Breadboard trim potentiometer
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Breadboard trim potentiometer

by ariccio on Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:41 pm

Is there/will there ever be an audio taper version of the breadboard trim potentiometer?

I've used them in a few audio projects and the linear taper doesn't do the potentiometer justice - I love these things!
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Re: Breadboard trim potentiometer

by adafruit_support_mike on Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:32 am

I can't speak for the people who make the purchasing decisions, but in the meantime you can simulate a log-taper pot by putting a fixed-value resistor in parallel with the wiper. You actually get a square-root curve, but if you choose your values properly you can get a good approximation of a log taper.

This page has a good discussion of the principle: http://sound.westhost.com/pots.htm
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Re: Breadboard trim potentiometer

by ariccio on Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:17 am

mstone@yawp.com wrote:I can't speak for the people who make the purchasing decisions, but in the meantime you can simulate a log-taper pot by putting a fixed-value resistor in parallel with the wiper. You actually get a square-root curve, but if you choose your values properly you can get a good approximation of a log taper.

This page has a good discussion of the principle: http://sound.westhost.com/pots.htm


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