Austria - 1030 VIENNA
my name is
My company FLKeys is an independent Viennese sole proprietorship. We are not a subsidiary, branch or other sub-company of a global network of companies operating in the background. Not a stock corporation with shareholders and supervisory board or similar. We are free and not beholden to anyone except our demanding customers.
Our most important partner is Dewesoft KCW Vienna GmbH (formerly TVE). Without their help LACHNIT Keyboards would not exist.
MK23 Team l.to.r.: Wolfgang Pretl, Harald Urschler, Friedrich Lachnit, David
Dewesoft KCW is a small, high-end company for electronic developments of all kinds. Their specialty in measurement and control technology was later expanded to include hardware and software development for piano electronics through our collaboration with Bösendorfer. In addition to the development department, there is also a production facility for small and medium quantities of electronic components and devices for measurement and control technology.
To my person:
SE Fazil Say "Sacre..." Montpelier Spring 2001
Foto: © Theodor Barth
I worked at Bösendorfer for 15 years as a concert technician and later for another 10 years as head of the piano electronics department. During this time I was also in charge of the CEUS project and the development of a master keyboard prototype. In between and during this time, I studied sound engineering, created reports for the Austrian radio, wrote two novel manuscripts and several short stories (and played bass in 5 rock bands and a jazz band)
In the course of these activities I was able to acquire extensive specialized knowledge: Thanks also to Bösendorfer for this!
During my Bö-Time I worked in the following areas:
1979 piano-making apprenticeship Bö- Vienna. Tuning, voicing etc...
Concert technician worldwide
Quality control grand piano - hammer heads aswell as redesign of them.
Service, maintenance, repair, recording, editing, live concert management with the Bösendorfer SE Computer grand piano.
Installation of Player Systems, Silent Systems, miscellaneous piano electronics
certification of the Bösendorfer CEUS selfplaying system.
Research and development of the Bösendorfer masterkeyboard prototype
Essential knowledge of measuring and control technology and electronics.
Scientific collection of data concerning time response and dynamics of grand piano mechanics as well as artistic interaction and their effects on the sound design.
All that isn't just useful to develop the world's best self-playing system it also enabled
me to create a really fine keyboard.
A frequently asked
Where did the idea come
from to develope a masterkeyboard in Austria???
At my Bösendorfer time
years ago Peter Wolf visited Bösendorfer/Vienna.
presented him the first CEUS.
He put his notebook on the grand piano,
looked for the midi socket, found it, and started to play.
values of finest quality were instantly displayed on his notebook. He
played them back and was thrilled.
Whilest congratulating us, he looked
wishfull at the 3m long grand piano and asked:
"When will you
a decent masterkeyboard in this quality? We're all waiting for
Pointing at the CEUS Imperial he added:
"This is great, but I
cannot turn the volume down nor can I take it with me...."
In 2011 I started my own
business with FLKeys.
Most important supplier of FLKeys is Dewesoft KCW GmbH (former TVE) in Vienna
Dewesoft KCW Vienna is a small but excellent company for electronic development.
Without their help the MK23 Keyboard wouldn't exist.
Many thanks to:
EMaF (The Band!)
and many more...
I wouldn't have made it
without you !
FL Keys e. U.
A - 1030 WIEN
VAT Reg. No: ATU66207918
Company name: FL Keys e.U. (FN
Company register No: 355774y
Register office: Comercial court Vienna
Registered at (ECG): Vienna, Magistratisches Bezirksamt
des III. Bezirkes
DSVGO Datenschutz (in German)
*Bösendorfer is a trademark of his respective owner and is not
affiliated or associated with FLKeys. This trademark is mentioned here
as a reference to a sound only.