The MacBeth Touch Keyboard (Sneak Preview)

In this video, Ken MacBeth Of MacBeth Studio Systems demonstrates a prototype of a new touch keyboard.

Here’s what he has to say about the touch keyboard:

This is a demo of the touch keyboard that I’m working on. Gone is the physical stylus- now a finger with a small piece of foil is acting as the actuator! It’s fun and it works.

The touch keyboard is playing the MacBeth Micromac desktop unit via it’s CV inputs. I’m using a fair bit of sample and hold- LFO1 S&H is sampling the LFO2 Triangle wave- is sounds a little bit like sequences or arpeggios.

I’m also using the CV from the touch keyboard to control the speed of LFO1- at the very bottom of the keyboard- it’s 0 Volts- at the top it’s about 3 and half volts- so the LFO speeds up and slows down accordingly.

Check it out and let us know what you think of it!

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3 thoughts on “The MacBeth Touch Keyboard (Sneak Preview)

  1. I swear I’ve seen this before on a Buchla controller…. and on Animoog! Definitely want one, since it *appears* to have position-based aftertouch modulation (if not would just be a glorified stylophone, which is OK but not as awesome as a physical Animoog-style poly aftertouch controller.)

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