I remember hearing about the ribbon controllers based on the use of VHS tape on the Benders List a while back, however completely forgot about until I ran into the Synthstick project.
The VHS tape acts much like a variable slide resistor and the further up you go the more resistance you will have because the current has to pass through all the iron in the tape. Anyways I know one thing I’ll be doing tonite is making on of those things. The sound samples completely rocked my socks off.
Sample 1 With Filter effect
Clean Sample 2
[Via FolkUrban]
BTW, We’ll see how long it takes for this post to get on Make: