Have you considered a Seaboard model specially adapted to be played like a keytar? With a strap, some tweaked controls and maybe a hand pedal. It could be really cool to play something like that live, specially for rock/metal bands.
In fact, looks like someone is already building a "seatar": Working on my Seatar
Though I would prefer something more based on the Rise 49.
Hey, guys, yeah, that's me with the Seatar. It's an old Rockband keyboard controller. You can find them on ebay super cheap.
If I had it to do over again, I would have completely disassembled the frame and been a little more careful with the hot knife. Though, it fits ~perfectly~. I also would have left the controller buttons untouched.
The injection molding of the keyboard already has a nice support bar, and a single piece of velcro tape along the base of the controller holds it pretty securely. I'm thinking of building a more permanent seat for the control block.
The beauty of this is that because the Seaboard Block is "smart" - self-powered and bluetooth, the frame can be dumb…
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Oh, hello John. Great job, I found it while searching "seaboard keytar" to see if someone else was thinking the same as me, and I was not dissapointed. Thanks for your explanation. :)
Mmm... Too small for the kind of things I would like to do on stage :P
I would stongly prefer something based on the 49.
How about a keytar "chassis" that the seaboard can simply snap into? An empty frame with a body and neck in the classic shape of a keytar, you take a seaboard rise 49 and place it into the body. Somehow the neck of the keytar connects to the seaboard. The neck would be like a long ribbon controller....