[sdiy] Keyboards good for scrap / repurposing?

sleepy_dog at gmx.de sleepy_dog at gmx.de
Sat Feb 17 18:08:31 CET 2018

bbob said:
> for most uses, the effort required to rewire a keyboard to analog 
> seems way more trouble than it's worth. cheap midi keyboard + cheap 
> midi-to-CV converter = more time to spend on the parts that matter 
> sonically. IMO.

I don't intend to "rewire a keyboard to analog" ;-)
To add another thing I forgot to mention: I hate mini keys. Only 
interested in full size keys.

- Steve

> On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 10:28 AM, <sleepy_dog at gmx.de 
> <mailto:sleepy_dog at gmx.de>> wrote:
>     Hey list,
>     as I saw that Doepfer does not sell the shorter ( < 49 keys )
>     fatar keybeds anymore,
>     and also, for some builds, I don't require a new keyboard, I was
>     wondering:
>     Are there some known models of keyboards (MIDI or with sound
>     engine, no matter) which would make sense to look for in "broken"
>     condition to get them cheap, to use the keys for DIY synths? I.e.,
>     they should lend themselves well to ripping out the keybed/keys
>     without damaging the needed parts. I guess you'd always have to
>     build new switches PCBs, as such keyboards would have everything
>     (I dont' need) on one PCB, right? (I never opened such a thing)
>     I am interested in both, quality, and "usable enough to have some
>     fun" types for different purposes ;-) And it's not restricted to
>     short keybords generally, just right now in particular I'm after a
>     cheap 37..43 key one.
>     - Steve
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