DIY Harmonic Table Keyboard

DIY Harmonic Table Keyboard


Aris is building an alternative to the usual black and white keys of music –

This is another project I just started working on. It is a keyboard/MIDI controler based on the harmonic table (like the c-thru music controler). This one is just switches which all connect to a midi core module (from which translates the various keypresses to midi signals. There are 50 keys/notes and although I’m going to use letra-set rub-ons to write the notes onto the keys, you can make out which note is which from the blue keys. They are in pairs and one of each pair (the low/right) is an A (La for europeans) and the other is a C (Do). In the harmonic table layout that the C-thru axis uses (and others) , if you choose one button, the button above it is a fifth, the one to the top/right a minor third and the top/left a major third. (you can see c-thru’s chord calculator here).

Harmonic Table Keyboard

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