The impOSCar 2 Portable Version is the last one of the impOSCar controllers. The reason, why i´ve built this is, i wanted to see, if i can build a very small Controller, with the posibility i have.
The special small potis have a size of 9 mm and the knobs of 13 mm (Diameter).
Per example, the big impOSCar Controllers has a size of 16 mm for the Potis and 20 mm for the Knobs.
The case is so small, that i must use a external Power Supply. This is really the limit, without destruction of the OSCar Layout.
This was only a test for me, and i think, i don´t wanna use this controller, because i like it big and fat, like the Keyboard Version or the OP-X Controller ;o)
The impOSCar Desktop was special made for GForce and have a very big case. The reason is, that at the beginning of the project, Mr. Spiers wanted a Controller with 4 Octave Keyboard. So i started the project and plant the Layout and the case size for 4 Octave Keyboard. A little bit later, Mr. Spiers tolds me, that he wants now a Desktop Version, but it was to late, to change the Size.
The Controller has 89 Knobs and 18 Switches to Control the Software. The Layout is identical to the Software GUI, exept the Effect Section.
The Layout was made with EAZY DRAW for OS X. And saved as a PDF File. After this a sent the File to a special Company who print ist on a plotter on a special film. The Frontpanel is a 2 mm Alumnium Plate.
Inside there are 2 Doepfer Midi Interfaces and a power supply for both Interfaces.
After the build of the Dektop Version, i wanted to have my own impOSCar Controller. But for me it was important to have a keyboard version . So it looks and feels like a real Hardware Synth, like a modern OSCar with the features of the new impOSCar 2 Software from GForce.
The other Hardware Feature are the same as the Dektop Version.