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Expectations for 2014

posted Jan 11, 2014, 12:32 PM by Ken Rushton   [ updated Jan 11, 2014, 12:40 PM ]
Modest predictions

Dualo use will take off
The new Dualo keyboards (based on the sonome key layout, like the Axis), are soon to enter production.
This will present players the prize of a  combination of portability, fast learning, ability to play in any key, and a solid coolness factor. I expect this to be the "IT" instrument of 2015/2016.
In a single generation the Dualo could go from "odd" (right now) "cool" (3 years) to standard. Lets see if it happens.

Terpstra Keyboard
For the 280-key Terpstra Keyboard, to come out this spring or summer, the possibilities are great: there is so, so much that can be done by viewing music as, not a line of discrete, invariable pitches going up from left to right, but instead as a moving sheet of sound.  The advantage will be a solid surface (excuse the pun) to innovate upon.

Ken Rushton, MusicScienceGuy