I am relatively new to this whole scene but am wanting to start a small project sending midi-signals from a board I am creating. That said, I am a big fan of these endless, smooth digital potentiometers for example built into the Novation Circuit. Im am having trouble finding these things for sale as I am not sure what exactly these are called. I found - sorry for the direct and probably wrong translation - "digital increment-givers", but reading into it the ones I found have sort of a grid, like giving 20 signals in the course of one rotation.
As I understand it, the ones I would need keep giving a consistent signal. Are these the droids I am looking for or are there different ones?
I could imagine if these are the ones I need that I would listen to the incremental signals and then add or subtract one depending on the rotation.