Common MIDI buttons configuration is 4x4 keypad, 2x8 keypad or 8x8 keypad. The button pad is made of translucent white silicone. With colorful LED lights underneath each button, MIDI button pad shows beautiful backlit effect.
MIDI Buttons are also known as silicone MIDI keypad, MIDI Controller Pad which are made of clear silicone material. Silicone MIDI buttons are used in electronic musical piano keyboard (MIDI controller keyboard). Common MIDI buttons configuration is 4x4 keypad, 2x8 keypad or 8x8 keypad. The button pad is made of translucent white silicone. With colorful LED lights underneath each button, MIDI button pad shows beautiful backlit effect.
MIDI Buttons Surface Symbols
Transparent MIDI buttons can be silkscreen printed or laser etched with different icons & symbols to have different function instruction.
Printing symbols includes silkscreen printing symbols and hollow printing symbols.
The characters by silkscreen printing on button key can not be backlit, but the hollow printing characters can reflect the LED light. After printing, we can spray oil coating to the button surface to protect the symbols. Oil coating can not only make the MIDI buttons more wear-resistance, but also make keypad dust-proof and with good tactile feeling.
MIDI buttons with coating is matte surface. It feels very smooth .
MIDI Buttons Conduction
There are holes on the backside of MIDI buttons, in order to be compatible with LED lights. Around the hole is a conductive ring. The conductive ring is printed by conductive ink printing. Conduction resistance of MIDI controller pad conduction resistance is about 150 Ohms.
Why choose conductive ink for the MIDI controller buttons is because conductive ink can be shaped in different geometry, but carbon pills only have round pad shape.
MIDI Buttons Tactile Feedback
MIDI controller pad has a good tactile feedback. It is easy to press each button and get the conductive ring contact with PCB. As digital musical keyboard components, the actuation force of MIDI keypad is about 150-180g, which is lighter than other keypad actuation force.
MIDI 4x4 Buttons Types
There three types of 4x4 MIDI controller pads in stock.
Attachments are the dimension drawings.
These MIDI controller pads are blank without any prinitng icons, so the custom made printing legends or laser etching symbols are available.
Custom MIDI Controller Button Pad
Xiamen Better Silicone specializes in custim made compression molding, plastic injection molding and liquid silicone injection molding, and produce different rubber keypads, and other rubber/plastic/LSR components.
For custom MIDI controller pad quotation, we need the following information
2D or 3D button design drawing or controller pad sample
Symbols requirements, like printing symbols, laser etching symbol or blank surface.
Each order quantity - our engineers will draw the button mold layout and decide a proper mold size according to the quantity.