Modules that FEEL good

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Modules that FEEL good

Post by thelowerrhythm » Fri May 08, 2020 4:44 pm

I was recently fingering my new Gonies... you know, by Rebel Technology, and thought to myself "Damn, this feels really good." There's something about the layout, the size of the knobs, the LEDs, etc. that's just very conducive towards wiggling. It feels stable and slick and looks good.

What modules have felt good to you?
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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by gloamtrotter » Fri May 08, 2020 5:54 pm

Xaoc belgrad, love riding that giant black knob slow and sensual

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Post by Funky40 » Fri May 08, 2020 6:07 pm

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by Naenyn » Fri May 08, 2020 6:42 pm

Euclidean Circles v2. I keep spinning it around during my work day while I’m on meetings or whatever.. just to watch the pretty LEDs change. Probably end up wearing out the knobs way too soon...
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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by cackland » Fri May 08, 2020 7:19 pm

I would guess that is comes down to a combination of module size / layout, large knobs vs small knobs and whether those larger knobs are for more 'important' functions which provide a more satisfying result when you use them. Also the knob type and its material.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by Pighood » Fri May 08, 2020 8:17 pm

gloamtrotter wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 5:54 pm
Xaoc belgrad, love riding that giant black knob slow and sensual
:fap:
*phnert*

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by daphnid » Fri May 08, 2020 8:23 pm

Joranalogue has the sexiest feeling knobs :hmm: with the perfect amount of resistance for performance.

Seriously tho, that rubberized coating is so pleasing to touch.

Rossum also has great knobs, as solid as Doepfer and Erica but that grippy sleeve just sticks to your finger.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by starthief » Fri May 08, 2020 8:55 pm

Mutable and Make Noise have my favorite knobs, except that the encoder on the ER-301 is an absolute thing of beauty for the fingers.

I've never had the "wobbly pots" thing from Make Noise modules that I've seen some people complain about. And both Mutable and Make Noise take extra care to make sure that the range and response of all their knobs is very musical and feels just right, whether on analog or digital modules.

Harvestman uses the same kind of soft-touch knobs, but the turning force on their pots has varied a lot on some units I've had.

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Post by cackland » Fri May 08, 2020 9:04 pm

starthief wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:55 pm
...the encoder on the ER-301 is an absolute thing of beauty for the fingers.
Yes I agree. Its an ALPS Encoder (EC12E24104A6).

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by target_destroyed » Fri May 08, 2020 9:07 pm

Xaoc's big black knobs are definitely great to grip. ALM is good too, and Erica black series.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by yellowecho » Fri May 08, 2020 9:08 pm

I really love the feel of Verbos stuff. The sliders, the smooth pots, the interfaces, the knobs... :sb: Above all else, twisting the large knob on the ATC is just so damn satisfying.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by daphnid » Fri May 08, 2020 9:32 pm

orangehexagon wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 9:17 pm
https://knobfeel.tumblr.com/
lol sick.

One thing I miss in modular is giant clicky encoders like on a Kurzweil K2000R or Akai S950. Two all time fav knobs right there.

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Post by lisa » Fri May 08, 2020 11:33 pm

I agree about any rubber coated knobs (and rubber buttons). When I look at a pitcture of a synth or a module I subconsciously think about touching it and the softness of the rubber. How do I know that I do that if it is subconscious? Well, I feel disappointed when I actually get to touch it and everything is made of hard plastic.
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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by cackland » Fri May 08, 2020 11:57 pm

Agreed, the Joranalogue knobs feel great.Wonder if there will ever be a 'big' knob version on a future module.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by void23 » Sat May 09, 2020 12:45 am

My favorite is the Rossum stuff. Reminds me of the first time I played with one of the new generation of DSI synths, you can just feel the quality difference.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by smithjohn » Sat May 09, 2020 1:41 am

The knobs on the RYO Optodist are just nice and big, instant wiggle heaven.
Intellijel Triatt has a lot of wiggle room for such a small module.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by otnemem » Sat May 09, 2020 1:50 am

starthief wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:55 pm
Mutable and Make Noise have my favorite knobs, except that the encoder on the ER-301 is an absolute thing of beauty for the fingers.
+1 for the ER-301. Amazing. I also love the feel of the Strymon Magneto

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by architexture » Sat May 09, 2020 2:00 am

Euclidian Circles, Cs-L, Cold Mac, Just Friends

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by southberry » Sat May 09, 2020 2:15 am

Mannequins knobs !

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by Polyterative » Sat May 09, 2020 2:54 am

After trying the main knobs on frap tools modules i don't want to touch any other knob anymore, sooo goood resistence and grip when using only one finger to slide it

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by comacomfort » Sat May 09, 2020 2:54 am

I also really love the joranalogue knobs, also just the soft felt case they come in and the over all aesthetic they have.

A tie would be the erica synths sample drum, the knobs on that are the smoothest, nicest feeling endless encoders ive ever used, really feel sturdy too.

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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by aphex2000 » Sat May 09, 2020 3:31 am

All modules should have one big fancy knob!

I'd like to add the Magneto to the list, it just feels very polished!

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Post by synkrotron » Sat May 09, 2020 3:43 am

2HP VCO













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Re: Modules that FEEL good

Post by 2disbetter » Sat May 09, 2020 3:48 am

All Rossum modules and the Orthogonal Devices ER-301 are my obvious answers to this thread.

the 301 in particular has a very satisfying workflow and use. You can see the attention and care that went into all aspects of the product.

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