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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
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 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 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 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

    Broadcasters use the X-keys to streamline their processes with easy control solutions. Grass Valley and Chyron are two of the many companies integrating X-keys into their software.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trading

Trading

    X-keys offer fast, accurate input of commands and strings of numbers. This makes them ideal for the fast paced world of trading. Here are a few examples of X-keys layouts for RealTick, CyberTrader, and AB Watley.
DocWrite

Transcription

    Start, stop or rewind in DocWrite without leaving your keyboard
Video Switching

Video Switching

    This great macro software for Black Magic ATEM uses new X-keys XK-24 control panels as a cost effective switcher. Thanks to John Bengston for this amazing video.
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.