Music tech in Italy supply this type of keybed and can be fitted to many makes of keyboard . Musictech MT60.chromatic ....seen it many times in Germany and italy There is one for sale on Ebay look in the midi midi accordion section .It's just the thing for them who've had enough of toting their accordions!
Thank you! I enjoyed that video. - I find it funny how history seems to repeat itself in having instruments re-invented. Like the idea of having a reed vibrate, then provide air pressure from other things than lungs (like bellows), then mechanize the compression. And then David Hilowitz sampled the sound: to eliminate the sound of the fan and add some effects. - Another approach is Physical Modeling (could be the same as Roland's Virtual Acoustics): recreating in a computer model the entire flow of the sound. Without samples, or maybe one for the first milliseconds of attack. This is the approach Applied Acoustics Systems uses in their products.More here:
My daughter inherited one with her present house from the previous owner and has yet to decide what to do with it.The two-pedal harmonium used to be common in the Netherlands.
1) Yes, a non-portable harmonium may stick with a house. Unlike an accordion. - Off-topic: it reminds me of two grand pianos in rented apartments, and a third one in the Dutch parliament, in a member's room.My daughter inherited one with her present house from the previous owner and has yet to decide what to do with it.
I notice a popular Boer dance orchestra in South Africa utilise a small, portable one in their orchestra. It does tend to be attention grabbing due to the frenetic motion of the player's legs.