I'm thinking of getting a ribbon controller such as the Doepfer R2m for a more realistic vibrato on solo strings etc. But I have a question about the way these things behave with pitch once you lift a finger off the controller.
After all these years, the only time I remember being around any sort of ribbon controller was some old Moog add on thing back in the 70's. Must've been with a Minimoog or Polymoog or other early animal.
As I remember, if I lifted my finger off the ribbon at any arbitrary point, THAT was where the pitch rested ..and if I immediately hit a key on the keyboard attached to the ribbon, the note would now trigger incorrectly because of where I lifted off the ribbon.
Is that the way these things work? If I'm assigning a ribbon to pitch (as opposed to vibrato), do I have to figure out where my finger was when I first touched the ribbon...and then make sure I get back to that spot before lifting off the ribbon in order for the pitch to remain correct as I continue playing?
I'm not getting the concept. I'm sure this is a simple issue but I just called the Doepfer distributor here in S. California and he wasn't sure how that works either.