Help identifying this unique Apple Extended Keyboard II


01 Sep 2019, 21:03

Recently got this Apple Extended Keyboard II with a unique set of keycaps and really would like to find out more about this keyboard. Any input on this keyboard would be much appreciated below is a picture of the keyboard and also some pictures of the unique keycaps.
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01 Sep 2019, 21:19

Looks like some Avid keycaps.


01 Sep 2019, 21:21

Sounds interesting what are Avid keycaps?

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01 Sep 2019, 22:16

(Avid) Pro Tools is a Digital Audio Workstation that’s long been popular on the Mac. It is pro software for music studio use, for jobs like mastering albums and sequencing soundtracks. The software is notorious for its wealth of keyboard shortcuts. Avid has a long history of selling customised Apple keyboards to make life a little easier for editors. Here’s the current crop:

They were cooler back in the mech days, naturally.

(I’m a Logic guy myself, but just a hobbyist, not a pro. Logic is just as bad for So, So Many Shortcuts! But you can edit them, so I’ve compressed them down to the stuff I actually like. Pro Tools may well have a similar shortcut editor, but they’ve been making flashy rainbow keyboards for the default set since long before Chinese barfing unicorn caps emerged. They’re the OG in tasteless pastels!)


01 Sep 2019, 22:28

Thanks for all the info that is very interesting I have to wonder how rare is this keycap set on AEK II's and also what material are the keycaps made of and what printing method do they use. This might be a cool set of keycaps to put on a custom ALPS Keyboard depending on how durable the keycaps are please let me know.


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01 Sep 2019, 23:12

Yeah pretty sure that's Avid.


01 Sep 2019, 23:29

Cool find then I picked it up for pretty cheap too so really happy about it Thanks for all the info guys :D

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