Folderol wrote:It's a bit tedious, but at work when designing panels and sending to have the metalwork done we always did a second copy with just cross-hair centres, letter labels, and a table of dimensions (all references from a single point).
Thanks, Will. Not a bad idea, to include a copy with the main dimensions. What are letter labels - just the text element of the panel, or something else?
One of the linked printers, possibly Screencraft, said ‘talk to us as early as possible’ so I can see that needing to happen soonish. No doubt they will have their own requirements on dimensioning etc. Also I would want to make sure that, assuming they can accept PDF, I get the right PDF format for printing, including CMYK etc. I will also have to find out whether it is possible to do a one-off, or whether there will be a minimum order - I think 10 was quoted by Synthgraphics. I don’t really want to go into business doing this (unproven market!) so the cost and run size might end up determining the supplier and process. £60 for a new front panel is one thing, £600 for nine I don’t want is quite another.
I have made a guide PDF on the iPad which incorporates all the hidden sound-shaping parameters onto the panel in roughly the right places. This needs to be converted into decent graphics in Affinity Publisher, but I have proven to myself that this will create a much more editable SH-201. There are quite a few additional hidden settings, but these are system settings rather than sound-shaping parameters (e.g. MIDI Clock source, MIDI clock out yes/no) so are better off in a little print-out rather than on the front panel.
Eee, it’s all good fun.