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  • Tue, Nov 9 2021 11:29 PM

    • Pulck
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    New keyboard - Logic or Editors Keys?

    I've been looking at new keyboards as the left CTRL key seems to be going on my ancient PS2 Logic. However, I see that there are now wireless and back-lit models made by Editors Keys, although they look like chiclet keyboards and I think I prefer mechanical. 

     

    Can anyone offer any experiences with the Editors Keys models? Or should I play it safe and stick to the trusty wired Logic keyboard? 

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  • Wed, Nov 10 2021 6:01 AM In reply to

    • luca.mg
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    Re: New keyboard - Logic or Editors Keys?

    Don't know the brand name, but at a facility I freelance at I see all these backlit keyboards with missing keys, they do not seem to be very solid. I can check the maker next monday, if You wish.

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  • Wed, Nov 10 2021 7:47 AM In reply to

    Re: New keyboard - Logic or Editors Keys?

    I bought this one last year and I've been happy with it. It's not wireless, but it's backlit, and it's got a powered USB hub built in.

    https://cvp.com/product/logic_keyboard_lkb-mcom4-apbh-uk_keyboard

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  • Wed, Nov 10 2021 9:20 AM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: New keyboard - Logic or Editors Keys?

    Editor Keys is contemplating mechanical Keyboards for Avid,

    https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/production-expert-1/would-you-use-a-mechanical-keyboard-for-your-computer

    I sure did join twitter to upvote the idea on their twitter poll.

    edit:
    The current Logic one is better than the Ediror Keys imho,
    neither are a satisfying replacement for an old mechanical Logickeyboard.

    If you remove the screws from the backside of your logic keyboard, you can take off the faceplate and put it in the dishwasher.
    Maybe serious degunking can revitalize your stuck key, but I fear it's the contact.

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  • Wed, Nov 10 2021 11:02 AM In reply to

    Re: New keyboard - Logic or Editors Keys?

    Pulck:

    I've been looking at new keyboards as the left CTRL key seems to be going on my ancient PS2 Logic. However, I see that there are now wireless and back-lit models made by Editors Keys, although they look like chiclet keyboards and I think I prefer mechanical. 

     

    Can anyone offer any experiences with the Editors Keys models? Or should I play it safe and stick to the trusty wired Logic keyboard? 

    I'd like to be a patriot and choose the British based Editor's Keys over the American Logic, But Idk... I just prefer the logic keyboards better. 

    I have 2x backlit logic astras, one for Pro Tools and another for Media Composer. I'm very happy with both of them. They feel great, and look cool too. 

    Editing Movie Magic.

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  • Wed, Nov 10 2021 11:25 AM In reply to

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    Re: New keyboard - Logic or Editors Keys?

    I bought a backlit Editor's Keys first when my trustly old Avid keyboard gave up the ghost, it was flimsy, poorly made and didn't work. I then bought a standard non-backlit Logic keyboard in silver. It is a very well made quality product and I even was able to order the strongman and scissors keys separately. Furthermore every facility I have worked in, here in the UK, seems to favour them over anything else.

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  • Wed, Nov 10 2021 1:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: New keyboard - Logic or Editors Keys?

    Mercer:

    I bought a backlit Editor's Keys first when my trustly old Avid keyboard gave up the ghost, it was flimsy, poorly made and didn't work.

    OK, I think that's decided it for me then! Thanks for the feedback. No point struggling with a poorly made keyboard. 

  • Wed, Nov 10 2021 1:15 PM In reply to

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    Re: New keyboard - Logic or Editors Keys?

    camoscato:

    I bought this one last year and I've been happy with it. It's not wireless, but it's backlit, and it's got a powered USB hub built in.

    https://cvp.com/product/logic_keyboard_lkb-mcom4-apbh-uk_keyboard

    Thanks. Is it as robust as the standard Logic keyboards? I do like the idea of backlit. 

  • Wed, Nov 10 2021 1:36 PM In reply to

    Re: New keyboard - Logic or Editors Keys?

    Pulck:
    Is it as robust as the standard Logic keyboards?

    I don't know because I don't have a standard one to compare. It does feel solid and well built, and the backlighting is nice and evenly spread throughout.

    Media Composer 2022.10 w/Symphony/SS/PF options, HP Z-Book G6 17", i7-9850H 2.60GHz, 32gb RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000, Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini... [view my complete system specs]

    "There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who only consider the price are this man's lawful prey."  - John Ruskin (1819-1900)

     

    Carl Amoscato | Freelance Film & Video Editor | London, UK

  • Thu, Nov 11 2021 12:13 AM In reply to

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    Re: New keyboard - Logic or Editors Keys?

    camoscato:

    Pulck:
    Is it as robust as the standard Logic keyboards?

    I don't know because I don't have a standard one to compare. It does feel solid and well built, and the backlighting is nice and evenly spread throughout.

    Thanks. I've just ordered one. It does sound like Logic keyboards get the most endorsements.

  • Fri, Nov 12 2021 12:14 PM In reply to

    • knejmann
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    Re: New keyboard - Logic or Editors Keys?

    Philip Kapadia:
    I'd like to be a patriot and choose the British based Editor's Keys over the American Logic

    If it's any consolation Logickeyboard is founded and headquartered in Denmark ;-)

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  • Fri, Nov 12 2021 12:38 PM In reply to

    Re: New keyboard - Logic or Editors Keys?

    Late to the party but I've been using a standard slimline one from Editors keys for years and have had no issues with it. It's been fine. Only gripe I have it that for the money, I'd want a built in USB port like the Apple slimline keyboard has. Annoying that I can't plug in a mouse or wacom directly to the keyboard and have to use another port on my hub. But it's very light and thin and this makes it very easy to pack and take with you. 

    Andi

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  • Fri, Nov 12 2021 3:17 PM In reply to

    Re: New keyboard - Logic or Editors Keys?

    knejmann:

    Philip Kapadia:
    I'd like to be a patriot and choose the British based Editor's Keys over the American Logic

    If it's any consolation Logickeyboard is founded and headquartered in Denmark ;-)

    Oh.. I thought it was USA. Thnx for correcting me!

    Editing Movie Magic.

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