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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 4:18 pm    Post subject: Built a synth, need to figure out a controller
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I've built a divide-down type 48 key synth. It has no adsr but its polyphonic. Each note is generated individually. The notes are controlled by a series of digital switches. Does anyone know where I can find a 48 key keyboard that is effectively 48 switches? I could build one, but it would be a pain and I'd really like to be able to play the instrument easily.

Any help is appreciated!
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The best option would be to find an old organ for cheap on craigslist. Organs are usually made to work the same way - dividing down the top octave.

Depending on the design, almost any keyboard will do. I made a top octave synth using the keybed out of an old Yamaha PSR that I got for $25 on craigslist. most digital synths scan the keys in groups. you just need to tie the outputs from all the groups together.
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