[LAU] [OT] Midi pedal board

Gregory Anderson gymjb at stu.ca
Fri Dec 7 09:08:10 EST 2007

On Thu, 2007-12-06 at 22:11 -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Dec 6, 2007 7:01 PM, Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 02:08:53PM -0400, Gregory Anderson wrote:
> > > People writing about pedalboards reminded me of a little project I
> was
> > > planning to get working on.  I bought a single octave pedalboard
> off of
> > > ebay a few months ago.  It is off of a hammond organ.  I want to
> make it
> > > into a midi controller so that it is unable.  I don't really know
> where
> > > to start though.  Does anybody know of a good resource of the
> subject.
> >
> > Maybe get a cheap MIDI or USB keyboard with broken keys, and take it
> apart, and just wire the keyboard keys up to the pedal keys?
> >
> A colleague of mine who builds digital organs professionally did
> something similar, except he didn't take apart the USB MIDI device -
> he built a pedal board out of wood and connected the pedals to the
> keys using string and eye bolts.  Very impressive - it reminded me of
> the scene in Goonies where Data has to play the bone organ to escape
> ;-)
> Lee

This is the way I have been leaning.  I think it will be the easiest


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