The community of Flex-Radio enthusiasts which select the DJ Console as their main user interface is steadily growing. Community members are sharing pictures how the use and improve their DJ Consoles to make it even better. After several labeling solutions, a recent discussion on the PowerSDR-UI Yahoogroup ended up in an haptic improvement for the DJ Console’s tuning wheels.
Why improving the tuning wheels?
From our classic radios we are used that the main tuning wheel comes with a flying wheel effect. The DJ console’s big turning wheel however are pretty light and have very little flying wheel effect.
This is what brought Ray, Jerry (W3JJJ) and Marc (W3MDJ) on the idea of modifying the DJ Console by adding plasticine / modelling clay inside the tuning wheels.
Ray created neat videos which show how the modified Console looks like and how to perform the Mod:
This is the video how the finished modification feels:
And how to perform the mod:
Marc, W3MDJ did also a great job of documenting the DJ Console modification on his website.
Have you modified your DJ Console and would like to share it with other users? Is there anything which annoys you about the DJ Console? Then drop a comment and enjoy the benefits of a growing community!