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X-keys® Utilization

How do you use your X-keys?

The infinite possibilities presented by X-keys result in a wide range of uses with an equally wide range of software applications. Here are just a few examples of how experts, professionals, and enthusiasts have customized their X-keys for use with popular applications.

If you have an example you would be willing to share with our community, please contact us: info@xkeys.com.

Sketchup

3D Modeling

    A layout for Sketchup 8 including some nifty keys with multiple functions
Homer Keys

Animated Puppetry

    Behind the scenes during the live performance in the recent Simpsons episode, David Silverman tapped X-keys programmed buttons triggering Homer’s movements.
Animation

Animation

    Our X-keys Sticks add significant controls to the workstations at Pixar.
Sales Gallery

Auction Bidding

    X-keys XK-24 serves as the live auction bidding control for the United Flower Growers Cooperative Association. Dennis Lawson tells us about this impressive project for the largest "Dutch Style" commercial auction in North America.
Audio Control

Audio Control and Mixing - SAC Software

    Their ability to replace complex and repetitive tasks with a single keystroke coupled with instant and intuitive reprogramming capability makes the X-keys an invaluable tool for the audio engineer. J.C. Richardson from Magick Lantern shares his installation of the X-keys Stick for Pro Tools and Chuck Moore of Firehouse Sound shows us how to harness the power of Nuendo with an X-keys.
Audio and Sound Engineering

Audio and Sound Engineering

    Their ability to replace complex and repetitive tasks with a single keystroke coupled with instant and intuitive reprogramming capability makes the X-keys an invaluable tool for the audio engineer. J.C. Richardson from Magick Lantern shares his installation of the X-keys Stick for Pro Tools and Chuck Moore of Firehouse Sound shows us how to harness the power of Nuendo with an X-keys.
Audio Recording

Audio Recording

    Morgan Henry shares his X-keys XK-60 set up for Cubase that he uses to complete his professional recording studio for.
Audio Synthesis

Audio Synthesis - SoundCollider Software

    Bruce Arnold shares his X-keys XK-24 setup for controlling SAC (Software Audio Control) software to mix his band, Heads on Stamps, in rehearsals and live performances.
Broadcasting

Broadcasting

    X-keys is used in a wide variety of live production software where users want a dedicated control surface with physical buttons that can control virtually anything.
CAD

CAD Tools and Hotkeys

    Pre-programmed layouts for AutoCAD, DataCAD, DesignCAD and Protel.
DJ Controls

DJ Controls

    From a simple transport control, to a fully functional cueing console, X-keys can make the live DJ and VJ look more professional and less like a computer jockey.
KVM Control

Dreamweaver

    A layout for Adobe Dreamweaver including an extensive shortcut list.
Flight Sim

Flight Sim

    Many examples of simulation pilots using X-keys in their home cockpits.
House of Worship

House of Worship

    Ben Tomlinson from Church at Liberty Square in Cartersville, Georgia sent us this great video covering his setup using the X-keys with Qlab, Jands Vista, and Pro Presenter to control sound, lighting, and video.
Image Processing

Image Processing

    Prem Mukherjee featured our X-keys Pro in his presentation titled How to Process a Wedding in Six Hours using shortcuts for PhotoShop and Lightroom.
Fit or Flop

Judging Triggers

    The show Fit or Flop setup is composed of the Switch Interface, and 6 Big Buddy Button Switches.
KVM Control

KVM Control

    How to use an X-keys PS/2 Stick to control a KVM.
Laser Engraving

Laser Engraving Control

    RubberStamps.net uses the X-keys XKE-128 to run Corel Photo-Paint, Corel Draw, and laser engraving control software.
KVM Control

Photoshop

    A layout for Adobe Photoshop including an extensive shortcut list.
Post Production

Post Production

    Blase Theodore from Contact Post, NY shows how he uses his X-keys XK-80 in the world of media post production.
Post Production

Prompting

    CuePrompter is a free teleprompter/autocue service. Your browser works like a teleprompter - no extra software needed.
Rugged Computing

Rugged Computing

    Designed for use in Army vehicles, The Aqeri 94100 can work just as well for Navy and Airforce applications assisting in planning and real-time battlefield decisions.
Sports Data Recording

Sports Data Recording

    Vital Stats Sports Data Recording Software relies on a custom X-keys Professional as a dedicated real time statistics input panel.
Virtual Pipe Organ

Stopwatch

    XNote Stopwatch is a versatile and flexible multifunctional digital stopwatch / countdown timer / clock software for PC from Dimitry Nikitin. Their software works for timekeepers at sport competitions, time tracking of work, or even as a metronome.
Theater

Theater

    Sean Smallman, Resident Lighting and Sound Designer for the Kalamazoo Civic Theater sent us this article of his X-keys layout for QLab. His X-keys triggers sound effects and playback for live performance.
DocWrite

Transcription

    Start, stop or rewind in DocWrite without leaving your keyboard
Virtual Pipe Organ

Virtual Pipe Organ

    Jukka Laaksonen from Helsinki, Finland, sent up this article of his X-keys layout for his two-manuals and a full two-and-half-octave-pedal organ setup.