The idea is to create a keyboard control for a MAX patch which looks like the control itself but behaves like it has its own internal life.
The fact that it’s a keyboard allows it to switch between modes interaction e.g. setting the playback-rate, metronome rate, samples etc.
The sounds (to be included):
- rotary encoder
- missile launch switch
- arcade button
- toggle switch
- various sizes of pushbuttons
Some prototyping to get a feel (this needed to be done for a tangible proof, a regular keyboard DOES NOT feel the same):
(maybe need a multiplexer if I were to do that many buttons?)
I started soldering on a perf board without a proper board layout and failed, not enough space for all wires… also remembering that I will learn how to mill a PCB board later this week 😉
Standing buttons look very good … front-line soldiers / cannons appearance