how bout REAL knobs for your computer screen?

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how bout REAL knobs for your computer screen?

Post by Johnisfaster » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:47 pm

http://girtonlabs.googlepages.com/sensesurface

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I can't believe it, I wonder how long till they get them available
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Post by RobertX » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:56 pm

I was going to post this here after seeing it on Gizmodo... you beat me to it.

Is it the next big thing, or is it the next Mawzer?

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Post by Machinate » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:57 pm

not even mawzer - you can get those online, after all. This one will most likely never happen.

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Post by Johnisfaster » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:21 am

Machinate wrote:not even mawzer - you can get those online, after all. This one will most likely never happen.
why though? theres a video of a working prototype so maybe they'll make it open source and let people build their own or something
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Post by Machinate » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:39 am

I'm sorry, I just dismissed it as a really really bad idea.

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Post by Clearscreen » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:54 am

maybe i'm wrong, but how would this be different to having a BCR2000 set to a single preset? i mean, if you switch to a different vst on screen you have to move all your knobs don't you? i think it's a clever idea but not really practical for what we do around here...

could be good for dj'ing though?
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Post by Mlange2000 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:27 am

sorry, but this is not new.
It´s alredy build by soundcraft for their Vi consoles...


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Post by Johnisfaster » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:23 am

Clearscreen wrote:maybe i'm wrong, but how would this be different to having a BCR2000 set to a single preset? i mean, if you switch to a different vst on screen you have to move all your knobs don't you? i think it's a clever idea but not really practical for what we do around here...

could be good for dj'ing though?
not having to memorize what knob is connected to what would be the main reason, you just look at your screen and you can see whats controlling what. it doesn't get any closer to reaching up and grabbing your vst knobs than that.

though I don't expect to see it on the market anytime soon I guess. I still like the idea a lot though.
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Post by abort » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:07 am

I'm just thinking that could scratch up your screen, how does this stick on?

glue or magnetic?

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Post by Tone Deft » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:35 am

abort wrote:I'm just thinking that could scratch up your screen, how does this stick on?

glue or magnetic?
it's a screen that goes over your computer screen.

:lol: ever hear the joke about the Polish secretary with White Out all over her computer screen?
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Post by abort » Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:00 am

hahaha thats funny :D

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Post by a1studmuffin » Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:15 am

Interesting idea, but I think they'd be better off just developing a controller with a decent sized display (instead of just a tiny B/W dot matrix display capable of displaying maybe 10-15 characters) above each button/slider.
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