I’ve needed a silent solution for practice for a long time and tried various unsatisfactory mods to existing buttons.
If this has never been achieved, i’m looking for outside the box suggestions to try…
Gamepads and keyboards essentially achieve this and i’m looking to create something influenced by them, obviously needing a large button surface in any form and arrangable in arcade layout and housing.
The two things that create sound in a button are the switch click- easy to replace with a silent version…
and the main offender- force of contact with the housing and as the switch bottoms out. In a pad or keyboard these usually have the rubber press sheet thing behind the buttons that makes it fairly silent.
My first idea is to simply buy 6 backspace/shift buttons or something similar size. some suitable microswitches, and then find some way to essentially house the 6 buttons incorporating a rubber button sheet but in the layout i need (probably having the long shift buttons aligned vertically). Does anyone have any experience or suggestions for how i could go about housing this in a stick? Or alternate ideas?