Re: [LAU] another control surface question

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To: Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@...>
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Date: Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 1:31 pm

On Thu, 3 Jul 2014, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> You would use belts to get "endless" faders, to avoid motorized restore?

I have been trying to think what things are about tactile feel are helpful
to doing the job and what parts are pure resistance to change. One of the
things I have seen more than once on this list is "use your ears not your
eyes". Fader positions can be represented as LEDs or on a screen. I note
that while control surfaces generally use motor faders, they do not use
motor pots, but rather encoders. Some control surfaces have no indicator
where the virtual pot is, but rather show the effects on a screen beside
all the pots, for example a picture of the frequency responce for a group
of pots used for eq. Others have a light ring, but the light ring even for
something with 128 or more values only has 12 LEDs to show position. Some
highend surfaces have a dial shaped led display that might have 20 or so
LEDs right above the encoder. It seems we can only tell aproximatly where
things are with our eyes anyway.

> Regarding to wheels also keep in mind, that faders could be very long

Design and training. I would actually think it would be easier to do a
full fade with a wheel or belt because the user is not restricted to where
the fader knob is, they can actually put their finger above where the
virtual fader position is.

> would cost less. I wonder if longer faders would be useful for the 128

1024 actually, 14 bits assigned, though not all are used.

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Len Ovens
www.ovenwerks.net

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[LAU] another control surface question, Len Ovens, (Wed Jul 2, 9:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] another control surface question, Will Godfrey, (Wed Jul 2, 10:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] another control surface question, Len Ovens, (Wed Jul 2, 11:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] another control surface question, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Jul 3, 6:22 am)
Re: [LAU] another control surface question, Len Ovens, (Thu Jul 3, 1:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] another control surface question, Simon Wise, (Fri Jul 4, 9:35 am)
Re: [LAU] another control surface question, Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Jul 4, 6:50 am)
Re: [LAU] another control surface question, Will Godfrey, (Thu Jul 3, 3:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] another control surface question, Fons Adriaensen, (Thu Jul 3, 7:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] another control surface question, Len Ovens, (Thu Jul 3, 9:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] another control surface question, Fons Adriaensen, (Fri Jul 4, 6:55 am)
Re: [LAU] another control surface question, Will Godfrey, (Fri Jul 4, 7:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] another control surface question, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Jul 3, 6:25 am)