MATRIXSYNTH: SDIY Class # 6 - The Sensor Sandwich : A Ribbon Controller with Pressure Sensitivity

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Monday, May 01, 2017

SDIY Class # 6 - The Sensor Sandwich : A Ribbon Controller with Pressure Sensitivity


Published on May 1, 2017 Synth Diy Guy

"In this class we go through devising and constructing a simple ribbon controller made up of two sensors sandwiched together: A Softpot ribbon from Sparkfun, and a pressure sensor lifted from a broken keybed. A very fun way to interact with your analog synthesizers!

Some ideas: Add an attenuator for the ribbon CV output. Make the circuit into a module (will work fine in 12v) and use a din cable to send the sensor data from the controller to the module. Make a board with many of these in different sizes, joysticks and an antenna, to control different parameters. The possibilities are endless!

pitch in here: https://www.patreon.com/quincas

Video by Quincas Moreira
Music: A jam between Quincas (Drums) and Laercio de Freitas (Rhodes and Bass) done back in 2011 in Rio de Janeiro. Thanks Maestro!"

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