[sdiy] Fatar Keyboard wiring diagram vs. Pratt-Reed Keyboard

Terry Shultz thx1138 at earthlink.net
Sun Feb 24 18:16:20 CET 2019

Hello Luis,

You are correct, The Fatar folks do not respond to email very well.

It appears that I will have to call them and see if I can get a better response.

The kluge klaviaturen gmbh <https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=kluge+klaviaturen+gmbh&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8> company is whom I worked with when I worked at PPG and built the PRK expansion keyboard.

I have heard that Steinway in Hamburg may have acquired this company in 1998 , however thay may still be willing to see Piano Beds still for upgrading pianos etc.

I used Wersi organ spring contacts for this double bussed design, but I am not sure if these are still available from Wersi.

good hunting.


> On Feb 24, 2019, at 7:09 AM, Luís Marka <luis.marka at terra.com.br> wrote:
> Hi mr. Terry,
> I tried to purchase one Fatar keyboard recently with no success. They simply do nor respond emails apparently.
> Doepfer keeps links to several Fatar schematics, here:
> http://www.doepfer.de/DIY/MKE_keyboards.htm
> If you complete a purchase from Fatar, I am interested in purchasing one 5-octave unit, let me know and we can arrange. Keep in mind I am located in Canada.
> Best regards!
> Luis Marka
> On 22/02/2019 19:55, Terry Shultz wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> I am running out of 61-note Pratt reed keyboards that I have been sitting on for 20 _ years.
>> Down to the last 5 units, I started out with 30 units and have been using them up.
>> Back in the late 1970’s I licensed the E-Mu patented poly keyboard design from E-Mu and I have been building
>> a few Mono and Poly keyboards up. I will now have to buy some Fatar keyboards and they are requiring me to
>> buy quite a few for packing reasons.
>> Does anyone have the schematic to this brand of 5 octave keyboard as I will have to adapt it to my existing
>> design.
>> Otherwise, I might just go the route of Midi to CV/Gate Module as an alternate path.
>> Any suggestions on whose Midi to CV/Gate module is the best and how many channels out would be good to know.
>> best regards,
>> Terry Shultz
>> Shultz Products LLC.
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