|Downloads:||Choices v1.1 Manual|
What does it do?
First, this is a basic joystick. It is not a precision device. Of course, if you are looking for a precision control interface, a joystick should be the last option on your list – if at all. A regular control potentiometer has 310° of rotation, while the standard joystick has only a 60° arc of travel to cover the same amount of resistance, that’s 1/5th of the resolution! But we can do better than that: Choices uses a joystick assembly that has 90° arc of travel, and is the smoothest-feeling joystick I have ever found.
The Choices joystick module was designed to pack as much utility as possible in as little space as possible while keeping the price as low as possible, keeping with the design philosophy of f(h). Here are the basic features and uses:
Why is it called Choices?
Because that is the whole idea behind a joystick, to be able to quickly and easily experiment so you can choose what you like. It is a controller, to put you in control.
The Choices module provides for the greatest range of joystick control available in the Eurorack format. It also makes a wonderful companion to the ‘Joystick Axis Generator‘, manufactured by Malekko Heavy Industry. Below is a fantastic demonstration video showing joystick control over a JAG module from YouTube user ‘deadlover73’.
|Supply Voltage||(min –> max)±9V –> ±15V|
|Supply Current (max draw @ ±12V)||+12V: 14.1mA||–12V: 13.7mA|
|Input Voltage (@ ±12V)||-Vsupply—> +Vsupply|
|Input & Ouput (I/O) coupling||Direct|
|Scaling||0% –> 200% / Vsupply|
|Gate output||Off: -Vsupply||On: +Vsupply|
|Trigger output||Off: -Vsupply||On: +Vsupply|
|Minimum joystick clearance (for briefcase systems)||With knob:||Without knob:|
|Documentation:||Choices 1.1 Manual|