This project started out as a classroom exercise and grew into a versatile MIDI keyboard that I use daily in the studio for various recording projects.

The first version was 12 keys and a single touch sensor. The second version expanded to 24 keys and the third to 48 keys and I gave it the name cascade 48 because of the enclosure design looking a bit like a waterfall.

After extra keys I then added an oled menu interface and then a 6 foot pedal system to add even greater midi control.

I’ve taught students ranging from 4th graders to adults how to build their own keyboards and I’ve used my keyboards on most of my music albums for the sleeplesswaves project.