Big Knob controller in Boing Boing Bazaar

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22 Responses to “Big Knob controller in Boing Boing Bazaar”

  1. Blaine says:

    Hey guys, just a heads up. Just because a joke is easy to make… doesn’t mean it’s not funny.

    he he he… big knob.

  2. pauldavis says:

    How about just $150 for 24 endless rotary controllers that you can “Simply plug into your expression port and immediately have a 0..128 mappable control knob for use with Ableton Live, Reason, etc.” ….

    http://www.zzounds.com/item–BEHBCR2000

    And if you prefer faders instead:

    http://www.zzounds.com/item–BEHBCF2000

    I’m no fan of behringer, but these are actually incredibly great little units. You can use them with free software like http://ardour.org/ too.

  3. Grey Devil says:

    I’m not a musician so i have no idea what this sort of stuff usually sells for so i’m speaking out of general ignorance. But holy hell 225 bucks sounds a lot for a knob controller.

    Seems rather cool looking, though it’d be nice to see it in a nice enclosure of sorts, unless there’s a good reason it’s set on a bracket looking thing.

  4. synthsis says:

    that absolutely RULES! I’m trying to justify buying one right now, just can’t come up with anything.

  5. NomadEngineer says:

    I want one. I have no idea what I’d do with it. Maybe put it next to a big shiny red button.

  6. radge says:

    $225 seems a bit pricy. I have a big knob and it was free.

  7. EH says:

    Griffin PowerMate: $35

    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/powermate/

    Granted it’s only about half the diameter.

  8. lorq says:

    Can I use this to play “Tempest”?

  9. Anonymous says:

    i imagine the cost is due to the fact that each is hand-crafted. mmm… hand-crafted knobs…

  10. whisper dog says:

    Tom Dolby used something very much like this on his Sole Inhabitant tour.

  11. wrybread says:

    I’ve gone through a few Griffin Powermates over the years, they’re not what you’d call “industrial quality”.

    This button might go well with Big Knob:

    http://www.happcontrols.com/pushbuttons/954002xxxxz.htm

  12. Anonymous says:

    “Currently there are 10 spring loaded detente positions”

    I have the same knob, but mine has 11 spring-loaded detente positions. You see… 11… it’s one better.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I had a big knob once. But now I’m old and I don’t always remember where I put things.

  14. Wingo says:

    Oh, man… that big knob is right up my alley. (sorry)

    Seriously – DO WANT, but it is a little out of my price range at the moment.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Christ, what a big knob!

  16. sapere_aude says:

    Can you get one that goes to eleven?

  17. Anonymous says:

    I’m having a hard time resisting my own big-knob gag!

    (see what I did there!)

    Having said that. Hercules Muse is a $40 big knobbed USB device with its own 5.1 sound card built in.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I have no idea what this does or what it’s for.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Totally awesome. I got one and am going to get another to use as bookends.

  20. Anonymous says:

    That knob is kind of big, but not really big. I’ve seen a couple of really big knobs, and they were bigger than that one, bigger than that big knob.

  21. Lady Katey says:

    @ Anon 13:

    It’s for knob-tweakers to tweak, while standing hunched over folding table covered with home-made electronics, delay pedals and MANY, MANY wires.

    (I had a boyfriend once who took me to many “Noise” “Shows”)

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