Basics: GUI Handling – Sliders

Let’s discuss Sliders now. First of all I wanna tell you some simple facts.

Sliders Range
A Slider has a lowest and a highest value. This range could be adjusted in steps with the fader, from Lo(lowest value) to Hi(highest value).
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You could define the range via Automation.
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Value Range
Value
is the actual value (10.000). Lo is the lowest value, Hi the highest value. Little tip: You don’t need to write the + in positive values, but it’s easier to see at first view, that a value is positive.
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Slider Properties – Display Title And Readout
You have control, if the Slider’s Title (Slider’s name) and/or Readout(value in digits) should be displayed.
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One Slider Module – Different Appearances And Functionalities
Inserting a Slider in your project, you get a vertical Slider(Vert) by default, but there is 11 different types of a slider with different appearances and also different functionalities.  Right-click on the Slider and select Properties to see the different Sliders.
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You have 11 different types of this Slider to choose from, with different appearances and functionalities.
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Here is all possible versions of a Slider. We will discuss now the different functionalities.
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NONE version
This Slider version has no fader. Useful to enter fixed values.
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VERT & HORIZ version
Here we have the classic Sliders, for raising the value from lowest(bottom position) to highest(top position). The HORIZ Slider has not the functionality, you maybe know from mixer units. The HORIZ Slider is not ment to fade between sources. It’s just a horizontal design.
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PLAIN SLIDER version
This Slider works like the VERT & HORIZ Sliders, but moving the fader you will notice lager steps – not the best choice for fine adjustment. ;)
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Single Module Knobs (Slider Variations) Against Custom Knob
The first 2 knobs in the picture are Slider variations and single modules(SMALL KNOB & KNOB version). The last knob(Knob) in picture (found in the Controls) is a creation out of other modules. This knob is marked with the grey symbol, because it is a container with modules in.
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Maybe you ask yourself now: “Why the last Knob? There is two single modules I could use!”. The answer is easy: You could modify and customize the last knob, instead of just being able to enter a low and high value. Two more things to keep in mind: This knob has no Readout and the label must be changed via Text Entry3 -> Properties!
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SMALL KNOB & KNOB
Here are the Slider version knobs, for raising the value from lowest(left-most position) to highest(right-most position).
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SMALL BUTTON, PLAIN BUTTON, BUTTON
These three Slider variations are push buttons. They change value from lowest value to highest value when pressed and go back to the lowest value when released..
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SMALL BUTTON(toggle) & BUTTON(toggle)
This buttons keep their value when pressed and could be useful to mute oscillators or effect, for example.
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