Um, no. Encoders are those controls that can keep going infinitely in any direction, and have no particular setting that they point to at any given time, just incrementing/decrementing something in software. Most digital modules use analog pots and read them with a DAC, because that is cheaper than an encoder and often makes more sense interface-wise.Rex Coil 7 wrote:By "more expensive" combined with "wobbly knobs" I'm guessing you're aiming at digital modules that use encoders. The "wobbly knobs" thing is mostly due to the use of less costly digital encoders. I really do not like "cheap" feeling encoders/wobbly knobs either, which prevents me from buying things such as the 0-Coast and other wobbly modules. But again, that goes back to the use of encoders rather than potentiometers, and digital designs use encoders for the most part. So it's more about a choice of digital vs analog.
0-Coast uses analog pots and... doesn't read them with a DAC because those sections are not digital. The only digital part is the MIDI converter (which includes an arpeggiator and LFO generator); the rest is 100% analog.
I haven't seen a wobbly encoder yet. Not on O_C, E352, E370, Twin Waves, Pamela's New Workout or the dual pitch encoder on Manis Iteritas. All of them securely panel-mounted and rock-solid.
The wobbliest knobs I've had in Euro were on Harvestman Kermit (digital, with analog pots with plastic shafts and no panel mount) and Sputnik Quad VCF/VCA (analog, with analog pots and no panel mount).