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Re: Single keyboard for office use

Postby scottherbert » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:57 pm

In my experience, I don't know of any U.S. dealers of the Fatar keyboards. Classic Midi Works is the easiest to deal with, they come with everything you need, including the brackets (not the keycheeks). Their keyboards are the Fatar ones. I am aware that Arndt Organ Supply also has those same keyboards, but without the brackets, any hardware or midi connections, or combination buttons, for much less $, but more work.

The CMK-3s arrive ready to snap together, plug into your interface, and GO!!!

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Re: Single keyboard for office use

Postby profeluisegarcia » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:51 pm

organmonster wrote: to buy, either Fatar TP-60LF / LW or the Classic Midi Works keyboards.


As Scott said. CMW keyboards are Fatar made. If you just get plain Fatar, your will have to install MIDI encoders, and is a little troublesome.
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Re: Single keyboard for office use

Postby organmonster » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:39 pm

I have decided to go with Classic Midi Works. I am attempting to decipher the page on keyboards. It is a little confusing to me. I want wood core but don't know if I will need pistons or not. On a real church organ I can't be without pistons but not sure if they would work in Hauptwerk or not or if they would be needed.

The prince is a little steep (around 2K per manual) for the wood pro with pistons. Now I must decide what options to get. I at least decided to go with a 3 manual stack. Now I have to figure out pistons or not.
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Re: Single keyboard for office use

Postby telemanr » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:21 pm

Of course the pistons work in HW. Whether you need them is up to you.
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Re: Single keyboard for office use

Postby mdyde » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:53 am

Hello organmonster,

I think most Hauptwerk users would regard having physical pistons as extremely useful.
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Re: Single keyboard for office use

Postby organmonster » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:12 pm

I am real close now. From all of the discussion here I have decided on a 3 manual stack with full pistons. Now the last decision. Should I get the cheery wood core or the ebony. Does anyone have experience with playing on an ebony keyboard. Is it a no brainier to adjust to a color reversal of keys?
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Re: Single keyboard for office use

Postby profeluisegarcia » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:51 pm

Easy: What color -cherry or ebony- do you like most?
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Re: Single keyboard for office use

Postby scottherbert » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:51 am

Organmonster, for the greatest contrast in real wood, i.e., the most like white and black plastic, I would suggest maple naturals and ebony sharps. This said, I do not believe that is an option. Un-stained maple is a very light colored wood, perhaps the lightest available. Cherry is a medium colored wood naturally, and cannot be made lighter, like walnut, so the photos you are seeing are a good representation.

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