Hope to have the Whıskey 10k on a Full Sleeve available by mid-2022. As a replacement or in addition to the Heads Up! (QWERTY), it is a custom 10-Key, with a smaller footprint, larger buttons, larger, higher-quality touchpad and haptic feedback.
A Brief History of the Numeric Keypad
Francesco Bertelli, September 11, 2018
There’s no logical reason why telephones and calculators use different numeric keypads.
So why do we still follow the same convention?
Picture the keypad of a telephone and calculator side by side. Can you see the subtle difference between the two without resorting to your smartphone? Don’t worry if you can’t recall the design. Most of us are so used to accepting the common interfaces that we tend to overlook the calculator’s inverted key sequence. A calculator has the 7–8–9 buttons at the top whereas a phone uses the 1–2–3 format.
Read the full article here
This is my concept art for the controls of my guitars. The intention is for them to seem mundane except they would appear to have no wiring, no visible means of power.
Their default is volume and tone, but are MIDI programmable absolute position rotary encoder actuators featuring adjustable resolution, progressive rise, and torque.
As with the rest of this prototype, the knob aesthetic accents are fashioned from mokume-gane (木目金) created with 3 colours of aluminium bronze with different per cents of copper. I would prefer the same copper titanium alloy as the EVOGold frets, but that is a high priority right now.
Thought I would share an updated rendering I just finished of my “Unicorn Milk” prototype.
I am transitioning to the graphic design software Affinity by Serif Ltd (EU).
This was mostly done by importing SVG line drawing from Inkspace, then adding details in Affinity Designer (vector) then some colouring and touchups in Affinity Photo (raster) effects, before exporting it to a PNG file format to post online.
Last evening the Holy Grail Tremolo Blackened Satin Nickel finish arrived from Wudtone UK.
You can’t tell in the image, but the bridge saddles are the Graph Tech GHOST system with electronics for both acoustic and hexaphonic MIDI out.
My special sauce is an active resonance system that acts in some ways like a sustainer, and though the pickguard and controls are traditional in appearance, they are anything but. Wish I could say more. You will have to wait for the demonstration video.
Bamboo Veneer: .Natural., Amber, Carbonized