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Title: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12 to March 14, 2021 - GB page live!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Mon, 28 September 2020, 01:45:00
(https://i.imgur.com/Ir3PaPV.jpg)

Group buy starts February 12, 2021!
GB page Live (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=111106.0)

Hi all! Welcome to IC for GMK Maestro, inspired by my love for vintage classic/grand piano and classical music primarily composed by all-time famous maestros such as J.S. Bach.

(https://i.imgur.com/yok6ze0.jpg)

TX66 by TX Keyboards

Colors

(https://i.imgur.com/7njCnlX.jpg)

Primary colors for this set are GMK Stock colors WS4 and CR. Accent color will be RAL Ochre Yellow to resemble gold.

(https://i.imgur.com/VhbpCjH.jpg)

Maestro base kit, Golden Accents kit on TX-CP V2 Keyboard by TX Keyboards

Vendors
GMK Maestro is expected to run at Q1 (February) 2021, with vendors from all around the world:

ConUS: Txkeyboards US
Canada: Deskhero
UK: protoTypist.net
EU: Candykeys
China & Rest of Asia: zFrontier
South East Asia: iLumKB
South Korea: SWAGKEYS (Previously: GEONWorks)
Oceania: DailyClack

All vendors are set for now


The Kits

Base Kit
US$135 / £120GBP / ¥939.00 / KRW163,000 / AU$194 / €128
Maestro's base kit offers compatibility for 60% and up, while including minimal 40s support (R2 1.75 backspace, R3 1.25 tab, R3 1.5 enter), Alice-layout support (Extra B, split bars).

(https://i.ibb.co/3ydj85n/01-Basekit.png)

Novelties
US$60 / £53GBP / ¥400.00 / KRW73,000 / AU$86 / €58
Minimalist musical pictograms that are universally used on music sheets. Featuring music symbols for  macro keys (R1-R4) and modifiers novelties.

(https://i.imgur.com/B5Bzqj0.png)

Golden Accents
US$35 / £31GBP / ¥232.00 / KRW42,000 / AU$50 / €34
Gold accents to add elegance to your keyboard setup, inspired by grand musical instruments that have gold accent that symbolizes luxury and beauty.

(https://i.imgur.com/NrlYRGO.png)

Deskmats - $20 ea.
Prelude, Cadenza & (?/TBA)
Update October 19, 2020: Announcing Collab for another deskmat design, by 1stGarden (https://1st.garden/). Will reveal once the artwork is close to being finished.

(https://i.imgur.com/faLjHhg.jpg)

Deskmat Design #1: Prelude

(https://i.imgur.com/qzPcPOO.jpg)

Deskmat Design #2: Cadenza - Art by Paula Amelia

(https://i.imgur.com/jWzT9sq.jpg)

Deskmat Design #3: Crescendo - Art by 1stGarden

RAMA
Brass with Gold polished PVD finish

(https://i.imgur.com/J7QQnHr.jpg)

Quarter Note - US$56
£50GBP / ¥385.00 / KRW68,000 / AU$80 / €59

(https://i.imgur.com/qy9JCiy.jpg)

Half Note - US$56
£50GBP / ¥385.00 / KRW68,000 / AU$80 / €59

(https://i.imgur.com/Rm06AM4.jpg)

Maestro Enter - US$68
£61GBP / ¥465.00 / KRW83,000 / AU$97.14 / €67

SALVUN
Will announce here once I have visuals, stay tuned!

Maestro x Louis/ILUMKB Nutcracker
Pricing will be around ~US$42

(https://i.imgur.com/OFAoVp6.jpg)

Artisan Collabs
Latrialum
Artkey Universe

Deskmat Collab
1stGarden

(https://i.imgur.com/jWzT9sq.jpg)

ZeusWorks x Maestro Collab
Happy to announce that ZeusWorks (https://zeusworks.eu/) has jumped in for collab. FREE SHIPPING for first 2 orders on the cables!

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760354361279905814/801140958338744380/GMK_Maestro_-4.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760354361279905814/801140955122106378/GMK_Maestro_-2.jpg)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760354361279905814/801140961484079124/GMK_Maestro_-3.jpg)(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760354361279905814/801140956861956116/GMK_Maestro_-1.jpg)

Charue Design x Maestro Collab - Sunsetter Keyboard
Happy to announce that Charue Design joined collab. More info of collab project coming soon. Keyboard renders: https://imgur.com/a/n8Uds30

(https://i.imgur.com/kZGJ3yj.png)

YCP Keyboards x Maestro Collab - Keyboard Sleeve
Happy to announce that ycpkeyboards.id joined collab. These beautiful sleeves will be available to pre-order when GB starts at Feb 12!

Price: US$25. Preorder link here (https://ycpkeyboards.id/collections/all/products/maestro-x-y-cp-keyboard-sleeve)

(https://i.imgur.com/gzEvzxn.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/c8ekdMl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wHAHtAQ.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/mdHZSp5.jpg)

Covers one keyboard with layout of: 40%,60%,65%,75%,TKL,Fullsize,CP,Alice,1800. Accepting custom sizes!
Specs:
- 3 layered fabrics: Water repellant canvas, thick fabric, soft inner fabric
- Inside pocket

Kit Renders

(https://i.imgur.com/zBcJFm8.jpg)

Maestro base kit, novelties and golden accent on J-01 keyboard case by Jae ProtoTypist

(https://i.imgur.com/L0soElo.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/Cv0AgYB.jpg)

Vanquish65 by GeonWorks

(https://i.imgur.com/QS7VUCw.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/8AbzBsL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZKUnqcQ.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/uog1UCS.png)

Sunsetter by Charue Design

(https://i.imgur.com/RCsHzIH.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/rzMYCeM.jpg)

M011Y by TheKeyCompany - Renders by hark

(https://i.imgur.com/izDYH2U.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/eDiU9By.jpg)

Lewis by MasterWorks Design

(https://i.imgur.com/gGwP4DH.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/58gP1Eu.jpg)

TX84-SE by TX Keyboards

More
(https://i.imgur.com/iYccWEa.jpg)

TKC 1800 by TheKeyCompany

(https://i.imgur.com/OsF5Kcl.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/YRJ0gJq.jpg)

TGR Alice by yuktsi - Render by Bachoo

(https://i.imgur.com/Oyp897R.jpg)

U-80A by Rama

(https://i.imgur.com/LUMfxdW.jpg)

YAS62 v2 by ycpkeyboards.id

(https://i.imgur.com/pJdQKjy.jpg)

Nemui by Bachoo - Render by Bachoo

(https://i.imgur.com/71t5l1y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fND5Duo.jpg)

Paragon75 by r00dy

---Click for more renders!-----

Other Collabs
Keebnerd is my choice for apparel collaboration! Will post pic as soon as design is finalized.

IC Form & Discord Link
Kindly fill the ic form here: https://forms.gle/XMxL4CLWruBNe8FN6 (https://forms.gle/XMxL4CLWruBNe8FN6) - Form has been closed, thank you all!

Or, join in Discord: https://discord.gg/V4GFUKM (https://discord.gg/V4GFUKM)

Pricing Table
Thanks, PWade3!

TX Keyboards (US)
Deskhero (CA)
Proto[Typist] (UK*)
Candykeys (EU*)
SWAGKEYS (KR*)
Base Kit
$135.00
TBA
£120.00
€128
₩163,000
Novelties
$60.00
TBA
£53.00
€58
₩73,000
Golden Accents
$34.99
TBA
£31.00
€34
₩42,000
Daily Clack (OCE)
zFrontier CN (CN)
zFrontier EN
iLUMKB (SEA)
Base Kit
AU$194
¥939.00
$160.00
SG$193
Novelties
AU$86
¥400.00
$66.00
SG$86
Golden Accents
AU$50
¥232.00
$38.00
SG$50

*VAT included

Special Thanks
Too many, Prior to this IC launch I have been helped here and there with kittings, suggestions, and feedbacks from this community, especially: konstantin (for his knowledge of kittings), Jeff/Langelandia (for his support when I checked upon 'similarity' opinions to his design GMK Café), *tom (designer of GMK Deep Navy) for his interest and his valuable advice on kitting and many more whom I thank for (also Emir for reminding me that I prefer OG cherry icon mods), 40s keyboard community altogether for assisting me through the kitting process.

Also and again, Thank you very much to you / everyone here for making this happen!

Keycapsets Page
Keycapsets.com (https://keycapsets.com/set/gmk-maestro-cherry)

Shoutout to keycapsets.com for providing great info for us about upcoming/ongoing keysets!

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Title: Estimated GB on Q1 (January or February) 2021
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Mon, 28 September 2020, 01:45:25
To-do List


Changelog

09.28.2020 - Create Initial IC post, provide IC form link
09.29.2020 - Added new renders (Vanquish by GEONworks), added ZeusCables as collaboration
09.30.2020 - Set a more realistic GB date, to February 2021 the earliest.
10.02.2020 - Kit update v.001

Base Kit Changes v1:
- Removed '@, #~ keys
- Adding R1 1u F13 key (modifier color)
- Changed R4 1.5u Code to Super

Novelty changes (thanks to dvorcol):
- Added more R4 compatibility
- Added common time symbol (1u, 1.25u) for Fn novelty.

Accent changes:
- Added R1 golden legend F13 key
- Added R4 golden arrow cluster key


Obscure changes/brainstorming:
- Added Lower and Raise key
- Added 1u '" modifier key
- Changed the R3 1u icon mod of tab to ^ (picture is wrong. R2 tab showing ^. It will still be a regular tab icon mod)
- Removed 3u convex bar


Will update again in couple weeks or earlier.

10.03.2020 - Report first week IC result

(https://i.imgur.com/EOmM9SR.png)

10.05.2020 - Deskmat #2 teaser sketch
10.05.2020 - Listed protoTypist.net as European vendor
10.07.2020 - Glad to have TXkeyboards US as lead & US vendor[/url])
10.09.2020 - Keebnerd.com apparel collaboration announced.
10.14.2020 - Collab updates, new renders & deskmat revision/deskmat 2 announcement (gallery: https://imgur.com/a/dwfcaHn)
10.16.2020 - Collab with Charue Design - w/ renders

(https://i.imgur.com/kZGJ3yj.png)

10.19.2020 - Collab 1stGarden (https://1st.garden/) for third deskmat design
10.29.2020 - GEON Works as South Korea vendor
11.07.2020 - Huge update on kits, added more renders
11.11.2020 - Collab with Salvun
11.18.2020 - RAMA Brass with Gold polished PVD finish reveal!

12.14.2020 - GEON Works has conceded as proxy and referred me to SWAGKEY as South Korea vendor and I approved!
12.30.2020 - Candykeys as EU vendor

2021!
01.14.2021 - Overhaul, New Kittings:

January 14, 2021 - Overhaul: Brand New Kitting - Pricing Very Soon!

A bit of an update before price reveal: I have received 1st round quotation from GMK on previous kit (the one you're seeing on the first page) and the 2nd round of quotation for new kitting, which involved the removal of Obscure kit and Spacebars kit, solely due to:
- 40s kit might not be able to reach 100 MoQ
- Two Child kits (Spacebars and Golden Accents) at 250 MoQ restriction from GMK might be hard to achieve. We (me and my lead vendor) decided to just offer one kit that has 250MoQ, which is the (new) Golden Accents Kit.

We tend to take the route of the newest kitting, that involves:

This is how the newest base kit look like:
(https://i.imgur.com/5GsARjQ.jpg)

Added: R2 1.75 backspace, R3 1.5 Enter, R4 1.25 Tab keys for minimal 40s support, R4 convex minibars (1x 2u, 1x 2.25u, 1x 2.75u) for Alice-layout support.

Also the newest Golden Accents kit (250 MoQ):
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760336266184753192/783955228830990356/02_GoldenAccent.jpg)

Added: Accent color 6.25u and 7u convex spacebars.

What's removed from the previous base kit:
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760336266184753192/788579165912694859/Screen_Shot_2020-12-16_at_08.31.35.png)

Again, Obscure kit and Spacebars kit are removed due to the newest base kit compatibility list. The total number of kits are now 3 (three), which are:

tl/dr These kits will no longer be offered:

Obscure

(https://i.imgur.com/SePnAXE.png)

Spacebars

(https://i.imgur.com/3DSC34L.png)


Questions, inputs/suggestions? Please leave your comment here or you can DM me personally. Here are probably the most common question regarding the kitting changes:

Q: What is the price difference between the newest base kit vs previous base kit?
A: Around 5 dollars, give or take.

Q: Will 6u spacebar and the rest of minibars from previous spacebars set be included somewhere?
A: Unfortunately, no. This is due to 2x 250 MoQ that concerned me and my vendor. I can only suggest you to look for previous/future GMK sets that also use GMK WS4 stock color if you must need to have/obtain these uncommon sized spacebars. Hint: Other set that are going to GB soon also uses the same RAL color as this set, so you might wanna check it out.

Q: What is the price of the previous Obscure kit?
A: I can't tell you the exact price but it is around USD $47 to 49 MSRP at 100 kits MoQ.
Title: Re: [IC]GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: itsundone on Mon, 28 September 2020, 01:48:57

This is awesome, looking forward to it


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Title: Re: [IC]GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: rezachman on Mon, 28 September 2020, 01:54:00
Definitely In
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: goddream on Mon, 28 September 2020, 02:15:57
ne pp novelty avail..
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: Emir on Mon, 28 September 2020, 02:27:15
good
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: zedbraxmen on Mon, 28 September 2020, 02:37:22
Will learn the way of the ISO for that G clef enter.
What do you think of incorporating the black piano key on white for alphas as a kit? I think if seen as a whole row, it'll look like a piano.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: hiddensong on Mon, 28 September 2020, 03:11:18
Yes. I had a long paragraph written but wasn't looking and when I was almost finished I looked up to see I hadn't typed a single word. All that gut emotion gone. Oh well. I like this. Please list color ident numbers. Pantone or PAL or GMK base. It would be nice to know (unless I missed it....then my bad). [edited] - yup, I missed it. Right there at the very beginning.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: are2dcrz on Mon, 28 September 2020, 03:20:39
Great design, can’t wait
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: ttom on Mon, 28 September 2020, 03:47:50
Very nice, glad to see this in IC
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: konstantin on Mon, 28 September 2020, 05:33:36
Very nice!

ne pp novelty avail..
+1
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: atlanticise on Mon, 28 September 2020, 05:40:43
So clean! So classy! +1 vote for thatppguy!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: Nonnegaard on Mon, 28 September 2020, 05:55:14
There have been many piano themed sets, but this is by far the best.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: VXQN on Mon, 28 September 2020, 07:20:26
If you'd have described this set to me, I wouldn't have been interested, but it looks fantastic. Great work.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: Blastoise on Mon, 28 September 2020, 08:33:35
This is for all the musicians. Thank you for pulling this together!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: basboo on Mon, 28 September 2020, 08:40:17
calming combo ! love this
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: Kinesiologist on Mon, 28 September 2020, 09:21:26
perfect, this is music to my ears :D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: VellFlamm on Mon, 28 September 2020, 09:41:56
Form sent. I'm very looking forward to buying this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: QuaintSafe on Mon, 28 September 2020, 09:46:28
Nice and simple :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: KetchyKech on Mon, 28 September 2020, 11:02:37
This simply looks amazing-- I filled out the interest check form and noted that i would love an off-centered 6u in one of the sets. It seemed to be offered in the more expensive #2 obscure set mentioned in the form, if so -- I'd go for that! 7V by gok offers that layout option and most recently, the Adelie keyboard -- so there might be some interest there!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: asciisii on Mon, 28 September 2020, 11:09:19
Love it, cool novelties
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: EpicN on Mon, 28 September 2020, 11:12:12
very nice
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: depletedvespene on Mon, 28 September 2020, 19:56:28
Very interesting concept. I really like the novelties and the OYoB accents.

With that said, please review the following items on the base kit:

- Consider the inclusion of an F13 key.

- Consider the inclusion of the Alice B key.

- It strikes me as odd that the alternative R3 Ctrl key is icon only, while the normal Ctrl mods are text only.

- Your support for English (US) over ISO, terminal style, is correct (R4 <> and R3 \|), but the support for English UK over ISO is too incomplete (only the two R3 keys is present, '@ and #~, while R4 \| and all the R1 keys are missing). You need to review this and determine whether to actually support English (UK) or not.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Mon, 28 September 2020, 22:22:16
Thank you all for the generous compliments!

Very nice!

ne pp novelty avail..
+1

I personally considered this but pp sounds so wrong for non-musicians.

Very interesting concept. I really like the novelties and the OYoB accents.

With that said, please review the following items on the base kit:

- Consider the inclusion of an F13 key.

- Consider the inclusion of the Alice B key.

- It strikes me as odd that the alternative R3 Ctrl key is icon only, while the normal Ctrl mods are text only.

- Your support for English (US) over ISO, terminal style, is correct (R4 <> and R3 \|), but the support for English UK over ISO is too incomplete (only the two R3 keys is present, '@ and #~, while R4 \| and all the R1 keys are missing). You need to review this and determine whether to actually support English (UK) or not.

Noted & thank you! Will strongly consider F13 inclusion. Not sure if I were to include Alice's B on the base kit without split bars. I thought they were inseparable.

For UK ISO support, I totally agree about the incompleteness, and I think I will remove English (UK) support (konstantin addressed this as well).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: surreal19 on Mon, 28 September 2020, 23:02:45
love this! def gonna join :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Tue, 29 September 2020, 01:46:20
Update 09.29.2020

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: konstantin on Tue, 29 September 2020, 05:00:17
- It strikes me as odd that the alternative R3 Ctrl key is icon only, while the normal Ctrl mods are text only.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=107383.msg2930291#msg2930291
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: CastleKeyboards on Tue, 29 September 2020, 05:07:04
What a great idea for a keycap set! Good luck with the IC
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: Clay333 on Tue, 29 September 2020, 08:38:13
Wow! This is excellent. I don't have any connection to pianos or classical music but the set itself looks incredible and will become an instant classic.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: forevermadrigal on Tue, 29 September 2020, 08:46:50
Fantastic set. Please consider changing the r4 1.5 code key to FN. Otherwise, this is must buy
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Tue, 29 September 2020, 09:44:42
Fantastic set. Please consider changing the r4 1.5 code key to FN. Otherwise, this is must buy

Considered. Between Super or Fn
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: konstantin on Tue, 29 September 2020, 10:23:57
Fantastic set. Please consider changing the r4 1.5 code key to FN. Otherwise, this is must buy

Code is a generic legend that can work both as an OS key (Super) for Mac / OG HHKB bottom row users, and as a 1.5u Fn key for WKL users. Imo it should stay.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: forevermadrigal on Tue, 29 September 2020, 12:08:39
Fantastic set. Please consider changing the r4 1.5 code key to FN. Otherwise, this is must buy

Code is a generic legend that can work both as an OS key (Super) for Mac / OG HHKB bottom row users, and as a 1.5u Fn key for WKL users. Imo it should stay.

It kinda clashes with 1.25 fn. Doesn't look consistent.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: konstantin on Tue, 29 September 2020, 15:02:37
It kinda clashes with 1.25 fn. Doesn't look consistent.

And exactly which keyboard would use 1.5u Code and 1.25u Fn simultaneously?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: BirgusLatro on Tue, 29 September 2020, 19:01:59
Very nice set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: forevermadrigal on Tue, 29 September 2020, 20:52:57
It kinda clashes with 1.25 fn. Doesn't look consistent.

And exactly which keyboard would use 1.5u Code and 1.25u Fn simultaneously?

I never said both are used at the same time. I said it clashes with the consistency of the set
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: Bachoo on Tue, 29 September 2020, 21:19:18
classy, aesthetic - i'm in love
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: Fredrollinhigh on Wed, 30 September 2020, 00:20:57
This set is very classy , when you look into it in more details on the modifier it show how much time put on to this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Wed, 30 September 2020, 00:40:58
Update 09.30.2020

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: Poesjuh on Wed, 30 September 2020, 08:29:50
Hi HungDingDaiLo, check your pm's here in GH if you can :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: konstantin on Wed, 30 September 2020, 10:15:58
I never said both are used at the same time. I said it clashes with the consistency of the set

Sorry, but that argument is a non-starter. GMK legends are already full of inconsistencies like that to begin with. And I also disagree with you, I don't think it clashes with Fn at all.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: ddrfraser1 on Wed, 30 September 2020, 10:50:47
Very attractive. Will likely get the base kit. good job.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: UberB on Wed, 30 September 2020, 11:03:56
Keycaps look absolutely beautiful!

For the first deskmat, is it possible to get the bass clef in there? It's a bit strange seeing the Prelude in C major but missing a note.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: forevermadrigal on Wed, 30 September 2020, 13:21:05
I never said both are used at the same time. I said it clashes with the consistency of the set

Sorry, but that argument is a non-starter. GMK legends are already full of inconsistencies like that to begin with. And I also disagree with you, I don't think it clashes with Fn at all.

Looks like we'll have to agree to disagree :cool: we'll see how OP feels :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: gilbert on Wed, 30 September 2020, 15:36:36
clean!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: Blastoise on Wed, 30 September 2020, 21:19:31
This is the perfect set for musicians. All in for this.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: Hyphen on Wed, 30 September 2020, 21:48:55
Filled out the IC! I'm leaning towards picking this set up as of right now. The only thing I would like to add to the set is that the second deskmat be a bit more minimal/less busy.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: peachie on Thu, 01 October 2020, 01:20:42
as a lifelong musician this is perhaps one of my favorite kit concepts yet. my favorite is the novelty grand staff caps to double bar enter key, so clever and cute!!

this will be a an absolute MUST buy for me, I didn't think I could ever love a monochrome kit so much!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: loop | esc lab on Thu, 01 October 2020, 01:45:45
Art.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: pupper125 on Thu, 01 October 2020, 01:57:48
good

^
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: phinix on Thu, 01 October 2020, 05:41:05
Nice, I was waiting for a nice looking cream caps.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: Coby on Thu, 01 October 2020, 21:17:07
 can you add a f13 for the spacebar kirs  :(
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: Contrakey on Thu, 01 October 2020, 22:52:00
I've been waiting for someone to make this obvious "keyboard" connection happen. Surprised it took this long.
Title: Oct 2, 2020 - Kit update v.001
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Thu, 01 October 2020, 22:57:31
Oct 2, 2020 - Kit update v.001
I just amend some changes on all kits based on suggestions from IC and from konstantin, ttom & other experienced people.

Base Kit Changes:
- Removed '@, #~ keys
- Adding R1 1u F13 key (modifier color)
- Changed R4 1.5u Code to Super

(https://i.imgur.com/TAPpv9A.png)

Novelty changes (thanks to dvorcol):
- Added more R4 compatibility
- Added common time symbol (1u, 1.25u) for Fn novelty.

(https://i.imgur.com/CwLEi0V.png)

Accent changes:
- Added R1 golden legend F13 key
- Added R4 golden arrow cluster key

(https://i.imgur.com/gXwenEk.png)

Obscure changes/brainstorming:
- Added Lower and Raise key
- Added 1u '" modifier key
- Changed the R3 1u icon mod of tab to ^ (picture is wrong. R2 tab showing ^. It will still be a regular tab icon mod)
- Removed 3u convex bar

(https://i.imgur.com/yOWvI1A.png)

Will update again in couple weeks or earlier.

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Fri, 02 October 2020, 22:41:53
(https://i.imgur.com/EOmM9SR.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: menuhin on Sat, 03 October 2020, 06:28:24
WS4 - not my kind of cream
But the theme looks interesting, GL!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Sun, 04 October 2020, 05:28:11
WS4 - not my kind of cream
But the theme looks interesting, GL!

Ty menuhin and all members who are interested in this set!

can you add a f13 for the spacebar kirs  :(

F13 key added into base kit and accent :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: Ja3_420 on Sun, 04 October 2020, 09:40:50
nise
Title: GMK Maestro - Deskmat #2 Progress
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Mon, 05 October 2020, 06:53:33
Oct 5, 2020 - Deskmat #2 Progress
The latest sketch/progress for Deskmat #2 and mock-up with keyboard.

(https://i.imgur.com/ANYOQtI.jpg)

Hopefully the final art will be finished before/at third week of October. Tell me what you guys think!


Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: iNv_ForEveR on Mon, 05 October 2020, 06:59:49
Count me in!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Wed, 07 October 2020, 01:05:15
Oct 7, 2020 - US vendor announced
Glad to have TXkeyboards US as lead & US vendor. Tentative schedule: https://www.us.txkeyboards.com/pages/tentative-schedule (https://www.us.txkeyboards.com/pages/tentative-schedule)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: 1stGarden on Tue, 13 October 2020, 20:37:49
Link for the tentative schedule seems broken.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Wed, 14 October 2020, 06:02:04
Oct 14, 2020 - Deskmat #2: Cadenza Reveal & Artkey Artisan Collab
Presenting the second deskmat (All GMK Maestro colors, gold still as an accent) called Cadenza, which means a virtuoso solo passage inserted into a movement in a concerto or other work, typically near the end.

(https://i.imgur.com/qzPcPOO.jpg)

Art by Paula Amelia.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: SMOKEY on Wed, 14 October 2020, 06:19:32
I am in love with this set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Fri, 16 October 2020, 05:10:21
Oct 16, 2020 - New Keyboard Render: Sunsetter & Collab with Charue Design
Announcing collab with Charue Design (creator of Sunsetter keyboard - the Sunsetter GB starts October 24, 2020) - I cannot reveal yet the details of our collab, stay tuned!

(https://i.imgur.com/kZGJ3yj.png)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: nanogames on Fri, 16 October 2020, 16:55:20
Any chance we could get a pianissimo novelty to go with the fortissimo one? Would be pretty cool for volume keys.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Fri, 16 October 2020, 20:51:22
Any chance we could get a pianissimo novelty to go with the fortissimo one? Would be pretty cool for volume keys.

pp (pianissimo) is considered, there's quite a bit of similar request.
As for right now, volume keys (R1 or R2) is represented by the GoB and BoG accent.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Mon, 19 October 2020, 00:23:40
Oct 19, 2020 - 1stGarden collab for Deskmat Design
Announcing collab with 1stGarden, a super-talented artist that I admire very much. I urge you to look at his artworks here (https://1st.garden/). We will reveal the deskmat artwork after it's close to being finished.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: pool on Mon, 19 October 2020, 00:42:20
<3 Beautiful
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: bobasweatandtears on Tue, 20 October 2020, 09:53:18
What a mad man of culture going for a second waifu desk mat design
Opinions:
- Keep Time signature as 3/8 - looks better aesthetically, as 3 balances the 8 better than 6
- Yes to pp novelty
- Repeat symbol for backspace
- Rest symbol for spacebar
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: fluxlab on Tue, 20 October 2020, 12:34:19
Might have to hop on this! Just got back into playing piano
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: fluxlab on Tue, 20 October 2020, 13:25:13
Since there’s a 2u shift key in base set, I think there should also be a 1u shift
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: cakur127 on Thu, 22 October 2020, 02:34:00
wow! Cool keyset beatifull
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: GKboki on Thu, 22 October 2020, 17:05:37
Need this for my 15-year piano practice.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: HandiHanyut on Thu, 22 October 2020, 22:42:11
90% will buy this set  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Piano/Classical Music Theme Keyset (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: kimchijody on Mon, 26 October 2020, 03:59:41
Very well done. That alpha base color is spot on.

Link for the tentative schedule seems broken.

Lmao bruh you finally made a profile. Nice stuff can't wait to see what you come up with
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Thu, 29 October 2020, 03:58:08
wow! Cool keyset beatifull

90% will buy this set  :thumb:

<3 Beautiful

Might have to hop on this! Just got back into playing piano

Very well done. That alpha base color is spot on.

Need this for my 15-year piano practice.

Thank you so much guys for the kind words!

Very well done. That alpha base color is spot on.

Love your Twitch streams/videos, kimchijody! Also, Thank you very much for reviewing this set!

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(https://i.imgur.com/nyHyVAc.png)

Quick Update (Oct 29, 2020): GEON as GMK Maestro's South Korea Vendor!
I'm super excited that Geon himself ask to bring GMK Maestro group buy on sale in South Korea! If you haven't heard about Geon before, please check here (https://www.instagram.com/geonworks/).

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: Galk on Fri, 30 October 2020, 07:02:06
I know i might be late, butis there any chanse for a "Nord De Uk" set?
Just curious.  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Fri, 30 October 2020, 07:12:54
I know i might be late, butis there any chanse for a "Nord De Uk" set?
Just curious.  ;D

No, sorry!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: Tempest on Sun, 01 November 2020, 20:01:02
in 100%, this will be the keycaps for my kuro u80, just say when and take my money ;_;
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: Nicks Clicks on Mon, 02 November 2020, 10:53:13
awesome job Ray! instant cop for me!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: Ordem352 on Tue, 03 November 2020, 22:01:25
This set is absolutely gorgeous! I will absolutely be joining in the GB!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Thu, 05 November 2020, 01:20:21
awesome job Ray! instant cop for me!

This set is absolutely gorgeous! I will absolutely be joining in the GB!

in 100%, this will be the keycaps for my kuro u80, just say when and take my money ;_;

Thank you all for the kind words!
Huge update on kits will be posted soon!

(https://i.imgur.com/A7lF4Xi.png)

Render on Paragon 75 keyboard by r00dy
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - More Collabs! Kits update underway (GB starts February 2021)
Post by: The Cat Whisperer on Thu, 05 November 2020, 18:08:17
as a violin and piano player, this set tempts me like no other oh boy
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Kits Updated, More Renders! GB starts February 2021
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Sat, 07 November 2020, 03:22:51
November 7, 2020 - Kits Updated & More Renders
Adding new kit: Spacebars! The rest of the kits had been 'upgraded' for better compat. Do let me know what you think!

P.S: As much as I intended to include the PP (pianissimo) artisan, Unfortunately it's not going to happen.

On another matter, hopefully in next 14 days, RAMA metal artisan keycaps will be revealed!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Kits Updated, More Renders! GB starts February 2021
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Tue, 10 November 2020, 20:10:03
Quick update:

November 11, 2020 - Collab w/ Salvun
Proudly adding Salvun
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Tue, 17 November 2020, 20:18:20
November 18, 2020 - RAMA Brass PVD with Gold Finish reveal!
R1 1u: Quarter Note & Half Note
R3 2.25u Enter: Maestro Enter
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Tue, 08 December 2020, 20:36:12
December 9, 2020 - Maestro x Louis/ILUMKB Nutcracker

(https://i.imgur.com/927nwQ6.jpg)

Special thanks to ILUMKB (https://ilumkb.com/)'s Louis and also the beautiful render from Swishy, designer of KAM 80's After Dark!
Prototype will be made, and most likely these will be available for preorder when the Group Buy starts in February!

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: yhs on Fri, 11 December 2020, 06:40:45
This may not be the right place to bring this up, but I'll use this occasion nevertheless. I like this set and I would be likely to join the GB.

However, as much as I like Jae and all his work, is it really feasible to use a single European vendor when said vendor is in a country that is not part of the European Union? Living in Denmark this means I would be paying 25% VAT on top of whatever GB price is as well as a flat rate "processing fee" of the equivalent of $26 (this applies to all packages coming from outside the EU). It may actually end up being cheaper to buy from an Asian vendor, which is a bit absurd when GMK is produced in a neighboring country.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Fri, 11 December 2020, 20:32:43
This may not be the right place to bring this up, but I'll use this occasion nevertheless. I like this set and I would be likely to join the GB.

However, as much as I like Jae and all his work, is it really feasible to use a single European vendor when said vendor is in a country that is not part of the European Union? Living in Denmark this means I would be paying 25% VAT on top of whatever GB price is as well as a flat rate "processing fee" of the equivalent of $26 (this applies to all packages coming from outside the EU). It may actually end up being cheaper to buy from an Asian vendor, which is a bit absurd when GMK is produced in a neighboring country.

I have asked Jae about this and will probably come up with a solution to cater EU buyers (without charging VAT) sometimes in next week/next couple weeks.
Jae might reply to this as well, as I heard from him something related to brexit deal announcement that's currently happening in Europe.

Thanks for addressing this and again, for your interest for this set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: Dissitesuxba11s on Sat, 12 December 2020, 08:52:26
That colorway is nice. Commenting to follow.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: Atomical on Sat, 12 December 2020, 21:21:01
Can’t wait to hop in on this one
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: SirChibi on Wed, 16 December 2020, 15:11:52
Any plans for norDE?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: treeleaf64 on Wed, 16 December 2020, 16:45:40
Ohhhh this is the perfect color . . for someone who played a bit on old pianos, thsi matches the ivory perfectly
v nice and decent kitting , i quite like it
Consider me interested. i think this would look really nice on dark gray keyboard
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Thu, 17 December 2020, 00:35:29
That colorway is nice. Commenting to follow.

Can’t wait to hop in on this one

Thanks! February is nearing soon!

Ohhhh this is the perfect color . . for someone who played a bit on old pianos, thsi matches the ivory perfectly
v nice and decent kitting , i quite like it
Consider me interested. i think this would look really nice on dark gray keyboard

Been waiting for treeleaf approved for quite a long time, yet here you are! Thanks!

Any plans for norDE?
No norDE/international kit this time, sorry!

Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: Luxo on Thu, 17 December 2020, 01:37:27
This will look so nice with a U80-A SEQ2 Soya imo!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: loop | esc lab on Thu, 17 December 2020, 01:50:40
I've said this a million times on Discord but I gotta repeat it.


This is one of the most artistic, detail-oriented, and thoughtful sets we've seen so far in this community.


Amazing amazing amazing job.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: Afresh on Mon, 21 December 2020, 05:37:16
Love to see this set going out soon, better save that christmas money kids! The hype is real  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: marshemallow on Mon, 21 December 2020, 06:14:36
really love this. can't wait for the GB and commence the countdown i can actually get my hands on this. wallet will cry happy tears
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: phinix on Mon, 21 December 2020, 08:10:40
Beautiful set. Must have.

Is it possible to cut off numpad from base? Just asking, I assume most peeps with go for 60-65-TKL sizes.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Tue, 22 December 2020, 04:01:58
really love this. can't wait for the GB and commence the countdown i can actually get my hands on this. wallet will cry happy tears
Thanks, I can't wait either!

I've said this a million times on Discord but I gotta repeat it.
This is one of the most artistic, detail-oriented, and thoughtful sets we've seen so far in this community.

Amazing amazing amazing job.
Your work is amazing too, loop! Tyvm!

This will look so nice with a U80-A SEQ2 Soya imo!
I agree!

Beautiful set. Must have.
Is it possible to cut off numpad from base? Just asking, I assume most peeps with go for 60-65-TKL sizes.
Thanks! I'm a fan of numpad in base kit, so it stays there!

Love to see this set going out soon, better save that christmas money kids! The hype is real  :cool:
Ty and hopefully you and others have a wonderful Christmas & New Year holiday!


Newest update (Price reveal, finalized kitting, etc.) will be posted before Christmas, hopefully! Meanwhile:
Newest (December 2020) Render Album! (https://imgur.com/a/cZZPojn)
Please also follow my IG: @rayhhdailo (https://www.instagram.com/rayhhdailo/)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Wed, 30 December 2020, 02:49:56
Quick update:

December 30, 2020 - EU Vendor Announced
Candykeys will be EU vendor for GMK Maestro. 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: sophyx on Sat, 02 January 2021, 05:58:09
Love that there is a new music inspired keycapset coming. A couple of things are bugging me about the novelties of this set though.


GL with the gb!

PS:
Yeah I know this is my first post here. Not coming from a place of hate, I just want to see this set improve.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: bukowski on Sat, 02 January 2021, 07:48:05
Those RAMA artisans are stunning. Good luck!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Sat, 02 January 2021, 22:32:52
Love that there is a new music inspired keycapset coming. A couple of things are bugging me about the novelties of this set though.

  • for the "notation" novelties, clef and the bold double bar line should be connected with the staff lines
  • fortissimo looks like it was painted with too much ink, normally there should be a seperation between the two fs
  • Why 3/8? Seems to me like an oddly specific choice.


Thanks for your suggestions!

- I originally wanted to connect the double bar line to the staves but then it's not synchronised/uniform to the alto clef novelty on the Tab key (which staves are not connected)
- I felt that ligatured fortissimo (ff) looks better than spaced/separated ff lettering.
- 3/8 is my preferred specific choice over other time signatures. Personally they represent auspicious number for me :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: sophyx on Sun, 03 January 2021, 11:46:46
Love that there is a new music inspired keycapset coming. A couple of things are bugging me about the novelties of this set though.

  • for the "notation" novelties, clef and the bold double bar line should be connected with the staff lines
  • fortissimo looks like it was painted with too much ink, normally there should be a seperation between the two fs
  • Why 3/8? Seems to me like an oddly specific choice.


Thanks for your suggestions!

- I originally wanted to connect the double bar line to the staves but then it's not synchronised/uniform to the alto clef novelty on the Tab key (which staves are not connected)
- I felt that ligatured fortissimo (ff) looks better than spaced/separated ff lettering.
- 3/8 is my preferred specific choice over other time signatures. Personally they represent auspicious number for me :)

Thanks for the response ^^

- my suggestion was connecting it on both novelties, not only on the double bar line but also on the alto clef
- ah okay, I thought it didn't quite match with the rest of the music font since the clefs and accidentals have more thin lines
- also fine, thats your decision as the designer and needs no further explanation. I was just interested in the reasoning
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: bobasweatandtears on Sun, 03 January 2021, 21:20:45
re: time signature -> 4 is considered unlucky in certain Asian cultures because it sounds a lot like the word for "death",  whereas 8 is a very famous lucky number, because it sounds like the term for fortune/generate wealth. 3 sounds similar to the word for happiness too.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: paperassgasket on Sun, 03 January 2021, 21:25:10
And here I was just thinking my dude really liked to waltz.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: Livid on Tue, 05 January 2021, 01:35:27
I wish there were a couple gold accents in the base kit, but I understand having a separate kit for them
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: Bantalope on Wed, 06 January 2021, 01:46:42
Beautiful set. Must have.

Is it possible to cut off numpad from base? Just asking, I assume most peeps with go for 60-65-TKL sizes.

Thanks! I'm a fan of numpad in base kit, so it stays there!

To be honest even if it is personal preference I'm fully on the side of NOT including an umpad in base, at least in my opinion it adds extra unnecessary cost to something most people will just leave in the box never to be touched again, I don't think it would too bold of an assumption to guess that alot of peeps in the hobby nowadays tend to have 60s up to about TKL nowadays, majority of boards NOT including numpad.

Just seems like an extra chonk of money for something majority of us won't use though I definitely understand if you don't want to change anything this late on.

Either way still pretty hyped for this set!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
Post by: paperassgasket on Wed, 06 January 2021, 05:23:52
Beautiful set. Must have.

Is it possible to cut off numpad from base? Just asking, I assume most peeps with go for 60-65-TKL sizes.

Thanks! I'm a fan of numpad in base kit, so it stays there!

To be honest even if it is personal preference I'm fully on the side of NOT including an umpad in base, at least in my opinion it adds extra unnecessary cost to something most people will just leave in the box never to be touched again, I don't think it would too bold of an assumption to guess that alot of peeps in the hobby nowadays tend to have 60s up to about TKL nowadays, majority of boards NOT including numpad.

Just seems like an extra chonk of money for something majority of us won't use though I definitely understand if you don't want to change anything this late on.

Either way still pretty hyped for this set!

Keeping a numpad in the base kit really does not add that much more cost but separating it out into an additional kit can make it prohibitively expensive.
There are already 4 additional kits here and moving the numpad out of the base might actually increase the vendor cost of handling the set, since they would have to handle and pack that many more different pieces.
So you might save a couple dollars on the cost of a base kit but the overall expense of vending the set will also increase.

Besides, having a little leftover plastic isn't the end of the world and if you are bothered by it then you could always get a numpad/macropad to put it to use.
Title: GMK Maestro January 14, 2021 Update
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Thu, 14 January 2021, 01:03:02
January 14, 2021 - Overhaul: Brand New Kitting - Pricing Very Soon!

A bit of an update before price reveal: I have received 1st round quotation from GMK on previous kit (the one you're seeing on the first page) and the 2nd round of quotation for new kitting, which involved the removal of Obscure kit and Spacebars kit, solely due to:
- 40s kit might not be able to reach 100 MoQ
- Two Child kits (Spacebars and Golden Accents) at 250 MoQ restriction from GMK might be hard to achieve. We (me and my lead vendor) decided to just offer one kit that has 250MoQ, which is the (new) Golden Accents Kit.

We tend to take the route of the newest kitting, that involves:

This is how the newest base kit look like:
(https://i.imgur.com/5GsARjQ.jpg)

Added: R2 1.75 backspace, R3 1.5 Enter, R4 1.25 Tab keys for minimal 40s support, R4 convex minibars (1x 2u, 1x 2.25u, 1x 2.75u) for Alice-layout support.

Also the newest Golden Accents kit (250 MoQ):
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760336266184753192/783955228830990356/02_GoldenAccent.jpg)

Added: Accent color 6.25u and 7u convex spacebars.

What's removed from the previous base kit:
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760336266184753192/788579165912694859/Screen_Shot_2020-12-16_at_08.31.35.png)

Again, Obscure kit and Spacebars kit are removed due to the newest base kit compatibility list. The total number of kits are now 3 (three), which are:

I will reveal the pricing for all mentioned kits above very, very soon. Thank you very much to those helped me come up with the kitting solution, notably konstantin, 40% keyboard community, as well as many good friend in this mechanical keyboard community.

Questions, inputs/suggestions? Please leave your comment here or you can DM me personally. Here are probably the most common question regarding the kitting changes:

Q: What is the price difference between the newest base kit vs previous base kit?
A: Around 5 dollars, give or take.

Q: Will 6u spacebar and the rest of minibars from previous spacebars set be included somewhere?
A: Unfortunately, no. This is due to 2x 250 MoQ that concerned me and my vendor. I can only suggest you to look for previous/future GMK sets that also use GMK WS4 stock color if you must need to have/obtain these uncommon sized spacebars. Hint: Other set that are going to GB soon also uses the same RAL color as this set, so you might wanna check it out.

Q: What is the price of the previous Obscure kit?
A: I can't tell you the exact price but it is around USD $47 to 49 MSRP at 100 kits MoQ.

Thanks, and sorry for the long post. Stay tuned for the pricing reveal in the next couple days or so!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - Kitting Overhaul, Pricing Very Soon
Post by: VellFlamm on Thu, 14 January 2021, 05:35:32
While discarding the obscure kit is pretty sad, I welcome the 40% implementation to the base kit. I wish more GB starts doing this.
However, one thing, I would love to see an addition of the R2 ESC; If not to the base kit, at least to the Accents.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - Kitting Overhaul, Pricing Very Soon
Post by: nvh2092 on Fri, 15 January 2021, 12:03:32
Nice set, any info on pricing?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - Kitting Overhaul, Pricing Very Soon
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Fri, 15 January 2021, 23:28:31
Nice set, any info on pricing?

Almost done. Waiting to complete the global list (all regional vendors' price) rather than just posting the EUR or USD price.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - Kitting Overhaul, Pricing Very Soon
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Sat, 16 January 2021, 01:16:15
While discarding the obscure kit is pretty sad, I welcome the 40% implementation to the base kit. I wish more GB starts doing this.
However, one thing, I would love to see an addition of the R2 ESC; If not to the base kit, at least to the Accents.

Sadly R2 Esc is not offered in the final kitting. However, if you wish to there is a couple of quaver novelty (accent colored) in the Golden Accents that you can use for accent R2 Esc.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Mon, 18 January 2021, 20:55:24
Quick update:

Finalized Kitting, Pricing & GB Date! Starts February 12, 2021

Please check the prices on the first page/Opening post (some regional vendors' prices aren't there yet, will update them as soon as the respective vendors publish their pricing).

These kits will no longer be offered:

Obscure

(https://i.imgur.com/SePnAXE.png)

Spacebars

(https://i.imgur.com/3DSC34L.png)

- IC form is closed. Thank you, everyone!
- Fixed 2012 to 2021 lmao
 
 
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
Post by: Bantalope on Tue, 19 January 2021, 00:34:02
Out of curiosity what time will the GB be ending?

Just want to know how long I have for it when it comes about.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Tue, 19 January 2021, 00:42:54
Out of curiosity what time will the GB be ending?

Just want to know how long I have for it when it comes about.

March 12, according to my lead vendor. However, there is a possibility the ending/closing date may change.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
Post by: solarin006 on Tue, 19 January 2021, 01:48:37
Not having a fortissimo novelty for caps lock feels like an oversight.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Tue, 19 January 2021, 02:20:22
Not having a fortissimo novelty for caps lock feels like an oversight.

(https://i.imgur.com/QdRg7T7.png)

As much as I had wanted to when designing the theme, It just doesn't look right to me personally.
In order for the fortissimo novelty Caps Lock key to look good, I have to reduce the size to match it to the icon sizes on other modifier icons,
which is not quite possible with GMK's doubleshot restrictions (line too thin cannot be produced).


Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Wed, 20 January 2021, 04:10:46
January 20, 2021 - Zeus Works x GMK Maestro Cable

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760354361279905814/801140958338744380/GMK_Maestro_-4.jpg)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760354361279905814/801140961484079124/GMK_Maestro_-3.jpg)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/760354361279905814/801140955122106378/GMK_Maestro_-2.jpg)

Specs:
Techflex: Clear
Paracord: 550 Cream
Heatshrink: Black

USB type C / USB A

Black Cerakoted Aviator with Ochre Yellow threads
150cm total length

Price:
Base price starts from €18,5 - Depending on configuration. Pictured on above photos costs €65,5

ZeusWorks Website (https://zeusworks.eu)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
Post by: scrubbiecris on Wed, 20 January 2021, 11:40:44
looking good! super excited for the rama and nutcracker collabs!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
Post by: nvh2092 on Sun, 24 January 2021, 15:04:45
Have you had EU pricing yet?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Sun, 24 January 2021, 20:06:48
Have you had EU pricing yet?

Not yet, hopefully this week!
Title: YCP Keyboard Sleeve Collab & Add More Regional Pricings
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Wed, 03 February 2021, 09:26:49
YCP Keyboards x Maestro Collab - Keyboard Sleeve
Happy to announce that ycpkeyboards.id joined collab. These beautiful sleeves will be available to pre-order when GB starts at Feb 12!

Price: US$25. Preorder link here (https://ycpkeyboards.id/collections/all/products/maestro-x-y-cp-keyboard-sleeve)

(https://i.imgur.com/gzEvzxn.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/c8ekdMl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wHAHtAQ.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/mdHZSp5.jpg)

Covers one keyboard with layout of: 40%,60%,65%,75%,TKL,Fullsize,CP,Alice,1800. Accepting custom sizes!
Specs:
- 3 layered fabrics: Water repellant canvas, thick fabric, soft inner fabric
- Inside pocket
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Fri, 05 February 2021, 06:10:13
Have you had EU pricing yet?

EU Pricing added (Candykeys).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12 GB! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Mon, 08 February 2021, 22:58:30
GB page Live (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=111106.0)

3rd Deskmat should be ready in the next 1-2 days:
Drawn by the talented 1stGarden (https://1st.garden/)

Price will be the same as other deskmat variants.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12, 2021 - GB page live!
Post by: hiddensong on Wed, 10 February 2021, 05:41:25
Nooooooooo! Spacebars removed. There goes my Alice layout  :( At least there may be a 2u RAMA that's musically themed to make up for having to find a set with spacebars in WS4.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12, 2021 - GB page live!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Wed, 10 February 2021, 06:10:08
Nooooooooo! Spacebars removed. There goes my Alice layout  :( At least there may be a 2u RAMA that's musically themed to make up for having to find a set with spacebars in WS4.

Alice layout spacebars + extra B are included in the base kit :)
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12, 2021 - GB page live!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Thu, 11 February 2021, 01:41:32
Deskmat #3: Crescendo
by the talented 1stGarden

(https://i.imgur.com/jWzT9sq.jpg)

His other amazing artworks can be seen in other sets' deskmats: KAT Crusader (by Tyson), Aesthetics (by dededecline).
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12, 2021 - GB page live!
Post by: cheater on Thu, 11 February 2021, 21:26:46
So I can't find info about this anywhere. What's the material? ABS? How are the legends made? Double-shot?
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12, 2021 - GB page live!
Post by: bobasweatandtears on Thu, 11 February 2021, 21:46:24
So I can't find info about this anywhere. What's the material? ABS? How are the legends made? Double-shot?
GMK comes in only cherry profile, ABS material and double-shot legends


Crescendo deskmat is  :thumb:
Good luck with GB!
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB page live! Salvun Artisan Reveal!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Fri, 12 February 2021, 19:50:41
Salvun Metal Artisan: Bach Insignia

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/775550950092832868/809893808464199770/DSC00886.jpg)

Specs: Brass cap; Black finish, etched logo and coated to protect it
Please check the Group Buy (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=111106) page for pricing.
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12, 2021 - GB page live!
Post by: steebs on Fri, 12 February 2021, 19:59:21
only reason I'm not in on this is cause how much my wallet already hurts, but those noveltees, mmm
Title: Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12, 2021 - GB page live!
Post by: HungHingDaiLo on Sun, 14 February 2021, 04:43:46
Group buy starts February 12, 2021!
GB page Live (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=111106.0)

Thank you all for your support <3