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Old 01-04-2012, 12:05 AM
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Default Anyone Midi-fitted a Hing Hon EK001?

I'd like to try and trigger the keys and / or drums.
I've found a video where someone uses a Highly Liquid kit to trigger notes -
Am I right in thinking this is a Midi Decoder?
And does this mean only 24 notes are accessible?

Here's the video - relevant bit is at 08:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZNhl...eature=related
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:53 PM
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I'd like to try and trigger the keys and / or drums.
I've found a video where someone uses a Highly Liquid kit to trigger notes -
Am I right in thinking this is a Midi Decoder?
And does this mean only 24 notes are accessible?

Here's the video - relevant bit is at 08:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZNhl...eature=related
Hi Muckleby, welcome.

There's a chance the keyboard could be retrofitted via the forthcoming UMR2. More information here:

http://forum.highlyliquid.com/showthread.php?t=1133
http://forum.highlyliquid.com/showthread.php?t=649

In the video you linked, I think the author is using something like the MSA-R to make circuit bending connections controlled by MIDI. The MSA-R simply has reed relay outputs (like simple switch contacts) that are controlled by MIDI.

There are also ways to do retrofits with the MD24, but these may not apply well to the keyboard in question.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:07 AM
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Hi John, thanks for the info.

I've looked at the EK001 more closely and it seems a bit unusual in that each and every keyswitch has its own select line (36 in total), these go straight to a chip, no data lines seem to be involved.

If I'm right, does this rule out a UMR2?
Either way, I will probably get one when they're ready and find something that does work
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:48 PM
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Hi John, thanks for the info.

I've looked at the EK001 more closely and it seems a bit unusual in that each and every keyswitch has its own select line (36 in total), these go straight to a chip, no data lines seem to be involved.

If I'm right, does this rule out a UMR2?
Either way, I will probably get one when they're ready and find something that does work
Ok, I see. What is the "common" connection for all of the switches, opposite the chip? Is it ground?

If so, then yes--maybe the MD24 is the thing to use here. (And yes, two MD24 units would be required to cover all 36 keys.)

Let me know--I can show you a connection diagram for the MD24 outputs to the keyboard.
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