Any ideas about their functions?
Team Talk volume
Personally I have no use for it
Maybe sensitivity in a game if possible
Lighting brightness on the keeb itself
Not a knob person
- Keyboard RGB LED Brightness
- Pong Paddle Controller
- Enigma Code Breaker
- Digital Record Scratcher
- Divide the 360 degrees into 13.85 degree sections corresponding to the letters A-Z on the weird occasion that the keyboard fails to work but the knobs still knob on
- literal fidget spinner
I think the ideal number of knobs is 1 myself, but the thought of using them for RGB control is actually rather tantalizing.
For boards like the Apex Pro that have variable actuation points, a knob does help to adjust them on the fly.
Perhaps we can draw some inspiration from devices that can’t function without knobs, or devices that make use of a rotary motion:
- Audio mixer
- (smart)Watch crowns
- Playdate - handcrank game device
- Rotary dial phones (although, rather different mechanism)
- Manual zoom for cameras/medical imaging tools
- Stove top
Just thinking aloud - it could be a plausible option for accessible/assistive technology input, since it may be more forgiving means of input. Not everyone has the necessary fine motor skills
I could see audio mixing. Maybe graphic design/CAD software, but I feel like most of us doing that sort of work are using a mix of mouse and keyboard shortcuts.
The best use would be some sort of 4-dimensional Etch-a-Sketch:
Change depth to mass and then I feel like you have GOD’S ETCH-A-SKETCH
And with that suggestion, I’m just writing what we’re all thinking: we need a fifth knob!
I can fulfill my life long dream of being a desktop dj
release tracks between meetings
Crazy is a relative term
gotta drop all of those sound cloud tracks .
gotta sign out of all your meetings with your sound cloud rapper name
peace out, LIL’ TATER
I’m feeling a smidge attacked by this thread I daily a side board with 9 encoders, albeit only 7 mapped currently. Some things like audio control just make tactile sense to have on an encoder, and once you can control basically all your sources from a single controller without leaving your current task, it’s hard to go back.
I would have use for it if it’s a 8 knob configuration. But 4 seems super limiting.