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  Q181V1 Whammy Bar Controller

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The Single-Axis Whammy Bar Controller produces a voltage as you press the bar down or pull it up. The Whammy bar is just like that found on a Fender guitar and perfect for pitch bending and filter changes.

The Q181V1 is a single-space module so it can be mounted anywhere in a system or in a Box cabinet next to your keyboard and other controllers.

Click here to see a large image The Whammy Bar controller uses our standardized Q181 single-channel controller interface module providing an Auto Gate, Switch Gate and a voltage output preset switch.

Voltage Output Presets
The main output of the Q181V1 Whammy Bar Controller is a voltage that varies as the bar is pressed or pulled. The range of this voltage is controlled by the Output Range Preset switch to select 5 volts, 2 volts or 4/12ths volt. Use the 4/12ths volt position for +/-2 semitones of pitch bend. For modulation, use the 5 volt position then attenuate or invert the signal at the destination module.

Auto Gate
An Auto Gate signal is created as the bar is moved. The position at which this Gate is produced is set with the Auto Gate control knob. This Gate can be used to start Sequencers, trigger Envelope Generators or to change parameters in the system.

Switch Gate
A switch at each end of the bar's travel activates a Switch Gate signal. This is just like any other Gate and can be used to control Sequencers and Envelope Generators. The Switch Gate can also be activated manually with the panel button.

LED Colors
A programmable 3-color LED shines through a slot in the panel and responds to the bar's position. The LED can be programmed to change colors as the bar moves. It can also stay a solid color, or change color as the Auto Gate triggers. These settings are made using a jumper array on the circuit board.

Specifications
Voltage Output Range:  5V, 2V, 4/12V
Bar Travel:  Up/Down = +/-15 degrees
LED Colors:  Red, Green, Blue -- Up, Down, On, Auto Gate
Auto Gate:  5V Positive
Switch Gate:  5V Positive
Power Requirement:  +15V@50ma, -15V@50ma, +5V@50ma

Datasheet
Q181v Whammy bar Controller Data Sheet (PDF)

Price
Q181V1 Whammy Bar Controller, Single-Axis:  $225.00 US.

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