[sdiy] Ribbon Controllers.

Jim Palmer jimp at pobox.com
Sat Mar 15 21:57:44 CET 2008


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alwyn Lloyd" <zarquin at ucc.asn.au>
To: "synth-Diy diy" <synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl>
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 1:15 PM
Subject: [sdiy] Ribbon Controllers.


>
> Hi all,
> It comes up every now and again on the list, but i wanted to check what is 
> out there and that i haven't missed something.
>
> I'm wanting to put a ribbon controller on my midi keyboard, (basicly 
> attach the ribbon as part of a voltage divider network and hook it into an 
> avr ADC input which will then generate my MIDI signals)
> Ideally, i'd like to be able to do the 'dual note' trick as discussed 
> here:
> http://www.paia.com/ProdArticles/dual-ribbon-howto.htm
>
>
> The only two ribbons i've be able to find that are long enough are:
> Slide Long V1.1
> http://infusionsystems.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/52
>
> Position (30cm)
> http://www.eowave.com/products.php?prod=21
>
>
> Price wise they're pretty similar, however, neither of them definitivly 
> states if it is wired in a way that would be suitable to do the 'dual 
> tracking' technique. (IE, a terminal at each end and then a third one as 
> the wiper contact).
>
> Does anyone have any experience with either of those two products, or can 
> they recomend a different part? for the ribbon im looking for somethig in 
> the 20-40cm lengh range.
>
> Thanks for reading and any comments.
>
> Cheers,
> Alwyn
>
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