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Re: Tinyboatgiant LW Format powered boats

Post by KSS » Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:01 am

Re: fancy sync switch

Doesn't it actually have an overly long actuation travel?

And a great propensity to snag and break long nails due to the encircling rim above the actuator when depressed?

That's what I've encountered in non-synth usages of this type pushbutton.
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Re: Tinyboatgiant LW Format powered boats

Post by J3RK » Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:20 pm

Hehehe! I think the travel is fine. I actually don't think it's ever going to need to be quickly engaged or disengaged. I could be wrong, but I think other than me pressing it a million times during demo clips, it would generally be on or off in a patch. (then again, someone could want to go insane on it... maybe?) :hihi:

The other funny thing, is that I'm actually driving the LED ring from the four quadrant multiplier output, because it's much more interesting, and includes both oscillators. Maybe a bit nonsensical, but I like the way it looks.

I suppose another option would be an arcade button, and latch logic. Then you could REALLY toggle it quickly. I do love arcade buttons.

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As far as breaking long nails, I do unfortunately think that could be the cost of having such a fancy Sync switch. :twisted:

It would be completely trivial to swap that big hole for one for another NKK toggle.

I just didn't want anyone to be able to vandalize my sync button.
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Re: Tinyboatgiant LW Format powered boats

Post by KSS » Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:09 pm

As far as breaking long nails, I do unfortunately think that could be the cost of having such a fancy Sync switch. :twisted:
So what you're saying is.. If you have long nails. U cant touch this! ;)
I just didn't want anyone to be able to vandalize my sync button.
To the extreme I rock a mic sync like a vandal,

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Re: Tinyboatgiant LW Format powered boats

Post by syncretism » Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:10 pm

KSS wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:01 am
Re: fancy sync switch

Doesn't it actually have an overly long actuation travel?

And a great propensity to snag and break long nails due to the encircling rim above the actuator when depressed?

That's what I've encountered in non-synth usages of this type pushbutton.
As someone who's had a Stroh module - the Spline Generator - with one of these elevator-style switches for a few years, I think I can speak to these questions.

"Overly long" is, of course, a subjective assessment. It's a firm and assertive push to enable cycling on the Spline generator, and that suits me fine. I'm pretty sure the majority of users can work work out tactile/muscle memory for disparate modules in a studio. I don't need the button equivalent of synth keyboard action for a task like enabling auto-cycling. If I wanted to make control over cycling some integral part of my performance, there are more effective ways to patch something like that up with logic and potentiometers or sequencers. I don't have a switchable oscillator sync unless I patch it up for myself. Most of the time, sync's either part of the patch or it isn't.

I don't have long nails, but I've certainly had untrimmed nails, and have yet to experience them as a physical impediment. If one's nails are long enough for this to be an issue with these push-bottom switches, I imagine that potentiometers and other buttons would be a more aggravating problem. Worst-case, there's always a knuckle, a will, and a way.

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Re: Tinyboatgiant LW Format powered boats

Post by syncretism » Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:25 pm

J3RK wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:20 pm

I suppose another option would be an arcade button, and latch logic. Then you could REALLY toggle it quickly. I do love arcade buttons.
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Re: Tinyboatgiant LW Format powered boats

Post by J3RK » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:53 pm

KSS wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:09 pm
As far as breaking long nails, I do unfortunately think that could be the cost of having such a fancy Sync switch. :twisted:
So what you're saying is.. If you have long nails. U cant touch this! ;)
I just didn't want anyone to be able to vandalize my sync button.
To the extreme I rock a mic sync like a vandal,

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Re: Tinyboatgiant LW Format powered boats

Post by J3RK » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:54 pm

syncretism wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:25 pm
J3RK wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:20 pm

I suppose another option would be an arcade button, and latch logic. Then you could REALLY toggle it quickly. I do love arcade buttons.
I can vouch!

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Re: Tinyboatgiant LW Format powered boats

Post by J3RK » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:55 pm

These buttons are still nothing compared to Mungo Sync though. That is serious sync button envy! It’s like the history eraser button! Shiny, candy-like!
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