a keyboard instrument.”
The keys on the 49-note keybaord respond to five motions: the distance a key is depressed; the finger’s front and back position and motion on each key; the finger’s side-to-side position and motion on each key; the total area a flattened finger covers on each key; and pressure on a key after it is depressed fully.
Wow! That’s some control mechanism.
And of how easy it is to play?
“It’s very difficult to play. But an instrument should be difficult to play. That’s the only way to master musical materials, by overcoming these difficulties,”
Read the full article: Lost Eaton-Moog Synth Keyboard