Software & Illumination
The Gram Spectrum will work right off the bat when you plug it into your PC, but if you want to do any customization you’ll need to download the software / driver. It can be easily downloaded from the Tesoro website, but Tesoro does pack the driver in a .rar file, which can be a little confusing for new PC users.
The Gram Spectrum software is pretty straight-forward. On the main page you can select up to 5 profiles, plus a main “PC” mode to customize. All of the customization buttons are on the bottom left part of the screen. You also have the ability to import and export saved profiles. All of your profiles are saved on the keyboard, so if you plug it into a new machine you won’t lose any of your settings.
The entire keyboard is fully re-programmable, so you can change the key assignment for each individual key. On top of that you can easily record and setup macros for each key.
When it comes to illumination you have the ability to set the backlighting for the entire keyboard, or by individual key. There a preset colors as well as effects, but you can also enter in the RGB code for the color you want or select the color from the color bar.
When it comes to illumination on this keyboard it is some of the best that I’ve seen. I think the thing that really sets it off is that you have white keys and a while chassis that really makes the backlighting pop. To give you an idea of the different illumination modes I made a short video, you can check it out below.