All About Escher Sketch


Touch/stylus pen controller interface for video synthesis, featuring a high resolution 5.7 inch drawing surface. Provides XY positioning voltage outputs as well as pressure and directional velocity sensing. Stylus pen included.
The Escher Sketch uses a classic resistive touchpanel in order to replicate the feeling of video painting devices and early trackpads from the 1980’s through the 1990’s. A point is registered when enough pressure is applied to the touchpanel surface, either by a finger tip or using a stylus with a hard or spring-loaded nib. The included stylus has a fixed, hard nib, but we encourage you to explore other stylus options to find what suits you best as an artist.
Escher Sketch’s touchpanel sits atop an “infinity mirror” optical illusion, created with over 300 surface-mounted LEDs, reflective mirror foil, 2-way acrylic mirror glass, a 3D printed frame, and diffraction grating film. The light from the LEDs bounces between the two mirrors and then passes through the diffraction grating.

  • A voltage scale switch on the rear of the module can be set to either 5V or 1V. This adapts the module’s inputs and outputs for usage as a CV controller in Eurorack audio Systems.
  • MIDI output is passed on a TRS stereo 3.5mm jack. A switch on the module’s rear can select between the two different pinout standards (type A or B).

Specifications

  • Width, 36HP
  • Mounting Depth, 50mm
  • Power +12V @ 180mA
  • Power -12V @ 30mA

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