Using Dials in MSDP
Dials in MSDP are designed to be performant and flexible. Dials can be updated by clicking on a location on the dial, clicking a location and turning the mouse, by clicking and dragging the number below the dials, or by clicking on the number and typing in a value. Dials can also be controlled via automation from control modules.
The Dial Design
Dials in MSDP come in three sizes and three color schemes. From left to right, we have a large dial with the dark color scheme, a medium dial with the teal color scheme, and an small dial with a transparant background.
Regardless of size and color, all three dials operate identically, except the small dial, which lacks the ability to set the number manually.
Dials typically include the parameter number before the name, as in the examples above. Parameter numbers can be used by control modules to automate the location of the dials over time.
The dials themselves scale to ranges that are useful for the individual parameter, but the number boxes below the dials can be set to any value manually, even if the dial doesn’t go to that location.
To navigate immediately to a location on the dial, simply click your mouse on the location, and the dial will jump instantly to that position.
Dials can be rotated by clicking on the dial and rotating the mouse in a clockwise or counter-clockwise fashion.
On the Large and Medium dials, the number boxes can be manually edited.
- Click on the number box, type in the value and hit enter to cause the dial to jump to that location, OR
- Click on the number box and drag your mouse up or down to the desired location.
It’s important to notice that on the Small dial, the number box can not be manually edited.
One of the advantages of using the number box is that values can go OUTSIDE of the dial range, and will still work. The volume dial may only operate up to 2.0, but you can set the volume to 5000x the original volume if you’d like, by setting it manually with the number box!