Re: [LAU] 'Modular' midi controller for keyboard

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To: rosea.grammostola <rosea.grammostola@...>
Cc: Linux Audio User <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 2:53 pm

On Sat, March 30, 2013 3:43 am, rosea.grammostola wrote:

This has been a great thread. I think if I was using a control box as
drawbars, I would want sliders and not worry about jump from changing
presets. I would work in one of two modes in that case, hands off with
persets and manual control... or throw money at it and use motors :)

For most other kinds of settings, rotary encoders make the most sense...
though for me cost wise, a touchscreen with midi over wireless is probably
what I would do as a notepad seems less expensive than a box with knobs.
The sensitivity can be set so that 1" of finger movement can be 10% full
range or 100% full range (maybe even on the fly). First touch anywhere on
the control would always be accepted as where ever the control already is
and so long as your finger is still touching the screen it doesn't matter
if the finger leaves the area of the control being tweaked.

In my case, I am thinking in terms of a studio remote control. Being able
to tweak input levels and start/stop transport and arm/disarm record. Ya
the computer is in the same room, but it is in a bad place to be sitting
in front of and performing at the same time, a bad place for mic setup and
a bad place acoustically for sound pickup. Right now I leave 5-10 seconds
of dead space at the beginning of a track to give me time to get from the
computer to my performing position and that detracts from my performance.
walk over, get guitar, don headset, put myself back in artistic mode, get
myself back into speed of the song, etc.

--
Len Ovens
www.OvenWerks.net

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Re: [LAU] 'Modular' midi controller for keyboard, rosea.grammostola, (Sat Mar 30, 10:44 am)
Re: [LAU] 'Modular' midi controller for keyboard, Len Ovens, (Sat Mar 30, 2:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] 'Modular' midi controller for keyboard, rosea.grammostola, (Tue Apr 16, 8:58 am)