Alternate Keyboard news


Ever longed to learn an expressive instrument quickly?

This site is a cool place for information about music, especially how to learn it, make it, and how the thing actually works.

We are combining current music theory, modern knowledge and simple ergonomics to produce  improved musical keyboards like the above - equivalent to two pianos -  which is the easy part.
But on top of this, we are learning how to set them up, learn them and play them well. That's the challenging (but fun) part.

More: ever wonder about how music works? How harmonics interact with the ear and brain to produce harmony?
This is the place to find out. (more...)


  • Expectations for 2014 Modest predictions Dualo use will take offThe new Dualo keyboards (based on the sonome key layout, like the Axis), are soon to enter production. This will present players the ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2014, 12:40 PM by Ken Rushton
  • Now! Full-time support of alternate keyboard development The web-master of this site is now an unpaid, but full-time Alternate musical keyboard developerYou should start to see a lot more postings here, Ken Rushton, blogging ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2014, 12:26 PM by Ken Rushton
  • The Terpstra keyboard is funded 126% Complete $44,141USD  Raised of $35,000 Goal 7 days left Fixed Funding This campaign has reached its goal and will receive all funds raised. Funding duration: September ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2013, 1:10 PM by Ken Rushton
  • Alternate Instruments becoming reality Good news: 1. The Dualo (an improved Sonome) has been successfully crowd-funded.          LinkedIn:        Twitter:       - very interesting - many companies are interested      Currently ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2013, 8:21 PM by Ken Rushton
  • Andy Mirkin uses Keyboard Integrator This gentleman describes how he uses Midi Integrator (a tool for converting any PC input to a midi command) in his Music Electronics site.  He has these comments on the ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2012, 11:23 PM by Ken Rushton
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