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Q182-RP20 Ribbon and Pressure Controller

Q182RP20 Ribbon and Pressure Controller

The RP20 is a position and pressure-sensitive ribbon controller capable of replacing or augmenting a traditional keyboard in an analog synthesizer system. The RP20 can be held like a guitar, played from the desktop, or mounted to our modular keyboard controllers above or below the keys.

The RP20's sensor is 20" long and produces a voltage for the position of your finger and a voltage for the pressure you're applying. These voltages are produced using analog circuitry and change smoothly and naturally as you play.

Both position and pressure signals have adjustable ranges using our Q182 dual controller interface module. When the position sensor is set to the 2 volt range, the ribbon can be played like a keyboard, complete with a template showing white and black keys. The 4/12th volt range is useful for pitch bending of +/-2 semitones, and the 5 volt range can be used for wide filter or pitch sweeps.

A gate signal can be produced from either sensor and used to control other modules to activate vibrato or triggering an arpeggiation from a sequencer.

In addition to the touch sensors, there is a small gate button on the controller's housing. This button creates an additional gate signal on the Q182 that can be used to activate various effects or modes by controlling modules in the system.

  • 20" Position sensor with selectable range
  • 20" Pressure sensor with selectable range
  • Gate switch
  • Adjustable auto-gate for each sensor
  • 3-Color programmable LED for both sensors
  • Can be mounted to QKB keyboard controller shelves
  • Quality machined aluminium framework
  • Solid walnut base
  • Guitar strap buttons
  • ZP Wrote: Bravo Roger! Your ribbon controller rules! I had the Moog ribbon I used with my Moog modular and I love how you didn't simply clone it. The Auto Gate and the other features you added take the ribbon idea further than the "Model T" that I had. I like the 21st century.
Q182-RP20-W Controller with 24" cable and walnut base: $520.00 USD Picture

QPR-72 Extension cable 72": $40.00 USD Picture
QPR-180 Extension cable 180": $50.00 USD Picture
  • JH Wrote: So this makes it like an "All-One" given the function of both a Keyboard Controller and a Ribbon Controller, well I think this changes the whole game here.
  • Position Sensor Length:  ~20"
  • Pressure Sensor Length:  ~20"
  • Position Voltage Output Range:  5V, 2V, 4/12V
  • Pressure Voltage Output Range:  5V, 2V, 4/12V
  • Auto Gate:  5V Positive
  • Switch Gate:  5V Positive
  • Power Requirement:  +15V@100ma, -15V@100ma, +5V@100ma
  • Base Material:  Solid Walnut
  • Length with Base:  27.5"
  • Width with Base:  1.5"
  • Height with Base:  1.75"
  • Base Mounting Hole Spacing:  26"
  • Length without Base:  23.375"
  • Width without Base:  1"
  • Height without Base:  1"
  • Sensor frame Mounting Hole Spacing:  22.75"
  • JW Wrote: Looks awesome Roger. I'm always on impressed how well thought out your designs are and how good the documentaion is.

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