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This is the complete assembled HexBoard MIDI controller.
This hand-built controller features a distinctive hexagonal arrangement of 140 keys, with an RGB LED under each key to illuminate the notes as you play. With the simple interface, you can easily change the note layout to fit your preferences, allowing for a fully customizable experience. It comes in a stylish, compact form-factor making it easy to carry around in a backpack for producing music on-the-go. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, the HexBoard MIDI controller will let you explore music in a fun, intuitive, and uniquely inspiring way!
The open-source firmware is under active development and can be found here if you’re interested.
The frame, encoder knob, and keycaps are 3D printed. The keycaps can be printed in clear and black for a cleaner look, or in pure clear for maximum brightness (see pics for comparison). The encoder knob, top of the frame, and back panel can be printed in your choice of filament.
The Gateron mechanical keyswitches can also be customized. The default is “clear” which have a very light actuation force of 35g making it easy to slide your fingers around the keys. You can also select “red” with a heavier 45g or “black” with a full 50g if you want to reduce mis-hits. There’s also the option for a tactile “brown” (45g) switch which has a noticeable “bump” as you press it down and the loud and proud “blue” (55g) switch which has an unmistakeable (and arguably annoying) click with every keypress. Finally, there is a the heavy and noisy “green” switch which has an impressive 80g spring and pronounced click. Want to smash the keys with reckless abandon? This is the switch for you! After your order, I will help you pick the switch that best fits your preferences.
I will email you when I receive your order so we can decide what customizations you’re interested in.
These controllers are hand-built to order. Do keep in mind it may take up to 4 weeks to complete and send out your unit. I will keep you updated via email as I go.
The HexBoard is about 10 x 9.5 x 1.1 inches (255 x 243 x 28mm) and weighs about 2 LBS (.9 KG).
This MIDI controller connects to your computer via USB-C. A cable is NOT included. There are a million and one options out there (C to C, A to C, right angle, etc.), so please find one you like before your HexBoard arrives.