dismal

Help with Front Panel Express
« on: June 30, 2020, 04:45:05 PM »
Hi, I am currently doing the DIY Studer 169 EQ 500 series and I need some help with Front Panel Express, I had no problem making my faceplate with every holes placed but I don't understand how to do the -12 to +12 DB with the little lines on the gain button.

Can someone help me with this?

Thanks


ruffrecords

Re: Help with Front Panel Express
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 04:11:43 AM »
Check out the scale function in the latest version.

Cheers

Ian
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https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


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Ricardus

Re: Help with Front Panel Express
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 03:24:24 PM »
I actually am eager to see that, because I have a vacuum tube mic pre that I need a panel for, and the old version would allow you to do scales writing a custom script, but I never got it quite right.
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john12ax7

Re: Help with Front Panel Express
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 04:24:52 PM »
You can do patterns easily with Autocad type software.

You can also brute force it with a spreadsheet to calculate the appropriate marker coordinates.

ruffrecords

Re: Help with Front Panel Express
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 05:02:47 PM »
Many years ago someone posted a program that generates and HPGL file of a scale specified by inputs to the program. This can be imported into FPD and saved as a user macro object. It can then easily be imported into a front panel and it can also be scaled.

Note also that FPD has for some time allowed the import of a dxf file of the panel outline. In the latest version this has been upgraded so an entire panel expressed as a dxf file can be imported (outline, holes and text etc). I have not tried this yet.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

hodad

Re: Help with Front Panel Express
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2020, 11:20:14 PM »
Many years ago someone posted a program that generates and HPGL file of a scale specified by inputs to the program.

Ian
Is this what you're referring to? 
http://stiftsbogtrykkeriet.dk/~mcs/Scale.html

ruffrecords

Re: Help with Front Panel Express
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2020, 03:58:12 AM »
Is this what you're referring to? 
http://stiftsbogtrykkeriet.dk/~mcs/Scale.html

Not the exact one because the one you linked cannot output hpgl for the simplest scale type but the other two scale types are more useful so I think thins is better than the one I used. Thanks for the link.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

Ricardus

Re: Help with Front Panel Express
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2020, 07:34:14 PM »
dismal,

Frank Rollen has some panels for that in his inventory if you want to check out his stuff. I am building 6 of those Studers right now and got my panels from him. He can make them any color panel and ink you want.
Audio mastering for hire..

dismal

Re: Help with Front Panel Express
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2020, 10:02:19 PM »
Will sure do! Thanks for the info

Ricardus

Re: Help with Front Panel Express
« Reply #9 on: Today at 02:09:51 AM »
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