The first part of the modular concept is the keyboard module d3m. d3m contains a 5 octave manual with feeling and looking modelled on the classic examples (so-called waterfall keyboard with ivory keys). In addition it has 22 buttons for program change available.
Each button is equipped with a blue LED. Following previous organ designs the buttons are organized as 10 preset bank buttons and 12 preset number buttons. The 12 number buttons correspond to the different colored lowest octave that was available in previous organs. Additionally a foot controller and a foot switch can be connected.
Both are programmable (e.g. volume for the foot controller and sustain or rotary speaker on/off for the foot switch). The keyboard is equipped with Midi In and Midi Out and offers Midi velocity. Two (or even more) of these manuals can be daisy-chained via midi out/in as upper/lower manual. The keyboards are distinguished by different midi channels. T
he connection from the optional bass pedal d3b and to the control unit d3c is established via Midi too. For the power supply an external AC adapter is used (an adapter for 230V AC and European type of mains connector is included for all shipments within Europe, for other countries please contact the representative in your country). Two DC sockets are available at the rear panel of each d3m for daisy-chaining the power supply for several d3m/d3c. In this case only one AC adapter is required for all devices. The corresponding short DC cable is included with the d3m (~ 30cm).
Several keyboard modules can be mounted together. For this threads are available at the rear and bottom side of the case. By means of corner braces the keyboard can be mounted together in two ways: with hidden or accessible button section of the lower keyboard (see pictures below). These threads are even used to mount the optional control unit d3c.
The case is made of silvergrey coated aluminium (not a cheap plastic case).. The measures are about L87xT25xH9 cm and the weight is about 6.5 kg.
Provided that there are sufficient inquiries we also think about some mechanical extensions: e.g. a support to put a laptop on the keyboard, a music stand, additional feet for the rear keyboard to avoid tip over and wooden side plates for one or two d3m and for two d3m and one d3c. If these options will be available depends upon the inquiries.
The wodden side plates will be available with high probability early in 2005.
The price for the d3m will be € 400.00 incl VAT