Wednesday, March 7, 2018

2018 Keyboard Roster

Current Total:2,933 Keys across 44 Keyboards on 4 Platforms

Kinesis Advantage 2 Keymaps

Kinesis Advantage 2 Top Layer

Kinesis Advantage2 Embedded Layer

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Keyboard Update

New Kinesis Advantage

Dual Layer Maltron / Keypad / Frogpad Layout




Five by Five, my 5x5 Pixel Font

FIVE by FIVE, a 5x5 Pixel Font for use with Novation Launchpad Pro and MK2 LED MIDI Pads

1x5  i, period, vbar, quote 
2x5 comma semicolon
3x5 Lowercase letters, quotes
4x5 bracket brace
5x5 Uppercase & Symbols,  m,w are

 Deploying this font with a LED-sign-style titling & animation engine for interactive display on Launchpads via MIDI SYSEX

use in animated display

Monday, November 6, 2017

9x9 MR. ROBOT Font





Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Pixel Fonts for Launchpads








Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dual LaunchPad Keyboards

LaunchPad MK2, LaunchPad Pro

128 Function Keys using BOME MIDI Translator

Split Maltron Layout with dual 12-Key palmrests

Split Maltron Layout with dual FrogPad palmrests

BOME MIDI Translator Configuration (for unlimited layers, 3 for now)



Sunday, August 6, 2017

LaunchPad Pixel Art

Novation LaunchPad has a 8x8 grid of LEDs R/G/B 0-63 each. I used the system pallete.
A Thin Sheet of Lexan would smooth out the hotspots, my camera had a field day with white balance
"Ableton Live in MS Paint Mode"


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

MIDI Grid Keyboards

Cherry POS 123 Layers: MALTRON/FrogPad, MIDI KeyPad

Product Photo

with Black Vinyl Stickers as MALTRON keycaps and laminated Inket Frogpad labels

Yellow-bordered Keys/Notes remap to the bottom MIDI KeyPad octave

Genovation CP48x2 Layers: MALTRON, MIDI KeyPad, FrogPad with Media Keys and F13-F24

Product Photos (I got two units)

with Black Vinyl Stickers on MALTRON keycaps

So here's the Keymap to VMPK- Yellow frame highlights MaltronK89 Layout Differences due to esc down a row and the F-Key Row shifted left one column. Key Configs allow a subset of characters and thankfully up to F24

AutoHotKey used for bridge maps to allowable chars Alphanumeric but not L/R Modifier keys or most specials. No manual but I found enough notes to flex.

and VMPK the app plays all the notes

Disclaimer: There is absolutely no Velocity Sensitivity. That costs more. These are still great split keypads, however.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Current Keymaps

USB Devices

1. Access-IS POS Maltron/Frogpad Keyboard

2. Dual Genovation CP48s Maltron/Frogpad Keyboard

3. Maltron Dual-Handed 3D Maltron Keyboard

3b. Maltron Dual-Handed 3D Maltron Keyboard with Frogpad on bridge

4. Kinesis Advantage Maltron/Frogpad Keyboard

5. Truly Ergonomic Deck 209 Maltron/Frogpad Keyboard

6. Cherry POS Maltron Keyboard

6b. Cherry POS Maltron/Frogpad Keyboard

7. Cherry POS MIDI (used with Virtual MIDI Piano keyboard)

8. Vortex Pok3r Maltron Keyboard (Portable Rig)

9. Triple Layer JD40 Keyboard (proposal)

10. PLUM Keyboard (newest acquisition)

Photo Montage of My Setup


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Yamaha DX5 Buttons