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“You are an alchemist; make gold of that. - William Shakespeare

Much like a modern alchemist, the Alchemy colourway was first brought to us in DSA profile from our fellow UK brethren Chris Swires (famed for his two-tone table setup and a penchant for 40% boards), when he took a simple idea and created gold with it. When Chris reached out to us and gave us his blessing, we took advantage of this serendipitous opportunity to run our namesake keyset in GMK profile.

As we now propose to run this set in GMK profile, and cannot use SP’s colour codes exactly, we will be matching the actual SP chips with the closest alternative RAL colours.

The colourway itself is composed of cool grey and beige tones representing base metals, a gold accent representing every alchemist’s primary goal, and warm brown legends representing the base element of earth to provide a stark contrast.

Quoting Swires himself: “The idea of the base combination is to provide a foreground backdrop to any board it's placed upon, the subtlety of the base allows the board to be the star of the show rather than the set itself. It's an accent piece, visual alchemy. The idea evolved from there.”

The previous IC was mistakenly deleted, but if you want to view the old kits for the sake of comparison please see here: https://imgur.com/a/m5tXqYj

The IC for Alchemy was originally posted in 2019 and after the project largely being dormant throughout 2020 we have recently wiped the slate clean and re-done the kitting entirely. Information has been updated accordingly below.



The proposed kits:
(Subject to interest - not all kits may run)

Base kit:


The base kit covers all of your standard layouts, while also including accents and a few cheeky text novelties.

Apprentice kit (40’s):


Not forgetting our 40's brethren, this kit includes the relevant keys to cover most 40% boards including the necessary shorty bars.

Essence kit (spacebars):


A comprehensive spacebar kit for all you accent lovers. Good for ortho, full size and everything in-between.



High alchemy kit (novelties):


A varied selection of keys with alchemical symbols, ranging from the four base elements to precious metals. These deliberately agnostic legends can be used wherever you like.



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Deskmat designs courtesy of OneCreativeMind.


All-seeing Dark


All-seeing Light


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Changes roundup:
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Base kit:

Changed:
  • Changed legends for overall consistency. All legends that were previously over two lines are now on a single line. 'Print Screen' to 'Print', for example.
  • Changed out 'Win' keys for 'Super'.
  • ’Enter’ legends changed to ‘Return’.
  • Moved second 'B' from spacebar kit to base.
  • Changed accent enter legends to 'transmute' text novelties.
  • Changed ISO enters from text + icon to text only.

Added:
  • Mod-coloured tilde
  • Mod-coloured pipe
  • F13
  • 2u shift
  • An extra 2.25u shift
  • ’Alc’ R1 novelty
  • R1 End
  • R1 Pg Dn
  • R2 Pg Up
  • R3 Pg Dn

Removed:
  • Non-homing Num5
  • Num00
  • Second R1 Home
  • R3 Pg Up
  • R4 Pg Dn
  • Accented Esc

Apprentice Kit (40’s):

Added:
  • R3 1u Enter
  • R3 1.25u Enter
  • R3 Esc
  • R4 1.5u Shift
  • 2 x 3u spacebars

Removed:
  • Accent keys
  • 1 x R4 1u Enter
  • Both 1.75u spacebars

Essence Kit (Spacebars):

Changed:
  • Now all accent coloured
Removed:
  • Second B
  • 1.25u Space

High Alchemy Kit (Novelties):

Removed:
  • R1 AKB logo cap
  • Mod-coloured Alc and Transmute Enters
  • Moved accent Alc and Transmute into base
Added:
  • Everything else




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J-02 by Proto[Typist]
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Adélie by Abec13
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Jane by TGR
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Aella by AKB (coming soon)
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OGR by AKB (coming soon)
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With thanks and gratitude to:
  • Chris Swires for his blessing in running this set in a different profile.
  • Jae and Upas for believing in this set and helping it through to GB.
  • UB for his help with the renders in the original IC.
  • NathanAlphaMan for help with kitting, and all the renders seen above.
  • OneCreativeMind for his work on the deskmat designs.

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All feedback will be taken into consideration, but all changes have been made largely based on the feedback of our previous IC.

« Last Edit: Thu, 06 May 2021, 04:20:18 by Alchemist Keyboards »

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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 16:50:09 »
Updates:
  • 19/04/21 - Mykeyboard added as EU vendor
  • 29/04/21 - Pricing for CannonKeys and Mykeyboard added. Rama cap coming very soon.
  • 30/04/21 - Proto[Typist] pricing added
  • 06/05/21 - Added all other vendor pricing. Sorting Rama cap
« Last Edit: Wed, 12 May 2021, 05:58:26 by Alchemist Keyboards »

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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 16:57:25 »
I like posting multiple IC's for the same set

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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 16:57:37 »
Finally  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 16:57:43 »
At last! Chooo choooo hype train!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 17:03:58 »
I like it. Love the deskmats :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 17:04:55 »
I like it. Love the deskmats :thumb:

Noticed that a minute too late...fixed now

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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 17:08:14 »
great set! glad to see its back on the menu

my biggest critique before, and its still the same here, is that i think icon+text mods would look far better
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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 20:23:55 »
great set! glad to see its back on the menu

my biggest critique before, and its still the same here, is that i think icon+text mods would look far better

+1, +1, very very nice colorway but would look classier with icon+text imo.
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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 20:42:45 »
Text mods are best mods.

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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 00:59:13 »
feel like I have been following this for ages, nice to see it still moving. Prefer text+icon mods but I kinda like text only here with the theme.
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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 03:04:28 »
feel like I have been following this for ages, nice to see it still moving. Prefer text+icon mods but I kinda like text only here with the theme.

great set! glad to see its back on the menu

my biggest critique before, and its still the same here, is that i think icon+text mods would look far better

great set! glad to see its back on the menu

my biggest critique before, and its still the same here, is that i think icon+text mods would look far better

+1, +1, very very nice colorway but would look classier with icon+text imo.

We do understand the love for text+ icon trust us, but Text only suits the set in this regard with its history and the theme. Thank you for the interest and showing appreciation after so long, its been a bumpy road but we're getting to the end of it now!

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[IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 06:05:57 »
Consider supporting 7U bottom row for Mac users by adding two 1.5U Super and second 1U Alt in the base

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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 07:08:04 »
Nicely done IC with good kitting. Colors aren't for me but big respect for sticking to text mods because you feel it fits the theme better.
Text novelties in base are a nice touch. Good luck :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 10:21:14 »
Nicely done IC with good kitting. Colors aren't for me but big respect for sticking to text mods because you feel it fits the theme better.
Text novelties in base are a nice touch. Good luck :thumb:

Appreciate the feedback! I felt the text novs in base really were a key part of the set and to have them relegated to a child kit wouldn't really do the vision justice and also meant that more people will get to enjoy them should they wish.

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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 23:04:26 »
Love this set. Really wish there were text + icon mods though...
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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 17 April 2021, 06:21:24 »
Love it and have been waiting for this to start.  Good luck James with this.
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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 18 April 2021, 08:08:36 »
I personally prefer icon only mods. But I agree that icons + text mods are better than text mods. Please reconsider.

Also, is it possible to add R3 pgup and R4 pgdn somewhere? If it can’t fit the base, either in the space or the 40s kits? Thanks.

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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 19 April 2021, 21:04:59 »
Great set and great kitting!


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Re: [IC] GMK Alchemy - GB coming May 15th. Prices being added shortly!
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 24 April 2021, 01:07:22 »
Great looking set - good luck with sale

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Updated with CK and MyKB pricing + Rama cap currently in the works!

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Updated with more vendor pricing
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All vendor kit prices added - Rama to come v soon!

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I absolutely love the way the yellow looks with the burgundy and grey! Amazing job!!