Technical Features

  • Fluid Tuning is made possible by the fact that the Fluid Piano has lower string tension than a standard piano. The lower string tension not only makes possible the application of Fluid Tuning but also enables the wider range of dynamics & creative effects that are specified below.
  • Microtonal Fluid Tuning is available on each note of The Fluid Piano.
  • Fluid Tuning mechanisms operate separately and independently on each note and incorporate a 'user friendly’ handle, which is used to slide each mechanism to change the tuning.
  • The initial central ‘default’ position of each Fluid Tuning mechanism, in order to provide equal temperament (i.e. ‘western tuning’ as on the standard piano), will provide up to a semitone interval change in either direction (e.g. ‘C’ can be tuned down to ‘B’ or up to ‘C sharp’) or any microtonal interval of less than a semitone in either direction (flat or sharp). Therefore, the maximum possible interval change per mechanism is a whole tone.
  • The range of The Fluid Piano is 5 octaves plus a major 3rd: from F1 to A6 (Middle C is C4).
  • When the Fluid Tuning mechanisms are used, they also create a 'Fluid timbre' for each note. This further enhances the dynamic parameters of each note and the character of each 'bespoke' tuning.
  • The sliding action of each Fluid Tuning mechanism can also be used as an effect.
  • The strings of each note can also be bent by the musician’s finger to create an additional distinctive effect.
  • The Fluid Piano action repeats with significantly more speed than the standard action of pianos with fixed tuning.
  • The hammer-heads of The Fluid Piano can be individually changed to produce a different sound.
  • The downward bearing pressure of each Fluid Tuning mechanism can be adjusted to regulate the action of each mechanism and also to create an additional distinctive effect if desired.
  • The Fluid Piano incorporates three pedals: two are sustain pedals, which can be used separately, or simultaneously using one foot. The sustain pedals separate at middle C. The third pedal is a ‘moderator' which provides a softer sound.
  • The Fluid Piano is constructed using a combination of woods, which include spruce, maple, oak, rosewood, pear, birch, ash, sycamore, beech and pine.
  • Each Fluid Piano is hand-crafted and is available in a range of finishes to your specified requirements.
  • Dimensions of The Fluid Piano: Length: 243cm (95.7 inches) Width: 104.5cm (41.1 inches).
  • Weight of The Fluid Piano: 220kg.