This product adds polyphonic aftertouch functionality to any Rhodes Chroma Synthesizer. Unit comes assembled and no soldering is required to install. Every set of boards is plugged into a Chroma and each note's sensor is tested before the boards ship.
This kit allows for the most adjustable, expressive aftertouch possible for the Chroma. The Chroma keyboard has the same style of keys as the Prophet T8 and Synclavier, both of which have fully adjustable, great feeling polyphonic aftertouch. The sensors in these two synths are located under the keys, which also gives a significant mechanical advantage. We've adapted the circuitry and mechanics from these classic synths into a system for the Chroma. Each key's aftertouch sensitivity is individually adjustable, and there is a global sensitivity adjust trimmer on the PCB. This allows players to achieve uniformity from key to key, as well as the global pressure sensitivity they prefer. The installation of the kit is easy and can be done in an afternoon. This kit will not change the feel of the keys on the Chroma.