« The Jammer and Rock Band 3 - updated | Main | Encouraging developments »

Jun 20, 2011


John Moriarty

How do you mark the keys? I've tried it with just a dab of glue but it didn't stick to the keys.

I'm going to be honest, I haven't given the Keyboard Integrator more than a few tries to figure it out. Since I've been messing around with microtonal stuff with Relayer I haven't needed to, but when I get RB3 I'm going to need to figure it out. Hope you don't mind if I shoot you a few questions on where to start with the integrator when the time comes!


Hey, good to hear from you.

Good side: it's teaching me to play in all sorts of keys: Abm, E etc; I find that playing in a Minor key is way different from playing in a major one - the "Key-center axis" is under the ring and little finger.

It really encourages one to practice; its always tempting one with "just one more song". I estimate that I'm learning 2-3 times faster that the old way of reading a piece of music. I also got the drum kit to learn!

Bad side: It's hard to relate the visual presentation, sometimes, to the jammer fingering: I have stop and puzzle it out.


Tip: I find that by marking the C E and Ab with little dots I don't have to look at the keys.

John Moriarty

Hey Ken, it is too awesome that you've hooked up your jammer to Rock Band 3 already, I'd die to give it a try. I might get my hands on it soon, but not until school starts up again. Luckily the cheapest gear is the game itself and the midi adapter!
I realized recently that I prefer a one keyboard playing style btw. I put the AXiS in my lap, and approach it with each hand facing towards the middle of the keyboard. Something about two separate, redundant keyboards was too hard to wrap my brain around. I'm relearning the old stuff with this new playing style (which is, unsurprisingly, surprisingly easy =P) and I'm working on the chords to some jazz standards. Comping on a jammer is beyond cool.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)