nOb - kickstarter campaign

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  1. Oysters

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    nOb Kickstarter Campaign


    By intelligently emulating a Human Interface Device (NOT simply implementing a mouse scroll wheel), nOb is able to control virtually any parameter you would normally adjust with your mouse, delivering out-of-the-box compatibility with any operating system and software package. You simply have to point your mouse cursor to the parameter you want to control and use nOb's big knob to fine-tune it to taste. Based on the current mode of operation, any draggable interface element found in modern media production software can be controlled, including sliders, scrollbars, knobs or even draggable value indicators​

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    STATIONARY MODE
    This mode is used for elements that stay in the same position when controlled, like e.g. knobs or pitch wheels.

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    DRAG MODE
    This mode is used for draggable elements, like e.g. sliders, scrollbars or faders.

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    VERTICAL ADJUST
    This mode is used for elements that can be adjusted when dragged vertically.

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    HORIZONTAL ADJUST
    This mode is used for elements that can be adjusted along the horizontal axis

    No matter if you are a colorist, music producer, sound designer, video editor or 3D artist, there is certainly a place for nOb in your workflow, to revolutionize the way you make adjustments!

    nOb features a big, solid, aluminium knob with adjustable rotation resistance and a very precise industrial grade encoder with up to 2400 ticks / revolution.

    All the electronics are housed inside a durable, hand crafted, hardwood mahogany enclosure. For those of you, who seek to make their own customizations, this can also be done :)

    Its knob and toggle switches are touch sensitive allowing for some really neat productivity features, like e.g. double tapping the big knob to undo the last adjustment, touching the right toggle switch to temporarily flip the operation mode and many more!

    It can deliver precise real-time data, like e.g. rotation or touch events , through an open serial protocol interface (serial over USB), to allow developers to use it as they please.​

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    PRECISE
    With up to 2400 counts per rotation, nOb delivers precise adjustment even in the most demanding fine-tuning situations.

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    GENERIC
    No matter what type of screen element you want to adjust, there is certainly a way to do it with nOb.

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    PLUG'N'PLAY
    By emulating a Human Interface Device, nOb works with any computer system that can host a USB keyboard or mouse.

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    CUSTOMIZABLE
    By using nOb's open serial interface, developers may write software to customize its functionality and extend its features.

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    HACKABLE
    All hardware parts can be unscrewed and taken apart, allowing for hacks and other modifications.

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    VINTAGE LOOK & FEEL
    It does not only look vintage, it feels that way. Smoothness and responsiveness are part of that feel.

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    Early prototypes
     
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    Awesome. I don't know why, but i need it right now.
     
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    This is very useful and interesting. It's a great device and very smart invention to speed up work.Can't wait to try it.
     
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    yeah me too... all the early orders are taken- should anyone buy now, they'll have to wait until august 2016 :/
     
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    I dont get it...

    1. why would I use this instead of a mouse
    2. isnt this just a rotary encoder, in a wooden box?
    3. Corded? in 2016?
     
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    some of us just love big turny things!
     
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    Just ordered one of these. Trackball on the right, rotary on the left. Instant workflow changer for $30
     
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    Reminded me a little of this (6 years ago):



    "But this one goes to ele...is made out of wood!"
     
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    I think "nOb" is simply a wooden copy of "knob" from FL Studio 12 by Image-Line.

    Watch here to understand what I mean:



    "knob" catches everything you click on in FL Studio 12.x - every button, slider or whatever
    in any plugin/window and lets you control it with one ̶n̶̶0̶̶b̶ oh pardon ...knob. You also can link
    knob to a hardware controller to have it as real/physical knob.

    And now comes nOb, which is the same in wood.
     
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    I have a Griffin PowerMate (which is currently tangled in a box of computer accessories), this appears to do the same thing but with a little bit more thought put into it. First you have normal mouse scroll wheel emulation, then theres click and drag vertical and horizontal. The resolution of the knob appears to be significantly higher than my Griffin. I got my griffin for 30$ this thing is way overpriced.

    Im gonna try and see if I can get my Powermate to do click and drag via macros
     
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    I just dont see the advantage.... why not just use my mouse? rather than clicking on my screen, changing hands and turning??

    I can do that with any knob on my controllers.. I just find mousing to be much more precise and quicker.

    And.. yes, it's overpriced
     
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    Supposed to be feel more "organic". :dunno:
    I prefer my BCR2000 with Studio One's beautiful control link system.
    I want to control more than one thing. And having plugin controls in one place all the time means I can use muscle memory.

    On a side note, I plan on spray painting my BCR in Neve colours lmao :bleh:
     
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    Well, i guess if i wanna feel more organic... i'll eat a teabag.. :hillbilly:
     
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