percussion ribbon controller

Mvsik at Mvsik at
Mon Nov 15 03:02:29 CET 1999

In a message dated 11/14/99 3:16:19 PM EST, MAILER-DAEMON at writes:

<< In a message dated 11/13/99 1:39:20 PM EST, harrybissell at 
 << BUT if you asked for "resistance wire" look for NiChrome 
 used in
  electric heating apps. It has the ohms per foot type response you are 
 looking for.
  :^) Harry  (who will try this on monday... great idea !!!)
 Correction: I had thought an electric guitar string had virtually no 
resistance, but I just measured the thinnest unwound guitar wire I have, high 
"E", and it has 3 ohms 
 end-to-end. Still, I suspect it may be difficult to work with wire having a 
resistance that low. I guess the ideal would be 3-5K for the resistive part 
if your going to use this "ribbon" in place of the keyboard+resistor chain on 
a classic analog monosynth. With a lot more (50K+ or so) resistance I get 
glide between pitches as an unwanted  side effect. Thats what happened when I 
tried to use videotape.  But, use too little resistance and it becomes 
impossible to scale anything.


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