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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:52 pm

Folderol wrote:I'm deffo in favour of colour coding, where practical. I'm used to it from the electronics world anyway, but I wasn't quite so aware of the subliminal benefits until I got the Tecknet keyboard with the back-lit keycaps. The rows are lit with different colours, and since I got it all my typos have become one dimensional i.e. along the rows :shh:
I was so impressed I quickly bought another one. Oh, and they are also delightfully clacky :lol:

Hey, surely that means if you get a keyboard with a different colour on every single key you'll never make a typo again!
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Wonks » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:56 pm

Maybe if they put a different letter on every key that would be even better!
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:07 pm

Folderol wrote:... the Tecknet keyboard with the back-lit keycaps. The rows are lit with different colours...

I'm intrigued. Can you provide a link, please?
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Folderol » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:16 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:
Folderol wrote:... the Tecknet keyboard with the back-lit keycaps. The rows are lit with different colours...

I'm intrigued. Can you provide a link, please?
It's here.
Yes I do use that shop when I can't find what I want anywhere else :(

P.S. These are full size keys. It's the frame that is much smaller than most. It doesn't have a number pad, but then again, I never use them anyway!
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:30 pm

Ooh, nice... I just grabbed one for my studio PC!

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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:32 pm

Excellent -- thanks.
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:32 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:Ooh, nice... I just grabbed one for my studio PC!

Ooh - I might do the same, although I'm still used to having the extra keypad on the right.

The backlighting would certainly make it easier to use when I'm in dim studio mode ;)


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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:00 pm

Martin Walker wrote:...although I'm still used to having the extra keypad on the right.

Me too... but I found this that looks to be very similar, but with a numeric pad too:

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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Wonks » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:00 pm

Martin Walker wrote:The backlighting would certainly make it easier to use when I'm in dim studio mode ;)

How can you ever be dim? :D
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:20 pm

Thank you for those kind words Wonks, and thanks also to Hugh for the Amazon link to the keyboard with number keypad - my only remaining proviso is that I'm used to chiclet keys, and I expect that the mechanical keys may be too loud for me ;)


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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby BillB » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:53 pm

But what happens if you get hobnob crumbs between the keys?

Oh, sorry - what was this thread about? :crazy:
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Folderol » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:41 pm

Martin Walker wrote:Thank you for those kind words Wonks, and thanks also to Hugh for the Amazon link to the keyboard with number keypad - my only remaining proviso is that I'm used to chiclet keys, and I expect that the mechanical keys may be too loud for me ;)


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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:28 pm

Folderol wrote:
Martin Walker wrote:Thank you for those kind words Wonks, and thanks also to Hugh for the Amazon link to the keyboard with number keypad - my only remaining proviso is that I'm used to chiclet keys, and I expect that the mechanical keys may be too loud for me ;)


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That's, everyone in the nearest four houses :)

I ordered one of each. Shorter one for the DAW to fit alongside the MIDI controller keyboard, full size for my work laptop. I like laptop keyboards but I like the proper clunkers more. If it's good and clicky I might sample the noise, play around with it a bit and try make a rhythm track from the results :D
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Folderol » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:58 pm

Ha!
It's variable clicky :bouncy:
Press softly and you hear the click cleanly. More enthusiastically results in a rattly sound.
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