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Subject: Re: Pianocorder POD controls

Roger Dalziel
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Date Posted: 16:00:52 03/16/06 Thu
In reply to: stephen Riddlebarger 's message, "Pianocorder POD controls" on 08:51:49 03/14/06 Tue

First, the ppp and fff controls on the tape deck govern the RANGE of expression between soft and loud. The ppp should be set at 9:00 or 10:00; the fff at 2:00 or 3:00. If both are set at 12:00 there will be no expression at all.

Next, the treble and bass pots accessible underneath the Vorsetzer should be adjusted for the minimum power level necessary to play all notes as softly as possible. Turn both ppp and fff controls at the player deck to minimum and adjust the two controls as necessary.

Beyond that there is not much you can do to the Pianocorder. Have you tried turning the soft pedal switch on? If you don't have a soft pedal solenoid, have you tried jamming the una corda pedal down? Some folks have made a custom mute which fits inside the piano case to bottle up the sound from the piano. (This is quite an extreme remedy, of course, and your tuner will curse a lot.)

Do not attempt to free up the slugs inside the solenoids with WD-40 or similar product. If this has been done, you must clean the slugs to prevent "gumming up" the works. See the Pianocorder Service Bulletins at Mark Fontana's web site referenced at the Resources link near the top of this forum's opening page.

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