Ribbon Controller Project –Updated 10/04/02
Submitted by:Charles Osthelder
This collection of reports describes the work-in-progress of a ribbon control device for
use with analog synthesizers. All of the materials are readily available and obtainable
for reasonable cost. The assembly is time consuming, but not terribly difficult.
It is possible to purchase a 30" length of the resistive webbing in the form of a Desco
brand, ESD heel cuff. The model number is 17250. Check out their website at
This project would certainly have been an utter failure without the help of my mom and
dad, Joan and Robert Osthelder. They help with an awful lot of my rather esoteric little
projects and are happy to do so. Both are very talented and intelligent individuals, as
well as wonderful parents.
PDF file # 1 ~ 326 K
PDF file # 2 ~ 288 K
PDF file # 3 ~ 937 K - New!
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