Differentiating keystroke input sources? Translating POS keyboard to midi.

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So I’m trying to map a Cherry SPOS programmable keyboard to midi command functions in MA ONPC. But while the keyboard can be customized to send any keystroke from any key, it still only puts out keystrokes that one would find on a standard computer keyboard. When I go to Bomes to set up the preset and translators, the translators I record from the POS keyboard are also triggered by the built-in keyboard on my computer.

Is there any way to differentiate keystroke input ports within Bomes? Or is there an upstream solution that would work instead?

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December 14, 2017 8:49 pm
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In this video there is a open source program mentioned which does what you are looking for. This might be of use….. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Arn8ExQ2Gjg&index=22&list=WL

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January 12, 2018 1:01 pm
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Hi,  MT Pro (and Windows) will not differentiate keyboards. They all interface to Windows via a standard HUI interface.  I know of a way to differentiate between Mice (which also have a HUI interface) so I imaging there could be a way to do it with an application, but at this time, I’m not aware of any. I suppose one way to work around the issue would be to program your SPOS to put out uncommon keystrokes that you usually don’t use with your standard keyboards. You know maybe key combinations such as 1(A)  where you hold the “1” key down and while held down, hit the “a” key.   Not sure on this combination though since they are both printable characters and I’m sure that combination would mess up your normal typing.  First key should probably be a not printable character.

Maybe doing something like this with Autohotkey filtering the odd combinations would get you closer.

This is clearly not a Bome MT Pro question/issue but if you want to pursue a solution (for a fee), you can reach me at the email address below:

Steve

bome@sniz.biz

Independent Bome Programming Specialist

Bome Q&A moderator

 

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December 14, 2017 9:16 pm