Ok, I know most of the people here are very into the strong keys that make the loud clicking noise when pressed... But I'm just not one of them. I like soft keys that fall easily under your fingers and don't make so much as a whisper when pressed.
I don't think any amount of modification I could do will get me exactly what I want. But I'd like to get closer if possible.
I haven't taken appart the Deck Legend (toxic), but I'm not afraid toying with it's innards either. There are two general issues I'm seeing with this...
1. The keys require too much pressure for each keystroke (my opinion... and in this case that's what matters).
2. There's a loud click when the key is finally pressed.
As to one, I guess there has to be some way to reduce the amount of pressure required to get the spring to go down. This is kind of crude, but I was thinking of just taking the screws out and then wearing them out a bit until they just got a little looser. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
Two seems to be a combination of having to press down so hard to begin with... thus training your fingers to strike like little hammer blows on the keys... followed with the surface behind the keys being in itself hard and resonate. I was thinking perhaps a bit of rubber back there or perhaps a thin piece of felt.
Any ideas? I love the look of the keyboard... it's just way way way too loud. If deck sold an alternate set of springs... or whatever the recoil mechanism employed in the keyboard... I would pay extra to get them. I honestly don't care if they have a shorter lifespan then the current deck springs (if they wore out every few years you'd just order another bag of springs and replace them...).
I know a lot of you are saying "the last keyboard you'll ever own"... but... I think it's unrealistic to assume that even USB or PS2 will be in use for the next 15 years let alone the rest of my life... things are changing too quickly... now... if you sold me the last pair of socks I'd ever need... that would be something... I expect to have these feet for the rest of my life... I'd take a dozen and be happy... but technology changes.
I just need something that doesn't over power the music I'm listening to while typing.