[sdiy] Keyboards good for scrap / repurposing?
ebrombaugh1 at cox.net
Sun Feb 18 23:26:08 CET 2018
I've wondered the same thing - our local Goodwill thrift stores always
have a bunch of those Rock Band video game keytar controllers for super
cheap (think under $5). These things:
They're 25 keys (2 octaves + 1) with additional buttons and controls on
the grip and while I know that they're wireless I suspect they don't
have a switch per key since that game doesn't require note accuracy.
Nevertheless, I'm curious if they could be retrofitted with an actual
I suspect that in the long run it's better to just get a cheap $50 MIDI
controller than to mess with this, but it's still something to wonder
On 02/17/2018 08:28 AM, 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?
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