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Jul182017

« Paradise Arcade Shop's analog joystick lever Project Magenta coming this fall, introduced at Evo 2017 »

During my time at this year's Evolution, I checked out the Shoryuken Team Tech Talk booth which showed off Paradise Arcade Shop's upcoming product that has been in the works for a couple of years.

Project Magenta is a PCB for the Sanwa Denshi JLF joystick lever that effectively replaces the stock switches. This in turn makes the JLF change from having digital outputs to being an analog lever. Even the exposed side of the PCB shows which directions you triggered. For players who want to hear switch clicks, it's possible with the Magenta.

One of the big reasons that Magenta is aiming for an analog solution is so players can adjust both directional and cardinal zones thanks to its dedicated calibration software. Not only can you adjust the overall zones but you can even customize individual areas. If you want to have no neutral dead zone or maybe only want down left to have more coverage, it's definitely possible with Magenta. The PCB does require a five-volt power source so you will need a JLF harness with six pins and wires with some modding required

If you are worried about legality in tournaments, Magenta is tournament legal. Evo's Mr. Wizard is the product's first customer! The plan is that the Magenta will launch some time this fall so follow the Shoryuken thread for updates.

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