With the sheer amount of DJ related music apps available on the iPad, it’s no wonder that they’ve started becoming more popular with DJs, professional and amateur alike. The only problem is that as good as any touchscreen might be, it doesn’t have the same level of precision as a dial on a mixer. The solution? Stick some dials on the iPad.
Meet Tuna Knobs, small knobs that will bring that same level of precision to the iPad. Created by Dutch design company Tweetonig, the dials attach to the screen with a suction cup and can easily be attached and re-attached at whim. They also don’t work unless you’re touching the knob’s rubber grip because the rubber itself is conductive.
If you want to get hold of these, you can get them from the companies Kickstarter page. They’re €9 (£7) each if you buy them individually, alternatively you can buy them in sets of three, four, six, eight, and ten to get varying bulk discounts.
the knobs were designed around the TouchOSC app, but they have also been optimised for use with Korg iMS-20, Korg iElectrive and iDJ2GO. Touchable and d(–)b are currently updating their apps to allow Tuna Knob compatibility. [Wired UK]
Featured image from Kickstarter
By Tom Pritchard | July 11th, 2014