turntable_input_control_overview

Turntable input control Overview

  1. Start – Stop button: Starts or stops the platter’s motor.
  2. Power switch: Switches power on or off for the entire turntable. If the power is turned off while the platter is spinning, the platter will come to a slow stop.
  3. Turntable Platter: Grabbing and turning the platter’s edge in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction temporarily speeds up or slows down the playback of the record being played. The playback speed increases when the edge is turned clockwise and decreases when turned counterclockwise. Releasing the platter’s edge will return the playback speed to the value set by the pitch control knob.
  4. Vinyl record / slipmat: When the needle is on the vinyl record, the record can be freely manipulated by grabbing and moving it with the controller. When the needle is not on the record, grabbing the record will attach it to the controller, so that it can be removed.
  5. Spindle: The spindle can be used to make more precise pitch bend corrections than the platter. To increase or decrease the playback speed using the spindle, first grab the spindle with the trigger (index finger) and then while grabbing slide the thumb up or down the controller’s trackpad, or move the controller’s joystick up or down.
  6. Pitch control: Adjusts the playback speed / pitch of the record, between +8% and -8%. The pitch control knob can be grabbed and moved with a controller for coarse adjustments, but more precise adjustments can be made by scrolling up or down the controller’s trackpad (or moving the joystick up or down) while hovering the controller over the pitch control knob. Hovering over the knob will also display the current pitch adjustment percentage and optionally the BPM (Beats per minute) and Key values for the track when available.
  7. Tonearm / Cartridge: The position of the needle on the record determines the playback position. The outer edge of the record corresponds to the beginning of the track, and the inner edge to the end. Every record has a small lead in zone at the beginning, where no audio is played back and which can be used to cue up tracks. When the track on the record is finished playing, the needle will stay in a locked groove near the center of the record.

Hovering a controller over the turntable’s pitch slider, will display the turntable’s current pitch adjustment percentage and optionally the BPM (Beats per minute) and Key values for the track currently placed on the turntable.

To indicate that the key of the current track has changed due to a change in pitch, the color of the displayed key value will change if the pitch is set to more than plus or minus 3 percent (starting at 2 percent). The BPM and Key values will be grayed out, if the metadata for those values can not be retrieved.

The display of the BPM and Key values is optional, and can be toggled in the turntable’s user settings panel.

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