| R2M is a ribbon controller that generates control signals by moving the finger on the ribbon manual. The output signals are generated as Midi and CV/Gate control voltages simultaneously. Consequently R2M allows to control both Midi and CV/Gate based equipment (e.g. analog synthesizers or analog modular systems). R2M is the abbreviation for Ribbon to (2) MIDI.
R2M is made of two parts: the manual and the control box. For the manual the same type as the for the modular version A-198 is used. It includes a 50 cm position sensor and a pressure sensor. The control box converts the data coming from the manual (finger position and pressure) into the corresponding Midi data resp. CV/Gate voltages. The control box is available even without manual to make use of an already existing A-198 manual and take advantage of the additional features of the R2M control unit compared to the comparatively simple A-198.
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very precise and sensitive position sensor (length 50 cm) that responds even to light finger touch
sensible pressure sensor located below the position sensor
solid metal frame (double U-shape profile), silver-grey color
several M3 threads on all sides (e.g. to mount the manual on a base or to mount several manuals together or to fix a strap or ...)
measures: about 600 length x 30 width x 18 height (measures in mm)
weight: about 900 g
connection to the control box via 4-pin cable (same as used for USB connections but no USB function )
cable included, length 1m (longer cables are available at extra charge, a standard USB cable type A-A can be used)