I thought along these lines as well, but my idea was to have the LEDs indicate the CV value in a bipolar manner, like we did on Resonans and CV-I/O: LED is off at 0V/disconnected, fades to red for negative values and green for positive values, and max out the LED intensity at +/- 1V.selig wrote: ↑13 Jul 2018For fun I’ve done some mockups in the past to see what this concept would look like. One issue I ran into was that the front panels will be somewhat restricted in size to accommodate the space for the jacks on the back (to keep a 1:1 relationship between the panels). This is because you need to leave additional space on the front for where the jacks will appear on the back. Options are to put an LED on the front where the jack would be, and use that LED to indicate the presence (and CV level) of cables on the back panel.
Also, instead of the standard CV trim pots I think I would use my own knobs so that they can appear on both the front and back panels, in exactly the same place, of course. I think it's useful to be able to attenuate CV signals also on the front panel if I'm going to visualize the CV signal there.
Both examples you mentioned are restricted, unfortunately, but not necessarily showstoppers IMO.selig wrote: I’m not 100% sure because I’ve not specifically looked into this (and am away from my computer today), but there may or may not be restrictions on the newer features of the SDK as per duplicating them on the back panel, speculating about custom displays and switchable panels here.