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K-Board Pro 4 is an expressive 4 octave MPE keyboard - a new kind of controller that feels and responds like a true musical instrument.
K-Board Pro 4 is an expressive 4 octave MPE keyboard - a new kind of controller that feels and responds like a true musical instrument.
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K-Board Pro 4 Design Survey Results

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the K-Board Pro 4 design survey and the results are in -- the most votes went to "No Handles" so we have decided to commit to that design in mass production.

We also want to continue to honor the design as it was presented originally, since a number of you have asked that we keep the design "with handles". As a Kickstarter-only special, we will be offering the option to receive K-Board Pro 4 either with or without handles. Each backer will be able to choose with or without in a survey that will follow after the campaign has closed.

We value feedback from the Kickstarter community very highly and we're grateful for your participation and support!

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    1. Empathetic Neighbor on December 14

      Fair enough. Thanks!

    2. Keith McMillen Instruments 4-time creator on December 13

      @Igor Kaplouneko -- Space and strength of the frame is a premium with K-Board Pro 4 so we won't have room for finger-grips.

    3. Empathetic Neighbor on December 11

      After thinking about it some more -- and maybe this is crazy, given that I haven't handled one -- but what would make sense to me is discreet grips via indentations for the fingers below either side of the frame. It seems like it would be the best of both worlds, and you could keep an ol' box o' knobs on the side of your keyboard while still being able to carry it.

      I wouldn't want it at the expense of any circuitry though, if there's no room.

    4. Keith McMillen Instruments 4-time creator on December 6

      @Jon Holstein -- Thanks for the feedback. Regarding the handles, the choice is yours but only through Kickstarter. When K-Board Pro 4 hits stores it will not have the handles.

      @Robert Peters -- Kickstarter backers will be the only K-Board Pro 4 players with the option for handles -- the choice is yours. Thank you for your support!

      @ Mike Metlay -- We are absolutely in favor of you having several of these.

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      Mike Metlay on December 6

      I'm now contemplating getting one of each: one with handles to haul around and one without to control my Oberheim Xpander in the studio (it's a perfect match for the Xpander's available range of MIDI control inputs). I know, I'm an idiot, but what the heck. :)

      For the record: I voted for handles, but I can understand why most people wouldn't want them. I just love the idea of a keyboard I can grab and take on a plane with absolutely zero fuss, considering all the gigs I play!

    6. Robert Peters on December 5

      Didn't really have a preference, but will probably go with handles just because it will only be available to Kickstarter backers.

    7. Jon Holstein on December 5

      I woted on no handles, because I felt that was the right decision in general.
      But since the first saw live images, I felt there was something special about the look with those handles.
      Size or look?
      I'm not sure which one to choose (if the target is met).

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      Bill Smith on December 5

      Thank you for sharing the results with us!