Definition of aftertouch in English:


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[mass noun]
  • A facility on an electronic music keyboard by which an effect is produced by depressing a key after striking it.
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    • Likewise, expression and sustain pedals are here, along with a ribbon controller, polyphonic aftertouch, multitimbral capabilities and, in the ‘modulation matrix, ‘a choice of 12 sources and 38 destinations.’
    • All of the aftertouch now is the ‘standard’ aftertouch or channel aftertouch.
    • For another perspective on key pressure aftertouch, refer to experiments on the ERC.

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