The C.24 is a two-octave wireless music keyboard designed for iPad. The C.24 transforms from a protective cover into a piano-style keyboard at the touch of a spring-loaded latch.
The C.24 employs technology that has never been used in the music instrument space before. The semi-weighted feel of the keyboard is created by the use of anti-polarity magnets. Additionally each key incorporates an infrared emitter detector pair, providing real time analog position data to track the performance. This optical key tracking technology delivers velocity and monophonic aftertouch more accurately than traditional switches.
The C.24 also provides additional tactile controls in a capacitive ribbon controller that extends across the width of the keyboard. The bar is divided into two regions, each with 32 embedded LEDs for visual feedback. One region is configured to function as eight assignable buttons while the other is designed for analog expression such as pitch bend.
Here’s a video introduction:
The following video offers additional background:
- 24 semi-weighted music keys
- Velocity sensitivity
- monophonic aftertouch
- Wireless connection via Bluetooth Low Energy
- Capacitive ribbon controller
- Octave shift via virtual buttons accesses a 9 octave range (32 LEDs indicate selection)
- Analog pitch bend (32 LEDs reflect performance)
- Hardware control expansion area (support for future modules)
- iPad groove accommodates iPad 2, iPad 3 & iPad 4, as well as the iPad mini
- Functions as a protective case with magnetic latch (compatible with iPad 2, iPad 3 & iPad 4)
The Miselu C.24 is being funded as a Kickstarter project, with ‘Early Supporters’ able to get the keyboard for US $99. The project has reached about half of its goal in two days.
Check out the videos and specs and let us know what you think of the Miselu C.24. And let us know what you think this says about the state of Android music-making!