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Lady Gaga’s Lead Keyboardist Invents 360° Keyboard With 294 Keys
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Lady Gaga’s Lead Keyboardist Invents 360° Keyboard With 294 Keys

Lady Gaga’s shows are about to get a whole lot more awesome thanks to her lead keyboardist, Brockett Parsons, who has invented a wild circular synthesizer with 294 piano keys that he and his team of inventors have called the piano Arc (or the “Brockettship”).

This piano is not for the faint of heart, uniting three 88-note keyboards and a 30-key control section contiguously with multiple forms of digital inputs and outputs. Parsons writes, “the musical instruments’ key dimensions where the white/black keys intersect are the same as a traditional piano, and it seems to translate easily to most keyboard techniques. That being said, this is NOT your grandmother’s piano.

When asked why he created this amazing type of instrument, he said, “There’s really no reason to do this. This wasn’t made to make money, obviously. We just felt that we wanna do some cool invention idea.” In that case, mission accomplished!

More info: pianoarc.com (h/t: mymodernmet, gadgetify)

Interview With Brockett Parsons On His Invention The Piano Arc:

Brockett Parsons Performing At NAMM 2014 With HIs Piano Arc:

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pandaes
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7 years ago

I demand metal keyboardists adopt this immediately!

Susanna Hartland
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1 year ago

Coen Janssen has a curved keyboard - halfway there!

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Roderick Sprague
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5 years ago

Zorak had one first. When I saw Zorak's keyboard, I realized at some point it would have an odd jump between the highest and lowest octave, then I realized a digital keyboard could be programmed to just keep going up or down in octave depending on your direction of rotation. At some point, it would go up or down out of the range of human hearing, though.

Rick DePriest
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5 years ago

Zorak on Space Ghost has had it for years

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pandaes
BoredPanda Staff
7 years ago

I demand metal keyboardists adopt this immediately!

Susanna Hartland
Community Member
1 year ago

Coen Janssen has a curved keyboard - halfway there!

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Roderick Sprague
Community Member
5 years ago

Zorak had one first. When I saw Zorak's keyboard, I realized at some point it would have an odd jump between the highest and lowest octave, then I realized a digital keyboard could be programmed to just keep going up or down in octave depending on your direction of rotation. At some point, it would go up or down out of the range of human hearing, though.

Rick DePriest
Community Member
5 years ago

Zorak on Space Ghost has had it for years

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