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  Q182KP Knob and Pressure Controller

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The Knob and Pressure Controller offers a unique way to control synthesizer parameters. The large, cushioned knob acts as a horizontal wheel controller, complete with user-configurable spring-return, optional center detent and end switches. A voltage is created as you turn the knob and another voltage is created as you press on the knob. Perfect for pitch bending and filter control.

The Q182KP is a double-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 Knob and Pressure Controller uses our standardized Q182 dual-channel controller interface module providing an Auto Gate, Switch Gate and a voltage output preset switch for each axis.

Voltage Output Presets
The first output of the Q182KP Knob Controller is a voltage that varies as you turn the wheel. The wheel can be set to spring-return to center, left, or right, and also has a center detent option. The second output is a voltage that varies as you press on the knob. The range of each voltage is controlled by the Output Range Preset switches 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 for the turning of the knob and pressing of the knob. The position at which these Gates are produced is set with the Auto Gate control knobs. These Gates can be used to start Sequencers, trigger Envelope Generators or to change parameters in the system.

Switch Gate
At each end of the knob's rotation is a switch that triggers the Switch Gate. 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.

Specifications
Voltage Output Ranges:  5V, 2V, 4/12V
Knob travel:  90 degrees
Auto Gate:  5V Positive
Switch Gate:  5V Positive
Power Requirement:  +15V@100ma, -15V@100ma, +5V@100ma

Datasheet
Q182KP Knob/Pressure Controller Data Sheet (PDF)

Price
Q182KP Knob and Pressure Controller:  $255.00 US.

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