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After waiting the longest week of my life for the Classic Midiworks (CMK-2A) keyboards to arrive, they were finally here!! Spent the rest of the evening unpacking and putting this together, and then playing (of course haha!)
Look at that HUGE package! What could it be I wonder…? 😜
So much packing peanuts! Packing peanuts for DAYS. I shall being pieces of these in the randomest places for the rest of the week probably.
Hunting around in the peanuts I find: top and bottom brackets, power adapter, short midi cables, and a large piece of wood (for the rack). 😜
And then under all that, le Fatar keyboards!!!! They’re beautiful! (And the top piece that goes over then when it’s all set up).
Put the first keyboard onto the table. Take the 2 larger brackets and slide them right into the sides of both ends of the keyboard. Flip the keyboard over ever so gently, and screw in the brackets.
A moment to admire all the little knick knacks that make the thing work… The green thingies for positive (+) and ground, the one next to it for the power adapter, the 3 next to that are for inputs, followed by a MIDI in and 4 MIDI outs.
And now the second keyboard. Pretty much the same as the first, but with smaller brackets: Slide the brackets into the sides, flip keyboard over, screw brackets in.
Another moment to admire the inner workings of the keyboards. Look at all those springs all lined up neatly!!
Time to stack them!! Sorry I couldn’t get pictures of the actual stacking. They were a little heavy. Basically there was a thingy on the brackets of the first keyboard, and matching grooves on the brackets of the top keyboard. You match the grooves on both sides from the top keyboard to the thingies on the brackets of the bottom keyboard and slide the grooves from the top keyboard into the thingies on the first keyboard at an angle and then drop it down gently….
Time to daisy chain the keyboards! Using just your regular 5 pin midi cables. MIDI out of the top keyboard goes into MIDI in of the bottom. Then you take a MIDI to USB adapter and connect the MIDI out of the bottom keyboard to the computer. (MIDI out of bottom keyboard into computer). I used a mio iConnectivity adapter purchased from Guitar Center.
Time to give these keyboards some power! First we need to daisy chain the keyboards this time for power. The red wire is positive (+), and the black is ground. Stick the red (+) into A and black into B. Tighten the little screws to make sure that they’re snug.
And then you just plug the power adapter into the wall (or wherever you get your power from ha). The other end goes into where it says 9v. And look! The green light came on and started blinking at me!!!
Time to test it out….. Here’s to hoping it does….
And it does!!!
Put the finishing touches on.. The music rack! It’s a little small for my taste but I’m putting my larger one over it and it works just fine.
Some more pictures:
Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed the pictures haha 🙂