Software & Lighting
When you plug the Vulcan TKL Pro into your PC, Windows will automatically recognize it and it will work right off the bat. There are no drivers to install or anything like that. Now if you want to customize the keyboard at all you’ll need to download ROCCAT’s Swarm software.
Opening up the Swarm software for the first time you’ll likely have to download the Vulcan TKL Pro module. This can easily be done using the auto-updater.
With the Vulcan TKL Pro module installed we can start cusotmizing things. The first tab is General features. Here you can set a sound feedback when you are typing, set a repeat delay, repeat rate, and cursor blink rate. You can also reset your settings to default here.
Moving over to the key assignment tab you can select any key and remap it. You can also set an Easy-Shift+ function for specific keys. It was a bit odd that most of the right side of the keyboard did not offer Easy-Shift+. For example I could set an Easy-Shift+ function for the “R” key, but I couldn’t for the “O” key.
Macros are quite easy to create using the Macro Manager and there are quite a lot of built-in macros for a bunch of games.
The final tab is Lighting. Here we can set an effect for the entire keyboard. Or you can go into custom mode and do per-key lighting and more.
As far as lighting goes on the keyboard it looks great! Since the keycaps are low-profile more of the switch is exposed, which allows you to see more of the RGB lighting.