1/ is there a limit to the number of scale “variations” on the upper half of the Steps knob?
7 variations are pre-computed and laid out on the second half of the knob.
why do pots have such a large dead-band/backlash?
On Marbles, I have added artificial deadband on the
DEJA VU knob (you can see both illuminated knobs blink in this zone), and near 12 o’clock on
Plaits, Stages, and all the other pots on Marbles do not have any particular tweak to their response.
I switched to a different potentiometer supplier in early 2016, for parts with a longer life-cycle and more consistency in rotational torque between batches. There’s no difference in response curve, maybe more backlash.