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Miniature pressure sensitive keyboard
« on: March 03, 2018, 04:22:51 PM »
In old Yamaha organs, and possibly in other organ as well (Lowry for example) there used to be a miniature printed keyboard of about 30 cm long. You can assign any specific instrument to this keyboard.  You cannot really play a melody on it, because it is too small.  However, when you slide your finger up and or down this little miniature keyboard, it will play a beautiful arpeggio for you, that is based on the chord you are playing on the chord section of your setup.

It is probably a lot of work (or perhaps not)?  If this is implemented in vArranger, one would have the possibility of adding this miniature keyboard as a separate midi input device for vArranger. You then set the sound for it.  Perhaps, one of the channels currently used for "Left" or "Right" can be dedicated to this new feature?

In Midi setup, you could put a check-mark, to activate this feature, or leave it unmarked, if you decide you do not want it, causing "Left" and "Right" as they normally are without it.

When you play a chord in the chord section, for example, you play G7.  You choose a sound (for example, piano) for this miniature keyboard.  You then slide your finger up and down this miniature keyboard, and it plays for you, a perfect arpegio in G7.  Or any chord and any sound, you wish it to use.

Dan if more people are interested in this, would you consider implementing such a feature?

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Miniature keyboard for playing "Manual" arpeggios, based on the chord
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 06:33:41 PM »
Is nobody interested in such a feature?

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Re: Miniature pressure sensitive keyboard
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 08:00:17 PM »
Akai LPK25
Wired $55
Wireless $75

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtGjriY2_5Y

Should do the  job. I believe it is fully programmable via computer.