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R2M Midi Ribbon Controller

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R2M Midi Ribbon Controller
R2M Midi Ribbon Controller R2M Midi Ribbon Controller

 

R2M is a ribbon controller that generates control signals by moving the finger on the ribbon manual. The output signals are generated as Midi and CV/Gate control voltages simultaneously. Consequently R2M allows to control both Midi and CV/Gate based equipment (e.g. analog synthesizers or analog modular systems). R2M is the abbreviation for Ribbon to (2) MIDI.

R2M is made of two parts: the manual and the control box. For the manual the same type as the for the modular version A-198 is used. It includes a 50 cm position sensor and a pressure sensor. The control box converts the data coming from the manual (finger position and pressure) into the corresponding Midi data resp. CV/Gate voltages. The control box is available even without manual to make use of an already existing A-198 manual and take advantage of the additional features of the R2M control unit compared to the comparatively simple A-198.

Features

  • Very precise and sensitive position sensor (length 50 cm) that responds even to light finger touch
  • Sensible pressure sensor located below the position sensor
  • Connection to the control box via 4-pin cable (same as used for USB connections but no USB function )
  • Cable included, length 1m (longer cables are available at extra charge, a standard USB cable type A-A can be used)
  • Control box receives the analog resistance data coming from the position and pressure sensor of the manual and converts these information into Midi date resp. CV/Gate voltages
  • "Trautonium" mode: in this special mode only a single note on message is generated when the position sensor is touched. After that only pitch bend messages are generated until the finger is lifted off.
  • 12 bit pitch bend resolution
  • MIDI channel, control change number and pitch scale can be adjusted 
  • Quantization option, i.e. only certain notes resp. control voltages (e.g. only major or minor notes) are generated, for details please refer to the A-100 quantizer module A-156 as the quantization of the R2M is very similar.
  • Adjustable manual scaling (i.e. which length of the manual corresponds to one octave, full length is max. 5 octaves)
  • Inverse scaling is possible (important if e.g. the manual is put on with a strap)

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  • Ribbon Dimensions: about 600mm length x 30mm width x 18mm height
  • Ribbon weight: about 900 g
  • Control Box Dimensions: about 128mm width x 91mm depth x 26mm height 
  • Control Box Weight: about 450g
  • connection to the control box via 4-pin cable (same as used for USB connections but no USB function )
  • cable included, length 1m (longer cables are available at extra charge, a standard USB cable type A-A can be used)
  • External AC power supply needed

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