Looking for things to fool around these days that don’t require a Raspberry Pi…
I have these rotary encoding sensors that could work on this concept.
- A MIDI controller with interchangeable knobs (mainly for show) they would share a common shaft design.
The basic box would have 16 control slots with some iconic labeling.
Changing and operating the control knobs would take a certain physical effort and showmanship. The controls might have some higher level macro function like changing patches. Big wheels inertia might allow a short vibrato kind of input.
Variety of different knob possibilities, for now they don’t differ in function, only the hole position matters. (it can recognize a registration mark on the control.)
- Perhaps one of those solo EDM performers could add some visual interest.
- Could be an audience operated input, perhaps in an electronic composition with a drone the listeners could effect.
- Cound be some sort of science exploratory input.
Didn’t Devo work up a sweat in some of their tunes?
Some of the physicality in performances may have been inspired by the silent Scifi Metropolis.