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May 18, 2008 at 07:42 #788Adam WilsonParticipant
This one is easy to explain: I have a dimly lit studio and the LEDs are too bright for me in that situation. They prevent me from reading the print on the front panel. Would it be possible to attenuate the brightness using a button + main encoder knob?May 18, 2008 at 22:06 #1622
Good idea. The other day I demoed the Octo for a very interested guy, but he was sceptical whether he could look at it for long because of the brightness.
My guess though, would be that it is something that would demand a change in the hardware.
Post edited by: LDT, at: 2008/05/20 11:40May 20, 2008 at 13:21 #1626
I have the same problem, I think in my case it’s worse because of the black panel (and the purple lights are bloody bright).
It’d be kind of cool if the the Black Sea had reacted better to "blacklight".
In order to use it my glasses have to be perfectly clean (I got some scratches on them which don’t help_or, I need a strong light on it to be able to read the panel (little usb led light is not enough).May 27, 2008 at 21:13 #1623
robert wrote:Quote:This one is easy to explain: I have a dimly lit studio and the LEDs are too bright for me in that situation. They prevent me from reading the print on the front panel. Would it be possible to attenuate the brightness using a button + main encoder knob?
We have tried to find the best fit for playing in an out-door and studio enviroment
and since Octopus is out we never have had this feedback and feature wish
from our users so far. Unfortunately the LEDs on the Octopus are not "dimmable".
So there is only one brightness possible. To change it would mean to change
the hardware of the Octopus with different components which is quite costly.
If anyone wants to have the Octopus changed "darker" please contact us directly.
Would be a help for you to use an USB Lamp to be able to ready the print
also in your dimly lit studio?
Does somebody has the contrary opinon about the brightness of the Legacy or
MarcelMay 27, 2008 at 21:36 #1645MikeParticipant
I have a classic and the LED brightness is fine for me… I use a USB lamp as well to read the labels.
It *would* be cool to have an EL panel to illuminate the labels tho (like Moog Voyager RME).
I despise blue LEDs for equipment, very distracting, in any light.
ripeMay 27, 2008 at 21:59 #1647May 27, 2008 at 22:47 #1648MikeParticipant
But if you have green and red, you can do this!
ripeMay 28, 2008 at 08:26 #1650
Just a thought (very obvious, but sometimes it is easy to miss the obvious;) ):
I think it is possible to accieve some dimming just by adjusting the view angle: If you look at them from 90 degrees above, they are a lot brighter than when you are off angle.May 28, 2008 at 08:45 #1646Adam WilsonParticipant
machim wrote:Quote:Would be a help for you to use an USB Lamp to be able to ready the print
also in your dimly lit studio?
Hi Marcel, I’ll give the USB lamp a try, but I think it will not fully ‘cover’ the large front panel. Any more light, and my studio is no longer ‘dimly lit’, heh.
So the alternative is the patching of 260 trim pots on the pcboard? Lol…August 29, 2008 at 15:52 #1649AdamParticipant
that is totally awesome dudeOctober 9, 2008 at 21:26 #1802
I have read about people using white nail polish to dim leds. It can end up looking very uniform apparently…
although this was on one of those Livewire synth modules which have retina scarring blue leds.. only two leds
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