Bill Buxton's Notes

These are touch-sensitive MIDI faders that I used in both music and in controlling figures in 3D graphics. They interest me by contrasting them with the Allison/Sneldork sliders: both have about the same travel and both are relative devices. They even use the same gestures. But sensing something mechanical in one and not the other makes the difference as clear as night and day. The answer to why is discovered by pondering the following question, "Does the value change if your fingertip rolls a bit while you stand up while your fingers are on the sliders?"

Device Details

Company: Roland | Year: 1989