> Thanks Ivan for the pics of the Catstick (what? they couldn't find room for a
> drink holder on that one?) and EML joysticks -- both look very powerful. Any
> idea what these did/do cost?
I don't know what the EML sold for orignally but any that you find now are
"collector's pieces" and seem to cost around $500-$600 (an awful lot for what is
just 2 pots some jacks and a few resistors). The Catsticks are much nicer with a
lot more features (two LFOs and some VCAs), and are a bit less expensive but still
hard to find. There is allegedly a stack of Catsticks as New Old Stock someplace
that the owner hasn't gotten around to digging out to sell. Maybe this is turning
into an Analog Legend...
Regarding joystick placement, I'm strongly in favor of horizontally
mounting/placement near the synth and/or controller. The horizontal angle of
orientation does not seem to be a problem. I have used one that has the axis at a
45 degree angle to the keyboard and I've had no problems feeling which way to push
or pull to get the desired X/Y coordinate. I think this would be much harder on a
vertically mounted panel.
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