[sdiy] Keyboards good for scrap / repurposing?

sleepy_dog at gmx.de sleepy_dog at gmx.de
Sat Feb 17 23:57:35 CET 2018

Ullrich Peter:
> OK, the Fatar Studio49 has full size keys.

Yes, I've seen that, thanks.

> Ciao
> Peter
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> "sleepy_dog at gmx.de [sleepy_dog at gmx.de]
> *Gesendet:* Samstag, 17. Februar 2018 18:08
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> *Betreff:* Re: [sdiy] Keyboards good for scrap / repurposing?
> 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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