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    hi all, i have been brewing a design for a mixer with some of the best features of older analogue mixers and a few quirky ideas, also updating some features to work with the likes of tractor. For some reason it seems like most mixers nowadays have eliminated kill switches and pot the knobs so close to each other, not catering for big fingers. its still a work in progress however i am quite curious to know what you think and would like to ad:

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    Large knobs
    arcade buttons
    kill switches
    on board sound card
    full analogue mixer
    midi mapable
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    I like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daily Crisis View Post
    I like it
    thanks, it still needs a few bits like sours selectors etc but its getting there

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    Personally I don't like red and black together.

    Position of the VU meters at the bottom, just doesn't look right, I would keep them purely on the master to show master output. Just have LED's to show clipping.

    The Rotary pots still look too close together.

    To help with layout, look at the Condesa Rotary Mixer, shows how VU's can incorparate well into a design. And how far apart pots should be. Also check E&S DJR 400.
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    Punch? Dunno about that, mate...
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    Quote Originally Posted by amadeus View Post
    Personally I don't like red and black together.

    Position of the VU meters at the bottom, just doesn't look right, I would keep them purely on the master to show master output. Just have LED's to show clipping.

    The Rotary pots still look too close together.

    To help with layout, look at the Condesa Rotary Mixer, shows how VU's can incorparate well into a design. And how far apart pots should be. Also check E&S DJR 400.
    the diameter of the knobs are 18mm, as they are smaller than the arcade buttons, arcade buttons are 33.5mm in diameter including bezel around, the useable gap between 2 rotaries is 19mm, you are right it is a bit tight, the VU meters could go in favour of the led's, that would give me some more room to space out the knobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    Punch? Dunno about that, mate...
    Punch buttons is going back in time, they used to be standard on mixers and was allot of fun to mix with, basically it reverses the channels while held in. used to have loads of fun with that function

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    Quote Originally Posted by amadeus View Post
    Personally I don't like red and black together.
    the colours unfortunately is down to what decent resolution images i could find on the net, the best one actually ended up being red. ideally they will be illuminated and light red when activated to kill, and green when the audio signal is passing through normally, giving a clear indication of what is actually going on

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    Mixer would need to have a larger faceplate than that... Looks like a small amount of room to work with anyways.

    Also, it can do without the EQ kills, but that is just MY opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwal View Post
    Mixer would need to have a larger faceplate than that... Looks like a small amount of room to work with anyways.

    Also, it can do without the EQ kills, but that is just MY opinion.
    the mixer is slightly larger than a standard 2 channel mixer, measurements are 280mm wide by 350mm deep, the same depth as a technics turntable. the knobs however are larger, much larger than normal. Unfortunately the kill switches is what inspired me to design this, as allot of new mixers have stopped doing this and it has always been one of my favourite features on the older mixers. with knobs you can only ever do 2 at a time, with kill switches you get a far more complex mix on the eq and drops have more punch. just my opinion.

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