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 www.usbtypewriter.com 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!