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61 Key Keybed to PC help? Answered

Hey there guys, really need some help with my M Audio Key Station 61
I purchased it on eBay as Spares or Repairs but unfortunately the PCB is just totally fried and I don't see a way around that (Seller clearly knew the keyboard was totally ruined)

But, it does have a really nice 61 key keybed and the case is is really good condition, everything else works bar the motherboard   
I was wondering if there's a dev board or an Arduino or something I can hook the keybed up to so I can use it on my computer 

Any help would be great with suggestions/links ect, quite lost!  

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steveastroukcaitlinsdad

Reply 2 years ago

How does it get the velocity feedback ? Two contacts in each switch ?

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caitlinsdadsteveastrouk

Reply 2 years ago

Dangit Jim, I'm not an electrical engineer... I don't if there is a second set of switches or how it is determining the timing gap when they are hit on each key in order to translate that to a MIDI velocity parameter. It is said that some keyboards have a hall effect sensor but costwise for production this keyboard would probably have two sets of contact switches or the resistive ladder rails like standard organ keyboards.

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OscarA97

2 years ago

Here's the photos of the working keybed

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