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  • The keyboard of the future: The "Seaboard"

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/27/tech/i...ano/index.html

    Found this on Synthtopia...somebody else on kickstarter is doing the same thing but his is "attachable" to your existing controller. This looks to be the real deal. An entire evolution of the keyboard built from the ground up!

    Love me some Hans Zimmer too...and in the background of both of the videos embedded in this article, Zebra 2 makes a pronounced cameo appearance!

    So after watching the video, do you guys want one?

    Edit: And by the way, if you do want one...the base model only costs a cool $1,999 for a limited time. However the full on "stage" model goes for a whopping $8,888.00! :eek: http://www.weareroli.com/
    Last edited by S1gnsOfL1fe; 09-27-2013, 12:44 PM.
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    Of course!!
    Just after I win the Powerball lottery this week!!! :biggrin:

    I will also want a Haken Continuum and one of these:

    http://madronalabs.com/hardware

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    • #3
      The Seaboard looks cool. I remember seeing this before a while back when they first started making it, but I'd forgotten all about it since then..thanks for posting this Chris!

      The only probelm I have with it is it seems to be only compatible with MAC OS..which is kind of daft in this day and age..like only MAC owners would want to use one or something like that. Shame, as I would have gotten one if they worked with PCs..as I'm not about to go upgrading my whole system and learn a whole new OS in order to use one.

      Real shame..still, maybe one day they'll offer one for PC users.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ho66it View Post
        Of course!!
        Just after I win the Powerball lottery this week!!! :biggrin:

        I will also want a Haken Continuum and one of these:

        http://madronalabs.com/hardware
        Seriously though...I applaud every effort to create expressive new controllers. And there are some in my price range. I recently picked up a QuNexus. It's very cool, but will require a lot of practice to master. I seems to me that a player will want to develop different settings not just to control different instruments, but even for individual patches. And differing technique to match! Thankfully there is a provided software app for configuring the QuNexus and it holds four different setups on board a a time. The software can be running while you are playing and four new setups can be loaded very quickly and easily. So I suppose this is not a huge problem even for live performance.

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        • #5
          As someone who owns a fair number of 'keyboards of the future', I gotta say-- it's usually not the tools, it's the person using them. When your cheapest model is two grand, it's a tough sell; and as I have learned with an Eigenharp, there's not any real guarantee it will be supported down the road.

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