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This post is part 2 of 3 on my latest upgrade aptly named “Expansion 2016”, it got too long. 

1. New manual (MIDI Organ Keyboard)

2. Displays (keytec 17″ USB and iPad) 

3. Lighting and Monitor Mounts : Ipad stands, monitor mounts and LEDs 

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With the keyboards done (which you can read about here), it was time to move on to the displays!

Putting up a shelf for my 30″ apple display: The apple monitor display I had was previously just perched very precariously atop an ikea thing and some hymnals:  

I know, not entirely kosher. And since with the new manual, the monitor would need to sit higher, I thought it was time for me to actually put up a shelf for it. 

So I set to work, with Kiki to keep me company.  (Kiki’s Delivery Service, if you didn’t know, now you do. Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli. A childhood favorite and still is!!)

 
I already had the shelves sitting in my closet, just never got around to putting them up. Decided to go with the smaller black one.   

Emptied the wall of my facade pipes, put the brackets in, and stuck the shelf on top. “Secured” it with a screw or 4.    

Aaaaand just plopped the monitor on top! (And the pipes) Apparently the monitor was about 5 lbs more than the shelf’s max load capacity so I ended up sticking the ikea thing under it anyway just in case.. 

Hi Kiki!  

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Part II: keytec monitor   

Attached the Dvi to the back of my computer tower. You can also connect via thunderbolt, HDMI or FireWire, you’ll just need to get the right adaptor. 

 
Next: download driver for your computer from the keytec site

Install and restart   

 

After restarting, run the utility from applications:    

 Calibrate: “go”

 

Then test:

   

  
Calibrating the screen and getting it to work just right actually took me about a week of communication with the keytec support and people on Facebook as well as the Hauptwerk forum. There was a slight possibility that the latest driver from keytec wasn’t entirely compatible. 

My issue was 
1. Touch accuracy was off by around an inch no matter how many times I tried recalibrating; tracing my finger around the edge of the screen leaves me with a box that had about an once of margin space between the box and the edge of the screen. I know it looks like a box haha. 

2. Taps on the keytec screen is not recognized unless the cursor was moved to the keytec screen. Cursor, when the screen is working correctly, should jump to the screen regardless of where it was previously if I were to touch the keytec. 

There was much testing, trial and error and not a little frustration involved, where I tried different screens rotations, reassigning displays as primary/secondary, reinstalling drivers, restarting a million times, trying different drivers… 

Finally, what worked was swapping USB cables as well as the DVI cables. I have, thanks comments on my Facebook post vent, fiddled around with the different USB ports and put the keytec USB into what I deemed would be the “first” port. (It seems that upon a computer reboot, the keytec screen needed to be recognized first for it to work properly.) Restarted, reinstalled driver, and recalibrated and it seems to work fine now!! Even the cursor issue seems to have fixed itself upon my third(?) restart. In any case, when I came back from work with every intention of trying to figure out how to “fix” that cursor issue, I find that it was somehow fixed. The cursor jumps to the keytec screen now even tho it may have been on my iPad or apple. The Hauptwerk gremlins must have been hard at work!!

Part III: use of iPad as an extended display with Duet Display  

With the download of a wonderful app called, “Duet Display” from the iTunes Store, you can use your iPad as a touch enabled display. It costs $9.99, which is VERY well worth it, especially if you already have an iPad and don’t yet have a touch screen for your Hauptwerk set up. Being able to control and register via touch vs moving a mouse around makes a world of difference. 

1. Download Duet Display on your iPad 

2. Download Duet Display app onto your computer from the website. Restart. 

3. Connect iPad to computer via Apple certified USB cable. 

4. Open Duet Display on your iPad.

5. Start Duet Display on computer. Computer should now recognize that you have another display connected. In the menu bar on top of your screen, you will find the Duet Display icon. You can click on that and fiddle around with settings for your new display. You also have the option of mirroring, which isn’t exactly useful for use with Hauptwerk, but still pretty cool. 

With all the displays now connected, you can go to system preferences>displays, and arrange the screens to your liking. The order of the screens in your settings should mirror how you have set up the physical displays, unless you like giving your brain and neck a workout as you move your mouse from screen to screen. You can also move the menu bar to whichever you would like to designate as your main. 

I now have 3 screens: the iPad, the Keytec touch screen, and the Apple 30″ display, which I use to throw “full console” views from organ sample sets that have them, and also fireplaces, waterfalls and other relaxing visuals. I love it!!  

   
Video of a fireplace in action!

—next up: installation of lights and monitor mounts

Hop on over to part 3 of 3 of this update here on installing LED lights and monitor mounts!! 
 

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