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Re: Nord Lead A1 Keybed

Postby DJKeys » 01 Oct 2017, 22:25

rtroost wrote:the A1 keyboard has got diving board keys and they feel a bit iffy (less tight than for instance roland A49 diving board keys) but they're perfectly precise and fast; have played out with it plenty and its not something that I even notice when gigging...

there are no internet posts that will help you understand the action of a keyboard go and try one.


I did in fact buy one based on the sound, and have no regrets. I programmed it for two weeks (easy and fun) and have played a couple of gigs with it. Keyboard is fine and, like you observe, I never think about it when playing, it responds fine, is quick, and I believe will serve for a long time.

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Re: Nord Lead A1 Keybed

Postby Duplobaustein » 02 Oct 2017, 21:41

So. They are compatible on the connection side, but you will have to drill new mounting holes for the screws, because the design is different. So not as easy as swapping a TP9 and a TP8, but definiteley worth a try.

I agree, that the keybed is not bad in terms of feeling, there are plenty of other keybeds around, that a really horrible compared to the TP7. But the velocity response is just really bad and makes deep velocity modulation not controllable.
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Re: Nord anyLead Keybed

Postby Marlowes » 17 Jan 2018, 21:36

@Duplobaustein: was this the post you were thinking about?
https://www.musiker-board.de/threads/fa ... rn.671155/
Has anyone made this conversion (Lead with TP/9S) with good result?

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Re: Nord Lead A1 Keybed

Postby moped2000 » 14 Mar 2021, 12:48

Duplobaustein wrote:It's definitely compatible on the connection side. It could be, that the screws are not at the same place. We had that on the Musiker Board, where a keybed fanatic wrote a lot about that. I will try to find that.

For a keybed you could also get a used Novation remote SL 49, swap the keybeds and sell it for some money back.


Hey guys,

I love my A1, but hate the keybed. I've modded mine with different insulation materials, so at least it doesn't feel so clattery when playing anymore. But the velocity control is still poor, so I decided to change the keybed. I was very interested to read here that you can apparently install a tp9 and only have to reset the holes. Now I tried it and bought a used Novation Remote SL49. Today it arrived and i am surprised that the keybed has different connector - a big one instead of 2 smaller ones!

I am confused - is the keybed not a TP9? I attached a pic. Maybe someone can help me? :|

Thanky very much!!
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Re: Nord Lead A1 Keybed

Postby 23skidoo » 14 Mar 2021, 15:23

That's not a TP9, nope. Its a Chinese fake knockoff. The Prophet 12 uses the 61 key version of the same model. I hate it and prefer the A1's actual Fatar action by far.
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Re: Nord Lead A1 Keybed

Postby moped2000 » 14 Mar 2021, 16:20

23skidoo wrote:That's not a TP9, nope. Its a Chinese fake knockoff. The Prophet 12 uses the 61 key version of the same model. I hate it and prefer the A1's actual Fatar action by far.


Oh, crap :D Then either the information must not be correct that a TP9 is installed in the Novation Remote SL 49 or someone must have exchanged the TP9 at the device...
I had also wondered because it also felt inferior to what i had expected...
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Re: Nord Lead A1 Keybed

Postby Duplobaustein » 15 Mar 2021, 09:17

Damn. Someone obviously switched it. The Remotes have the TP9 usually.
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Re: Nord Lead A1 Keybed

Postby 23skidoo » 15 Mar 2021, 16:43

The TP9 has different dimensions, they are not interchangeable with this keyboard directly (the TP9 is longer by up to a cm, and has a different depth in the hinge area). Also the electrical interface is different, as you noticed. You cannot just drop one in for another. So likely either the reports they have TP9s is wrong or there are multiple versions of the SL49 with different keybeds.
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Re: Nord Lead A1 Keybed

Postby moped2000 » 15 Mar 2021, 18:38

You mean the TP9s and the chinese fake are not directly changable? And just to be safe: the TP7 of the A1 and the TP9s are changeable (besides the mounting holes)? So I might try a used Remote SL49 MkII... or buy a TP9s directly at Doepfer's - I am not so keen on a second failed attempt :)
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Re: Nord Lead A1 Keybed

Postby Spider » 15 Mar 2021, 19:12

The TP7 and TP9 are different: different size, electronics, everything. Surely they could be exchanged, but changing also the connections, probably a daughter board...definitely not just a matter of drilling a few holes. And the new keys will hang outside the chassis, being longer.
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