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Do you ever dream about building your perfect synth? You know, a synth that had just the right components and did exactly what you wanted it to do and as your needs changed, it could too… Well, you’re in luck because that’s exactly the path we’ve sent you on with NiftyKEYZ.
Some time ago when we first got started making stuff we were shocked that the eurorack world wasn’t jam-packed with keyboard cases. I mean, who wouldn’t want to build your own lego-style dream synth? We felt we absolutely had to do this, and so we did and it was epic. Great origin story right?
Anyway, NiftyKEYZ is pretty ridiculously packed with capabilities over and beyond being an awesome case with a keyboard on it.
More than just a full-sized 49 key keyboard (with aftertouch), NiftyKEYZ has a whole load of space for a pile of whatever eurorack format modules you want to toss into it. All told, NiftyKEYZ has 112hp of available module space and its newly designed power supply provides 1500mA +12v, 1000mA -12v, and 1000mA +5v power. Stuff NiftyKEYZ with modules and you’ll have a franken-synth that’s only limit is the bounds of your imagination (or lack thereof).
Polysynth, monosynth, or how about 4 mono synths? Or wait, wanna mix of both? All is possible with NiftyKEYZ! You can split the keyboard into up to 4 zones and assign any combination of its 4 CV + gates to them. Play chords up high and bass down low, or whatever go for 2 duophonic zones, it’s all doable and then some… Follow your imagination and make it happen.
We’re kinda famous for being MIDI fanatics despite making voltage controllable stuff. We don’t know if it’s just the word MIDI, or the fact that practically everything else in our studios have MIDI in, on, or somehow associated with it. Because of this, we found it absolutely necessary for NiftyKEYZ to have deep MIDI implementation.
All of NiftyKEYZ’s I/O can be controlled via external MIDI from either its 5 pin MIDI Din in and/or its USB MIDI class-compliant connection. No drivers are needed! Feel free to connect NiftyKEYZ to your computer’s DAW etc. or any external MIDI devices and go to town.
Additionally, NiftyKEYZ is a full-functioning MIDI controller for your computer and or other external MIDI devices. No need for additional MIDI controllers. Use NiftyKEYZ as the one controller to rule it all.
Full size 49 key synth-action keybed with aftertouch
4x CV + gate outs - can be split by keyboard zone and used polyphonic or monophonic modes
Useable case area = 112hp for eurorack modules
Power output for modules
+12V - 1500mA
-12V - 1000mA
+5V - 1000mA
Clock - internal and external with divider
2x buffered mults
Sustain pedal input controls MIDI and gates
Range of cv outs 1 through 4 = 0-10V
Voltage output gates 1 through 4 - off = 0 on = 5（off = 0 on = 4.65）
Voltage output modwheel/LFO = 1-10V switchable to 0-5V
Voltage output pitchwheel = 1-10V
Voltage output expression = 1-10V
Voltage output velocity = 1-10V switchable to 0-5V
Voltage output aftertouch = 1-10V switchable to 0-5V
Voltage output clock - off = 0 on = 5
Input voltage range of oscillator = 0-10V
Two volume controllable 1/4” ts mono outputs on its rear (mirrored 3.5mm outs on top)
Dedicated control for headphone out with 1/4” headphone jack on its rear
USB MIDI class-compliant - no drivers needed
MIDI in via USB and 5 pin Din
MIDI thru via 5 Pin Din and USB
Dimensions = 70cm x 36cm x 13cm
Included in the box
NiftyKEYZ switching power supply with blades for NA, EU, UK, and AU