hello. i’m looking for recommendations for a rotary encoder/replacement sensor for the following application:
the programmer who develops an operating system for this musical instrument (seen below) has introduced functions by which the instrument can be navigated and controlled over MIDI. this is excellent, as the factory rotary encoder is of poor quality. the tact switches, too - it’s all just too “clicky.”
therefore, i want to use arduino to build a better control surface for the MPC1000. this means 35 tact switches, 2 slide pots, and a rotary encoder. the developer allows incoming midi notes to act as “DATA WHEEL LEFT/RIGHT” commands, so it’ll be very easy to program.
i’e considered the rotary encoders from inside a PS2 mouse, but would like something more exciting. this sensor will be expected to allow me to quickly skitter around this machine as i’m very quick/hard on it (i’ve had to replace the rotary encoder twice already). i’d prefer to DIY/recycle/discover a robust encoder to use, but i would consider purchasing a couple encoders if you have a model you’re strongly recommend.
thanks for your time and suggestions. please let me know if you have any questions that would help you understand my intentions.