Non-MIDI controller?

BrockP posted May 22, 04:40:

Hey folks,

Wondering if there's any way to configure this set-up to work with an external USB QWERTY keyboard - that is, to use a QWERTY keyboard instead of a MIDI controller. I don't have much coding knowledge, so if you could ELI5 that would be great.

I know that using a QWERTY board is incredibly impractical, but hear me out: I'm trying to basically turn an old typewriter into a synth/sampler for live performance. There's a fantastic mod kit at that lets you turn a typewriter into a USB/bluetooth-enabled keyboard. I figured a USB typewriter paired with a Pi would be a cool and versatile tool for triggering sounds or playing simple synth lines.

Any advice would be most appreciated!



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