Hi John!If you can get your hands on an SSL X-rack to play with it might give you some ideas on implementation. Each pot and button has an associated LED that changes color when the recall is correct.
As mentioned each pot and switch will need to have an extra section so it will be quite the undertaking to retrofit an existing board. Space will be an issue. You will most likely need to use solder lug pots, so lots of wiring. It might be easier to just build from the ground up.
Thanks a lot Sahib! I'll have a look these options3 gang centre detent on a single shaft for pan will be quite difficult. I'll see what I have.
You can get 4 pole double throw toggle switch but you may struggle for space as it is quite bulky. So, perhaps use a SPDT sub miniature type and control again a sub miniature relay. Relay handles the audio and you monitor the switch for recall.
Thanks a lot for the info!The SSL faders have wipers on each side of the fader's shaft. One side is the audio path and runs against a conductive plastic board and the other side is another conductive plastic board that is used for the automation computer. The large and small faders both worked this way. The VCA and motorized faders (G+ and J/K) had similar layouts, but different motor drives. The G+ faders used a motor (Canon brand!) with a string that attached to the fader shaft and the J/K faders used a rubber track and gear mechanism.
While I've seen promo info for that, I've never seen one in-person. Can you take some pix of the insides of one of the modules? In particular, the back side of the front panel showing the physical setup with the pots and switches.Hi Brian, it's a Chandler Mini Mixer! Pretty basic components / circuit design with a lot of room inside to fit cables and such..
Indeed, I've only found a version with an extra section for the volume pot itself, not the mute switch part.Finding a pot to replace the stock level control (with the attached mute switch) to add the additional position gang will be incredibly difficult.
Great! I believe the four gang version would be the one I need. I have to check if 20kB is what I have in the mixer!I have four and six gang 20kB, centre detent (and centre tapped). They are new.
Four gang will do your job. The third gang is for positional feedback for recall. Fourth gang is unused (unless you have something else in mind).
The shaft is 4mm. So, you will need to use 4mm to 6mm adapter ring which is available off-the-shelf.
Please PM if you think it will work for you.