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Offline Bachus

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76 key high quallity keybed
« on: September 07, 2019, 02:35:22 PM »

I am looking to add a 2nd keyboard to my Genos..
But there don’t seem to be any good ones available ..
All it needs is 76 high quallity keys with aftertouch and possibly 2 wheels to the leftside..

So i am thinking of ordering a fatar TP/9S keybed
And building one myself
This looks to be the place where people could have experiencein building their own keys..

So where do you buy a fatar keybed?
And where do i buy the other parts?
And what processor board to use for the midi and usb connection?

Any help is very very welcome..

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Re: 76 key high quallity keybed
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2019, 12:46:00 AM »
Buying from Fatar is hard if you don't have a company
I think the best, is to take a keyboard from an used synth
The Roland G arrangers has a very good fatar keyboard inside

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Re: 76 key high quallity keybed
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 07:47:25 AM »
Thanks Dann, i guess thats the main problem when trying to build something..

I might even consider a studiologic compact 2ex, it has the Fatar TP/9P, but its supposed to be the same action as the TP/9S but then the keys look like piano keys instead of organ keys..  that might be a smarter option.. but its an 88 key..

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Re: 76 key high quallity keybed
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 08:02:06 AM »
@Bachus

Have you consulted this page there is the list of all keyboards equipped with Fatar.  :)

https://yamahasynth.com/ask-a-question/a-great-list-of-keyboards-controllers-and-the-key-beds-they-use


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Re: 76 key high quallity keybed
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 12:50:22 PM »
I have the Studiologic VMK 88 Plus , and I think it has the TP/9P inside. the key feel is very good, but the velocity curve is a bit hard, and it is very hard to get the maximum velocity
I think the Roland G  use a TP/8S with rounded keys and I like it better
I have created some electronics for it, to convert to USB/MIDI, and I like the velocity curve

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Re: 76 key high quallity keybed
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 03:16:27 AM »
Lots of great advise..
still searching..

Almost tought the Dexibell S1 to be perfect..
Till i found out its only 68 keys and not 76

But it has the fatar tp8sk keybed..
And controlls to the left side
Which would have made it a perfect lower keybed for my purpose..

But decided a 68 key under a 76 key with broad side pannels looks kind of stupid...
Besides 68 keys just doesn’t fit when playing piano style..

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Re: 76 key high quallity keybed
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2019, 06:25:45 AM »
There is for sure a place for a company who release a simple 76 key master keyboard
Just a good fatar synth with a good velocity scanning and a USB port, in a compact package

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Re: 76 key high quallity keybed
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2019, 09:48:31 PM »
Hello:
 Try the Studio logic SL-73 or SL-88 this one have super fatar piano keys  and low wight