Programmable keyboard in theater

State Theatre Augsburg | The reliable keyboard on the big stage

The Challenge

The State Theatre has long required the appropriate controller for their input software, Ableton Live. The controlling unit should only provide the elements needed during a play. The theatre needed keys that could be arranged clearly, and individualized by size and color. This aids operation in low light conditions and hectic situations. Other important points were the key travel and tactile feedback: The keys must not trigger too easily and must give the operator some feedback about the key press.

The Solution

The keyboard MCI 30 from PrehKeyTec could be perfectly adapted to the requirements of the State Theatre. The individual key layout, key size and color scheme make it easy and reliable to use. Thanks to the programmability of the individual keys, it was quickly and easily integrated into the existing software. The haptic and user-friendliness of the keyboard also impress users in their daily live use.



"We tested many controllers and no one had convinced us in all respects so far. This is different with the MCI 30 from PrehKeyTec!"

Moritz Kobel, Head of Sound Department



The State Theatre Augsburg ( currently plays the venues martini-Park, brechtbuehne in the Gaswerk, Kongress am Park and Freilichtbuehne am Roten Tor. It has a music theater, drama and ballet ensemble, the choir and the Augsburg Philharmonic with more than 30 productions per season in 600 performances.

PrehKeyTec GmbH designs and manufactures intelligent data entry and multi-functional solutions for many demanding applications. This includes customised programmable keyboards and keypads, along with data input devices. These solutions reduce the complexities of inputting data at the point of entry and therefore deliver operational benefits for the customer. All over the world, PrehKeyTec’s products are being used, from retail to banking, to industrial and aviation applications. PrehKeyTec GmbH is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001 quality standards, has many years of experience in design and manufacturing, and operates from its own manufacturing plant in Mellrichstadt, Northern Bavaria, offering true “Made in Germany” solutions.