I got an old POS keyboard and turned it into a dedicated composer. Instead of changing keybindings I change buttons .
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 00:23
I haven't really decided yet. It has been there since the beginning, it will probably launch Civ3 in the end.
Specific for Renoise is the Numpad; you can use it as an instrument selector and as a full hexadecimal pad for editing columns, thanks to the YinYang button. That layer also contains a full keyboard with keys in logical places, so you can still type stuff like this .
Posted 22 March 2016 - 14:26
Posted 22 March 2016 - 20:29
Those are indeed Cherry keys, so you know what will be the last stage of completion...Already looking forward, but it has to be near perfect first. Though it does have a nice punk attitude..... Maybe all black as a tribute to Disaster Area;)...
Yeah that button..I'll try to remember to post what it'll do or will have done. Does FT2 run as a rewire slave? Whatever your opinion about my project, if you ever come across one of these things, GET IT and start playing with it. Just plugged in a forgotten nanokontrol and I got my own pocket studio.
On video, right now we are trying something with reggae. I am using Renoise in the composing process, since we are filming everything I can probably get some geeky side footage .
Here is one of our other Renoise-driven projects:
This is my home setup, made out of lost&found stuff:
i3 4GB W7
Copperlan (everywhere I go)
Behringer 1204 Xenyx mixer
PIII 850 Mhz 128MB XP32 SP1 as "MIDI" server and keyboard programmer
Copperlan (and that is one of the reasons why)
to this are connected:
Casio CTK750 (someone put it out front, cut off the speakers&keyboard, and presto, 19 inch module )
Posted 24 March 2016 - 01:06
At first when I read your post I thought you meant POS as in "Piece of ...", so I was like "What in the world kind of keyboard is that?", but then I realized you probably meant Point of Sale. This is really fascinating to me, although I can't really grasp the reasoning behind your notes layout. Like where are the sharps?
But hey, if it works for you that's what matters.
Posted 25 March 2016 - 00:13
Haha didn't think of that . It is shockingly old but the quality is outstanding. It is indeed intended to be used as a cashregister.
Note layout is two octaves in 4 rows of 6 keys, like an ergonomic chromatic typewriter. The final markings will probably indicate numbers rather than notes, as an inbuilt musical theory reference guide .
Posted 25 March 2016 - 06:55
Even if you destroyed your precious cherry keyboard, it is nice work.
Posted 25 March 2016 - 15:36
So I assume the sharps are just on the unmarked keys between letters?
Posted 25 March 2016 - 20:53
Exactly. It's like 2 guitar strings, tuned E, A# giving 1 octave reach on 2 strings with 6 frets. Ignore the letters, replace them with interval numbers and the pattern emerges . No need to remember scales anymore.
Posted 26 March 2016 - 06:11
I'm afraid I don't understand. Maybe if I actually played on it I would get it. Anyway still really cool
Posted 12 July 2016 - 03:35
I love this idea. it would be great one day to see a Renoise "controller" along these lines, like a renoise push or maschine
a few of these POS keyboards have touchpads which would be cool to implement some how.
Posted 26 April 2017 - 22:35
Interesting, but can you press 10 keys at once and have them all sound? But, then I suppose there is no need as you have all the keyboards...I guess the layout is something like linnstrument, but with keys. Interesting setup.
Copperlan looks cool.
Edited by Garrett Wang, 26 April 2017 - 22:44.
Posted 06 May 2017 - 17:14
Final version of Renoise controller on the left. Custom keys will be printed eventually . Mixer is now keyboard controlled instead of previous setup with NanoKontrol.
The note input is more like using a drum machine.
Some version of this still wants to be built (MIDIbox based), maybe some day.
Edited by Heer Olifant, 06 May 2017 - 20:19.
Posted 06 May 2017 - 17:40
Hehe Garret, I did not even see what you did there untill I scrolled back. That's them indeed!
It is entirely besed on keyboard input. These boards don't ghost so you can push multiple keys.
The notes are on the lower left, caps indicating white keys.
Recently reemployed a Yamaha DTXpress also.
M25 I never used, is now employed elsewhere.
And this is one of the CL setups I use (HOP5 does some VST, HOP42 the rest and MIDI hardware).
Edited by Heer Olifant, 06 May 2017 - 21:30.
Posted 06 May 2017 - 21:28
Justinf, just keep an eye out for second hand stuff. It often goes in the trash. Retailers are not programmers .
Some more experiments on a different brand of keyboard.
This one is set up for playing live and recording. Nice big buttons for sample dialog, start/stop and undo.
More Ableton controllerpad like stuff, the "normal" keyboard is linked through.
Posted 09 May 2017 - 18:17
Renoise is nice on vertical orientation screen with the CTRL + ALT + LEFT
Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:47
Looks great! very cool. does having the extra keys allow you to assign one key to a command in the key mappings that would normally be shift + x, or ctrl + x?
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