[sdiy] Momentum in front panel controls?

brianw brianw at audiobanshee.com
Thu Sep 15 00:01:55 CEST 2022

The Mackie Control Universal (MCU) Pro has a job wheel that will spin. It's an endless encoder that sends MIDI messages. About 2 inches in diameter, with the requisite dimple.


On Sep 13, 2022, at 8:58 PM, Jay Schwichtenberg via Synth-diy <synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
> Along those lines. Forget where and what it was but I'm thinking it was the transport knob on a video editing console that I was using.
> It had a high end optical encoder with ball bearings. Attached to it was a big knob with a lot of mass and a 'dimple' for your finger. You could take it and give it a spin and it would keep going for a while.
> Jay S.
> On 9/13/2022 11:35 AM, Chris McDowell via Synth-diy wrote:
>> I don't have an answer but I've been interested in this too. Some kind of flywheel on an encoder would be fun, maybe not for normal sizes or normal pots, but I imagine a 1 foot diameter continuous encoder with some great momentum would be a fun interface, along the lines of the monome arc.
>> Chris McDowell
>> On Sep 13, 2022, at 2:09 PM, Mike Bryant <mbryant at futurehorizons.com> wrote:
>>> That's a feature on some mixers with motorised faders.  You kick them off with a flick and they do the rest for you.

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