Time to extend ...
We are getting to the point where features like sustain pedals, octave and key-shift controls, and perhaps a thumb-controlled modulation are needed. The best way to get this is by integrating the new keyboards into the PC and its other equipment to provide these needed functions.
So, as long planned, I'm working on a program to integrate the Axis/jammer keyboards and the other parts - Korg keyboard, mouse / touch-pad etc into a single instrument. It's called Keyboard Integrator, and is being written in Max/MSP.
Would you be willing to help? I'll need help: designing, writing, and testing the software.
But, eventually, I would like to have more precise control over the piano-forte (the velocity), less noisy keys, and a wider keyboard than at present.
We should be able to increase the piano-forte, the control over expressiveness, by increasing the key depression (thus doubling the distance the keys travel), by having a 1mm sheet of plastic cut by laser, with 19mm-wide holes so that each key has a 1mm-deep hole to drop into.
The key-noise could be fixed by replacing the plastic shaft that the keys have (it's a bit tapered because the plastic formation process requires this) with a metal shaft.
More keys I can't do anything about for now - one of the cheapest options would be to license C-Thru's design and modify it. This would be very expensive. Alternatively, we could ask the makers of the Opal sonome if they could make a set of jammer keyboards - they have hand-made, piano-quality keys.
But the above points would address quibbles. Right now, it is time to learn, learn and learn some more the instrument, just as one would buy an in-expensive, but listenable piano to pound on, but plan to buy a Yamaha ten years later. Hence I am trying out different ways to learn a keyboard. (And, dear reader, talking notes so that you don't have to experiment.)