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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
« Reply #100 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:
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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
« Reply #101 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 02:49:56 »
Quick update:

December 30, 2020 - EU Vendor Announced
Candykeys will be EU vendor for GMK Maestro. 

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
« Reply #102 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.

  • 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.

GL with the gb!

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Yeah I know this is my first post here. Not coming from a place of hate, I just want to see this set improve.

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
« Reply #103 on: Sat, 02 January 2021, 07:48:05 »
Those RAMA artisans are stunning. Good luck!

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
« Reply #104 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 :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
« Reply #105 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

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
« Reply #106 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.

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
« Reply #107 on: Sun, 03 January 2021, 21:25:10 »
And here I was just thinking my dude really liked to waltz.

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
« Reply #108 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

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
« Reply #109 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!
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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB starts February 2021 - RAMA Brass PVD Gold Finish!
« Reply #110 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.

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GMK Maestro January 14, 2021 Update
« Reply #111 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:
  • Expanding the Base kit; Adding minimal 40s support and minibars for Alice-layout, much influenced by the inputs from kitting experts and 40s community altogether
  • Removing Obscure and Spacebars kit
  • Novelty kit remain unchanged

This is how the newest base kit look like:


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):


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

What's removed from the previous base kit:

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:
  • Base Kit
  • (Golden)Accents kit
  • Novelties kit (No changes)

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!

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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.
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Nice set, any info on pricing?

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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.

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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.

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
« Reply #116 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



Spacebars



- IC form is closed. Thank you, everyone!
- Fixed 2012 to 2021 lmao
 
 
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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
« Reply #117 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.
  

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
« Reply #118 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.

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
« Reply #119 on: Tue, 19 January 2021, 01:48:37 »
Not having a fortissimo novelty for caps lock feels like an oversight.
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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
« Reply #120 on: Tue, 19 January 2021, 02:20:22 »
Not having a fortissimo novelty for caps lock feels like an oversight.



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).



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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
« Reply #121 on: Wed, 20 January 2021, 04:10:46 »
January 20, 2021 - Zeus Works x GMK Maestro Cable







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

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
« Reply #122 on: Wed, 20 January 2021, 11:40:44 »
looking good! super excited for the rama and nutcracker collabs!

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
« Reply #123 on: Sun, 24 January 2021, 15:04:45 »
Have you had EU pricing yet?

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
« Reply #124 on: Sun, 24 January 2021, 20:06:48 »
Have you had EU pricing yet?

Not yet, hopefully this week!

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YCP Keyboard Sleeve Collab & Add More Regional Pricings
« Reply #125 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




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

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - Coming February 12! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
« Reply #126 on: Fri, 05 February 2021, 06:10:13 »
Have you had EU pricing yet?

EU Pricing added (Candykeys).

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12 GB! Pricing & Finalized Kitting!
« Reply #127 on: Mon, 08 February 2021, 22:58:30 »
GB page Live

3rd Deskmat should be ready in the next 1-2 days:
Drawn by the talented 1stGarden

Price will be the same as other deskmat variants.
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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12, 2021 - GB page live!
« Reply #128 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.

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12, 2021 - GB page live!
« Reply #129 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 :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12, 2021 - GB page live!
« Reply #130 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 01:41:32 »
Deskmat #3: Crescendo
by the talented 1stGarden



His other amazing artworks can be seen in other sets' deskmats: KAT Crusader (by Tyson), Aesthetics (by dededecline).

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12, 2021 - GB page live!
« Reply #131 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?

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12, 2021 - GB page live!
« Reply #132 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!
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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - GB page live! Salvun Artisan Reveal!
« Reply #133 on: Fri, 12 February 2021, 19:50:41 »
Salvun Metal Artisan: Bach Insignia



Specs: Brass cap; Black finish, etched logo and coated to protect it
Please check the Group Buy page for pricing.

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12, 2021 - GB page live!
« Reply #134 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

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Re: [IC] GMK Maestro - February 12, 2021 - GB page live!
« Reply #135 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 04:43:46 »
Group buy starts February 12, 2021!
GB page Live

Thank you all for your support <3