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gphantom

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ON/OFF ability via software
« on: November 17, 2017, 11:13:33 pm »
Currently, my computer's USB ports stay ON when I shut down.  This means that the Keylab Essential is continuously powered.  It shouldn't be an issue, technically but, the display window and some of the buttons stay lit.
It would be good if there was an OFF/ON function on a separate piece of software to cause the keyboard to shut down or give the appearance of being shut off.  This way, I don't have to continuously pull the USB plug and plug it back in constantly which, will eventually cause problems with the contacts, either on the USB wire itself or worse, the USB connector in the keyboard.

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Re: ON/OFF ability via software
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 02:37:05 pm »
Yeah this would be very cool, or maybe even some kind of key combination on the controller itself to put it to sleep.

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Re: ON/OFF ability via software
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 12:58:09 am »
Maybe there could be an option in MIDI Control Center, like the one for turning on/off the Vegas Mode, you could turn on/off standby after 30 minutes or something, shouldn't be to hard to implement as they Vegas mode is also toggled when the Keylab isn't used for some time.

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Re: ON/OFF ability via software
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 10:08:59 pm »
I would love this as well!

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Re: ON/OFF ability via software
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 02:43:14 am »
Hello,

...or an On/Off switch...but that would means a new keyboard.

Imagine though..."not being able to turn something off".
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Re: ON/OFF ability via software
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2020, 05:40:23 pm »
Just got a new Keylab Essential 88. I can't understand that the power does not follow the connection logic, but instead only relies on the presence of the 5V. It's quite a ridiculous behavior in 2020, where we all try to save energy and act sustainable.

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Re: ON/OFF ability via software
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2021, 07:18:58 pm »
I would like to upvote this suggestion as well. As a new owner of a Keylab Essential 88, this is the first thing I notice and really miss having.

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Re: ON/OFF ability via software
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2021, 04:01:50 pm »
Yes, some sort of "black out" alternative to "Vegas mode" would be great!

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Re: ON/OFF ability via software
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2021, 02:59:32 am »
I agree with everyone about adding something in the MCC to power it off or whatever.  I've only had mine for a few days, and am actually shocked that it doesn't have a power switch like other MIDI controllers do.

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Re: ON/OFF ability via software
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2021, 11:12:37 pm »
Yes, some sort of "black out" alternative to "Vegas mode" would be great!

+1 100% blackout would be great

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Re: ON/OFF ability via software
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2022, 01:36:22 am »
Alas, it is four years since the original post. I just got my KeyLab Essential and, while the removal of the physical switch may be a way to reduce the cost, mine stays powered constantly and I worry about the life of the display. I also worry about the life of the USB connector if I plug/unplug every day. A soft switch would be greatly appreciated.

 

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