DJs and users of touchscreen tablets might be interested in a new invention called Tuna Knobs, which have been designed to provide tablet users with more accurate and user-friendly retro physical controllers.
Tuna Knobs are small physical knobs that can be stuck to the glass surface of your touchscreen tablet and provide a more accurate and convenient way to control applications on iOS, Android and Windows devices, just as if you were using a stylus or your finger.
The Tuna Knobs are launching over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website today and are available to pledge for with prices starting at just €11. The creators of the retro controller explain a little more about the inspiration behind the innovative device.
“As our mobile devices become more powerful, their capabilities for making music also increase dramatically. With more and more music production tools making their way to smartphones and tablets, it becomes apparent that touchscreens are not the perfect tool for music creation. Although touchscreens are simple and extremely versatile in their use, they do not provide the tactile feedback professional music hardware provides.
A touchscreen cannot replace tactile experience of a control knob, pad or fader. So while your iPad has all the processing power to run great music making apps, controlling these apps will never come close to the expressive experience of professional hardware. Unless off course, you’d have a way of augmenting these physical controls on your touchscreen. “
For more information on the new Tuna Knobs jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge to help the Tuna Knobs become a reality.
Source: Tuna Knobs