slider with a vortex

Rene Schmitz uzs159 at
Sat Jan 1 23:31:28 CET 1994

>Hi, awhile back I decided to build a slider controller for my Lexicon
>Vortex. Last night I got it together and hooked it up but it doesn't seem
>to control any of the Vortex's features.  It does however work on my other
>instruments. At first, I wasn't sure of the pinout on the slider and tried
>different combinations to see if it would work.  Now that I have it hooked
>up the correct way (thanks to Ric) and it still doesn't work, I'm
>beginning to think that maybe I fried something due to my experimenting.
>I can't imagine this happening since it's just a slider and a stereo cord.
>My question is could I have fried something by hooking the stereo wires
>up every which way to the slider? Also does anybody use an expression
>pedal on their Vortex?  Do you have any problems with it?

I've read your previous posting, and it reminded me of something.
I wanted to use sliders, and noticed that the two pins named "2"
are not always both connected!

The worst thing that could happen is that you short-circuited the
"output" to ground directly...

Hope it's not that bad!

I would also say you should get yourself a multimeter.

Bye Rene

More information about the Synth-diy mailing list