I would like to ask you for help in selecting an encoder for audio MIDI supposes. I am quite a beginner and hobbyist.
I want my encoder to be able to map various sliders on DAW mixer. And I want to be able to change mapping on the workflow.
That's why I prefer encoders instead regular potentiometers.
I need two encoders and I imagine they should have the following features:
jump-free - or with option to switch between smooth or jumping operation.
All I need is the functionality of an ordinary incremental encoder, but I want as many impulses per one turn as possible. There are incremental encoders with 128 impulses per turn, but they are little bit too expensive. That is why I wonder if some absolute or magnetic encoder would be better? But the magnetic ones I found only those for self-construction. Would you recommend something ready-made? By the way I do not know what is the difference between a magnetic and an absolute encoder? Is it a completely different kind or just a different pulse counting mechanism, which can be both absolute and incremental?
I also want every encoder to have a button. This is not necessary, but very desirable.
If anyone could help me to find such product that would be great.
For any help great thanks in advance.