Human Comparator TKB Kit

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Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by tripleB » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:51 pm

Curious if there are any TKB kits floating around or if anyone has a lead on one? New to serge and DIY, but hoping to make one of these sometime.

Yes, I know there are Random Source TKB kits available -- they are out of my price range.

Thanks!

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by NeolithicElectrophones » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:30 pm

Not the same, but maybe this and eventually a programmer/sequencer could get you there.
https://modularaddict.com/serge-touch-r ... e-keyboard

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by revtor » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:07 pm

Triple, they gotta be our there but I’ve never seen one surface..
I’ve got a whole bunch of parts waiting..... but no kit. Haha
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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by batchas » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:03 am

tripleB wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:51 pm
Yes, I know there are Random Source TKB kits available -- they are out of my price range.
I'm not aware of Random Source TKB kits. Could you please send a link? Thanx in advance.
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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by wackelpeter » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:06 am

batchas wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:03 am
I'm not aware of Random Source TKB kits. Could you please send a link? Thanx in advance.
Random Source has a TKB but doesn't looks like it's a kit and i think they just don't sell kits to not have to deal with complaining unexperienced builders.

https://randomsource.net/serge_panels

Somehow understandable but also a bit sad, because i would perhaps go that path and build one myself if there would be a kit.

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by tripleB » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:52 pm

Thanks y’all!

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by lud » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:12 pm

I'd love a tkb kit but seems they're long gone and unlikely to reappear? Also most of the 73-75 by THC is currently out of stock, wonder if they'll be back too...

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by aethyr » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:57 pm

Kit is where it is at.

There's no way I would pay $2k+ for a sequencer... sure it is a bit more than that in terms of functionality but I am sure most can understand.

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by lud » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:28 pm

How much was the THC TKB kit?

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Post by MechaSeb » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:00 pm

Around 5/600€ iirc

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by lud » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:32 pm

Nice. Hopefully there will be another run of DIY TKB kits - or an affordable prebuilt - sometime (soon!)

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by dksynth » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:37 pm

if R*S don't do DIY I doubt it will happen.

Serge asked me to pull my own synapse-article based sequencer because it looked so similar to the R*S one with the touchpads.

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by lud » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:51 pm

dksynth wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:37 pm
if R*S don't do DIY I doubt it will happen.

Serge asked me to pull my own synapse-article based sequencer because it looked so similar to the R*S one with the touchpads.
Oh shit, was that your CRAP?
That looked really cool. The powers that be trying to put an end to DIY Serge?

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by Brian2020 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:52 pm

dksynth wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:37 pm
if R*S don't do DIY I doubt it will happen.

Serge asked me to pull my own synapse-article based sequencer because it looked so similar to the R*S one with the touchpads.
That’s a bummer, I was really looking forward to your sequencer being available. I liked that it didn’t consume an entire panel so that other sequencing/gate related utility modules could be added without having to start an additional row.
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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by KSS » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:45 pm

dksynth wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:37 pm
Serge asked me to pull my own synapse-article based sequencer because it looked so similar to the R*S one with the touchpads.
That's wrong on so many levels. Sorry to hear it. Your CRAP was is a kick-ass design and creation. Gotta feel like a gut punch.

Maybe he'd be less against it another format.. still bananas. One more vertical inch. You could port it, maybe? ;)
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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by dksynth » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:07 pm

lud wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:51 pm

Oh shit, was that your CRAP?
That looked really cool. The powers that be trying to put an end to DIY Serge?
Brian2020 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:52 pm
That’s a bummer, I was really looking forward to your sequencer being available. I liked that didn’t consume an entire panel so that other sequencing/gate related utility modules could be added without having to start an additional row.
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Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:45 pm

That's wrong on so many levels. Sorry to hear it. Your CRAP was is a kick-ass design and creation. Gotta feel like a gut punch.

Maybe he'd be less against it another format.. still bananas. One more vertical inch. You could port it, maybe? ;)
Sorry, everyone, for leaving this comment open to interpretation. I should have added some details.

The 8 step CRAP is going ahead as planned and Serge has been supportive. The sequencer is also my design so if anyone DOES ask me to delay it... the answer is a polite "no".

He asked me to delay a 16 step touch keyboard which was a clone of one of his earlier designs. It was a fair request as it was a direct clone of his work and I agreed to it. As has been the case with some other things, I somewhat suspect he said no because he wanted me to try harder. I did and that's what led to the CRAP!

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by KSS » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:16 pm

Thanks for the added background. I'll edit my post to reflect what you've shared.

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by dksynth » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:26 pm

lud wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:51 pm

Oh shit, was that your CRAP?
also lets all slow-clap this gem of phrasing from lud

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by lud » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:38 pm

dksynth wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:26 pm
lud wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:51 pm

Oh shit, was that your CRAP?
also lets all slow-clap this gem of phrasing from lud
Sad to hear about the keyboard project ending but hope we can all get down and dirty with your CRAP soon!

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by dksynth » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:48 am

lud wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:38 pm

Sad to hear about the keyboard project ending but hope we can all get down and dirty with your CRAP soon!
The keyboard project will rise after the CRAP ... I have some parts in for evaluation that would allow true physical pressure aftertouch, NOT "surface area" after touch as seen in most capacitive keyboards. But they are expensive and I can't afford the money or the time to develop multiple "big" projects at once.

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by lud » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:09 pm

Sounds very cool dksynth, innovation is the way! Looking forward to hearing more in good time

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by windchill » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:14 am

lud wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:12 pm
Also most of the 73-75 by THC is currently out of stock, wonder if they'll be back too...
Me too. I've been watching the 73-75.com website for ages.

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by cygmu » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:34 am

Jon posted on instagram today about the new Recursive Machine kits and mentioned new 73-75 panels "coming in the next weeks":

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Re: Human Comparator TKB Kit

Post by lud » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:44 pm

Excellent news, cheers. Glad they're back for another run!

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