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[MW-096u] [Poll] 1U multi function panel options
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[MW] 1U multi function panel options
3 knobs 3 switches just like now, all BIG
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
smaller knobs/switches, but more of both
75%
 75%  [ 12 ]
just smaller knobs, more of them (attenuators), keep the size of switches
25%
 25%  [ 4 ]
just smaller switches, more of them (momentary switches), keep the size of knobs
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 16

Author [MW-096u] [Poll] 1U multi function panel options
Xiaodaner
At the same time I know some one would love to turn big knobs and big switches, I know someone would rather to use more of them as well.

I'd love to hear some more opinions.

See this post for info:

https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4300


There are 4 options:
1) 3 knobs 3 switches just like now, all BIG;
2) smaller knobs/switches, but more of both;
3) just smaller knobs, more of them (attenuators), keep the size of switches;
4) just smaller switches, more of them (momentary switches), keep the size of knobs.

Thank you for your opinion!

/MW
Kent
If the switches are intended to be performance items I would:

    Move that 1rU metal panel from the middle to the top so that it isn't covered in cables

    Change the power switch to a switch like the colored circular ones and then make the colored circular ones levered toggle switches like the power switch currently is. This is is because the larger toggle switch would be easy to hook with cables during a quick performance and you don't really need to actuate the power switch except for once or twice a day. Toggle switches are easier to use in performances than the circular ones since they are easier to grab, especially with sweaty hands.

    Get rid of the format adapters on each side and use the space to add attenuators. I'd go for 2 larger knobbed ones (like you have, but nicer knobs) and then as many smaller knobbed ones as you could fit. This is so that you could have some attenuators that are 'set & forget' and the big ones would be for performance purposes.

    Fill whatever space is left over with multiples.

    Back to the format adapters. They will not be used by the majority of clients since they are a specialist item. Many people are one format only, or they simply use adapter cables. I think the space is better used in allocating it to more attenuators, mults (very useful), switches, etc.


Also, how much does this beast currently weigh when empty?
wetterberg
MULTS! MUCH more important than attenuators, imo.
If you put in 4 4-way mults that would be good.

I'd go for some nice manual gate buttons, yeah, knobs don't have to be huge, I liked Kents idea of two larger main knobs and then some smaller ones.
elemental
wetterberg wrote:
MULTS! MUCH more important than attenuators, imo.
If you put in 4 4-way mults that would be good.

I'd go for some nice manual gate buttons, yeah, knobs don't have to be huge, I liked Kents idea of two larger main knobs and then some smaller ones.


what he said. another thing that would be cool would be a lever or something at the back that allowed the unit to sit at an angle. dont know if it would drive the cost up too much but would be pretty handy.

and yeah, at least two big heavy knobs for serious stuff smile
wetterberg
elemental wrote:
what he said. another thing that would be cool would be a lever or something at the back that allowed the unit to sit at an angle.
just get a guitar stand for acoustic guitars... should work just fine smile
fluxmonkey
as others have said: MULTS. to gain the space, i'd lose one of the pushbuttons: 2 is plenty, preferably placed at either end of the strip for ergonomics. momentaries should have at least a small parallel cap for crude debouncing. on my DIY attenuators i put one in and 3 outs, very handy and doesn't take much room. i like big knobs.

b
Kent
fluxmonkey wrote:
. i like big knobs.


Quoted for posterity... you naughty, naughty Fluxmonkey!
Illiac
What about making the center section modular and open it up to other builders and users to decide what should go there w00t
Illiac
Duh, nevermind. It's clearly been mentioned in the case announcement thread d'oh!
johnchantler
kent's suggestions rock.

though i do like the current momentary switch styling.
LDT
I would never use the momentary switches, but lots of mults and 3 or 4 attennuators seems like a good idea.
But I must admit that I am not really taken by the idea of the 1U bar in the middle of the case.
Xiaodaner
The 1U bar will be put at the bottom of 2 racks in the final product. It is already written in the main post.

Okay I will sum it up so I can improve my design:

1) Del the multi formant port;
2) 4 simple 4x multiples;
3) 2 big knob atteuators and a few small knob ones;
4) I'll fit the space left with momentary push buttons;


It will be pretty dangerous if power switch is beside a big knob attenuator, even I make it a button style toggle switch.

I am now thinking about removing the power switch all together and use power filter (the power plug) with switch built in.

Thank you for all your suggesions!

/MW
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