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Old 10-18-2019, 12:56 PM
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Looking for recommendations from any of you using Pro Tools labeled keyboards.

I'd like a backlit one. When I work in my home studio at night, I find myself straining to see the keyboard and figure I'd get something Pro Tools specific labeled while I was at it.

Looking at these:

https://www.editorskeys.com/products...nt=40752429002

https://logickeyboard.com/shop/avid-...ard-3520p.html

Any experience with these or others? I like the feel of the standard Apple keyboards.

Thanks.
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:28 PM
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Looking for recommendations from any of you using Pro Tools labeled keyboards.

I'd like a backlit one. When I work in my home studio at night, I find myself straining to see the keyboard and figure I'd get something Pro Tools specific labeled while I was at it.

Looking at these:

https://www.editorskeys.com/products...nt=40752429002

https://logickeyboard.com/shop/avid-...ard-3520p.html

Any experience with these or others? I like the feel of the standard Apple keyboards.

Thanks.
I just switched to the EditorKeys backlit one and it's been awesome in my dark control room.
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Old 10-18-2019, 04:38 PM
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I just switched to the EditorKeys backlit one and it's been awesome in my dark control room.
Thanks. That's the one that I'm honing in on. How would you describe the key feel?
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:18 AM
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It's got a little "click" to it, but I quickly got used to it and feel that it was mostly just getting used to the difference between it and what I was using before, which was an Apple slimline keyboard with a silicon overlay.

IOW, for the first few hours I was questioning it, but now feel the benefits outweigh the adjustments I've made.
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:17 AM
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My 2 cents -

I use the Editors Keys one, and the transition was smooth. I don't always need it back-lit, but it sure is nice when needed.

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Looking for recommendations from any of you using Pro Tools labeled keyboards.

I'd like a backlit one. When I work in my home studio at night, I find myself straining to see the keyboard and figure I'd get something Pro Tools specific labeled while I was at it.

Looking at these:

https://www.editorskeys.com/products...nt=40752429002

https://logickeyboard.com/shop/avid-...ard-3520p.html

Any experience with these or others? I like the feel of the standard Apple keyboards.

Thanks.
Well I got the EditorKeys one. It arrived last night. I spent a couple of hours on it and am loving the backlighting. The feel is similar enough to the Apple keyboard I've used for many years. The keys are a little bit wider and just different enough that I keep "fat fingering" the wrong keys. It will take awhile to re-adjust my fingers/brain but otherwise am happy with it so far.
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Well I got the EditorKeys one. It arrived last night. I spent a couple of hours on it and am loving the backlighting. The feel is similar enough to the Apple keyboard I've used for many years. The keys are a little bit wider and just different enough that I keep "fat fingering" the wrong keys. It will take awhile to re-adjust my fingers/brain but otherwise am happy with it so far.
so you ordered it from England? how long did it take to get to you, I think you're in Jersey correct?
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so you ordered it from England? how long did it take to get to you, I think you're in Jersey correct?
Two days from England to NJ! Crazy.
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I've been using a Logitech dual mac and PC keyboard (have a PC and mac using both dual monitors) for almost 15 years and earlier this year bought the Logic keyboard and WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a night and day difference. the color coded keys and colors and the 5 level back light is worth every penny. Plus the rubber cover that can be washed with warm water and soap makes it even more worth every penny. Had it 4-6 months now and last week cleaned the rubber key cover that it came with, and when I took it off it was in MINT SHINNY NEW condition. At this rate, it'll look brand new for another decade or so. The back lighting was the main reason and really helps. Someone had posted a rather lengthy YouTube video of using both the logic and the editors key and that's what made my decision to go with logic. And it works flawlessly with my Belkin KVM switcher. The keys are perfect for both the Mac and PC use and functionality
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