FOR USE WITH OUR UNIVERSAL MIDI ENCODER ONLY.
Greatly simplifies wiring up your keyboards.
No need to connect diodes to keys or ‘electrically’ split the keyboard into octaves.
With industry standard 2.54mm male headers as well as solder pads, connecting your keyboards has never been easier.
Simply connect a wire from each key to it’s labelled terminal on the ‘Easy Strip’ then connect the ‘Easy Strip’ to the Universal MIDI encoder Interface board.
Requires one ‘Easy Strip’ per keyboard.
Can be used for keyboards or stops, pistons etc. The ‘Easy Strip’ really makes it easy for anyone to connect their keyboards to our Universal MIDI Encoder.
Connecting keyboards can be a tedious business. Soldering diodes to each key and then grouping all the notes together and finally running wires from each note plus one from each ‘common’ line back to the interface board can take some time as well as introducing the potential for mistakes due to the large number of wires involved. So, I decided to do something to make it easier. Enter the Hauptwerk Hardware ‘Easy Strip’. Simply, a long printed circuit board containing all the diodes for 61 inputs (a single keyboard) with male headers and solder pads.
Simply connect a wire directly from each key to it’s corresponding labelled input and then connect the ‘Easy Strip’ to the Universal MIDI Encoder Interface Board.
For an ‘average organ’ you might use the Universal MIDI Encoder & Interface Board along with three ‘Easy Strips’. One for each of the two manuals, and another for the pedalboard and up to 29 stops, or for larger organs you can use additional ‘Easy Strips’ to connect further keyboards or up to 61 further stops and thumb or toe pistons per ‘Easy Strip’.
Comprehensive instruction manual available on our downloads page or click here.