Outboard front panel, standing up

A project log for Ultimate practice room

Convert the X stand included with most keyboards into a table stand with isolation from the floor.

lion mclionheadlion mclionhead 04/05/2020 at 19:550 Comments

The ideal place for the music is right on top of the front panel, 

but this makes it very hard to access the front panel for using the metronome or changing instruments.  Lions never change instruments, but need the metronome.  1 idea was to cut some holes to make the music stand easy to flip up.  This would expose the metronome, but not the whole panel.  Everything but the metronome can be controlled through USB.

After cutting a hole for the metronome, there was still the problem of moving the music out of the way to access the metronome, but it was bearable.  It still doesn't have persistent settings, on the CP33.  The whole matter is pointing to a breakout board with another 7 segment display & set of buttons.

Another problem lions have encountered is using 2 pedals while standing up.  This has never been perfected.  There might be a degradation in tone quality from not using the left pedal.  The CP33 doesn't have a real una corda sound, but it does increase the dynamic range.

Watching David Foster playing his late model Yamaha CF-III in his $600 office chair reminded lions of what a seated position could be.  Lowering the keyboard would require buying a commercial stand.