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December 28, 2010

My circuit bent keyboard playing “Jingle Bells”

This little beast of a keyboard is so lofi it’s ridiculous.. it’s a rompler which must have like 4 bit audio samples stored on it, and the notes are transposed so the C key plays an A note. It’s so bad, it’s good! Kinda like the paint job lol.. bright ass pink with yellow and teal buttons :eek: … but it actually makes some pretty dirty sounds, especially the drum samples.

Mods include
2 distortion buttons
4 “glitch” switches/buttons
fine and coarse pitch knobs
IR sensor (not demonstrated in this video, but when enabled, pitch responds to IR sources like light bulbs or TV remote controls.. remotes actually make cool LFOs )
3 body contacts
1/4″ mono output

For the holidays i made a video of the keyboard playing one of the built in songs, Jingle Bells (aka “song 3″). Enjoy :D


After a miracle, a prayer and black magic, I finally got my Vista computer to recognize the Korg Nano Kontrol 2. I am using it with Pro Tools 8. Pro Tools 8 also recognizes it, after I set it up as HUI.

However, the first slider on the control, moves the 6th slider on screen. The first slider, should move the first screen slider, the second slider on the control, should move the second screen slider, etc.

I have no idea why the control sliders are not matched up with the on screen mixer slider. Any ideas? Does anyone have a scene file that i can load for Pro Tools 8?

Comment by Music Fusion — June 17, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

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Comment by trikome — June 23, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

Bad ass sounds. Reminiscent of my Pegasus gaming device :)

Comment by m — January 6, 2014 @ 7:07 am

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